When it comes down to all the hype, his name says it all. He is Worthy. With an in-depth knowledge of production, mixing, and performance, Worthy has the insight to play for his audience, cultivating intense positive energy on the dance floor. From salty aired islands to dark club basements, over the past 10 years, Worthy has paid reverence to the traditional form of classic house while tripping off the mark and sinking into the euphoric less-charted territories of booty-clapping bass. As Carl Cox said, “The Worthy sound has always been powerful, rocking, funky, bass-driven music at its best, and for me this is the new wave in house music.” He establishes an energetic dance floor camaraderie that makes even the most skeptic hater’s booty shake.
Growing up in Washington DC, Worthy was inspired by the early American rave scene. Upon moving to New York in the late 90’s, he was exposed to artists like LTJ Bukem and Stacey Pullen whose music inspired him to play records across multiple genres, from techno and breaks to hiphop and drum n’ bass. In 2001 he swapped coastlines, moving to San Francisco to pursue his music career. There he teamed up with Claude Von Stroke and Justin and Christian Martin, becoming one of the four founding fathers of the Dirtybird party, Worthy’s breakout track, Irst Te, released on the Dirtybird label in 2007, quickly established his notoriety as a producer. With other bangers like Shy Look, Tric Trac (co-produced with Eats Everything) and the recently released track, Dip, Worthy has been rocking the “Dirtybird” sound for nearly a decade now.
In 2014 Worthy released his debut full-length album, Disbehave, a genre-defying rebellion against the house producer’s status quo. Breaking down rules and boundaries, Worthy has sought to set himself apart from the mundane world of expectation, striking out to release something unexpected. Disbehave was accepted with critical acclaim and received notable press attention.
In early Spring 2015, Worthy released a two part remix album of Disbehave with artists including Thugfucker, Stanton Warriors, Yolanda be Cool, Matt Tolfrey, and a slew of other amazing producers. That followed with another Dirtybird release called “So Delicious” and many collabs that stormed the charts and the dancefloors into 2016 he has had success with tracks on Defected, DFTD, Polydor, Toolroom and This Ain’t Bristol.
Concurrently, Worthy has established his own label, Anabatic Records – relaunching September 2016 with “Faded” an E.P. with Nick Olivetti which has allowed him to be a bit more experimental with his production, and expand his reach as an artist. Some of the songs that have charted on sites such as Beatport include Concubia, Work The Walls, and Flashin. This year has seen a relentless tour schedule throughout the U.S. taking in Dirtybird Campout, Symbiosis Gathering and hitting Ministry of Sound, London to rock the Defected crew West-Coast style.
Heading towards 2017 labels have been falling over themselves to sign Worthy – featuring his newest productions on Exploited, Strangelove, Insomniac, and Defected to name a few. This coming year will also see the launch of his brand new tour concept “One on One” where Worthy has some of the biggest legends in house appear opposite him throughout the U.S. initially before moving onto his first major European tour.
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