Augustus Williams

Augustus Williams aka Gusto is best defined by his pure Detroit sound, while also incorporating funky house brought on by childhood memories. At an early age, Gusto discovered a love for the Motown sound, but the music that first really captured him was hip-hop with its genuine style and infusion of funk. A new breed of popular Detroit promoters, Nightsneak, would later become Gusto’s outlet to the Detroit scene, where he soon became a local favourite.

Gusto began to direct his energy into drum machines and sequencers, often combining them into an impressive show. Playing mostly live for the better part of the last 11 years, people often forget he started out as a DJ. In the studio, his tracks are made with DJs and the dance floor in mind, and with this approach to production he has developed a sound that truly sets him apart from other artists. The rest is not history, but rather the future for this talented die-hard as he continues to this day to kill dance floors with intense bass, funky hooks and the legendary Detroit sound he is known for.

Augustus Williams is awarded the Tandem Residency Detroit / Berlin in 2022, which he will take up together with Berlin artist Souci in 2023.

Augustus William (Photo: Jordan Ahnen)
Photo: Jordan Ahnen