“Hotly tipped future producer” – DJ Mag | “The epitome of West London’s sound” – Toddla T (BBC R1/1XTRA) | “Love this one, sounds like the authentic Co-op club groove” – Marc Mac (4hero) | “Best thing to come out of on the broken beat scene right now. Geezer eats beats for breakfast!” – Afronaught (Bugz in the Attic) …Praise for WheelUP
WheelUP is the moniker of West London’s broken beat revivalist, producer, DJ and Balamii resident – Danny Wheeler. Releasing his debut EP “Bulawayo” on the legendary CoOperation Records; singles “Self Healing Machine”, “Vitruvian Man”, EP’s “Ndebele” and “Wanezi” on his home label Tru Thoughts, as well as a double AA side single for Future Bounce (Jamz Supernova’s imprint) – all in all Danny has cemented the WheelUP name as part of the new school of bruk – garnering approval from respected radio and club DJs such as Gilles Peterson, Toddla T, Mary Anne Hobbs, Ben UFO, Bonobo, Laurent Garnier and more.
Influenced by the likes of Duke Ellington, Quincy Jones, LTJ Bukem, Krust and Kaidi Tatham, as well as being personally mentored by Afronaut and Adam F, Danny grew up inside the epicentre of BRUK, being studio neighbours with some of the key players in the game including IG Culture, Bugz in the Attic and Goya Music (the leading vinyl distributor of bruk music). Originating from the drum and bass world as Danny Wheeler, Danny turned his hand to the burgeoning sound of West London’s resurgent scene, Wheeler was knighted the name ‘WheelUP’ by non-other than Afronaut, the founder of ‘Bugz in the Attic’ and a pioneer of the broken beat genre, who has cited WheelUP as “the best thing to come out of the broken beat scene right now!”
‘Good Love’ is the debut album from WheelUP. In the words of the artist: “Good Love is something that I generally want to see in the world. This LP is my pursuit of broken beat excellence”. ‘Good Love’ is an amalgamation of WheelUP’s history and success, a record that places him alongside legends within the scene such as IG Culture and Marc Mac, as well as contemporaries EVM128 and Neue Grafik. “The future is not yet defined, but it is currently called broken beat, bruk or the West London Sound”, WheelUP preaches.Read more