The first half of this year has been hectic for T. Williams, to say the least, but having ensured his studio time throughout the London producer is now ready to drop his first original material of the year. The four track ‘Feelings Within’ EP is the follow-up to last year’s acclaimed ‘Pain & Love’ EP for PMR and succinctly showcases the evolution in Williams’ sound across its diverse spread.
EP opener ‘On My Own’ featuring homegrown talent TALA is a slinky, low slung house groove that pairs its expansive chords with the singer’s soulful vocals, delivering both a fresh club production and an emotive modern soul track. Up next, ‘Mobb’ hones its focus directly on the dance floor, drawing on Williams’ underground background with an incisive drum skip and huge slaps of bass that reverberate through the low end. For ‘Smile’ T is joined by Tendai, who he has worked with previously on ‘Think Of You’. Here her rich vocals are pinned to a sunkissed house track replete with a fluid groove, shimmering synths and an undeniable chorus. The EP is then completed by the sharp garage-inflected swing of ‘Three Letters’, a powerful club track with soaring diva vocals and infectiously layered riffs which perfectly temper the track’s bumping, swollen bassline.
Whether it’s his increasingly hectic international touring schedule, his recently finished weekly radio show on leading underground station Rinse FM or being brought into to remix a breadth of artists, from Lianne La Havas to Wretch 32, 2013 has been filled with exciting steps forward for T.Williams. Currently out in New York as a participant in the lauded Red Bull Music Academy and with his next US tour alongside label mates Disclosure looming, the new EP will undoubtedly prove to be a watershed moment in his career.
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1st August - Stop Making Sense Festival, Croatia
2nd August - Stop Making Sense Festival, Croatia
9th August - The Nest, London, UK
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