DJ style: Future house Best known for: “‘Lullaby’ with R3hab, ‘I Want You’ with Tiësto.”
Fave tune of 2018: “Tiësto & Post Malone ‘Jackie Chan’.”
Breakthrough DJ/producer of 2018: “Brooks.”
Back for a second year in a row after making his Top 100 debut in 2017, Mike Williams is part of the exciting new wave of Dutch DJs. Making his breakthrough on Tiësto’s Musical Freedom label in 2016 following some high-profile bootlegs, the 21-year-old has had his busiest year to date taking in Norway, France, South Korea, Japan, America, Poland China and his native Holland.
With strong ear-worm melodies at the fore, including his summer smash ‘The Beat’ and new release ‘Rocket,’ he’s put his piano lessons as a six-year-old to good effect, creating monstrous EDM tunes that hit all the right chords. So much so that he’s known for his own style of dance music, creating his own brand of future house known for its Tigger-like bounce.
With movie-star good looks, an infectious attitude to life and gigs in all the right festivals and clubs, expect Mike Williams to be a Top 100 DJs fixture for a long time. “I can’t believe so many people around the world listen to my music and I wanna thank everyone for all the support,” he tells DJ Mag. “Next year’s gonna be even better!”
Words: ANDY BUCHAN