So far, this year has been spectacular for WTSS! The multi-national celebration of music and art continues to inspire peace, love and fun, everywhere for everyone. The past 6 months in particular enabled us to achieve a great deal of goals, while maintaining our presence within the live music community of Philadelphia.
APRIL: Our dynamic 4th Anniversary jumped off on the 18th at Coda in Rittenhouse Square. It was a pulsing celebration of our journey, culminating in some of the hottest pictures we’ve had the fortune of capturing thus far. 400 people turned out when we turned 4, easily one of our largest crowds to date. There’s something about the classy ambience of the Rittenhouse area that enhances the grandeur of this party. Established is the first word that comes to mind…
MAY: Things started popping early in the month at our live performance at Milkboy in East Midtown marking the first official recording of WTSS material. As always, the crowd surged with energy, bringing an awesome spirit to the immensely successful recording of our new single ‘Testify’.
The momentum continued as we took over South Street on the 14th at Food Trust’s ever-popular Night Market. Street festivals and South St go hand-in-hand in the eyes of any red-blooded Philadelphian, and this throbbing Night Market(Party) proved it. Ain’t no party like a South St party cuz a South St party don’t stop!
JULY: After taking a month to prep, WTSS took on the East Coast, rocking crowds at the PEX Festival in Maryland, Manifestivus in Vermont, and Liberation Music and Arts Festival in White Hall, PA.
SEPTEMBER: Soaking up what was left of the warm weather on the 17th, we performed under the stars at Stratus Lounge in Old City. The dazzling view of Independence Mall was the perfect backdrop for our international sound, bringing the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness to a whole other level.
Later on, we had the honor and privilege to record our session of The Key on WXPN. By bringing the best of local talent to the airwaves, The Key enables Philadelphians to find new music amidst the scores of talent this city has to offer. We’re looking forward to dropping the single of Testify on November 3rd alongside this session.
Worldtown Sound System at WXPN 'The Key' Sessions
OCTOBER: Early this month we kicked off the 11th annual Design Philadelphia celebration, in the Pearl St. Passage in North Chinatown. As the weekend rolled on, the festival witnessed the many aspects of WTSS as we provided the soundtrack to this event, including live DJ sets by producer Ben Arsenal and the Worldtown Mobile Funk Unit.
Directly afterwards, we rocked the nation’s capital at the Taste of DC festival, exposing a whole new crowd spanning a myriad cultures and generations to the groove of WTSS while sampling the culinary genius of the area.
While the end of 2015 is nigh, our dance card is still full. We invite you to stay tuned as more develops.