The former Wigan Pier and Legend DJ told Digital Spy that he hopes people will go off on their own journeys after listening to older music.
"I've realised over the last eight years since I've come back into DJing what my purpose is," Wilson said.
"I'm trying to build bridges back into the past that allow people to look back and then go off on their own tangents and find out what they like and what they're into. I provide that avenue to discover.
"I don't look on something as being old just because it was released at a previous time. It's still absolutely relevant if you allow that to be."
He added: "There were people who wouldn't watch black and white or subtitled films - you're missing something because of that.
"If you take that little stretch within yourself, then you're going to discover something. It's the same with the music that went before.
"Maybe you can take some of that music and bring it into the context you want now... the realms of re-editing and remixing, which allows you to do that.
"With all the edits and remixes that are going on, there's still that option to go back to source, which is great."
Wilson continued: "It's almost become a kind of slogan for me. Something I very much believe in is that to know the future first you must know the past.
"If you've got a good angle on what came before, then that gives you the possibility of something to move onwards with."
Of his return to DJing after 20 years away, he added: "One of the reasons I came back into DJing in 2003 was because pre-rave wasn't being properly documented.
"People had drawn a line under things and said that 1987 is Year Zero and forgetting that there was so much happening before.
"What happened later couldn't have happened without the groundwork that had been laid down previously."
Regarding the changes in club music in the time he has been away, Wilson said: "The biggest difference was that DJs started to play one strand of dance music.
"When I was at Wigan Pier and Legend, although I was a black music specialist, I was still playing soul, funk, disco/boogie, electro-funk, even jazz, even full-on jazz fusion.
"DJs started to specialise in ever-narrower areas. If you went into one club you'd hear one type of music from the start of the night to the end of the night, all around the country. All around the same beats-per-minute region.
"There wasn't much variation in terms of what was happening... Why do that when there's so much great music about? Why resign yourself to one small corner of it all?"
He added: "When I came back into it there was already this disco revival, with the re-edits culture. This was all starting to bubble. It fell very conveniently into place for me.
"I came back at just the moment where it was possible to do what I wanted to do... circumstance allowed me to come back into it on my own terms."