From London via global hot spots like New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Malaysia and now Dubai, it’s been an incredible journey for DJ, producer and Record Label owner CN Williams.
Forged in the raw rave heat of the 90’s, he became one of London’s stars, with a long-running residency at UK super-club Escape that lasted nearly 15 years. During that time, he was crowned the best resident DJ from 2005-2008 at the Dance Music Awards, and played headline sets at legendary UK clubs Ministry of Sound, Fabric, The End and Pacha.
That success led to residencies with the biggest club brands in the world as Defected, Hed Kandi, Fierce Angel and Space all came calling. Further awards followed as he won the Best Ladies Night DJ in Dubai from Hype Magazine in 2016.
An in-demand DJ throughout his career, he’s opened and closed for the who’s who of music – from Carl Cox to Roger Sanchez, Shapeshifters to Derrick Carter, Trevor Nelson to Jazzy Jeff he’s been there, done that and got the sweaty t-shirt to prove it.
The past year CN Williams has taken his distinctive sound on tour across the world. Ibiza gigs included a residency at Ibiza’s Ocean Beach Club with Soul Heaven and his own brand ReelHouse and slots at the world-famous KM5, Nikki Beach, Savannas, Plastik and Ibiza Rocks as well joining forces with Hed Kandi creator Mark Doyle for the Reel Fierce weekender in Ibiza.
Further afield, CN played exclusive sets at Elysium and Le Noir (Malaysia), Daydreaming music festival (Langkawi) as well as their rooftop pool party In Kuala Lumpur, several Abu Dhabi F1 gigs and his own ReelHouse boat party in London that sold out in record time. Plus, he held down residencies across Dubai including the world famous 360 rooftop club, We Brunch (Intercontinental), Coco on 8 (Media One Hotel), Tribeca (Ocean View Hotel) and Sunstroke party’s (Various). And that's not to forget various nights at Atelier M (Pier 7), Mr. Miyagi’s & On42 (Media One Hotel).
No longer just a House DJ, he's also turned his hands to open format sets which blend, R&B, Chart, Latin, Afro beat and old and new school as needed. That extends into the corporate world, where he’s performed for a rich and varied list of clients including Twitter, YSL, Pepsi, L'Oréal, Sephora and H&M and just finished his summer residency at open format club Cavallo in Bahrain , where he was performed six nights a week.
His production accolades are just as impressive. He’s collaborated with industry titans like Jocelyn Brown and Omar, while his funk-fuelled house hit ‘Bad Mamma Jamma’ on ReelHouse Records became tune of the week on BBC Radio 1 upon its re-release in 2010, and has since been signed to a host of high profile labels.
He's had several huge hits during his career - 'Only The Strong' took the Traxsource top spot in 2015 and finished the year as the 19th best-selling Jackin' house single. Amazingly, that success was eclipsed with his 2017 hit 'Paradise' which became an instant classic at pool parties and beach clubs around the world. Big-name support from BBC Radio 1 and play listed on Dubai’s own Dance FM quickly followed helping the track become the 9th best selling nu-disco track in the world on Traxsource in 2017.
A shrewd businessman as well, he's launched several highly successful dance music brands. ReelHouse Records have released over 150 singles and EPs since their launch in 2001, with 2018 set to be the busiest year yet with Friends of Reel House Volume 2 and CN Williams own artist album.
In 2017 he launched his disco-fronting party Discotique with several parties across the Middle East and Europe including a residency at Azure Beach lounge at the Rixos Premium Jbr Dubai, while he's also the creator and owner of Ibiza Radio 1 home to shows from Defected, Roger Sanchez, Todd Terry, Glitterbox and more.
20 years on from his groundbreaking residency, and with millions of air miles under his belt, CN Williams continues to take his award-winning DJ skills across the world.