Shine A Light On… T.Wiltshire


London-based producer and DJ Tom "T." Wiltshire is the studio manager for London Fields Radio and produces the station's 'Slow Sunday's show, as well as being a resident for London house night 'Fill Yer Boots'. With his vinyl only EP 'Sandringham' released via Tender Hooks Records, he can now be seen regularly at the label's night at Corsica Studios. He provided us with this week's Shine A Light On mix so we decided to have a chat with him to dig a little deeper into his musical heritage;

Who are you? 


Where are you from? 

Creepy Crawley

When did you first decide that you wanted to produce your own music? What spurred this on?

It’s the only thing I can ever remember wanting to actually do. When you get so many ideas for compositions constantly whirling around in your head that you feel like you’d go a bit mad if you didn’t have an outlet, recording those ideas is the next logical step.

What’s your earliest memory of music?

I remember a lot of tapes with Motown and The Beatles. They were played repeatedly in my parents’ car on long journeys to family up north and Wales.

What was the first electronic music you ever heard and how did it make you feel?

I had a couple of older cousins who were in to the free party scene up north. They would build all their own speakers in their bedroom and I was generally fascinated by it all. They gave me a tape with a whole load of early tracks from Experience & Music for the Jilted Generation (The Prodigy); as a 10 year old suburb kid, it blew my mind. That opened my mind & ears up to a whole new world that my teenage years thank said cousin greatly for.

Who would you say were your biggest influences?

Aphex Twin, too much 90s hip hop to mention, early Bobby Konders, 3 Chairs, Ron Trent, FXHE, Workshop Records, Roman Flugel.

Where was this mix recorded?


What's your favourite piece of your own music at the moment?

The one that goes mmm ttt mmm ttt mmm ttt mmm ttt mmm tttAnchor

What was your last day job and when did you realise you could give it up for music?

I’m still trying to realise not having to work a day job as a reality

What would be the ideal setting to listen to this recording?

I had headphones in mind when I recorded it. It’s a journey mix for when you’re in the mood to nod away and be taken along with it. I packed a lot in to the 120

What should we be wearing?

Loose clothes. The looser the better.

Are you a kick drum, hi hat or a snare? And why?

I’m a hi hat. They can totally change tracks, make you want to loosen up and start shaking your head. Nodding can’t be good for your neck. We need more hi hats.

What’s your favourite place on earth?

The sea. I don’t get there enough though.

When was the last time you played a good game of table tennis?

About a month ago. I played my brother. I beat him.

What do you do on Sundays?

If I’m not doing a Slow Sundays show for LFR, I’m making music, meeting friends and walking around various parks with my girlfriend.

What are you obsessed with at the moment?

Buying furniture, I need everything and I don’t own any.

Upcoming in the world of T. Wiltshire?

I’m playing Simple Things this weekend in Bristol. I’m busy finishing a record off for my friend Cut Mistake Music in New York. After that I’ll start building a new studio in my new place for the next set of tracks. 

FInd out more about T. Wiltshire through his Facebook page.