Weekend WunderList: Get Hyped WIth Tiesto Co-Sign Mike Williams
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Dutch DJ and producer Mike Williams may only be 18 but he has already caught the eye of Dutch dance icon Tiësto, who quickly snatched him up and signed him to his label Musical Freedom. The pair met at Amsterdam Dance Event this past October and have remained in contact since then, where the idea for a "cool track" came about. It was premiered at Ultra Music Festival, an experience he called "awesome" though he was nervous before going on stage. "I'm also very happy with the good responses on the track," he notes.
He got his start DJing when he was 14. "I played at some local venues and got to know more people in the DJ scene. Then I started focusing more on producing music and that turned out to be a good decision," says Williams to Music Times.
Coming up he has more productions and a load of gigs in 2016.
The playlist has a mix of tracks ranging from those that rocked the main stage at Ultra like Axwell's "Barricade" and Tom & Jane "Burn Down" to those looking ahead to summer pool parties from The Him, Throttle, Oliver Heldens and Don Diablo. Since it is his playlist, there are of course two new ones from Mike Williams himself including his new record on Musical Freedom "Sweet & Sour" and a remix of Oliver Heldens collab with Tiësto "The Right Song."
"I often play some these songs during my shows," says Williams about his track selection. "I combined them with tracks I like to listen when I'm home or with my friends. I really like the vibe and some of them are very unique."
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