Femi Williams (aka Femi Fem) kicked off his career in 1990 as a member of the groundbreaking three-piece The Young Disciples with Carleen Anderson and Marco Nelson, a band which 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 the 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 which has found him in demand as a writer, producer, remixer, DJ and promoter, doing extensive production and remixing work 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 performed extensive DJ work in the UK at clubs such as Cream in Liverpool, Ministry of Sound in London, London’s Café de Paris and Elbert Wurlings in Hertford, Jelly Jazz in Plymouth, Old Skool in Sheffield, The Beetroot in Nottingham, Subtone in Cheltenham, and at London’s Jazz Café and Fresh & Funky. He is also known internationally, having played at varied events for Prince, Janet Jackson, Stella McCartney, Jade Jagger, Gucci the fashion house and the Russian Embassy. Femi has also produced catwalk music for fashion designers Ozwald Boateng, Katherine Hamnett and Julien MacDonald.
He has also run a number of clubs including the MOBO Award-winning Rotation on Friday nights at Subterranea in London, and he has also promoted the popular and respected Camouflage on Saturdays at The Complex, N1. 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, Japan, Germany, Switzerland, Hong Kong (where he supported the late, great Gil Scott Heron), Austria, France, Spain, Ibiza, Ireland, the Czech Republic, New York, and Detroit.
He currently serves as musical director for Supperclub in London’s Notting Hill (www.supperclub.com/html/london), in addition to hosting his own music show on Mi-Soul.com.