Lineup :: DJs :: Billy W (Nordic Trax/Hamilton Dance Records)


Philadelphia, PA

Billy's musical journey began with piano lessons and drumming lessons, along with a strong interest in everything from metal and punk to soul and funk. After several years of record collecting, Billy began DJing in the late 1990’s; a pastime he coupled with full-time recording and touring in two hardcore punk bands (Saetia and Hot Cross), Billy settled into his interest in electronic music, sampling and serious record digging. Once his touring days were over, Billy began to co-promote and DJ at Philadelphia's Robotique parties, which hosted figures like Rich Medina, Ron Trent, DJ Spinna, Kon & Amir, King Britt, Trus'me and Soft Rocks. Billy's varied musical interests informed his eclectic DJ sets, as well as his production style, both of which draw influences from disco, Chicago and Detroit house and contemporary deep dance music. Billy currently co-promotes the semi-regular all-nighter, Liaison. Billy made his debut as a producer this past February, with an EP on Vancouver’s seminal Nordic Trax label. The release received high praise and support near and far from the likes of Cosmo Baker, Terry Francis, Joshua Iz, and Marques Wyatt. Following this release, Billy offered up a track to Hamilton Dance Records for inclusion on a compilation EP and is working on releases for Brighton UK’s Kinfolk Records and Glasgow’s Bullet Dodge records. He also co-promotes the semi-regular all-night party, Liaison.