Artist Spotlight

Powerful and emotive music, creating timeless hits whilst fusing classical instruments into his tracks.

Will Smith AKA Kolonel is 21 year old Newcastle based drum and bass DJ / Producer hailing from North Yorkshire, currently studying at Newcastle University.

No stranger behind the decks Kolonel is resident DJ for Noyse in Newcastle upon tyne and regularly plays many venues across the city including the famous World Headquarters and the mighty Digital. Loved across the city he has supported many acts including Chase and Status, Serial Killerz, Kanine, Tsuki, Bassboy and even rapper Dirty Dike.

Away from the dance floor he has spent years harnessing his production abilities in the studio which originally evolved from his childhood love of music and instruments, through which he acheived grade 8 with distinction on drums and even grade 7 clarinet enabling him to enjoy playing drums in various soul and jazz bands throughout his school life.

Fast-forward to today Kolonel is pushing his sound further into the liquid drum and bass scene, with powerful and emotive music, creating timeless hits whilst fusing classical instruments into his tracks.

With ambitions of starting his own liquid night in Newcastle in order to push the sound further in the North East he’s a man on a mission. There is no stopping him and we at FILTR Records are proud to have such talent on board.