T.WILLIAMS / Ben Martin / I Hate Fun
Sat 23rd Mar @ 10pm - 3am £7.00
Saint Judes x S A N D P I T
RinseFM party starter and US chart topper T.Williams will make his first stop in Glasgow this March.
I HATE FUN
Signing to PMR, the pop-friendly label that’s also home to Jessie Ware and L-Vis 1990 with a new four-track EP would be the highlight in most people’s years, but for T.WIlliams it was just one of the many achievements in a massive 12 months.
Though he’s still in his 20s, Tesfa Williams has been at it for a while having started making music, by his own estimation, at the age of 13 or 14. He has been through many “scenes”, every time coming out the other side a better musician, adding something to his own personal style which flits quickly between house, garage and grime – but always with a sunny side.
Mixing the latest edition of the acclaimed Rinse series, reaching the top of the US charts with smash hit Heartbeat, dropping mixes for FACT and XLR8R and lining up at every big event in the UK this year, there is no stopping T.Williams.
Ben Martin //
With a wealth of experience behind him, both as a DJ and as an industry figure, Ben Martin started the High Sheen imprint alongside his good pal, Sam Murray last year. Since then the Glasgow based label have put out four records from burgeoning local talent. Through the artists they work with, Martin and Murray are projecting a little bit of their taste out into the ether and it’s something that’s definitely caught our ear, with their label’s unique amalgamation of classic house and techno colliding with current trends in a little bit of a more informed manner.
It’s something you can sense in the way they’ve presented the music: from the effort and expense poured into their high quality sleeves to the output of the artists they work with, it’s obvious that stuff like this has been a passion for them for some time now. That well informed, knowing feeling is replicated in Martin’s DJing where he contextualizes a whole heap of High Seen related material amongst music from artists in the present as well as borrowed from the past. Totally aware of where everything fits and continually conscious of how it’s presented, it’s an approach that works best because of the way it builds, always keeping an eye on the tracks working for the dance floor.