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Mike Williams is taking part of the Solaris Sunset Empire!
From the first musical note that he’s ever written, to the smallest detail in his live shows, his commitment towards everything that his fans get to experience is seemingly endless. He’s one of the very few artists to break through with a signature sound, and his distinctive ‘bounce’ has had an important repercussion. Mike Williams‘ true trademarks have always been his sense of serenity and ever-present modesty.
The summer of ‘17 is one for the books, as it takes him across Europe – including Mysteryland, Parookaville and Tomorrowland, as well as his UK festival debut at Creamfields.
Mike played several shows across Europe, before jetting off to America for the Miami Music Week. He played five highly-anticipated shows, including Sam Feldt’s Heartfeldt Pool Party.
This all followed a year in which his equally relentless touring schedule led him to perform in Ultra Music Festival Miami mainstages. Closer to home, his profile has continued to grow. He’s played Amsterdam’s 17,000 capacity Ziggo Dome twice, and even hosted his own showcase at Amsterdam Dance Event 2016.
Released in early 2016, ‘Sweet and Sour’ kickstarted the year in a fantastic way, getting support from dance music heavyweights such as Hardwell, Oliver Heldens and Afrojack. But it was Mike’s collaboration with his mentor Tiësto that really catapulted the young Dutch DJ into the limelight. Released in the height of summer 2016, ‘I Want You’ has received critical acclaim. The track achieved over than 24 million plays on Spotify alone, and continues to be one of Mike’s noteworthy tracks to date. Following this success, he joined Tiësto on tour, performing at superclubs like Hakkasan, Omnia and Wet Republic.
During the thriving success of ‘I Want You’, Mike released his single ‘Take Me Down’ – his debut track on Spinnin’ Records. Splashing a bold display of his production efforts, the dance floor anthem received support from the likes of R3hab, Axwell and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, and continues to gain hundreds of thousands of plays online. Building on these great achievements received in 2016, Mike started 2017 with his single ‘Bambini’. The energetic track was released on Musical Freedom and became a fan favourite amongst Mike’s supporters and loyal followers.
In May of 2017, Mike released the single ‘Don’t Hurt’ , which featured the vocal talents of rising singer Brēzy. Keeping with the emotive theme of ‘Another Night’, ‘Don’t Hurt’ explores his ability to produce a poignant, dancefloor-ready track.
He’s also displayed his effortless remixing abilities on numerous dance hits. He’s delivered remixes for fellow Spinnin’ signee Throttle (‘Money Maker’) and Oliver Heldens & Tiësto (‘The Right Song’), both of whom play Mike’s versions live in their sets. Recently, Mike has been handpicked by Grammy-nominated duo Galantis to create an official remix of their latest single, ‘Hunter’, while R3hab also enlisted the Dutch DJ to provide a clever rework of his track ‘Trouble’ .
Mike growned up in a musical family, trainning classical piano from a young age. However, he was really interested in creating his own music. He began working on a laptop, using his dad’s speakers and amplifier, learning to DJ at the age of 12. He began getting booked for events as a teenager, sharing the stage with DJs like Martin Garrix, Jay Hardway and Yellow Claw.
To document his incredible journey, he has enlisted the support of his videographer sister Michelle. Shot through her eyes, ‘On Tour with Mike Williams’ is a monthly look into the life of the producer, shining a light over his hectic schedule, as he travels the world. In addition to his video series, Mike curates his own weekly radio show, named ‘Mike Williams On Track’.
Mike’s flourishing music career is a testament to his passion for music and his dedication to his fans. Together with the demand for his live performances and several upcoming releases in the pipeline, Mike is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Equipped for the next chapter ahead, all eyes will be on him.