DT672 – T.Williams
London bred taste maker T.Williams has accomplished a full sweep of merited recognition that has accelerated over the last ﬁve years.
Highlights of which include, Williams on the front cover of the Move Magazine. The in-depth interview covered topics from his emergence on to the scene in 2010, his growth as an artist inking a deal with PMR records, a spot on the prestigious Radio 1 “Residency” which facilitated a number of bookings and performances the world over. The article also touched on his ongoing support from Red Bull Academy to his return to his independent creative roots with his Today Tomorrow records, the innovative spread covered every base. Another milestone was the launch and release of the collaborative efforts of Williams and Julio Bashmore, their ﬁrst EP, one of many scheduled for further releases in the forthcoming year via their joint Independent Conch records. Avid students of house music, the label aims to push out more underground cross-genre music with heavy rotation from Moxie & Shyone.
As this year comes to a close, 2019 has proved to be another stellar one for the West Londoner who has just released ’The Remedy’ on Strictly Rhythm with James Jacob and Kelli-Leigh, winning support from many DJs including MistaJam, Basement Jaxx, Robert Owens, Mat.Joe, Amine Edge & Dance, Ryan Blyth, Sister Bliss, Golf Clap, Mark Knight, and Riva Starr.
T.Williams, James Jacob and Kelli-Leigh ’The Remedy’ is out now on Strictly Rhythm. You can grab a copy here.
Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
An exclusive blend of styles and artists I’m currently feeling!
What’s your personal favourite track on it?
It has to be “The Remedy” – the journey to get this track out to you guys has been immense. From the instrumental to this final version with Kelli-Leigh’s dope vocal and live horn section. It’s a special record for sure.
What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
The special ingredient to this mix is my years and years of music collecting. Feeling comfortable and knowing how to weave between 4/4 house to 2 step UKG and beyond.
What’s the best gig you’ve played recently?
The best gig I’ve played recently has to be Shambhala Festival in Canada. I travelled there over the summer and played a real mix bag of UK dance music and the crowd enjoyed it beginning to end, even though it was pouring down with rain. One of may top 10 gigs ever.
What have you got coming up?
Currently, I’m in the studio finalising new music and working with visual artist Gavin Dias for both T.Williams and Dread.D (Grime Project) for 2020 and planing a 6-month stint in North America, touring and producing.
And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
Keep your eyes peeled and ears open, there’ll be more vocal UK house music in 2020 from me.
T.Williams & James Jacob – I’ve Been Thinking
Kerri Chandler – Rain
Anthill Mob – Promise Of
Ethyl – With You
T.Williams – Be Alone
Banana Republic – Funky Groove
T.Williams, James Jacob & Kelli-Leigh – The Remedy
T.Williams – Tell Me Baby
Booker T – Set It Of
TJR feat Xavier – Just Gets Better (Todd Edwards Remix)
New Horizons – Find A Path (Karl Brown Mix)
Prescribe Da Vibe – Bad Energy
Steve Gurley – Killin Me
Altered Natives – Raaatid Einstein
Jo – R Type (T.Williams Edit)
Claude VonStroke – Monster Island (Christian Martin Remix)
Jabru – Panthalassa
Danvers & T.Williams – Calmer