Soulful Sundays: A Hotch Porch of Soulful Sound
Femi Williams (aka Femi Fem) kicked off his career in the 90s as a member of the 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 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 as a writer, producer, remixer, DJ and promoter. He has done extensive production and remixing work with artists such as Ultra Naté, Estelle and Booty Luv, and working on tracks for artists as diverse as Justin Timberlake, Darkman, Mary J. Blige, Des’ree, D’Influence, The Pasadena and Beyoncé.
His DJ work includes Cream in Liverpool, Ministry of Sound, London’s Café de Paris and Elbert Wurlings. 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.
Catch Femi, Sunday from 7 pm till 9 pm, only on Mi-Soul radio.