London’s newest one-day festival, RALLY will make its debut in Southwark Park this Saturday (5th August), with an eclectic bill spanning electronica, techno, post-punk, and leftfield indie. From the team behind GALA, the festival is a celebration of the underground spaces and sounds that make up the city’s grassroots scene, from the genre-defying grooves of Wu-Lu, Obongjayar, and Loraine James, to the celestial house and ambient/experimental sounds of Kelly Lee Owens, Space Afrika, and Leon Vynehall, who will go b2b with Yu Su. For those in search of intrepid, international selections John Talabot, Erika de Casier, and Princess Nokia will also be on call. Take a look at the full line-up, and be tempted by the last remaining tickets, here.
Billed on the aptly-named Visionaire stage is South East London DJ and NTS resident OK Williams, who has been carving out her own corner of the scene through her multidimensional radio shows and bouncing club sets. When she plays, Williams slinks through techno, house, and breaks into jungle, UK Funky and beyond with a sharp technique that’ll give the RALLY crowd plenty to sink their teeth into. Check out her DJ Mag HQ set if you need any more confirmation.
Dive into OK Williams’ Selections below, in which she spotlights bouncy house cuts, throwback anthems and peak-time bangers to get you in the zone.
“Bouncy house jam from Cakes Da Killa. I play this one to get the party started.”
“Deep and sexy business!”
“A classic from my childhood I can’t stop playing this summer. Sorry lol.”
“Club banger on Juke Bounce Werk. Part of a massive compilation full of gems.”
“This one is by the late great Paul Johnson. Some very jackin house!”
“Throwback energy with this official remix of the trance classic.”
“Usually play this one +10 for some driving, peak time energy. And I absolutely love everything by Trevor Rockcliffe.”
“Very deep rolling techno here from the Brazilian producer CRAZED (BR).”
“This one! Classic Club Winston bounce with amazing vocals by Taigen Kawabe from Bo Ningen. Out in September.”
“Nothing to say, except I love this club banger from Doja!”