ESA

Both equally gifted as a DJ and producer, the ever-energetic Esa Williams has has sculpted a unique and expansive musical identity. Born in Cape Town but now mainly plying his skills throughout Europe, he always acted as a purveyor of South African music - melding his cultural roots with sounds picked up from his global travels, and influences taken from the people he meets..After he moved to the UK his musical output evolved even further, catalysed by him proving his natural ability behind the decks to legendary Scottish DJ’s Harri & Domenic. This lead to him joining the Sub-Club family, and subsequently starting his own Rememory Music Label.
Never one to stand still, he then used his creativity and motivation to share his experiences to others - resulting in him curating electronic music-focused educational programmes in Cuba, Brazil, East & South Africa.
The give and take of ideas is what can be heard throughout all of his musings, whether it’s his productions, DJ sets or his monthly radio show on Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM. Committed to the concept of delivering a musical journey, Esa asks his listeners to accompany him as he aims to create something special both in-studio and on the dancefloor.
Now in the midst of his weekly residency at Phonox, he can be found behind the decks in the Brixton establishment for 6 hours every Saturday. As he experiments through a wide range of genres and channels his upbeat energy into each set, he strives for only one result - to share incredible aimed at releasing euphoria.