Desmond Williams is an American electronic musician, as well as a record producer and was the chief sound engineer for the Eighteenth Street Lounge Music record label. Born in Jamaica and raised in New Jersey, Williams has been known for his remixing and producing style. Eventually he was hired by Thievery Corporation to work with their fledgling studio. In 2000, Williams created his initial EP, Cocoa. In 2002, he released his debut album, Delights of the Garden. After leaving ESL Music, Desmond teamed up with Farid Ali and started Rhythm & Culture Recordings.