05.10.2020, Words by Felicity Martin

Dummy Mix 600 | OK Williams

"Most of these tracks make me want to dance really hard, a couple of them make me want to sit and cry"

When it comes to an OK Williams mix, you can expect pretty much anything. The South East London selector hosts a monthly show on NTS, where she’ll play everything from bangin’ techno to R&B, jungle, UK funky and rap. After falling in love with selecting through a friend who worked at Boiler Room, Williams was (pre-Covid) regularly playing clubs like Panorama Bar and festivals like Field Manuevers – the list goes on – becoming a favourite DJ of Anz’s and going b2b with DJs like Peach and Shanti Celeste. Like all the best DJs out there, she doesn’t limit herself to one genre, fielding the best from all the reaches of modern music and bridging gaps in the most exciting ways possible. In an interview with gal-dem, she described her sound as “the kind of music that gets people hyped. I don’t care about the genre, I just want them to dance. I want to elicit a response”.

That mood is at play on her Dummy Mix, where OK Williams draws on everything from funky to house to techno and beyond, a riotous blend of melodies and rhythms. “I compiled and recorded this mix during the full moon which I think has taken its toll on me,” she says. “Feeling a bit triumphant and defeated at the same time. Most of these tracks make me want to dance really hard, a couple of them make me want to sit and cry. Missing the club and all that comes with it, can’t wait to dance with my friends again.”

J. Albert – Box Music
Suges – We Belong to the Night
Devol – Fetnat
Agora – Luzon Cocoon
The Martian – Search Your Feelings
TWINS – Breakinging Out
Vince Watson – The Secret
J. Albert – Dream Radio
Will Penn – Stijl (Night Night Mix)
Lokowat – Analepse
Escape Artist – Digital Natives
Trybet – Nautical One
Deena Abdelwahed – Lila Fi Tounes
Russell E. L. Butler – I haven’t been OK for a long time
Snuffo – Missing you All The Time (Juju Jordash Remix)
DJ Hell – Take a Shot
Huey Mnemonic – D’waved Zone

Listen to the mix on Soundcloud.

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