Wildkats are a production collective formed in East London when Edinburgh DJ’s Stuart Sandeman & Scott Dickie met US import Corey Baker. After sharing ideas over a booming warehouse bass bin they decided to get into the studio. Pulling influences from 80s Funk and New York Disco they began to develop their sound; an energetic combination of groove led house and dubby disco with their trademark Wildkats bass-line. Wildkats are part of a new movement in contemporary house music fusing 80s drums, synths and bass sounds, putting their own funked up stamp on this with their catchy edits and raw dance floor killers.
Since their inception last summer their tracks have quickly caught the attention of some of the biggest names in the dance music community. Support has come from Hot Natured, Wolf + Lamb, Crosstown Rebels, Lee Curtiss, Droog, Jamie Jones, M A N I K and Soul Clap, all of whom have tried and tested Wildkats’ tracks across some of the globes most prolific dance floors including Sonar, Burning Man, Glastonbury and Ibiza’s mecca DC10.
2011 has proved to be Wildkats’ year, with releases lined up with various imprints. Their forthcoming ‘System Crank’ track with Russ Yallop on Hot Creations is already creating quite a stir across the dance community and received notary kudos as the Essential Tune Contender on the UK’s Radio One show. Upon hearing the quality of their releases, the Hot Natured crew have also given them the rare opportunity to put out their own Hot Creations EP in early 2012, which is something that only a handful of talented artists have been asked to do. There are also upcoming releases on Hot Waves, Stranjjur, Lower East and Neim.
As DJs, the boys can play as a full production trio or as a duo act, and their trademark funked up sleazy bass-lines are guaranteed to get any dance floor grooving. As a result, the Wildkats busy touring schedule has recently included gigs up and down the UK, Ibiza, the US and Mexico.