Lineup :: DJs :: Willyum

Philadelphia, PA

If actions speak louder than words, Willyum (real name Will Putney) has been screaming at the underground house music community for the better part of two decades now. Consistently one of Philly’s favorite house DJs since he jumped on the scene the early 90's, Will is eternally affiliated with the building of local house institutions like 611 Records, Worship Recordings, The Shakedown, and PhillySoulCollective. No stranger to the radio format, Will currently hosts SoulGlow Radio, every Thursday from 6-9pm Eastern Time on In the past, he has had a weekly mixshow with PhillySoulCollective on, and had regular guest appearances on WPRB in Princeton and WKDU Drexel Radio - in addition to ten years on the station's yearly Electronic Music Marathon charity event.

Willyum's music releases are numerous - a ton of mixtapes that were beaten to a pulp in revelers' tapedecks, and more recent studio productions on Worship Recordings and Selekta Recordings.  He has also collaborated on remixes for various labels and artists, including Worship, Selekta and Brooklyn's Warmth Recordings.  Additionally, he produced WOR.CD.02, a mixed CD release of the label's 11th through 20th release - releases which Willyum had a hand in from start to finish - A&R, manufacturing, distribution, and of course, the mixing of the CD itself.

A vibrant selector and warm individual, the years have seen Willyum's indelible glow mirrored upon the countless people, parties, and records he's graced with his tactful and soulful style. Longevity is something that eludes many in this game, but Willyum has found a way to keep his name and parties relevant for close to two decades now. PhillySoulCollective’s immensely popular “Philadelphia Experiment” party spanned eight years at Philadelphia’s historic Silk City venue, and The Shakedown- Worship Recordings monthly event in Philadelphia- is still going strong after 10 years. Over the span of nearly two decades Will has taken his sound to venues in exotic locations from Hawaii to Russia, as well as off-the-beaten-path locales like Iowa and Tennessee. No matter the climate or capacity, Willyum always shows up ready to take you to a special and unique place, where upfront underground tracks blend seamlessly with timeless classics, creating a memorable mix you will take with you long after the doors have closed.