Damian Wilson Biography

Damian Wilson has been at the front if the dance scene for the last decade either producing the biggest radio show in the world for BBC Radio 1, a resident for Type at the Cross in London, A&R manager for Cr2 Records and now even moving into production.

During his 8 years producing Pete Tong’s Essential Selection (the most listened to dance music program around the world), on BBC Radio 1 (1998-2006), Damian travelled the globe recording shows from the Berlin Love Parade, record shops in Chicago, beach clubs in Miami, festivals in South Africa and of course weekly from Ibiza during the summers while Pete Tong held his residency on the island for Pure Pacha. He has been instrumental in interviewing the biggest DJ's including Paul Oakenfold, Carl Cox, Tiesto, Sasha, Paul Van Dyk, Danny Tenaglia to name a few, mixing and editing parts of the show's and in finding new records to pass to the DJ's. Along with producing and developing the Essential Selection, Damian also produced Judge Jules (1999-2003), Dave Pearce (2004-2006), Seb Fontaine (2001-2004) and Mary Anne Hobbs (2000-2002).

In 2001 Seb Fontaine invited Damian to be resident at his new night 'Type' at the legendary Cross in London. During his 6 years at Type, Damian rocked the middle room with his energetic style and was equally at home warming up for the likes of Norman Cook, Eric Morillo and Jon Carter in the main room. From there he’s played for David Morales at Pacha London, DJ Sneak at The End, Tom Stephan at Turnmills and with gigs for Wonderland at the Ministy Of Sound and new London club Matter at the O2. Damian has been able to grace some of the best parties around the globe from Nikki Beach in Miami to Mecca in Prague to Pacha in Ibiza and Valencia.

Damian is now A&R Manager at Cr2 Records, a job he's always wanted to do, signing the likes of DJ Sneak, Arno Cost, John Dahlback, Kurd Maverick, DJ Wady, Gold Ryan and Harry Choo Choo Romero. Along with signing records he is licensing the biggest tracks around the globe as Cr2 Records break into the compilation's market, which he mixes and edits for the label. Damian has also found his way into the studio and produced his debut track ‘(Can You) Take Me Away’, featuring vocals from Ann Bailey, has had plays from Pete Tong and Judge Jules on Radio 1, Andi Durrant and Sarah Main on Galaxy, and features on the Miami & Ibiza 2008 compilations and the Danny Rampling album all for the label. He’s also just completed a remix for Pacha in Valencia’s resident Victor Perez and for the Stafford Brothers on the Ministry of Sound label in. He’s currently working on up and coming remixes for Star 69 and Azuli.

Damian passion for house music is his driving force to still search for the right CD, download or when they come through, piece of vinyl which made the radio show's he worked on a must listen or for his current role at Cr2 Records which is the ethos for his job at the present - bring the best dance music to Cr2 Records. But it’s his love for playing those records to a crowd that keeps his love of house music alive and whenever he’s rocking the clubs he’s always making sure that the best music is the only thing they dance too!