If actions speak louder than words, Willyum (real name Will Putney) has been screaming at the underground house music community for over two decades now. One of Philly’s favorite house DJs since he jumped on the scene the early 90’s, Will is eternally affiliated with helping to strengthen local house music institutions like 611 Records, Worship Recordings, The Shakedown, and PhillySoulCollective. No stranger to the online radio format, Will currently hosts SoulGlow Radio, every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 6-10pm Eastern time on DeepHouseLounge.com.
Willyum’s production credits are numerous – early on a ton of mixtapes/CDs were beaten to a pulp in revelers’ stereos, and more recently he’s had original tracks and remixes released on the Worship, Selekta, Clean and Dirty and Warmth labels. Additionally, he mixed WOR.CD.02, a mixed CD of Worship’s 11th through 20th releases. Will had a hand in all of these releases from start to finish during his time as label manager– 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 productions 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 events relevant for 20+ years now.