T. Williams is the latest to contribute to Rinse FM’s long-standing mix CD series.
The London-based producer came to light – under the T. Williams name at least – with a series of 2010 releases on Local Action [disclosure: a label run by FACT’s Tom Lea] and Deep Teknologi, the house-focussed imprint that Williams used to run with S.E.F. The biggest of those, ‘Heartbeat’, saw Williams show off his pop chops in collaboration with former broken beat singer Terri Walker. Sharp-sighted grime fans will have noticed, however, that this wasn’t the first the UK had heard of T. Williams – under the name Dread D, he was a member of Black Ops, the early grime collective run by Jon E Cash.
The years since have seen Williams expand his oeuvre into amen-driven peak time club (‘Synthia’, released on Enchufada), hip-hop-indebted ruffage (‘Break Broke’) and cool soul (‘Think of You’, from Williams’ forthcoming Pain & Love EP on PMR/Island), as well as holding down a regular Sunday show on Rinse FM and winning a spot at the Paralympics closing ceremony for his remix of Jessie Ware’s ‘Wildest Moments’. Rinse: 21 will be released through Rinse on November 12.
Speaking of Rinse, the station has been celebrating its 18th birthday with a series of video interviews, centring in on different years in its lifeline. They’re brilliant, and you can watch them here.
1/ T.Williams feat. Tendai – Think of You
2/ Juno Sutton – Get You
3/ Soul Clap – Need Your Lovin’ (Nitetime Remix)
4/ Breach – You Won’t Find Love Again
5/ T.Williams feat. Himal – Can’t Get Enough
6/ Disclosure – My Intention is War
7/ Groove Control – Beautiful (Tuff Jam Unda Vybe Mix)
8/ George Fitzgerald – Child
9/ Aphrodisiax – Kernel
10/ Huxley – Who Am I
11/ Eats Everything – Feel Tha Vibe
12/ Dusky – What I Do
13/ Maya Jane Coles – Getting Freaky
14/ Breach & Midland – 101
15/ Julio Bashmore – Au Seve
16/ T Williams feat. Himal – Dreaming
17/ MTD & Dutty Dan – Date Oh Eight
18/ Jessie Ware – Wildest Moments (T Williams Remix)
19/ Roska – Go (VIP Instrumental)
20/ J.Bevin – Jack Iron
21/ T.Williams – Synthia VIP (Re-arrange Remix)
22/ Foamo – Sherlock