Featured DJ Chart: Keith Worthy

It’s hard to believe Keith Worthy is still a relative newcomer to the production game – his first release dropped in 2005 and he started his own Aesthetic Audio imprint a year later – simply because his sound is dripping with the soul, polish and deepness of a Motor City veteran. Indeed Worthy is continuing Detroit’s proud tradition of emotive house music, but also pursuing his own unique musical path, and we were delighted to touch base with him to talk about what’s in his record bag this month…

1. Marcellus Pittman – Loneliness Leave Me Alone EP (Unirhythm Green)


“Malik’s approach to his compositions is always deep, abstract, funky and very personal, depending on the mood. His pieces stay in my set  – this one is dope!”

2. Steven Tang – The Verged Sessions (Aesthetic Audio)


“Steve’s affinity for raw sound structure is close to genius, and I have most of his Emphasis catalogue for this very reason. I was happy to do this project with him on Aesthetic, and this release is a future classic in my opinion.”

3. DJ Jus Ed/Fred P/DJ Qu – Semesters II (Strength)


“Individually each of these compositions are definitely deep bangers, and each piece has its own special mood.”

4. Tevo Howard – Everyday House Music (Beautiful Grandville)


“Very nice assortment of music on this release ranging from deep, moody and melodic to the straight jacking Chi-town is know for, except with a modern twist. Nice!”

5. Floating Points – People’s Potential (Eglo)


“Two deep and moody tracks on this work that keep your head swinging. From what I hear he is a youngster, if so, his sound is far beyond his years.”

6. JuJu and Jordash – Tattoo’s Island (Philpot)


“If you close your eyes when you are listening to JuJu and Jordash, it is much less expensive than buying a plane ticket, but with the exact same benefit. These guys ‘get it’ that music is experimental, and their talent and range take you on a mind trip every time.”

7. Reggie Dokes – House Is My Soul (Ojo De Apolo Chile)


“A very nice 12” with melodic arrangements and sweet drum patterns. Lots of range on this piece also, each track has its own feel. And it has soul …”

8. A Guy Called Gerald – Tronic Jazz The Berlin Sessions (Laboratory Instinct)


“This joint has crazy range, from dark to bumpy beaters. All three tracks are beautiful and timeless – a straight- up collector from Gerald!”

9. Leonid – J3 (Sistrum)


“Straight-up deep underground soul here – an absolute beautiful record that really feels good. Another timeless collector.”

10. Chicago Shags (aka Legowelt) – Flamingo World (Strange Life Holland)


“I’ve been beatin’ this one since I got it … nothing else to say … straight collector … just listen!”

Keith Worthy will be touring Europe with Sistrum boss Patrice Scott this October to celebrate the release of  Underground Anthems 1&2. Tour dates are as follows:

Oct 15 Warm @ Plastic People, London
Oct 19 Cookies, Berlin
Oct 21 secretsundaze @ ADE, Amsterdam
Oct 28 Movement Festival, Turin
Oct 29 Free Zukunft, Zurich