Ashley Wallbridge is undoubtedly one of the most prolific prospects on the progressive production scene in 2010, named by industry leaders such as Andy Moor and Gareth Emery as one of the hottest break-through DJ talents in the game. At just 22 years of age, his discography reads like the ‘who’s who’ list of EDM with releases of originals/remixes & Collaborations featuring names likeArmin Van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Gareth Emery ,Andy Moor, Markus Schulz and many others .
There isn’t a global syndicated dance radio show denying regular homage to Ashley’s unique sound of progressive elements with his titles found on playlists, compilations and DJ sets. The future is bright for this rising star and he is just getting started…
Ashley Wallbridge resides in the Midlands of England in Stoke of Trent. DJ-ing as an early teenager Ashley’s focus has always been firmly set on production, tinkering with digital software after school hours, honing his skills for the future. The result; a unique sound that rivals the best progressiveproducers in the game, a thought A-list artists and labels share. In the early days it was DJ competitions that would demand the attention of the local scene and give him his start in the networking world. Taking out first place in numerous competitions, Ashley went on to play venues in which he wasn’t even old enough to enjoy a beverage! Still finding his feet with his productions skills, Ashley was immersed in music surrounding himself with all the tools that would produce quality work. As it all started to come together in the studio, Ashley was offered his first record deal which would produce a series of single releases.
It wasn’t long before Ashley began work with some of the best talent in the game. Spotting the hypnotic vocals of now very recognizable Meighan Nealon, the two teamed up to work on a series of releases together of which the stand out title ‘My Blood’ would leave a mark on the industry. The track was very successful with trance and progressive DJ’s summoning support from artists like Armin Van Buuren and attracting attention from the Armada stable and fellow UK producer and #15 DJ (DJ Mag Top 100) Andy Moor. Shortly after Andy and Ashley began work on the collaboration ‘Faces’ again acquiring the skills of Meighan Nealon on vocals. The track was released on AVA Recordings, a sub label of Armada, and fast became one of the biggest titles of 2009. Accompanied by a cutting edge film clip, the youtube version alone received over 250,000 views and ‘Faces’ dominated download charts worldwide.
Ashley’s follow up single was a dub, club title called ‘Chimera’ which went straight to the #1 spot on Beatport after only a few days, staying strong holding the top spot for three weeks. Ashley’s production is also appreciated as a remixing artist. With personal requests from artists like Ferry Corsten, Markus Schulz and the #1 DJ Armin Van Buuren, he has delivered remix releases for Armada, Black Hole, High Contrast & Flashover Recordings. Ashley’s latest release JYNX was a strong favourite of the most recent ASOT 500 event. With Armin Van Buuren playing it at every event and topping the beatport/DJ charts for over 4 weeks it surly was another great masterpiece. Now boasting of over 50 titles including originals and remixes, Ashley Wallbridge is enjoying the fruits of his labor with a hectic worldwide touring schedule. From London to Los Angeles, Argentina to Australia, Ashley is an in demand DJ headlining at events such as A State of Trance 400, 450 & 500, Creamfields Malta, Autralia & many festivals, touring countries from China to LA.
Now looking forward to a debut artist album release at the close of 2012, the world awaits the unleashing of his true production potential. Watch this space as Ashley Wallbridge becomes a name in bright lights on billboards across the globe.
- Ashley Wallbridge found his inner balance (dancingtrancing.wordpress.com)
- Out Now! Ferry Corsten’s new album ‘Wknd’ (hangout.altsounds.com)