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Parks & Wilson
Parks & Wilson
Mick Parks and Mick Wilson met in Coventry, England. The focal point in the early days was a club called Eclipse; the first club in the UK to get a late licence and successfully move the rave ‘indoors' into the club context that we know today.

They became resident DJ's and it was here that they met Sasha, who proved to be a great inspiration for the boys and gave them the confidence to go on and produce their own stuff. As Ritmo Rivals and Blood Brothers they entered into dance music production.

John Graham, another like-minded Coventrian, came on board in 1993, together they formed the band Tilt, producing more tracks and setting up collaboration projects. They signed to Paul Oakenfold's Perfecto label which was then an imprint of Warner Music and the big break came in 1996 with 'I Dream' a top 40 hit in the UK and an exicting precursor of delights to come. Other tracks like 'My Spirit' and 'Places' all did well and helped to push them further into the public eye.

The Perfecto deal ran its course and soon they were signed Red Jerry's Hooj Choons, where they had more success; one of the more successful tracks being 'Invisible' (a tune recorded with Dom Atkins a.k.a. Grace on vocals), which went top 20. 'What's This' followed, a deep and dirty underground stomper and 'The Seduction of Orpheus', another massive underground hit which was a favourite of Danny Tenaglia. Around the time of 'Feel The Drums EP' released under 'Parks and Wilson', John left Tilt to concentrate on his Quivver project, and Tilt became a duo again.

As two-thirds of Tilt, the Parks & Wilson duo produced some of the most popular progressive house tracks of the late '90s and paved the way for a sound that dominated dance floors. Tracks like 'Rendezvous' and 'The Seduction of Orpheus' moved the house genre into previously uncharted-and darker- territory and Tilt's sound with its thumping tribal percussion and booming basslines blurred the line between trance and house. Their influence on the late 90's progressive/trance scene cannot be underestimated. The duo are in constant demand at home and abroad. In January of 2003 the two Micks joined Cosmack Bookings, which now handles their management and bookings worldwide. Regular dates include Pacha, Buenos Aires; Yellow and The Womb in Tokyo, as well as The Gallery @ Turnmill's in London.

With three wildly successful Essential Mixes on Pete Tong's show and the 'Left of Centre EP' released on TrustheDJ Records in May and new album project in Dublin with a brilliant female vocalist, live musicians and cutting edge beats, 2003 became another stellar year for the duo.

Parks and Wilson are now working on several tracks with Primal as part of Odessi an explosive dance band with vocalist Maria Nayler set to impact massively later in the 2004.