Party Buzz: Booty Clappin’ with Worthy
Think: booty-clapping bass with an homage to classic house.
Now, clear your plans for Thursday evening. One of the original Dirtybird players and the founder of Anabatic Records, Worthy, will be making a stop on his current tour in Ann Arbor this Thursday, January 26th.
His tour, One-On-One has been more than just a 23-date tour across the country (and into Canada). Worthy has teammed up with artists at each stop. He will be joined by the Detroit-based duo, Golf Clap, for his Ann Arbor show on Thursday. If you haven’t had the chance to catch Worthy yet, you definitely do not want to miss out.
As for his sound?
Carl Cox described it perfectly, “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.” Need we say more?
We had the opportunity to chat with Worthy before he hits the decks at Necto Nightclub to talk about his tour stops, thus far, his history with the San Francisco label Dirtybird, as well as his decision to launch his own label, Anabatic Records.
Ann Arbor is Worthy’s 6th tour stop and, if his first five stops are any indication for his show this Thursday, we are all in for a bass-filled, booty shakin’ party.
He described his take on the first stops thus far, “All of the dates have been amazing so far. We have had completely packed shows with so much energy and just the absolute best vibes. I am grateful to have so many of my favorite DJs join me on this tour so far. I can’t wait for the rest of it.”
Because just being on tour wasn’t enough
Since bringing in all of these special guests wasn’t enough, he has also been conducting interviews with the each of the guest artists.
“I have become my own one man team for setting up the cameras and lighting and then becoming the interviewer. The first weekend I was super nervous since this entire process is a bit out of my comfort zone, but that too has been really rewarding as I have become more accustomed to it.”
Thursday will be the first time Worthy has played in Ann Arbor, but he is very well acquainted with Detroit. Over the past couple of years, he has played many a show in the Motor City (each with their own set of crazy memories).
“I am really excited to see what Necto has to offer and what kind of crowd we are going to get. I have played in Detroit a ton of times over the past couple of years and had some crazy memories from those shows. The parties have really been some of theb est ones of the year for me since I have been able to do 3 hour sets, which is rare for me to do. The last time I played in Detroit was at The Words for Halloween.”
Worthy and Detroit go way back. And… same can be said about Worthy and Golf Clap.
“I can’t wait to get the Golf Clap boys in front of the camera. We have had a lot of time hanging out at various festivals over the years. So I think we are going to have a really fun interview.”
An original dirtybird
Back when it was just a couple of friends, a sound system and the desire to throw a party. Long story short, Worthy has been a part of the Dirtybird crew before they were officially a crew (or label or party-hosts extrodinare).
“It was Claude, Christian, Justian and I all in a bar. Christian had decided to buy a little sound system to start an outdoor party that we named Dirtybird. None of us knew what we were embarking on that day when we decided to start that party. It is amazing to see what Dirtybird has become and I’m honored to be a part of this insanely talented crew.”
10 years of Anabatic music
As many label founders have said in the past (and many will continue to say in the future), Worthy started his own label so he could release his own, unique style of music.
He described, “I originally started it as a way for me to get my music out to the world without having to be confined to the restrictions of other labels. I was not expecting people to start sending me music. The music I got was so cool that I decided to release them and make it a proper label. It has been 10 years now since I started it and it’s been a great learning process.”
While on tour, Worthy is still planning on releasing more tunes.
“I have a ten years of Anabatic Records comp with a new remix of my track On The Floor feat. Kevin Knapp, which will be released this Friday. It has a ton of amazing music on it from the ten years we have been around, including music from artists like Will Clark, Justin Martin, Christian Martin, Kill Frenzy, Joyce Muniz, Tom Flynn and so many others.”
His next release will be on a new label from Toolroom, Strange Love. “It’s a two track EP called A Little Weird, which will come out in late February. And I have a couple more in the pipeline to announce soon.”
Plug in your phone, turn up your car stereo and take a listen to some of Worthy’s righteous tunes. And get yourself ready for a killer show Thursday night.
Tickets are still available online. You can also purchase them at the nightclub, doors open at 9pm. 18 & up.