William Wardlaw




William is a Bay Area DJ who has worked with As You Like It since 2010. He maintained a residency ExYo at Wish in San Francisco and at Zughaus Gallery in Berkeley. His inviting take on dance music explores deeper, melodic sounds with an appreciation for unpredictable rhythms and plenty of bass. He has played for many favorite local crews beyond AYLI, including In·sight, Direct to Earth, Housepitality, The Boombox Affair, Rare Form, Forward, Werd, Qoöl, Bubble, SET, and Sound Department. Some of William's highlights include warming up for Ripperton, Max Cooper, John Tejada, Marcus Worgull, Maayan Nidam & Konrad Black, Henry Saiz, Matthew Dekay & Silicone Soul, Sishi Rösch, and Tiger & Woods. William's exposure to world-class dance music started while studying abroad in London and attending events at Fabric nearly every weekend. Getting lost in that all-encompassing environment put the sounds into context. Kontrol parties, Sunset Sundays, and unlicensed undergrounds are key influences. William's respect for the local scene pushes him to discover new music and share the sounds he loves.