Willy Joy



Free Download: Willy Joy – Gurls Anthem 2013

Free Download Willy Joy - Gurls Anthem 2013

The man himself Willy Joy came through again for his Free Willy Wednesday series and released another trapstyle track for the ladies. He sampled a piece from a Spice Girls interview and layered some awesome 808s and melody to come out with yet another of his signature high-energy club edits. We couldn’t help but lock him down for an exclusive interview after we discovered his remix of Porter Robinson & Mat Zo’s track Easy and decided to give him The Ketchup Post. Check the track and links below and enjoy!

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Willy Joy – Gurls Anthem 2013

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam



Basement Jaxx – Where’s Your Head At (Team Bayside High & Willy Joy Bootleg)

Basement Jaxx - Where's Your Head At (Team Bayside High & Willy Joy Bootleg)

There are certain tracks that you just know will be good before you hit the play button; TNJ favorite Willy Joy teaming up with Team Bayside High to remix Where’s Your Head At is certainly deserving of that distinction. There’s no disappointment to be had and the pairing busts out with a crunchy bass infused trapstyle trunk-rattler that is sure to get every room jumping that it’s played in.

Basement Jaxx – Where’s Your Head At (Team Bayside High & Willy Joy Bootleg)

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam



Willy Joy – I’m Losing You

TNJ Exclusive Interview - Willy Joy

It’s awesome to see our man Willy Joy keeping it going at 110 BPM. The Chicago based producer is absolutely killing it as of late and this release wraps up the #FreeWillyWednesday series for February. This moombahton tune is straight up sexual with all sorts of creative production twists. Be sure to check our exclusive interview with Willy Joy right here and be sure to grab the free download!

Willy Joy – I’m Losing You

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam



ASAP Rocky – Fuckin’ Problems (Willy Joy Remix)

ASAP Rocky - Fuckin' Problems (Willy Joy Remix)

I’m so happy to have stumbled on Willy Joy’s music when I did. His commitment to a genre-bending high energy remixes is totally refreshing and he always picks great tracks to edit. This time he takes on the monster ASAP Rocky collab Fuckin’ Problems and turns it on its head and gives it a huge trapstyle edit. This is definitely a dance-floor filler and as far as the pre-breakdown sample goes, it’s impossible to go wrong using the Kendrick Lamar “GUH. I KNOW YOU WANT THIS DICK!” line. The track comes as a continuation of the Chi-town native’s #FreeWillyWednesday series which he was good enough to extend through February. Grab the free download and check our exclusive interview with him if you haven’t already!

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ASAP Rocky – Fuckin’ Problems (Willy Joy Remix)

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam



Willy Joy – Jack Yo Body

Willy Joy - Jack Yo Body

When some artists divulge that their next release will be at 110 BPM you might kinda have an idea of how its gonna sound; when Willy Joy does the same I safely assumed that it would be unlike anything I’ve heard. Instinct prevailed there and this track is ALL over the place and I mean that in the best way possible. All sorts of switches in time signature and intricate breakdowns had my attention the whole time as the Chi-town product continues his #FreeWillyWednesday string of releases. We already gave you guys The Ketchup Post as well as an exclusive interview of the heat-seeking Willy Joy so grab the free download and enjoy!

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Willy Joy – Jack Yo Body

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam



Willy Joy – Infinity (Willy Joy’s VIP Edit)

Willy Joy - Infinity (Willy Joy's VIP Edit)

I am consistently blown away with Chicago’s very own Willy Joy. He is a DJ’s DJ, an unbelievable producer and has kept a constant string of releases going for #FreeWillyWednesday including this awesome VIP of his track Infinity off the Wildlife mixtape which goes from 70 BPM to 96 BPM and is a great transition tool. Check our exclusive interview with Willy Joy right here and The Ketchup Post if your not already familiar!

First #FreeWillyWednesday of February is here! Originally I had just planned to run this through January, but the response from you guys has been too awesome! So thanks for the support, and here’s another month of free music from me to you.

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Willy Joy – Infinity (Willy Joy’s VIP Edit)

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam



TNJ Exclusive Interview: Willy Joy

TNJ Exclusive Interview - Willy Joy

TNJ just recently stumbled on the wildly talented Willy Joy of Chicago and all we can say is that we’re glad we got familiar. His production and sets span a huge variety of tempos and styles but there’s a constant frenzied, hands-in-the-air energy at all times. We discovered his monstrous remix of Porter Robinson & Mat Zo’s collaboration Easy and after combing through his past work we had to give you guys The Ketchup Post to make sure you were caught up on his campaign. He was nice enough to take time out of his busy schedule to sit down and talk to TNJ for a little bit about his influences coming up, getting support from names like Diplo & Dillon Francis and his goal when he steps up to the decks.

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TNJ: First we wanna take a second to thank you for taking some time to chat. We were absolutely blown away with what we found as we combed through your past work. That Easy remix is absolutely massive; everyone that I’ve shown has been blown away by it. Where did you find yourself starting with it and what was the influence in transforming the track like that?

Willy Joy: Thanks! To be honest, I didn’t spend a ton of time on that track. I heard the original and really loved the sample they used, but the style of the original wasn’t something I could play in my sets. Porter and Mat’s productions are very intricate with a lot of cool little details even when they sound straightforward at first, so I wanted to emulate that mindset while doing my own take on the tune.

Mat Zo & Porter Robinson – Easy (Willy Joy Remix)

TNJ: What sound did the first electronic tracks you made lean towards?

Willy Joy: I was making shitty hip hop beats in college in the early 2000s. My first actual release was years later, a vinyl-only EP that had some bizarre juke/ghettotech tracks on it. Most of what I’ve released officially is house and club music if you search Beatport or iTunes.

TNJ: You’ve gotten support from some huge players in the game like Diplo, Dillon Francis & BBC Radio 1, how does it feel to have your work shown love from names like that?

Willy Joy: Always nice to be appreciated!

TNJ: Chicago has such a wild array of music and history within music, what has the influence of your city been like on your music?

Willy Joy: Chicago is always a part of my sound. The home of house music, juke music, and a lot of amazing rappers – not to mention all the bands, weird artists, the large Hispanic population and their influence… the list goes on and on. We don’t have to be defined like a “new york sound” or a “west coast sound”, Chicago gets to be more of a chameleon, and I love that about it.

TNJ: How do you characterize your music?

Willy Joy: Heavy, melodic, bass-driven dance music.

TNJ: I’ve listened to a couple of your sets and they’re so varied it makes for an awesome experience but it begs the question. What’s your favorite tempo to rock to?

Willy Joy: Sticking to one tempo is boringgggggg!

Willy Joy – Miami Art Basel Mix for Perrier

TNJ: What’s your goal when you take to the decks?

Willy Joy: To not be making a weird face when someone takes a picture.

TNJ: Favorite setting to DJ in?

Willy Joy: Any time I get to DJ outside it’s pretty awesome. Outdoor festivals probably the best…

TNJ: What’s the one non-music thing in your life you couldn’t get by without?

Willy Joy: A tie between dessert and wildlife.

TNJ: What track do people not know about that’s been getting a huge reaction live?

Willy Joy: Haha, can’t give away the secret weapons..

TNJ: Any artists that you’ve been working with or observing lately that you wanna give some recognition to?

Willy Joy: I’ve got collaborations coming with Brillz, Flinch, Ooah from the Glitch Mob, and more on the way. For who’s killing it, right now Gent & Jawns are next up as far as I’m concerned..

TNJ: New is always better; what’s up next in the future for Willy Joy?

Willy Joy: Ramming free music down people’s throats til everybody catches up. I do that every week. Official label releases will be coming later in the Spring along with some of those collabs and some remix work too. Keep up at http://www.facebook.com/willyjoy for music and tour dates – come holler at me when I’m in your city!

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam



The Ketchup Post – Willy Joy

The Ketchup Post - Willy Joy

When an artist makes their way onto ThisSongIsSick without me having ANY knowledge of who they are, both you and I alike need The Ketchup Post. Willy Joy hails from Chicago and he’s been tearing up everything from Lillapalooza to Mad Decent Block Party. His latest remix of Mat Zo & Porter Robinson’s Easy made its way onto TSIS last night and I was completely blown away; it would have to be categorized as a really melodic trap song but it seems to conquer a genre all it’s own. Releases like this are my favorite so I dug through his SoundCloud and found two of his other releases to give you guys so we can all do some catching up.

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Porter Robinson & Mat Zo – Easy (Willy Joy Remix)

Chief Keef – Love Sosa (Willy Joy Remix)

Hood Internet – One For The Record Books (Willy Joy Remix)

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam