Known best as Willie Burns, William Burnett has been around for years, deejaying as Speculator and producing as Grackle, Black Deer and many other aliases.
Currently releasing on taste making labels such as The Trilogy Tapes, L.I.E.S. and Creme Organization. On top of producing records he stays busy with a wildly varied weekly radio show (WTBS), managing the infamous record digging spot known as The Thing in Brooklyn and also running W.T. Records.
A DJ set from Burnett is something to behold, where oddities and rarities sit next to classics and forgotten gems. Humble and honest, William Burns is a restless musical spirit that never stays in the same place for too long.
“I was in university for 2 and a half years for astrophysics until I realized I’d rather skateboard, buy records, and play guitar… I can’t even remember the quadratic equation or the speed of light. It would still be fun to leave the planet.”DJ Speculator aka Willie Burns