We’re excited to welcome Worthy’s North America ’One on One Tour’ to his adopted hometown on Friday February 24th!
The ‘One on One Tour’ see’s stops at over twenty North American cities, and highlights a different featured support act for every show. For his homecoming, Worthy’s invited a dynamic duo in the ‘Lisbona Sisters’ to play alongside him for what’s looking like an epic February night!
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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 release track, Dip, Worthy has been rocking the “Dirtybird” sound for nearly a decade now.
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. Some of the songs that have charted on sites such as Beatport include Concubia, Work The Walls, and Flashin. In 2014 Worthy released his debut full-length album, Disbehave, a genre-defying rebellion against the house producers 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.
About the Lisbona Sisters:
Both of these ladies were born in Atlantic City, NJ which explains a lot. Their father is a musician and was the Director of Entertainment at the Golden Nugget in AC's 80s hay day. They grew up around serious talent, even kicking it with the Rat Pack at early ages.
They moved to California before they were in New Jersey long enough to develop accents and became best friends early on. As kids, they made up many dance routines to Ace of Base's "The Sign" album and religiously listened to TLC's "Crazy Sexy Cool", even dressing like the group one year for Halloween. Between their mother and father, parents with a nearly 20-year age difference, they were exposed to a broad range of musical tastes.
Their musical style varies from dance floor to dance floor; house, disco, techno and sweet ass funk have been known to weave their ways in with little surprise visits from 80s pop/electro and 90s R&B. In only a couple years of DJing, they've played alongside some of the industry's finest, including Soul Clap, Mr. C, Crazy P, Climbers and Lee Foss.
Lisbona's party brand, Stretch Sunday, has taken the globe by storm with spandex-fueled antics since its founding in 2012. (Watch their video, and you will see why: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_rUzFT3x6c)
These sisters are all love and fun--with just the slightest edge of sneaky shenanigans--always keeping their friends and audiences ready for MORE LISBONA!