Artist / Writer


Mark Wilkinson began DJing in 1990 at the infamous Shave Yer Tongue (Bracknell) & Passion (Maidenhead), later that year he started work at Kensingtons Flying Records where he was quickly promoted to Assistant Manager and met his studio & Djing partner – Rocky (later of Xpress2) – with whom he formed the Problem Kids.

Marks regular sets across the country for the likes of Back 2 Basics (Leeds) and Wobble (Birmingham) led to regular DJing appearances at The Ministry of Sound (London) and to a Problem Kids residency at the Ministry in 1996.

Problem Kids singles followed on Junior Boys Own and Jus Trax before a single on the critically acclaimed Paperecordings led to their first album – “Pump The Dirty Groove” – in 1999.

Singles for Paperecordings followed, as well as remixes for the Black Science Orchestra, The Absolute & The Aloof, and also the production of the original mixes of Afro Medusas Latin carnival chart hit “Pasilda”.

The Problem Kids unleashed their second album. My First Acid House, on Paper Recordings to much acclaim. Marks music has received support from Sasha, Lee Burridge, CJ Mackintosh, Norman Jay, Pete Tong, Seb Fontaine, Roger Sanchez, Sandy Rivera, Danny Tenaglia and X Press 2 to name but a few!

2001 also saw the launch of a new production team for Mark – Kidstuff - aka Mark, Paul Jackson & Kevin Brooks - a year on and they are already a name on everyones lips! Kidstuff promoed their 1st release - “Alright” - in Miami 2001 and it was immediately picked up on by Danny Tenaglia who was the 1st to play the track at his infamous WMC party at Space. “Alright” went on to huge success on Defecteds sister label Fluential with support from Radio 1s Pete Tong and Seb Fontaine, Roger Sanchez and Lottie, in fact it wouldve been easier to say who didnt play the track! Kidstuff followed the success of “Alright” with “Jetfunk” a monster of a club track which was again supported by Pete Tong

Dab Hands Workshop was formed in January 2004, the Workshop consists of DJs & Producers Mark Wilkinson (Kidology Records) and Leo Elstob (Faith) plus Musician/ Producer & Engineer Richard Searle.
The first Production came in the form of The Mudmen- Mud Chant on Renaissance recordings which was an underground smash in the UK, and it was quickly followed by the acclaimed remix of Lou Reed- Satellite of Love (Dab Hands Retouch) which has brought Lou Reed back into the UK singles chart.
Since then the success story has continued with remixes for Dido (Sand In My Shoes) and Xpress2 featuring Kurt Wagner (Give It) coming out later in 2004.


Mark Wilkinson by Westbury Music