Back To Back with Willy Joy

Back To Back with Willy Joy

www.willyjoy.com/podcast
Your favorite DJ’s favorite podcast.


134: Lost Frequencies
Dec 3 • 66 min
Lost Frequencies goes Back To Back! Willy talks with him about his new album “Alive & Feeling Fine”, his first live US tour, growing up in Belgium, working with James Blunt & Netsky, playing Coachella, touring with Chainsmokers, European vs. American…
133: Diamond Pistols (returns!)
Nov 26 • 97 min
Diamond Pistols returns to Back To Back! Willy talks with him about producing for Lil Pump, Rich Brian & more, honesty in songwriting, his new Space Rangers project, industry plants, money management, going viral on TikTok, producing for others vs for…
132: Chad Kenney (Brownies & Lemonade)
Nov 19 • 96 min
Chad Kenney, creative director of Brownies & Lemonade, goes Back To Back! Willy talks to him about throwing major events with an underground mindset, how B&L discovers talent, surprise Skrillex sets, curating stages at Ultra, DJing Coachella, sobriety,…
131: Wooli
Nov 12 • 99 min
Wooli goes Back To Back! Willy talks to him about playing Lost Lands, working with Excision, living in Rochester, going from fan to artist, trying to write timeless music, ghost production, politics of collabs, music industry money management, image &…
130: Blaise James (ex-OWSLA, ARETÉ, Guin)
Nov 5 • 86 min
Blaise James goes Back To Back! Willy and he talk health & wellness in the industry, being hired by Skrillex to manage OWSLA, transcendental meditation, working with Porter Robinson & G-Eazy, balancing artistry & business, running the 24-hour Jack U…
129: Barely Alive
Oct 29 • 84 min
Barely Alive goes Back To Back! Willy talks to WILLY about making albums, sampling, 80s production influences, logistics of the “microwave” helmet, club architecture, working with Disciple & OWSLA, group dynamics, tour life, songwriting & lots more! Back…
128: A Tribe Called Red
Oct 22 • 119 min
A Tribe Called Red goes Back To Back! Willy talks with them about their new songs, “rebel music”, building new spaces for indigenous people, working with Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def), making cultural hybrids, combining politics & partying, winning Juno…
127: Henry Fong
Oct 15 • 90 min
Henry Fong goes Back To Back! Willy talks to him about his new music, growing up in Florida & his love of the water, blowing up during the big room house craze, hipsters & the blog era, working with OWSLA, creative reinvention, reggae & dancehall…
126: Chime
Oct 8 • 81 min
Chime goes Back To Back! Willy talks to him about growing up in Leeds, touring the US, his unique ‘Color Bass’ sound, running Rushdown Records, inspiration from the Prodigy & video games, UK vs US culture, frustrations with the dubstep scene, trampolines,…
125: JSTJR (returns!)
Oct 1 • 77 min
JSTJR returns to Back To Back! He talks to Willy about his single ‘Put In That Work’, his ‘Group Chat’ record label, becoming a YouTuber, his spiritual journey, phone addiction, working with Insomniac, artistry in EDM & lots more! Back To Back is…
124: Haywyre
Sep 24 • 54 min
Haywyre goes Back To Back! Willy talks to him about his live show & new tour with Koan Sound, his 6-EP ‘Panorama’ project, early viral videos & work with Monstercat, getting burnt out, struggle as inspiration, translating life into music, touring with…
123: Desert Hearts
Sep 17 • 87 min
Mikey & Lee from Desert Hearts go Back to Back! Willy talks with them about their DH festival in the Mojave Desert & the new City Hearts fest, burning man stories, Lee’s pro BMX past, life changing psychedelic trips, running two record labels, balancing…
122: SVDDEN DEATH
Sep 10 • 69 min
SVDDEN DEATH goes Back to Back! Willy talks to him about his VOYD project, playing in metal bands and marching bands, inspiration from Rusko & early dubstep, songwriting & DAW polyamory, music as community, social awkwardness & anxiety, his vision for the…
121: Morgan Page
Sep 3 • 96 min
Morgan Page goes Back To Back! He and Willy chat about his Quick Tips project (@MPQuickTips), his radio background, writing music for Tesla & SpaceX, the science of a hit, career reinvention, 3D tours, Grammy nominations, debates with Kaskade, supporting…
120: 4B (with a cameo from Flosstradamus)
Aug 27 • 68 min
4B goes Back To Back! He and Willy talk about pushing the Jersey club sound worldwide, DJing at 13, making music in Dunkin Donuts, his first ‘hit’, advice from DJ Snake, playing EDC for the first time, and Flosstradamus stops by for a guest appearance to…
119: Sander Van Doorn
Aug 20 • 68 min
Sander Van Doorn goes Back To Back! He and Willy talk about growing up in the Netherlands, the Dutch music scene, celebrating 15 years of his Identity Radio show, balancing career & family, early gig horror stories, working with Spinnin Records, his…
118: QUIX
Aug 13 • 88 min
QUIX goes Back To Back! He and Willy talk about growing up in New Zealand, playing in church bands, developing his unique production style, touring the world as a married couple, working with Allison Wonderland & Adventure Club, how to keep creativity…
117: Feed Me
Aug 6 • 99 min
Feed Me goes Back To Back! He talks with Willy about his “High Street Creeps” LP, growing up north of London, his d&b project Spor, the world building of Feed Me, being ‘discovered’ by Noisia & Deadmau5, how to be a balanced rock star, self care, the…
116: Carnage
Jul 30 • 116 min
Carnage goes Back To Back! He and Willy talk new music, succeeding in rap & EDM at the same time, growing up in Guatemala, learning English at 11, working with G-Eazy, memories of Avicii, playing arenas with Drake, taking a break from public life,…
115: graves
Jul 23 • 101 min
graves goes Back To Back! He and Willy talk living in Hawaii, inspiration from grunge & skate culture, producer tips, dealing with depression, working one-on-one with Kanye West, studio time with Beyonce, Drake & Elton John, collabs with RL Grime, selling…
114: BLOND:ISH
Jul 16 • 50 min
BLOND:ISH goes Back To Back! Viv chats with Willy about discovering house music in Montreal, writing an album in Tulum, working with Diplo, going from a duo to a solo act, her Bye Bye Plastic initiative to eliminate single-use plastic in the music…
113: Empire Of The Sun
Jul 9 • 83 min
Empire Of The Sun goes Back To Back! Luke Steele talks to Willy about the 10th anniversary of Walking On A Dream, growing up in a blues club, working with Pharell, Jay-Z & Beyonce, playing Coachella & EDC, advice from Lindsey Buckingham, updates on their…
112: Swizzymack
Jul 2 • 74 min
Swizzymack goes Back To Back! The Philly club legend talks to Willy about the history of club music & carrying the torch, getting discovered by Diplo, underage touring, his ‘Stay Happy’ brand, tricks for creativity, remixing Silk City, the future of…
111: Zomboy
Jun 25 • 87 min
Zomboy goes Back To Back! He talks with Willy about work/life balance, running a recording studio out of his mom’s house, getting signed off of his first demos, “ruining” dubstep, inspiration from Skrillex, eschewing partying to learn synthesis, his…
110: Dani Deahl
Jun 18 • 91 min
Dani Deahl goes Back To Back! She talks with Willy about reporting on music & technology for The Verge, working with the Recording Academy (aka The Grammys), DJing around the country, advocating for artists, investigating Soundcloud, her TED talk & more!…
109: GRiZ
Jun 11 • 74 min
GRiZ goes Back To Back! He talks with Willy about his new album “Ride Waves”, growing up in Detroit, feeling like a musical outsider, discovering funk through hip hop sampling, sneaking activist messages into party songs, making his music free, designing…
108: Nitti Gritti
Jun 4 • 78 min
Nitti Gritti goes Back To Back! He talks with Willy about living in Haiti as a kid, playing the drums, working with Diplo, remixing Cirque Du Soleil, writing music under pressure, building a team, future live show plans, being a control freak, staying…
107: Will Eastman (U Street Music Hall)
May 28 • 107 min
Will Eastman (U Street Music Hall) goes Back To Back with Willy! They talk owning & operating one of the top nightclubs in the country, balancing that with an artist career, booking talent, self-releasing his recent albums, life lessons through touring,…
106: Adventure Club
May 21 • 74 min
Adventure Club goes Back To Back with Willy! They talk “Next Life” with Crankdat & Krewella, stresses of tour life & mental health, being Grammy nominated, their partnership & working with your best friend, realizing their signature sound, sold out shows,…
105: KSHMR
May 14 • 97 min
KSHMR goes Back To Back with Willy! They talk his new music, making a plugin, effective work habits, sample pack drama, experiences with ghost production, inspiration from a young Carnage, writing multiplatinum hits as part of The Cataracs, running Dharma…
104: Diplo (Two Year Anniversary!)
May 7 • 66 min
Diplo returns for the 2-year anniversary of Back To Back! He talks with Willy about playing Stagecoach festival & making country, winning a Grammy with Mark Ronson, playing shows in Pakistan, Lagos, Bangladesh and more, his local DJ past, his hectic pace…
103: Party Favor (returns!)
Apr 30 • 87 min
Party Favor returns to the show to go Back To Back once again! He talks to Willy about creating his new album “Layers”, collaborating with A$AP Ferg, Project Pat, Baauer, Graves & more, new side projects, self care, progressing while dealing with fan…
102: Slumberjack
Apr 23 • 81 min
Slumberjack goes Back To Back with Willy! They talk about the new Sarawak EP & documentary, growing up in Malaysia, live show vs DJing, paying dues on the road, being famous only in certain places, support from Madeon, politics of collaboration, working…
101: Virtual Riot
Apr 16 • 82 min
Virtual Riot goes Back to Back with Willy this week! They talk about growing up in Germany and attending the University of Pop Music, trying to break records in dominos, inspiration from Flosstradamus, USA culture shock, ethics of sample packs, recording…
100: A-Trak
Apr 9 • 129 min
A-Trak goes Back To Back with Willy for a super-sized Episode 100! They talk winning the DMC world championships at 15, his brother Dave1 from Chromeo, WMC in the 90s, meeting Daft Punk, forming Duck Sauce with Armand Van Helden, making the Heads Will…
99: i_o
Apr 2 • 84 min
i_o goes back to back with Willy this week! They talk staying healthy on tour, twitter arguments, finding dance music via deadmau5, hitting reset on his career, working with Mau5trap & Tommy Trash, advice from Jauz, why warehouses are the best venues,…
98: Ray Volpe
Mar 26 • 78 min
Ray Volpe goes Back to Back with Willy! They talk his new Purpose EP on Never Say Die, discovering dance music through gaming, making music at 12 years old, being bullied & dropping out of high school, singing on his own tracks, support from Excision,…
97: Z-Trip
Mar 19 • 106 min
Z-Trip goes Back To Back with Willy! They talk playing the Grammys, Holy Ship, Coachella & more, opening for the Rolling Stones, working with Linkin Park & LL Cool J, pioneering early mashup culture, career reinvention, shared roots of hip hop & dance…
96: Salva
Mar 12 • 102 min
Salva goes back to back with Willy! They talk his analog gear obession, attending Red Bull Music Academy, writing camps for Rihanna, opening for Shakira’s world tour, being musically omnivorous, pop vs. underground, making the Mercy remix with RL Grime,…
95: Gorgon City
Mar 5 • 76 min
Gorgon City go back to back with Willy! They talk their upcoming Coachella performance, playing Glastonbury & Holy Ship, accidentally making pop songs, albums vs. singles, underground vs. mainstream, studio vs. touring, DJing vs. live performance, their…
94: Kevin Saunderson
Feb 26 • 76 min
Kevin Saunderson goes back to back with Willy! They talk his legacy as one of the originators of techno music, Detroit & NYC in the 80s, working with Juan Atkins & Derrick May, conceptualizing & helping to run Movement Festival, inventing the Reese bass,…
93: Must Die!
Feb 19 • 101 min
Must Die! goes back to back with Willy! They talk about hisnew release “Bliss 2K”, his creative renaissance, writing his first album, working with Skrillex, advice from Zomboy, staying healthy on tour, minimalism, the importance of family, making…
92: Dieselboy
Feb 12 • 88 min
Dieselboy goes Back To Back with Willy! They talk about bringing drum ‘n bass to the main stage in America, his new Heart of Darkness mix & tour, 20 years of Planet of the Drums, touring with Moby & David Bowie, inspiring Steve Gordon & Kevin Gimble to…
91: Flosstradamus (returns!)
Feb 5 • 83 min
FULL VIDEO OF THIS EPISODE BROUGHT TO YOU BY SERATO: https://www.youtube.com/user/SeratoHQ Flosstradamus returns to the show in a special episode recorded live at Serato Studios in LA! He and Willy talk the birth of “trap”, embracing new music tech,…
90: Valerie Lee (Mixmag)
Jan 29 • 93 min
Valerie Lee, Global Culture Editor for Mixmag, goes Back To Back with Willy! They talk dance music journalism, hosting the Coachella livestream, winning the IMS Visionary award & working with IMS, creating Snoop Dogg’s weed website, China & Mexico dance…
89: Eliminate
Jan 22 • 81 min
Eliminate goes back to back with Willy! They talk his upcoming EP on Disciple Records, working with Flux Pavilion, the pros & cons of a ‘signature’ sound, dealing with social media, the state of dubstep in 2019, perfectionism, getting support from…
88: The Crystal Method
Jan 15 • 72 min
The Crystal Method goes back to back with Willy! They talk the new album “The Trip Home”, becoming a solo act after decades as a duo, working with Tom Morello & Scott Weiland, touring with Tool & Limp Bizkit, recording a platinum album in a garage, the…
87: Ghastly
Jan 8 • 102 min
Ghastly goes back to back with Willy this week! They talk about when they toured together, Ghastly’s debut album, growing up on a farm, living out of a van, fronting a metal band, playing EDC for the first time, working with OWSLA, getting tattoos from…
86: Lil Texas
Jan 1 • 84 min
Lil Texas goes back to back with Willy for the first episode of 2019! They talk his quest to be the ambassador for American hard dance music, loving ICP & nu metal, playing jazz bass, going to Berklee with Kenny Beats, the secret keys to branding, his…
85: Flosstradamus, Getter, Aryay & Blaise DeAngelo - Part 2 (LIVE panel on mental health at Icon Collective)
Dec 25, 2018 • 62 min
Part 2 of the LIVE panel discussion with Flosstradamus, Getter, Aryay, Blaise DeAngelo & Willy talking about mental health in the music industry! Icon Collective students join the discussion for a wide-ranging Q&A in today’s episode. Follow the Back To…
84: Flosstradamus, Getter, Aryay & Blaise DeAngelo - Part 1 (LIVE panel on mental health at Icon Collective)
Dec 18, 2018 • 70 min
Getter, Flosstradamus, Aryay & Blaise DeAngelo (OWSLA) sat down with Willy at Icon Collective for a roundtable on mental health in the music industry. This is part 1 of the two-part talk, and it’s the first EVER live episode of the show! Follow the Back…
83: Elephante
Dec 11, 2018 • 83 min
Elephante goes back to back with Willy this week! They talk his new Glass Mansion EP and remixes, the dangers of trying to make a “radio song”, going to Harvard, the golden age of Soundcloud, sobriety on tour, new side projects, making mini-movies with…
82: Whipped Cream
Dec 4, 2018 • 86 min
Whipped Cream goes Back To Back with Willy this week! They talk about her new singles Bad For Me and Blood, making music videos, her past as a competitive figure skater, dealing with tour life, playing shows with YehMe2, working with Big Beat/Atlantic…
81: Smalltown DJs
Nov 27, 2018 • 104 min
Straight out of Calgary, the Smalltown DJs go Back to Back with Willy this week! They talk their new “Bad Behavior” EP with Dances With White Girls on Fool’s Gold Records, DJing in Korea in the 90s, building a scene in Calgary, early residencies in Vegas,…
80: Cray
Nov 20, 2018 • 71 min
Cray goes back to back with Willy this week! They talk about her songwriting process, watching Avicii at 14, working in clubs at 16, being a successful Twitch streamer, touring with Skrillex & Anna Lunoe, live performance vs. DJing, self care and dealing…
79: Cedric Gervais
Nov 13, 2018 • 52 min
Cedric Gervais goes back to back with Willy! The french-floridian legend talks about running his own label, moving to Miami at 18, DJing for every celebrity under the sun in the 90s, seeing Daft Punk unmasked, winning a grammy, acting in a Michael Bay…
78: Eptic
Nov 6, 2018 • 75 min
Eptic goes Back To Back with Willy this week! They talk growing up in Belgium, touring in Europe & Asia, finishing college while on tour, drum ‘n bass, weird sex parties, working with Never Say Die, his art background + making all his own album artwork,…
77: Four Color Zack
Oct 30, 2018 • 95 min
Four Color Zack, aka the Redbull Threestyle World Champion, goes Back to Back with Willy! They talk his art & design background, winning the World Championship, his 2 Cents project with DJ Craze, time management, working with Fool’s Gold, running a…
76: Delta Heavy
Oct 23, 2018 • 86 min
Ben from Delta Heavy lands in Willy’s studio this week! He talks about their recent releases with Monstercat, new album plans, creative & visual design, growing up in the UK, DJing in boarding school, signing to RAM Records, breaking into the US, making a…
75: Ekali
Oct 16, 2018 • 67 min
Ekali goes Back To Back with Willy on our 75th episode anniversary! They talk about his new Crystal Eyes EP and tour, his rock band past, touring at 16, attending Redbull Music Academy in Tokyo, meeting Skrillex and signing to OWSLA, getting out of debt…
74: Mat Zo
Oct 9, 2018 • 72 min
Mat Zo goes Back To Back with Willy this week! They talk about his new single “Vice” and his upcoming return to Anjunabeats for an EP, working with Porter Robinson and Kill the Noise, his trance roots, the benefits and drawbacks of being outspoken on…
73: Brodinski
Oct 2, 2018 • 81 min
Brodinski goes Back To Back with Willy this week! The Parisian techno-rap genius talks his early days learning from Ed Banger & DJ Mehdi, working with Gesaffelstein, producing for Kanye West, how switching gears & focusing on underground Atlanta rap…
72: Medasin
Sep 25, 2018 • 80 min
Medasin goes back to back with Willy this week! They talk his upcoming headline tour, his debut album Irene, why it’s named after a pivotal counselor in his rehab program, making songs at 12, winning beat battles, getting props from Deadmau5, money vs.…
71: Mura Masa
Sep 18, 2018 • 70 min
Mura Masa goes back to back with Willy in our first ever tour bus episode! They talk about growing up on an island & being a child of the internet, being grammy-nominated, working with Skrillex, recording A$AP Rocky at the Beatles’ studio, advice from…
70: Matoma
Sep 11, 2018 • 69 min
Matoma comes straight out of Norway to sit down with Willy this week! They talk about writing his new album One In A Million, working with Enrique Iglesias & Ja Rule, artistic evolution, “climate positive” touring, his vision for a global sound, jumping…
69: Chromeo
Sep 4, 2018 • 74 min
Chromeo go Back To Back with Willy this week! They talk their new album Head Over Heels, touring across the world, bribing customs agents with cigarettes, phone calls with Bruno Mars, growing up in Montreal, driving a teenage A-Trak around, leading the…
68: Paul Oakenfold
Aug 28, 2018 • 58 min
The one and only Paul Oakenfold goes Back To Back with Willy this week! They cover his entire 25+ year career in the music industry, touring with U2, producing for Madonna, remixing Justin Timberlake & Snoop Dogg, performing on Mt. Everest, soundtracking…
67: CID
Aug 21, 2018 • 96 min
CID goes Back To Back with Willy this week! They talk his non-stop musical output, working with Kaskade, Cedric Gervais, Don Diablo & more, sampling TLC, winning video game tournaments and also winning a grammy, going from behind the scenes to being the…
66: Getter
Aug 14, 2018 • 100 min
Getter goes Back To Back with Willy! They talk about his upcoming album, Visceral (out Sep. 28), handling success at a young age, vacationing with Skrillex, channeling depression into art, balancing a music career, tv show, clothing brand & artist…
65: Chris White & Ryan Jaso (Control Forever)
Aug 7, 2018 • 87 min
Chris White & Ryan Jaso, founders of the legendary LA party Control and heads of Control Forever, go back to back with Willy! They talk working on all sides of the industry - promoter, artist, manager, etc, booking the LA debuts of DJ Snake, Rusko, and an…
64: Kristian Nairn (Game Of Thrones)
Jul 31, 2018 • 81 min
Kristian Nairn (aka Hodor from Game of Thrones) goes Back To Back! Willy talks to the veteran DJ about avoiding the ‘celebrity DJ’ label, sleepovers with Deadmau5, filming Game of Thrones after DJing until 5AM the night before, playing in Ibiza, dance…
63: Dr. Fresch
Jul 24, 2018 • 97 min
Dr. Fresch goes Back To Back with Willy! They talk about angry emails from Steve Aoki, happy emails from Skrillex, winning EDC’s Discovery Project and playing festivals worldwide, working with Insomniac, starting a record label, learning to embrace…
62: Cesqeaux
Jul 17, 2018 • 69 min
It’s Cesqeaux day on Back To Back! The Dutch producer met up with Willy inside a storage container for this episode. They talk working with Afrojack, David Guetta and Justin Bieber, making an album with Yellow Claw in Shanghai, his signature sound, US…
61: Dave Nada
Jul 10, 2018 • 95 min
Willy sits down with the creator of moombahton, Dave Nada! They talk about touring with Skrillex, playing legendary venues around the world as half of Nadastrom, how moombahton was born, the intersection of politics & music, the new wave of…
60: Sneek
Jul 3, 2018 • 60 min
Sneek is an artist to watch in 2018! In this conversation he talks to Willy about growing up with Getter, making midtempo music before it was trendy, the storyline behind his songs, anxiety on stage & lots more. Sneek’s dog also tries to eat Willy’s…
59: JayKode
Jun 26, 2018 • 64 min
Willy sits down with Jaykode on this week’s episode! They talk growing up in LA, his Armenian roots, quitting your job, mixing classical and dance music, what it’s like to work with your heroes, their first raves, pop punk, the importance of family, and…
58: Eric Hamilton (Diplo’s Revolution)
Jun 19, 2018 • 74 min
Willy sits down with Eric Hamilton, Diplo’s longtime assistant and now program director for the Diplo’s Revolution channel on Sirius XM. They talk touring with Rusko & Dillon Francis, how to curate a radio show, working for Ed Hardy, performing with Major…
57: LSDREAM (aka Brillz)
Jun 12, 2018 • 106 min
Willy sits down with his old friend LSDREAM (aka Brillz) for an epic conversation covering early struggles, becoming Brillz & the explosion of TWONK, starting the new LSDREAM project, writing the Voyager album, returning to spiritual roots & SO much more.…
56: JSTJR
Jun 5, 2018 • 67 min
JSTJR joins Willy on today’s episode! They talk about his new single ‘Tiguere’, working with Major Lazer, thoughts on Avici’s passing, self-care in the music industry, the importance of originality, lowkey loving Linkin Park, the tropical/global bass…
55: Tony Trimm
May 29, 2018 • 69 min
Chicago’s own Tony Trimm is today’s special guest! He talks about his work touring as Hannibal Buress’ DJ, the Handsome Rambler podcast they created together, working with guests like Chris Rock, Chance The Rapper & Flying Lotus, not letting Diplo into…
54: Borgore
May 22, 2018 • 71 min
Borgore joins Willy today for a special late night episode! They talk about his new JAZZ album “Adventures In Time”, how he ‘ruined’ dubstep, working with pop stars, running a record label, avoiding negativity, big room house, Mozart vs. Bach and much…
53: Lane 8
May 15, 2018 • 80 min
Lane 8 invites Willy over on today’s episode! They talk about his “This Never Happened” phone-less tour and record label, creating his new album, remixing Deadmau5, Odesza and Eric Prydz, getting signed by Anjunadeep, career frustrations and much more!…
52: The Glitch Mob
May 8, 2018 • 89 min
The Glitch Mob invite Willy over for a super sized chat! They talk about the process of creating their new album “See Without Eyes”, how they put together their one-of-a-kind live show, their spiritual influences, early career struggles, being independent…
51: Tisoki
May 1, 2018 • 67 min
Tisoki sits down with Willy today and things get deep fast! A multi-talented producer, Tisoki talks with Willy about being only children, moving to LA from the UK, working with Borgore & Never Say Die, the current state of dubstep, producing for other…
50: What So Not
Apr 24, 2018 • 67 min
What So Not joins Willy today for a very special conversation. IT’S THE 50TH EPISODE OF BACK TO BACK! They talk about the strenuous process of creating his new album “Not All The Beautiful Things”, his sort-of live tour, working with Skrillex & Toto,…
49: Laidback Luke
Apr 17, 2018 • 76 min
The one and only Laidback Luke joins Willy on the show! They have a wide ranging conversation about working with artists like Diplo and A-Trak, mentoring Avicii, Afrojack & GTA, the scene in Europe vs. the USA, growing up in the Netherlands, balancing a…
48: Jubilee
Apr 10, 2018 • 83 min
Jubilee goes back to back with Willy in today’s episode! They talk about her new residency on BBC Radio 1, creating her album “After Hours”, touring with Keys N Krates, getting a dubplate from Drake, playing for 30,000 people at Red Bull’s Culture Clash,…
47: Lookas
Apr 3, 2018 • 60 min
Miami-born Lookas joins Willy on today’s episode! They talk about producing a multi-platinum single with Flo-Rida at 19, throwing thousand-person house parties in high school, playing Ultra, touring in Asia, the underground vs. the mainstream, working…
46: ETC!ETC!
Mar 27, 2018 • 62 min
ETC!ETC! sits down with Willy today for a long overdue catch-up! They talk growing up in LA, working with Diplo, Bro Safari, DJ Snake, and pretty much every other DJ on the planet, being a figurehead during the rise of both the moombahton and the trap…
45: Anna Lunoe
Mar 20, 2018 • 78 min
Anna sits down with Willy for an epic early morning episode! They talk her unique childhood in Sydney, touring with Diplo, her roots in radio & being given her own show by Zane Lowe on Beats1 / Apple Music, playing Coachella, moving to America, career…
44: Buku
Mar 13, 2018 • 72 min
Buku comes on the show this week for a much overdue reunion! He & Willy talk about his Pittsburgh roots, creating his unique style of bass music, breaking into the industry, putting together DIY tours, modular synths, how his sound has progressed over the…
43: NGHTMRE
Mar 6, 2018 • 76 min
NGHTMRE makes his Back To Back debut this week! He and Willy talk about growing up in the South, going to school with Slander, getting inspiration from Skrillex & Flux Pavilion, being an introvert in an extroverted industry, staying healthy on tour,…
42: Gent & Jawns
Feb 27, 2018 • 77 min
Gent & Jawns aka Long Jawns sits down with Willy today to talk about his new EP out now on Monstercat! They also cover the birth of moombahton, advice from Diplo, touring with Major Lazer, what its like to go from a duo to a solo act, finding your…
41: Doctor P
Feb 20, 2018 • 81 min
All the way from the UK, Doctor P sits down with Willy on this week’s episode! We cover a lot of ground with this legendary dubstep pioneer. From growing up with Flux Pavilion & Trolley Snatcha, forming the mighty Circus Records, dealing with the rigors…
40: KRANE
Feb 13, 2018 • 66 min
This week KRANE sits down with Willy in LA to talk about his new album “Fallout”, his first ever headlining tour, overcoming stage fright, why he doesn’t protect his production secrets, collaborating with fans, his background in design and much more! To…
39: Ookay
Feb 6, 2018 • 90 min
Ookay sits down with Willy today on B2B! They talk how to put a live show together, rock star aspirations, how to beat writer’s block, the process of writing hits like Thief and Cool (out now!) , dealing with a heavy touring schedule, how self-care will…
38: Craze
Jan 30, 2018 • 85 min
This week the legendary DJ Craze sits down with Willy on NEW YEARS EVE! Craze was a multiple time world champion turntablist while he was still a teenager alongside A-Trak. He’s blazed a trail through hip-hop, dance & electronic music.. and oh yeah he was…
37: Autoerotique
Jan 23, 2018 • 101 min
Keith from Autoerotique joins Willy for a polite Canadian chat! They talk working with everyone from Diplo & Major Lazer to Steve Aoki and Tiesto, A&R’ing for Dim Mak, signing Keys N Krates, bucking trends, staying true to your artistic vision & more!…
36: Deorro
Jan 16, 2018 • 89 min
Willy meets up with Deorro in Las Vegas for a super-sized convo. Deorro discusses how music was his escape when times were rough, how he makes his unique sounds, working with major labels and pop stars, blending latin music with EDM, why he “retired” (not…
35: Bro Safari
Jan 9, 2018 • 94 min
Bro Safari is the perfect Back To Back guest. From his roots as a drum ‘n bass producer to a mainstay of bass music in 2018, he has always marched to the beat of his own drum. The importance of staying DIY-or-die, social media’s effects on the industry,…
34: Jayceeoh
Jan 2, 2018 • 69 min
Jayceeoh sits down with Willy for the first Back To Back of 2018! From his hip-hop roots, to winning big on VH1’s “Master Of The Mix” reality/competition show, Jayceeoh is a tireless force in the music game. His new group with Redman, called 1000Volts, is…
33: 12th Planet
Dec 26, 2017 • 84 min
Back To Back is celebrating the 12th Days Of Christmas with our final guest of the year: 12th Planet! From his early days as an MC, to his years in London helping to bring dubstep stateside, working with Skrillex & Datsik, to now showcasing emerging…
32: Destructo
Dec 19, 2017 • 88 min
Destructo aka Gary Richards sits down with Willy for this very special episode! The founder of HARD events, Holy Ship, and current President of LiveStyle North America is a legend of the dance world. From founding EDC & HARD, working with artists like…
31: Nick Catchdubs
Dec 12, 2017 • 78 min
Nick Catchdubs, co-founder of Fool’s Gold Records, is today’s guest! Nick is a true renaissance man: label owner, producer, DJ, videographer, and human wikipedia. He and Willy talk about what labels look for to sign, artist development, the right and…
30: Seven Lions
Dec 5, 2017 • 61 min
Seven Lions sits down with Willy today, and when two nerdy guys get together you know you’re in for a good ride! They cover his big break, his experiences dealing with labels of all sizes, being an introvert, and his vision for growing the Seven Lions…
29: Kaskade
Nov 28, 2017 • 98 min
Six-time grammy nominee Kaskade sits down with Willy for a super-sized conversation! They cover his 10 album, 20+ year path through the industry. From witnessing the birth of house music to the keys to writing hits, the fear of committing to a career in…
28: Herobust
Nov 21, 2017 • 89 min
Herobust joins Willy this week for a conversation about how to build a career DIY-style, why artists should be taking more risks, and his return to Atlanta’s hip-hop community. Also, this interview took place in a creepy abandoned club in the basement of…
27: Henley Halem (TMWRK Management)
Nov 14, 2017 • 83 min
Henley Halem of TMWRK manages Flosstradamus, Valentino Khan, Bro Safari and many more stars of the DJ world. He and Willy cover his 20+ years in the music industry in epic fashion. From managing hip-hop legends in the 90s to working at Ultra Records, so…
26: Wax Motif
Nov 7, 2017 • 83 min
The G-House don Wax Motif joins Willy this week on the show! From living out of his car to working with Ty Dolla Sign & Warren G, releasing records with Mad Decent and touring the world, his story is super inspiring. The conversation covers everything…
25: Funtcase
Oct 31, 2017 • 73 min
Funtcase takes off the mask for a special Halloween episode of Back To Back! He and Willy link up to talk about working with Flux Pavilion & Doctor P, what happens when your mom is a DJ, the current state of dubstep and more! Check out Willy’s appearance…
24: Them Jeans
Oct 24, 2017 • 71 min
LA legend Them Jeans joins Willy on Back To Back! They talk about working with Steve Aoki, teaching Zac Efron how to DJ, how to have longevity in the music industry, and accidentally seeing Lady Gaga’s b00bs once. This episode has it all! Willy was a…
23: GTA
Oct 17, 2017 • 89 min
GTA stops by the show to chat with Willy for an epic episode! Touring the world with Rihanna & Calvin Harris! Getting signed to a major label and releasing an album! Afrojack signing the records you made in your mom’s basement! Using simplicity to make…
22: SNBRN
Oct 10, 2017 • 66 min
SNBRN invites Willy over to his downtown LA pad for a conversation full of laughs, insight, and good old Southern California G-House! They talk about the importance of staying authentic, failed projects, how to deal with major record contracts, and much…
21: Will Runzel (Prodigy Artists)
Oct 3, 2017 • 73 min
Will Runzel is the manager for NGHTMRE, Slander, Joyryde and Rickyxsan. He plays many roles in the music industry with irrepressible energy and passion. When Will used to work for Steve Aoki and Dim Mak events, he booked Willy for a bunch of shows. They…
20: Crizzly
Sep 26, 2017 • 82 min
Crizzly joins Willy this week for a conversation about navigating the music industry as an introvert, the early days of dubstep in the US, how to get noticed and get booked by the country’s biggest promoters, and lots more! Check out Crizzly’s new…
19: Mayhem
Sep 19, 2017 • 89 min
This week Willy chats with Atlanta producer and underground legend Mayhem! They talk about working with everyone from Noisia to Waka Flocka to KRS One, spotting Outkast at a rave, playing drum ‘n bass in Estonia, and the importance of sticking to a plan…
18: G-Buck
Sep 12, 2017 • 61 min
G-Buck meets up with Willy this week for a chat about Philly Club, the Fresh Prince, getting your first check from music, and imitators vs. innovators. Willy also reads some Back To Backer email and dishes out advice about dealing with your first shows…
17: Wolfgang Gartner
Sep 5, 2017 • 85 min
Willy goes back to back with a legend of electronic music: Wolfgang Gartner! Born Joey Youngman, he and Willy delve deep - from the early days of hustle and struggle, to the heights of EDM superstardom, all the way up to 2017 when even the superstars are…
16: Jackal
Aug 29, 2017 • 61 min
This week Willy is joined by Jackal for a great conversation recorded while on tour in Japan! They cover dealing with anxiety as creatives, the pros and cons of standing out vs. fitting in with your sound, Jackal’s inspiring drive to make his mark in the…
15: Wuki
Aug 22, 2017 • 67 min
Wuki and Willy wind their way through Japan in today’s episode! After spending a couple weeks together in the East they cap it off with a great chat about bands vs. DJs, independent releases vs. major labels, and originality vs. EVERYTHING. Wuki is a…
14: Party Favor
Aug 15, 2017 • 69 min
This week Party Favor joins Willy on a comfy couch in LA to talk about how he got his start, working with Diplo, getting his music into movies, and the importance (and difficulty!) of keeping it simple. Willy talks new music plans and makes a lot of dad…
13: Krewella
Aug 8, 2017 • 86 min
Krewella joins Willy on the show today for an awesome conversation about their shared Chicago roots, the creative process, how they built their team, songwriting, the good and bad of social media, and so much more! Krewella will be dropping their new EP…
12: Diamond Pistols
Aug 1, 2017 • 63 min
It’s a special two-part episode with talented DJ & producer (and ghost producer!) Diamond Pistols! The first part was recorded when DP was just getting into in the industry, and the second was recorded a last week when he and Willy were on tour in Japan!…
11: AC Slater
Jul 25, 2017 • 62 min
AC Slater stops by Back To Back this week to talk with Willy about their embarrassing shared musical history, how to stay fresh and relevant while still sticking to what you love, and rave culture past, present and future. Check out AC Slater’s new single…
10: Paul Devro (Mad Decent)
Jul 18, 2017 • 80 min
Paul Devro, creative director and head A&R of Mad Decent, joins Willy this week to talk about the past, present and future of his visionary record label. Along with co-founder Diplo, Paul has built an unlikely empire out of forward-thinking music,…
9: YehMe2
Jul 11, 2017 • 75 min
This week Back to Back is proud to present the first EVER in-depth interview with YehMe2, aka Josh Young, since he left Flosstradamus to start his solo project. He and Willy are old Chicago friends, and they cover it all - the early salad days,…
8: Benzi
Jul 4, 2017 • 63 min
Benzi joins Willy this week on Back To Back! They have a great chat about the hip hop mixtape game, how to make Guns ‘N Roses fans like Skrillex, and why Ben is the biggest plug in the EDM game. Benzi’s “Girl Trapz Summer 2017 Edition” mixtape…
7: Valentino Khan
Jun 27, 2017 • 73 min
Valentino Khan stops by the show this week for a conversation about the importance of being dope above everything else. He and Willy cover the early years of LA, producing for T.I. and 2 Chainz, and why its so important to break rules and just…
6: Flosstradamus
Jun 20, 2017 • 76 min
Today Willy is joined by his long-time pal Flosstradamus, aka Curt Cameruci. Curt is a dance music visionary, and the shared history between these two runs deep. In their conversation they explore it all, from their early midwest roots, the struggles…
5: Keys N Krates
Jun 13, 2017 • 65 min
Willy meets up with Keys N Krates for some wide-ranging conversation in this week’s episode! KNK are one of the best live shows in dance music and they’ve got the chops to prove it. Over some beers the guys discuss growing up in and around Toronto,…
4: Aryay
Jun 6, 2017 • 71 min
Aryay is this week’s guest on Back To Back! He and Willy cover their early days in Chicago, how to ride a slow burning career, how to deal with all the little frustrations the music industry throws your way, and more. They end talking about Aryay’s…
3: Boombox Cartel
May 30, 2017 • 64 min
Willy’s back after his extremely mellow and not raging birthday, and he’s ready to chop it up after the long weekend. Boombox Cartel and Willy have a lot in common. They both used to live in Minneapolis, they used to have the same manager,…
2: Grandtheft
May 23, 2017 • 70 min
Grandtheft is coming off his recent billboard top 40 smash “Easy Go”. He and Willy discuss his early years, his collaborations with Diplo, Calvin Harris and more, and how he finally broke through to the mainstream. Also included: how to get…
1: Diplo
May 11, 2017 • 54 min
Welcome to the first episode of Back To Back! On today’s show, Willy chats with Diplo. The grammy-award winning producer has a busy brain and a relentless hunger for pushing the boundaries of the music industry. He covers his early years, his…