London’s T. Williams is a producer whose ability to soak up far-flung influences and cultivate them into modernized music of his own continues to set him apart from his peers. With nearly a decade of experience in electronic music, Tesfa is now at the foreground of a new sound that straddles the sentiments of deep house, UK funky and dubstep all at once whilst keeping a feel totally unique to itself. Off-centre and experimental in appearance, his music is steeped in the traditions of house music of the past but brought to life with an inherent contemporary finish that asserts itself into 2011.
Deep Teknologi, his own London based label that he runs alongside S.E.F, has allowed T.Williams to explore yet more of his musical horizons. Releasing various different styles of electronic music, the label is renowned for drawing influence everywhere from North Africa to the West Indies, manipulating and twisting traditional sounds into their own unique fusion of house, rhythmical post-dubstep and garage. The label has showcased its sound at the likes of fabric, Matter and Cable in addition to releasing music from artists such as J Bevin and JTRP.
Ever since his own debut release in early 2010 for Local Action Records - a joint venture between Phonica and FACT Magazine’s Tom Lea - T.Williams has displayed a distinctive raw and percussive sound added to a depth and resonance that permeates both deep house and UK funky. Already housed on Ramp / PTN, Phonica, Enchufada and of course Deep Teknologi, his records are infectious and hypnotic but flow with subtle intricacies and a mature delicacy.
2011 looks set to be a prolific year for the producer with EPs scheduled for Clone followed by a collaboration with Paul Woolford for Local Action, as well as remixes for Skream and Maya Jane Coles on Rinse and Hypercolour respectively. A truly unique and intriguing artist, T.Williams’ star is only set to rise as he continues to ride the line between past and future whilst perpetually evading the restraints that come with genre limitation. Like water spilt from its bottle, T. Williams revels in his freedom, allowing his natural flow to effortlessly ease him through the confines that keep the rest locked in.