17:00 to 23:30
Femi Williams (aka Femi Fem) kicked off his career in 1990 as a member of groundbreaking three-piece The Young Disciples with Carleen Anderson and Marco Nelson. The band set the tone for the Acid Jazz movement in London, incorporating funk, soul, hip hop and breakbeats into their soundscape. After the chart success of their single Apparently Nothin’ which came from their Mercury Award-nominated Road To Freedom album on Talkin’ Loud Records, Femi became more involved in the behind-the-scenes aspect of the music industry. He has since been in demand as a writer, producer, remixer, DJ and promoter, doing production and remixing with artists such as Ultra Naté, Estelle and Booty Luv, as well as working on tracks for artists as diverse as Justin Timberlake, Darkman, Mary J. Blige, Des’ree, D’Influence, The Pasadenas and Beyoncé.
He has DJ’d extensively in the UK at clubs such as Cream, Ministry of Sound, Café de Paris Elbert Wurlings, Jelly Jazz, Old Skool, The Beetroot, Subtone, at London’s Jazz Café and Fresh & Funky. He is known internationally, having played for Stevie Wonder, Prince, Janet Jackson, Stella McCartney, Jade Jagger, Gucci and the Russian Embassy. Femi has produced catwalk music for fashion designers Ozwald Boateng, Katherine Hamnett and Julien MacDonald.
He has run a number of clubs including the MOBO Award-winning Rotation on Friday nights at Subterranea in London, he’s promoted the popular and respected Camouflage on Saturdays at The Complex, N1 and from 2009-2013 he was the musical consultant and resident DJ for the Supperclub, in Notting Hill. All of his clubs have successfully attracted a multi-genre music-loving audience and his DJing talents have taken him around the world to countries as far flung as Australia, Dubai, Japan, Germany, Switzerland, HongKong (where he supported the late, great Gil Scott Heron), Austria, France, Spain, Ibiza, Ireland, the Czech Republic, New York, and Detroit.
Femi will be playing at Red Market on July 3rd form 5pm onwards
Red Market: 288-299 Old Street, London, EC1V 9DP - Free Entry
Mixcloud mix HERE
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