Worldtown Productions

Worldtown Sound System at Rehearsal

As Worldtown looks forward to its 3-year anniversary celebration, we look back at some of the company’s best moments with Ben and Oluwafemi, the two friends and DJs who together founded Worldtown.

Oluwafemi     Ben Arsenal

What were the highlights of Worldtown’s third year?

BEN: Definitely the Halloween party.

OLUWAFEMI: The Halloween party was the most effort we ever put into a party. It was five months of work. It was the first time we had some solid investors and really big partners. Essentially, it was a big ass production.

We also incorporated and became an LLC! It took us two years and afterwards we were finally able to release music as an entity.

Jonifin     Mateo

BEN: Worldtown Sound System coming together was also huge…

How does Worldtown Sound System, Worldtown’s 8-piece live band, fit in?

OLUWAFEMI: Worldtown Sound System coming together was a game changer. Worldtown morphed into something new. The party was the seed, then it grew into a movement. Now we have Worldtown Sound System, which is a band of artists with the same outlook on music. It’s new, fresh, and bangin’.

Jay     Gary

BEN: We’re kicking up the music factor and pushing barriers. We’re separating ourselves from the crowd. Who else has the resources, motivation, and mind-set to do what we’re doing?

What can we expect at the 3-year anniversary party?

OLUWAFEMI: We’re launching our record label, Worldtown Productions! We’ll also have a superbly sounding Worldtown Sound System, a line-up of polished acts, new merchandise, and new designs.

Worldtown Turns 3

BEN: We’re coming out with a more refined presentation. We want to offer everyone a glimpse into the direction we’re headed.

(Photos and GIFs by Clarissa)

Glad to Meet You

Intern Clarissa My name’s Clarissa and I’m one of Worldtown's new interns!

In the short time that I’ve been working with Worldtown, it's undoubtedly been a thrilling time in the company’s career. They produced a music video, secured a partnership with the YMCA, threw a wonderful Valentine’s Day party, remixed one of my favorite songs, will open for a major Samba act in Philly, and will celebrate their 3rd birthday in the coming weeks.

As blogger, Instagrammer, Facebooker, photographer, and Tweeter, I want to bring everyone to the attention of Worldtown through words and images that are hopefully true to the company's vibe. Worldtown brings cultural inclusivity into their music and lets the listener travel the world through sound. It’s an experience I want everyone to enjoy.

I hope you’ll all join me as I discover more of Worldtown’s sound and watch their talent unfold!

The Making of the Royals Remix

A conversation with DJ and Worldtown Co-founder Ben ArsenalMaking of Royals Why "Royals"? My good friend Isaac Jordan came through my studio to check out acapellas. He suggested I check out this song by a singer named Lorde and it went from there. What inspired the mix? I wanted to make something funky and groovy— that hit hard as a late night beat. What influences are we hearing? Sexy, deep house meets the Worldtown sound, which is always a mix of global, funky rhythms.

 

Groove to Ben's remix of Royals below: [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/133738119" params="color=00cc11&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=true" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /]

(Photos by Clarissa)

Bloodstains, ball gowns

Ben Arsenal's remix of Lorde's "Royals" At Worldtown, we’re working hard to make 2014 our strongest, most quality year yet. Our team has put in blood, sweat, and tears in order to produce and be a part of projects dear to our hearts. But, as things go in music, we’re working hard so that we can play harder. We’ve got so much in store for you all that we cannot wait to reveal...

Coming your way:

Our own Ben Arsenal’s remix of Lorde’s “Royals”
Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone” Valentine’s Day party at Jonifin Marvin Media
And the biggest and baddest of them all – Worldtown turns 3

Stay tuned on us, 2014 is our year!

Race Street Pier

Worldtown at Race Street Pier!Worldtown Sound System is all set to introduce its debut "mixshake" with an exciting perfomance on Thursday July 18th! The venue? None other than the brand spankingly new and beautiful Race Street Pier right on the Delaware river. Worldtown will be headlining a line-up carefully curated to showcase electronic music in Philly. The mixshake will feature original tracks and edits from Worldtown Productions as well as awesome dance music from around the world.

The event goes from 6pm till 9pm, it's all ages and best of all, free.

See you there!

The Happy Birthday Song by Mateo Jiminez

Screen shot 2013-04-16 at 7.59.19 PMIn preparation for our upcoming festivities, we've decided to show you how fun we are! Check out our video: "The Happy Birthday Song," written by Mateo Jiminez and recorded at Philadelphia's own Elevate Sound Studios.

Enjoy!

Worldtown Birthday Song by Mateo Jimenez from Worldtown.

The Blockley

© Nicholas B. MilesThis past Wednesday, Worldtown was very fortunate and honored to join forces for the second time with Balk Beat Box. We were also introduced to the sounds of Delhi to Dublin. We hope you all had a great time and we look forward to seeing you at our two year event taking place Saturday March 30th. While you're marking your calendar, take a look at a few of the photos and relive the good times!

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(Photos by Nick B. Miles)

Elevate Sound Studio Launch Party

The New Philadelphia, REVEAL, West Philadelphia Orchestra, Da Chu, and Worldtown, in a stroke of genius, have decided to synergize (not a real word, we know) and collaborate to bring Philadelphia great party stacked with visual artists, producers, and performers from all over the city. Taking place at The Underground Arts building, we are celebrating the launch of World Town's Elevate Sound Studio by bringing in a complete audio system, stunning visual art, a full bar, and sounds that will make you forget what time it is. Get lifted.

And we're featuring an outrageous amount of eclectic of music born and breaded in Philadelphia:

DJ SEGA [soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/users/883463" iframe="true" /]

Ben Arsenal/Femstar [soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/users/3054900" iframe="true" /]

Jack Deezl [soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/users/2526066" iframe="true" /]

West Philadelphia Orchestra [soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/users/11802919" iframe="true" /]

Red Richards [soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/users/1096790" iframe="true" /]

Sophic [soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/users/2169921" iframe="true" /]

Galvanize [soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/users/14246919" iframe="true" /]

ECODE [soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/users/4206582" iframe="true" /]

October 5th | 10pm-4 am Tickets are $10 in advance (more at the door)

Come celebrate Elevate Sound Studio launch party!