Don’t try to classify Chicago partymaster Willy Joy as anything but that – a party. His bass-heavy DJ sets and original productions have been packing sweaty dancefloors across the country from major festivals like Lollapalooza and Spring Awakening to sweaty illegal warehouse raves and Mad Decent block parties. His songs have been remixed by some of today’s top producers such as Dillon Francis & Flosstradamus while tearing up clubs across the country. Willy’s tunes get played by the likes of Diplo, Adventure Club, Brillz & BBC Radio 1. Willy represents the eclectic new sound of dance music coming out of the Windy City, rapidly changing styles and tempos with ease while always maintaining a frenzied, hands-in-the-air dancefloor.
Recently, Willy was asked to remix Flosstradamus’ “Mosh Pit” for Ultra Records. He has released monster tunes with both Fool’s Gold Records and Datsik’s Firepower label, and also co-produced “Mash Up The Dance” with Major Lazer for their album “Free The Universe”. Additionally, he collaborated with Brillz for the standout track “WTF” on the TWONK EP, and more collaborations are planned for the future. His “Free Willy Wednesday” campaign had the internet going nuts last year with an avalanche of free music downloads, his unreleased music is currently getting advance play from the nation’s top DJs, and he is currently prepping a slew of new music for release later this year. In the past Willy has worked with labels such as Mad Decent, Trouble & Bass and Top Billin.
With constant touring throughout North America and beyond, Willy is set to blow up fast. Come see him live and you’ll instantly know why. Willy is known for blending disparate sounds into a single, ecstatic, live moment.