LTJ Bukem To Tour Behind Long-Awaited Debut

His Journey Inwards will hit record stores in April.

Drum & bass pioneer LTJ Bukem will mark the release of the first full-length album of his decade-plus career with a North American tour beginning on March 26 at the Winter Music Conference in Miami.

The Progression Sessions tour, slated to hit 19 cities with more dates likely to be added, coincides with the release of the DJ's Journey Inwards, due April 4 on Kinetic Records.

DJs Blame and Rantoul, MC Conrad and MC DRS will join him on the road, according to a tour publicist.

LTJ Bukem was among the first UK drum & bass producers to gain notoriety in the U.S., primarily through the 1996 compilation Logical Progression, which he mixed. The disc, compiling seminal singles on his Good Looking and Looking Good record labels, is one of the best-selling drum & bass compilations ever.

Born Daniel Williamson (his nickname came from the "Hawaii Five-O" line "book 'em Danno"), LTJ Bukem was raised a classical pianist and began DJing as a teenager. He got his big break in 1990, when he was asked to DJ for two hours at the legendary UK rave Raindance, which drew more than 10,000 people.

Later that year, he founded Good Looking. In 1994, he started a club night off London's Charing Cross Road called Speed, which subsequently launched his career as a full-time DJ.

LTJ Bukem's Progression Sessions tour dates:

March 26; Miami, Fla.; Winter Music Conference

April 3; Vancouver, British Columbia; Sonar

April 4; Los Angeles, Calif.; El Rey Theatre

April 5; San Diego, Calif.; E Street Alley

April 6; Phoenix, Ariz.; Groove Tribe

April 7; Detroit, Mich.; Motor

April 8; Rochester, N.Y.; Piranha

April 12; Denver, Colo.; Boulder Theatre

April 14; Washington, D.C.; Buzz

April 15; New Orleans, La.; State Palace

April 16; Gainesville, Fla.; Simons

April 18; Montreal, Quebec; Cabaret

April 19; Boston, Mass.; Rinse

April 20; Toronto, Ontario; Industry

April 21; Charlotte, N.C.; Mythos

April 25; New York, N.Y.; Centro Fly

April 29; Dallas, Texas; 32 Degrees

April 30; St. Louis, Mo., Velvet

May 1; Lawrence, Kan.; The Granada

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