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Wheats joins the Spotlight Mix series


If you’ve stepped into any club over the last year, chances are you’ve heard a Wheats record playing. In a very short space of time, this exciting new artist has gone from bedroom producer and hometown club resident to being signed to the some of the biggest forward thinking labels in the world Toolroom, Saved, Repopulate Mars, Madtech, Knee Deep in Sound, enjoying the support of DJs as varied as Solardo, Kerri Chandler, Alan Fitzpatrick, Hot Since 82 and Calvin Harris.

From being inspired by his father – a dedicated vinyl collector and a former DJ himself – Wheats had an understanding and passion for the scene before he’d even stepped foot into a nightclub. By the age of 18, he’d successfully secured local gigs in his hometown of Portsmouth, gaining a residency at Love Amplified, to then being booked at the huge festival, Mutiny. It was actually here he met New York legend, Kerri Chandler. After listening to Wheats’ demos on the spot, Kerri went on to play two of his tracks in that very set – impressing him so much that Kerri went onto sign him to MadTech. Kerri Chandler still continues to support Wheats and they’ve built up a long-standing relationship since.

He was spotted by Toolroom boss Mark Knight from a simple demo submission. “His story is one of determination, hard work and drive. Every single one of his tracks goes off in my sets. He understands the job of these tracks and he just totally gets the label. 2019 is going to be his year” – Mark Knight

His tracks are dominating clubs and festivals and he’s one of the most in-demand and talked about new producers on the scene… Make sure you keep your eyes and ears open for Wheats.

Today, he joins our Spotlight Mix series with 60minutes of joy and Wheats has an exclusive track on Toolroom’s Ibiza 2019 album, out now: https://lnk.to/ToolroomIbiza2019 

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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