Don’t try to classify Chicago partymaster Willy Joy as anything but that – a party. Known for his heavy bass productions but steeped in the traditions of rap, house and juke, his DJ sets and original productions have been packing sweaty dancefloors across the country from major festivals like Lollapalooza to sweaty illegal warehouse raves and Mad Decent block parties. His songs have been remixed by 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, Crookers & BBC Radio 1. Willy represents the eclectic new sound of dance music coming out of the producers of the Windy City, rapidly changing styles and tempos with ease while always maintaining a frenzied, hands-in-the-air dancefloor.
Recently, Fool’s Gold Records released his trap anthem “GEEKS” to widespread acclaim. Willy also co-produced “Mash Up The Dance” with Major Lazer for their new album “Free The Universe”, as well as collaborating with Brillz for the standout track “WTF” on his TWONK EP. His “Free Willy Wednesday” campaign had the internet going nuts with an avalanche of free music downloads, and he is currently prepping a slew of new remixes as well as a new EP 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