For three days straight on the weekend of June 8, the city of Chicago was filled with deep beats, pop-inspired melodies, and bass that reverberated through the streets. This is Spring Awakening, Chicago’s premiere electronic music festival. Located in Addams/Medill Park, the festival attracted concert goers far beyond the city limits to include residents from
The Radar celebrates its 100th episode with none other than Whethan, whose mix is his set from the legendary Red Rock Ampitheatre. The Chicago based producer ascended into the electronic music scene at the age of 17 thanks to his remix of “XE3” by Mssingno, which has garnered over 9 million plays on SoundCloud to date. Whethan may not be of legal drinking age, but that isn’t stopping him from headlining some of the top venues in the U.S. and collaborating with the likes of Charli XCX and Flux Pavillion.
His upbeat Radar mix showcases his ability to seamlessly blend mainstream pop and rap music into surprising electronic drops that blend perfectly to create a cohesive and dynamic set. From riding in the car to pre-gaming on Saturday night, Whethan’s mix is the perfect backdrop for multi-genre loving listeners.
Check out Whethan live in the coming weeks as he continues his East Coast tour, and purchase tickets here.
October 21 Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
October 24 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
October 25 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
October 26 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
2. Love Gang – Whethan
3. Wheaty x bearson bus beat 14. Oliver Tree Whethan – Enemy
5. Untitled as well
6. All You Ever Talk About
7. Its Strange (Whethan Show Edit)
8. Wild Thoughts (Medasin remix)
9. Chance The Rapper – All Night (Louis the Child remix)
10. Lorde – Perfect Places (Remix)
11. Somebody Else
12. Alive (Empire of the Sun)
13. Some Boise
14. City of the rose
15. Synths with bangs
16. Day n Nite – Lotus Eater
17. Hyperparadise – Dot Dot
18. Max – 10 Victoria Secret Models
19. Backseat XE3
20. High (Live Edit)
21. I can’t stop – droe san holo
22. Rockstar – post malone
23. Falling – Opia
24. Banks Better Edit
25. Flume – On Top
26. CANT HIDE – Whethan
27. Midnight to monaco – suicide remix
28. Genghis khan (louis the child remix)
29. Porter R – Lionhearted
31. Sleepy Eyes – Elohim
32. When I’m down – Whethan & Oliver Tree
33. Good Nights – Whethan
34. Savage – Whethan
The electronic music is extremely diverse in this day and age. With hundreds of sub genres sprouting up and hundreds of new, young artists coming out with tracks everyday, it is hard to pick out the winners sometimes. Other times, it’s more obvious. In the case of Whethan, it is pretty easy. The 17 year old Chicago-based producer has already enlisted the likes of Skrillex and Flux Pavilion as two of his biggest fans, and that’s extremely impressive for someone his age, but he definitely deserves it seeing as his records are addicting gems. It is safe to say he is definitely a winner.
The 17 year old protégé has made his come up making remixes that put him leagues ahead of other future bass producers. Although you can see where his inspiration is generated from, listing the likes of Skrillex, Flume, and his buddies Louis The Child as his biggest inspirations for his future bass project, he separates himself from the rest of the pack with his own distinguished sound. You hear the classic filtered, saw wave synths mixed and arranged in a refreshing new way. Each of his songs have their own unique future bass niche that they perfectly fall into while still maintaining the feel and ambiance that is undeniably Whethan.
After building his following solely off making infectious remixes, Whethan is now ready to spread his wings producing some original tracks. He recently was interviewed by Pile Rats, where he gave a sample of his first original track (you can listen to it below) coming out August 12th. He claims that this new original track, titled “Can’t Hide,” is the first of many, including future collaborations with Flux Pavilion and Skrillex. Along with the announcement of his new original track, Whethan said, “The rest of this year is going to be a big year and I’m very excited about it. I get to finish the US summer playing some really cool festivals…” If the kid has support from papa Skrill at age 17, I’m excited to see what he will be making in his 20s. Check back with us for updates on this kid’s promising career.
This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: At Just 17, Whethan Is Already Collaborating With Skrillex