J. Worra’s journey began even before she fell in love with house music after moving to Chicago. Long before she started crafting tech house anthems like “Burn This House” with Little Boots and “Lose My Mind” with Taylor Moody, she taught herself how to play the piano and the intricacies of production on her favorite DAW. The embers that were ignited when she moved to the city that built house music have caught fire as she continues to set festival stages from EDC to Bonaroo ablaze with her irresistible beats.
And it all started with the intention to share the music she loved while making space for more women in a male-dominated space.
A masterful producer and technician behind the decks, her recent evolution as a musician and selector has further cemented her star status. It’s incredible to think that for much of her career, through marathon weekends of club shows, festivals, and releases on venerated labels like Insomniac, Diplo’s Higher Ground, Gorgon City’s REALM, and Thrive Music, she also managed to hold down a high-level corporate day job.
In 2021 she finally made her passion her profession. Devoting herself completely to music has only served to confirm her life’s path. She’s more comfortable, committed, and in control than ever. She’s totally tapped into her inner voice in a way that allows her to tell a compelling story of love and passion through music.
The move away from corporate life has freed her mind and spirit to pursue her music in a new way. Without the stress of attempting to balance both, she feels more open to exploring her relationship with music with more joy. She’s settling into the role of a storyteller, sharing more of her personal journey like her beautiful relationship with partner Sierra.
All the while, the accolades continue to roll in. A clear fan favorite throughout the country, her 2022 festival highlights read like the bucket list for any tried and true raver, including Elrow, Groove Cruise, Buku, Splash House, Skyline, Elements, and Diplo’s Higher Ground.
Adored by fans, praised by her peers, and celebrated by curators and industry authorities her music has put her on the cover of Dance Rising, Housewerk, and Operator, three of Spotify’s most-followed dance music playlists.
In addition, she’s currently in the midst of her 30-city Check Out Tour that’s quickly selling out all over the country. And none other than the legendary Swedish House Mafia just announced that she would join them for seven dates on their much-anticipated Paradise Again come back tour.
Clearly, the industry has noticed what fans and followers have known for years: J. Worra is a singular talent. Her ability to seamlessly blend the nostalgic energy of classic house with a firebrand new school swag has made her a favorite of Chris Lake, Pete Tong, Oliver Heldens, John Summit, Claptone, Martin Garrix, Lee Foss, and so many more.
She effortlessly occupies a space that keeps a foot firmly planted in the underground with an energy and musicality that is turning heads in the mainstream. She’s well on her way to even more incredible heights as she prepares to release remixes for the likes of superstar artists Sofi Tuker and the one and only Lizzo.
Experiencing the inimitable artist in a more intimate setting will soon be a rare treat. So, don’t sleep on the chance to catch J. Worra in Brooklyn. She’s pumped for her return to New York as she told Gray Area, “The energy of NYC is always on fire. It always shows at the clubs I play. It’s def one of my fave cities to perform in, the fans really get after it, so I’m always excited to come back.”
Joining J Worra is underground sensation Sante. Well-known in the house music community for his releases on in-demand labels like Hot Since 82’s Knee Deep In Sound, Matthias Tanzmann’s Moon Harbour, and Solardo’s Sola Nauts, the German-born Portugal-based artist has spent years building a sound that favors musicality and a more thoughtful approach to moving the dancefloor. He’s a frequent guest at legendary house music institutions like Amnesia and Eden in Ibiza and Watergate in Berlin. He’s also been called upon multiple times to play for lauded industry brands like Abode, elrow, and Fuse.
He recently released his much anticipated collaborative album Road To Sanrey with his brother Re.You. The nine-track long-player is their most ambitious project to date seeing them take deep, vocal house into new sonic territories.
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