Willie Graff

Willie Graff

Circus Company, Wave Music, Drumpoet Community

Willie Graff began his musical journey in Ibiza where he was born to American parents. Inspired by all genres of music at an early age, from Funk to Rock to Balearic Beat to US Deep House and other underground music influences, he stepped up to the turntables and never looked back. At 16 he became resident in the Pacha’s Funky Room as one of the youngest DJs to ever play at the club. In fact, such has been the success of Willie’s role in the Funky Room that he was one of the few residents who was chosen to feature for Luciano’s acclaimed Cadenza party.

Willie relocated to New York City over 10 years ago to accept an invitation to be resident DJ of New York’s formidable Cielo club. Holding weekly residencies at Cielo during the winter months and Pacha in Ibiza during the summer, Willie Graff continues to cement his position as one of the key purveyors of true house music in the underground scene.

His production skills have appeared on prestigious labels like Circus Company, Drumpoet Community, Wave Music, Freerange, Finale Sessions and Holic. It was the legendary Fran├žois K who signed one of Willie Graff ‘s first tracks to his label Wave Music after being deeply impressed by his skills. Since then, he has produced a series of 12″ releases and remixes across the finest imprints on the underground house scene that are tangible proof of his multifaceted, deep and moody sound.

2010 marked a landmark year for Willie’s career when his debut appearance playing the peak time slot at Circo Loco at DC10 Ibiza proved to be one of the highlights of the legendary club’s whole season and has since helped him to develop a burgeoning relationship with the iconic Circo Loco International events. His trademark sound and refined understanding of underground club culture contributed to his success at the Deejay Mag awards in early 2011,where he was given the award for contribution to quality clubbing in Spain.In 2013 he continued to rise in Ibiza, winning the award for the best resident DJ on the island and playing for Loco Dice’s Used and Abused party, Circo Loco, and Cadenza at Ushuaia, as well as in New York with regular appearances at the one year old, instantly famous Output club.