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Worldtown SoundSystem

Worldtown SoundSystem

"The Frame"

Bio

We don't just party. We party with a purpose.

"Every once in a while, an outfit comes along and redefines how we think about music and music appreciation, and for Philadelphians, that group is Worldtown SoundSystem."
- Philadelphia Weekly

Started as a party in 2011, Worldtown has evolved into a live seven-piece house music touring band, label, apparel line, record pool, and community service network. WORLDTOWN SOUNDSYSTEM (WTSS) is a high-voltage live house music band fusing electronic dance music culture with global rhythms and a heart of Philly soul. The ensemble has roots in three continents, Europe, Africa, and Latin America, and every WTSS event is reflective of the world's influences in their home base of Philadelphia. Worldtown is more than a band, it's an experience - a celebration of vibes from across the globe.

WTSS is an international collective of musicians, bringing the world to each town with an irresistible festive magnetism. The Philly-grown phenomenon has worked over the past decade to make their presence known in some of Philly's biggest, most prominent venues and organizations such as The Barnes Foundation, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Fillmore, and Union Transfer. Transcending barriers with their outrageous blend of psycho-funk grooves, these world citizens transfer their message of oneness through their high-voltage sonic love waves. Their sound has been described as "live international house music rooted in the soul of Philadelphia." A Worldtown event is unlike any other. Tapping into something universal, WTSS creates an energetic atmosphere of togetherness where love and connection spread like wildfire.

Drawing internationally eclectic crowds with their magnetic flow, WTSS's reach has spanned the East Coast from Vermont to South Carolina. With sold out shows at Johnny Brenda's, Coda and Hotel Monaco's Stratus Lounge, WTSS has organically grown to become a well-known Philly establishment. Rocking the Philadelphia street festival scene and East Coast regional burn parties such as PEX Summerfest and Goombay Festival, WTSS's energy has burned bright for tens of thousands of fans over the years.

The Worldtown Festival has worked to connect Philly artists with businesses of different cultural backgrounds, with the goal of showcasing local talents and fostering creationships. The unique energy and one of a kind live experience will be spreading across the nation, continuing to pull crowds to the dance floor as they grow. With 2 EPs and countless remixes, the phenomenal seven have whirled together a menagerie of music for your auditory senses... and your booty. Over the last decade, the group's sound has dipped and swirled through a staggering range of styles, each song exploring uncharted sonic territory. World-infused groove; bass-fueled breaks; sexified down-tempo; reggae riddims; electric lullabies; and psy-fi funk are just a few of the genres that have poured from the Worldtown's soul into earbuds and speakers across the globe.

For the past two years, the Worldtown crew has been cooking up new music in the studio, forged with fire, blood, sweat and tears of joy. Expect to be taken on a masterfully crafted and evocative journey with their fresh new tracks dropping the second half of 2019. Once hooked, it's impossible to get enough. At Worldtown's core is collaboration - the Worldtown movement is about catalyzing the energy of the WT citizens into community action, creative collaborations and global connections. Worldtown aims to inspire positive social change by bringing awareness to local issues through fundraising and community service. Worldtown has helped locally with urban farming, hosting workshops and teaching students music therapy to name a few - they aim to make real, tangible change, and along the way inspire thousands. They don't just party, they party with a purpose. The multi-national celebration of music and art continues to spread peace, love and fun, everywhere for everyone. Listen for the elevated Worldtown vibrations traveling through your airwaves in 2019. In other words, that party is only just getting started.

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August 2, 2019
WORLDTOWN SOUNDSYSTEM DEBUTS THE FRAME, SENSUALLY INTOXICATING 1st MUSIC VIDEO FROM UPCOMING ALBUM, 'SURROUNDED'

"Every once in a while, an outfit comes along and redefines how we think about music and music appreciation, and for Philadelphians, that group is Worldtown SoundSystem." - Philadelphia Weekly

PHILADELPHIA (Aug. 2, 2019) - Philly DJ groove collective WORLDTOWN SOUNDSYSTEM (WTSS), the out-of-this-world seven-piece house touring band of global musicians and artists that's been raising the bar for what it means to be creative changemakers since 2011, today is releasing The Frame, the sensually intoxicating first music video from its forthcoming album, SURROUNDED, due in October.

The Frame is now available across all streaming services including Spotify and Apple Music.

Written by Ben Arsenal, Fawziyya Heart, Mateo Jimenez, Joninfin Marvin, and Patrick Richards and produced and mixed by Mattias Nelson and Arsenal, The Frame is a reflection of the collaborative and evolving nature of WTSS. Starting as a raw concept in the studio in search of analog warmth meshed with danceable beats, The Frame took real shape when Fawziyya Heart sculpted a narrative of love in the form of a chess game.

WORLDTOWN SOUNDSYSTEM is Anessa LaRae (vocals), Ben Arsenal (musical director/DJ), Gary Dann (drums), Zeek Burse (vocals), Dan Keller (saxophone), Julian Hinson (bass, vocals) and its newest member, world renown master percussionist Pablo Batista (Alicia Keys, Grover Washington Jr., Jill Scott, Patti LaBelle), replacing the late Stan "da Man" Hunt. Batista holds the rare distinction of performing on Grammy-winning releases in jazz, R&B and gospel, as well as guesting with the world-famous Philadelphia Orchestra.

Worldtown SoundSystem

WORLDTOWN SOUNDSYSTEM fuses electronic dance music culture with global rhythms and a heart of Philly soul. The ensemble has roots in three continents - Europe, Africa, and Latin America - and every WTSS event is reflective of the world's influences. More than a band, WORLDTOWN SOUNDSYSTEM is an experience - a celebration of vibes from across the globe.

Their sound has dipped and swirled through a staggering range of styles, each song exploring uncharted sonic territory. World-infused groove; bass-fueled breaks; sexified down-tempo; reggae riddims; electric lullabies; and psy-fi funk are just a few of the genres that have poured from Worldtown's soul into earbuds and speakers across the globe.

SURROUNDED is forged with fire, blood, sweat and tears of joy. Expect to be taken on a masterfully crafted and evocative journey with these fresh new tracks - the band's first in three years - starting to drop now en route to the full album release in October. Once hooked, it's impossible to get enough.

Worldtown SoundSystem

Randy Alexander

President & CEO
906 Jonathan Lane
Marlton, NJ 08053
856.596.1410