Will.i.am set for UK DJ tour 2010
- Henry Northmore
- 30 June 2010
He’s in some band, The Black Eyed Peas, you might’ve heard of them …
So what’s he doing in the club section?
BEP are headlining the Radio 1/NME Stage at T in the Park and Will’s heading straight to Glasgow afterwards to man the decks at the behest of Colours and Tipsy.
A busy man, then. Tell me more
Born William James Adams Jr he co-founded the Black Eyed Peas back in 1988 with high school pal apl.de.ap (aka Allen Pineda) but it was the addition of Fergie to the line-up in 2001, the subsequent album Elephunk and the colossal chart hit ‘Where is the Love?’ that sent them mainstream. Their 2009 album The END has further cemented their position as sci-fi hip hop pop stars with huge hits such as ‘Boom Boom Pow’, ‘I Gotta Feeling’ and ‘Meet Me Halfway’ eating up the airwaves.
So what about this DJ set?
You can see Will’s love of electro beats in his more recent albums (particularly on his solo releases). The BEP’s have also drafted in the likes of David Guetta, Boys Noize and Mark Knight on production duties proving their commitment to dancefloor culture. So we’re expecting a party up mix of cool electro, house, hip hop beats and probably a few of Will’s own tracks.
What else can we expect?
Of course Will has been featured pretty heavily in the tabloids of late due to his rumoured dalliance with a certain Ms Cheryl Cole. While we can’t promise the X-Factor judge will be in attendance we can assure you Holland’s house superstar DJ Chuckie (Dirty Dutch) will be making his Scottish debut as the main support alongside some cracking local house, urban, hip hop and R&B DJs including DJ Mash, Jon Mancini and Paul N’Jie.
Will.i.am at the Arches, Glasgow, Fri 9 Jul.