DT679 – Worthy
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.
Growing up in Washington DC, Worthy was inspired by the early American rave scene. Upon moving to New York in the late ’90s, 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 hip-hop 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.
Concurrently, Worthy has established his own label, Anabatic Records, which has allowed him to be a bit more experimental with his production and expand his reach as an artist.
With a huge back catalogue of tracks that have propelled him to the top of the Beatport chart and seen him release on Dirtybird, Defected, DFRD, Polydor, Tool Room and This Ain’t Bristol, the ‘Worthy’ sound has helped to cement him within the underground music scene before setting up his own label Anabatic Records in 2016. Now the latest addition on Gene Farris label, Worthy kicks off the year with ‘Activate That Booty’ which is out 10th January on Farris Wheel Recordings.
Sum up this mix in 10 words…
A nice and groovy journey through some truly worthy music.
What’s your personal favorite track on it?
I love my track “Activate The Booty” on this mix, I am really proud of this track and super happy to have it come out on Farris Wheel Recordings.
What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
I’d say as cheesy as it sounds, Love. I just love all of the music on this mix so much and in some magical way they all work together.
What’s the best gig you’ve played recently?
I just played this amazing gig her at home in SF on top of this rooftop at the Hotel Via on this gorgeous sunny day. It just had the best vibes and I got to play for 3 hours to my home town.
What have you got coming up?
My next release is out on my label Anabatic at the end of February. I am also starting a new project this year will I be doing bootleg remixes of 12 artists that have inspired me over career. I will be giving them all away. I am really excited to do this project and see what I can come up with.
And finally, do you have a special message for our (Data Transmission) readers?
Thanks to everyone out there for their continued support over the years, I hope you enjoy listening to the mix as much as I did making it.
You can listen on Mixcloud too:
Diminish – Jumbo
Heider – Ma Foos
Mike McFly – Trigger Happy
Two Tails & Casmalia – Alive
Steve Lawler – K’Trip
Klassan – Buncek
Worthy – Activate The Booty
Kyzo, Prok & Fitch – Crave The Rave
Dillion Nathanial – Obsessions
Billy Kenney, Wongo – 4 My PPL
Carbon, Lampe – Choose
Marco Lys, Luca Garboni – Someday
Floating Points – Les Alpx
Squane – Crossed Wires