Similar to many artists, Will Clarke’s sonic palette comes his experiences and influences from home and afar. The roots of his sound stem from both his home town of Bristol, and his seasonal home in Ibiza, which have forged Will’s style. This style fuses the best of Bristol’s bass elements with the upfront house music sensibilities of the white isle. Will’s early career defining moment was gaining a residency at Kanya in Ibiza, where he was able to hone his skills in front of the Ibiza crowd and his DJ peers. Will explains “Playing in Ibiza felt natural straight away. I get on and work well there, it fits, it’s my second home.” Will has also said, “I make music for clobbers, not DJs. I sample a lot of old school rave tracks from the 90s, with 21st Century production techniques.” Then add those little influences from Bristol and Ibiza and you will understand why Will’s music holds such a broad appeal and is often supported by fellow DJ’s such as Justin Martin, Seth Troxler, Ardlander, J.Philip, Worthy, Pezzner and Miguel Migs.
Cutting into the DJ circuit is no mean feat, but the cream rises to the top, so whilst Will is busy DJing at an ever growing list of clubs he’s also getting prestigious gigs at clubs like Space and MOS. Alongside these gigs Will has also been building his own club brand Cut a Rug. Holding regular parties at Motion in Bristol, Cut A Rug have hosted the likes of Visionquest, Carl Cox, Boys Noize, Zombie Disco Squad and Hauswerks, with whom Will has been able to support on the decks. Will’s real strengths lie in the studio. He undertook a music production course that has seen him make rapid progress in a short time with releases on labels such as Anabatic, Exploited, Southern Fried, and No Brainer. Some of Will’s recent releases have had support from the likes of Jamie Jones, Mista Jam, and Hannah Wants with plays on Radio 1 and Radio 1 Xtra.