Whethan locks listeners in on his ‘Radar’ with endearing new track

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EDM boy wonder, Whethan, is at again. The 19-year-old is capping off a rich season of releases and touring with one last memento: “Radar,” featuring like-minded British duo, HONNE.

The genre-irreverent track is comprised of Whethan’s edifying nature and unfettered light in high supply. As the vocals tell a story of a lofty, enduring love, the production complements the sentiment, with whimsical piano and funked-out bass guitar plucks. A mass of flutters, stutters, and chirps permeate throughout the shimmery track, adding that categorical nuance which puts Whethan so resolutely in a league all his own.

At 19, Whethan has achieved success most producers spend lifetimes lusting after. His sound is deeply inspired by the rippling, feel-good accents of Louis The Child, who also happen to double as his best friends.

Good Morning Mix: Whethan sneaks new music into new Diplo & Friends guest mix

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Nineteen-year-old wunderkind Whethan is the latest artist to be featured on electronic powerhouse Diplo‘s Diplo & Friends radio show, and he wastes no time debuting new music at the kickoff of his hour-long mix. The catchy ID features future pop chords, and fans are speculating that the track may be released later this week.

Whethan is known for his performance versatility thanks to his ability to weave hip-hop into dubstep and then switch gears to chilling future bass tunes. This mix showcases just that, and listeners are taken on a sonic journey through Whethan’s own original releases, hip-hop tunes, and of course, some new Disclosure to get the mix started right. Anyone looking for a smooth mix to get their day going, look no further — Whethan’s got this covered.

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Whethan Hits Home With Stunning Remix of “Deja Vu” By Post Malone

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The young electronic prodigy that is Whethan is back with a brand new remix for us to enjoy. It’s of Post Malone and Justin Bieber’s hit song “Deja Vu”, trust me this is something you definitely want to hear. Simple but also a continuous flow of vibrant sound and rhythm, this remix enters the eardrums

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Whethan preps sun-drenched Orbit playlist ahead of Splash House 2018 [Exclusive]

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With a number of hit singles under his belt and a forever viral Coachella performance, Whethan is cruising through 2018 at a healthy speed. The most recent additions to his growing discography includes a bootleg of Clairo‘s “Pretty Girl” and a hit single with Oh Wonder entitled “Superlove,” which gained him fast traction for the launch of his “Life of a Wallflower” US tour.

Before he hits the road on September 13, the Chicago-born prodigy will take proctor a poolside party at Splash House‘s second weekend of 2018, a multi-venue festival-style event held at select resorts in Palm Springs. To compliment the upcoming performance, Whethan’s provided us with a selection of songs from his personal rotation that have summer vibes written all over them. The young beatmaker dished to DA regarding his new Orbit playlist,

“I’m super excited for Splash House. I’ve never played before, but I’ve seen videos and I’m looking forward to an exciting weekend. Here are a handful of songs to jam to this summer that I’ve personally had on repeat. Hope you enjoy.”

Whethan’s Orbit series contribution includes a diverse assortment of jams including old school Calvin Harris, the new heater from Childish Gambino, a track from upcoming English vocalist Jorja Smith, of course some music from Whethan himself, and more. This year’s Splash House commences on August 10 — fans can purchase their tickets here.

Tom Morello’s insane cast of collaborators on new solo album includes Knife Party, Basenectar, Pretty Lights, and more

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Tom Morello, guitarist for Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, and Prophets of Rage, has gathered an insane, A-list group of rappers and dance producers for his upcoming new solo LP, The Atlas Underground, coming out October 12 via Mom + Pop Music. Collaborators on the project include Big Boi, Killer Mike, RZA, Steve Aoki, BassnectarPretty Lights, Herobust, Knife PartyWhethanVic Mensa, Gary Clark Jr., Portugal. The Man, and more. He’s already dropped two singles from the album: “Battle Sirens” featuring Knife Party and “We Don’t Need You” featuring Vic Mensa.

Morello told Lars Ulrich, drummer for Metallica, on his Beats 1 radio show, It’s Electric!, “I wanted to make a record that was the [Jimi] Hendrix of now,” which he described has three components: extraordinary guitar playing that falls outside the norm, creating radio songs that connected with a mass audience, and fashioning a new genre of music. The idea was to combine Morello’s analogue guitar sound with his favorite producers, rappers, musicians, and singers of today. Noting the shared DNA between electronica and metal after listening to Knife Party and Skrillex, Morello became illuminated to the idea of making a cross-genre project, and now in a few months it looks like it’ll finally materialize.  

The Atlas Underground Track List

1. Battle Sirens ft. Knife Party
2. Rabbit’s Revenge ft. Bassnectar, Big Boi, and Killer Mike
3. Every Step That I Take ft. Portugal. The Man and Whethan
4. We Don’t Need You ft. Vic Mensa
5. Find Another Way ft. Marcus Mumford
6. How Long ft. Steve Aoki and Rise Against’s Tim McIlrath
7. Lucky One ft. K.Flay
8. One Nation ft. Pretty Lights
9. Vigilante Nocturno ft. Carl Restivo
10. Where It’s At Ain’t What It Is ft. Gary Clark Jr. and Nico Stadi
11. Roadrunner ft. Leikeli47
12. Lead Poisoning ft. GZA, RZA, and Herobust

H/T: Rolling Stone

Whethan and Oh Wonder talk Mamby On The Beach, new collab, + more [Q&A]

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Since 2015, Mamby On The Beach has been allowing Chicago’s festival-goers to relish a diverse roster of acts right from the lakefront, the awe-inspiring Chicago skyline as its backdrop. Perched atop the sands of Oakwood Beach, Mamby is known for its eclectic lineup, which this year featured everything from Chicago rap deity, Common, to the indie accents of Cold War Kids, along with electronic titans like Gorgon CityDuke Dumont, and Jai Wolf

For some musicians, it might seem counterintuitive to tap a 19-year-old to partner up with for a first-time collaboration. For Oh Wonder, that couldn’t be further from the case.

After years of shooting down a plentitude of offers, the London-based alt-pop duo, consisting of Josephine Vander Gucht and Anthony West, took a chance on the Windy City’s own Whethan. Before long, “Superlove,” a radiant synth-pop track about a compulsory love, was born. To everyone’s surprise, Oh Wonder joined Whethan on stage after finishing up their own set to debut the song live for a packed crowd at Mamby’s Beach Stage—a jolt of warmth as the sun began to dip under the Chicago skyline.

Though young, Whethan, lesser known as Ethan Snoreck, is no ordinary teenager. In addition to being uncannily talented, at 19, he has played Coachella twice, worked alongside Skrillex, and is best friends—not to mention serial collaborators—with fellow Chicago-turned-LA-natives and young EDM royalty, Louis The Child. Both he and Oh Wonder joined Dancing Astronaut at Mamby to discuss inspiration behind “Superlove,” their similar ascensions to fame, what’s in store for the rest of 2018, and more. Whethan also spoke separately on tour-life as a teenager, his relationship with Louis The Child, and fine-tuning his unique sound.

How did you guys link up for this new collaboration?

Anthony: We were over in LA for a few weeks…

Whethan: I was a fan of their music for a long time, and someone said you should come to the room.

Josephine: And we did. And it was sick.

Who wrote the lyrics for the track, and where did the inspiration come from?

Josephine: A song is what you want it to be, right? I don’t want to prescribe a narrative to it if somebody’s enjoying it in their own way. But I think it’s the idea of when you’re so overwhelmed and in love with someone to the point where it’s a little bit creepy. To me, it’s like when you’re almost addicted to someone, like obsessive love. You think, like, ‘This is not good for me, but I don’t give a sh*t because I love you so much.’

Anthony: We were trying to be as creepy as possible.

You all have similar come-ups in the sense that you began experimenting with production, and started to receive recognition very early on. When you were putting those first few pieces together did you ever imagine that you would reach this level of success?

Whethan: I never imagined [this]. I was shooting blanks, just making little tracks on my computer at 15-years-old, and then next thing you know, different DJs started playing them at different festivals.

Josephine: Were you ever in the crowd?

Whethan: One time when I was really young.

Who was that for?

Whethan: Zeds Dead was the first at HARD Summer. I was like,

‘Woah, I guess my songs can be played that loud and on speakers that big.’

Because I didn’t even make music on monitors, pretty much just headphones and this weird bluetooth speaker. So I was like, ‘Oh, I can do this.’

Josephine: We just uploaded songs to SoundCloud for a year, just trying to build a portfolio. And then people were like, ‘You should come play these songs live.’ And we just kind of linked. Coming up on four years later we’ve just been touring constantly for four years. We put two records out.

Anthony: Didn’t expect any of it. So it’s all like a bonus for us.

Did the track turn out the way you guys wanted it to?

Josephine: Hell yeah.

Whethan: We worked extra long to make sure the version was the best it could be.

Anthony: We’ve never collaborated with anyone before.

Josephine: We’ve never worked with anyone on music. Ethan was super accommodating and awesome, and totally respected the fact that we were like, ‘Ah! We’ve never written a song and given it to someone.’ He made it sound better than what we could imagine.

Did you guys have reservations about collaborating in the past or did the right opportunity just never arise?

Josephine: We’ve said no to pretty much everyone over the last three years. Art is so personal. I think it has to be organic and come from the right place.

What can we expect from each of you for the rest of 2018?

Whethan: A lot of singles for me, personally, that might show the bigger picture of what the project will be, but I’m working on a project now. It doesn’t have a date or anything.

Anthony: For us, a bit more touring. And then we’re going to go home, write another record, spend some time in LA. Just make more music.

At this point, the conversation turns to Whethan, OWSLA recruit and critically lauded EDM wunderkind. Fresh off of his Mamby performance, we dove into an exciting day in the life of one of dance music’s newest torch carriers. 

How do you feel being on your home territory at Mamby?

It feels good. I feel like it’s been a little while, but it hasn’t been that long. I feel like Lollapalooza was so long ago. I’ve been home since then, but not actually playing. It’s beautiful. It’s sunny. It’s been a great day. We’ve got this nice beach. Got some people coming through for the set, so that’s always good.

You’re vocal about how much Flume and the guys from Louis The Child inspire you. Who’s someone else who’s been inspiring your music lately?

Lately, Ive been on a really big Calvin Harris buzz. I just look at his entire discography and he’s got so many songs that are so good and well-put together. I look up to him.

In what ways do you think you’ve evolved as an artist these past few years?

Well I definitely did evolve. At first it was a lot more bass-heavy and almost instrumental music. But then I just started focusing on the actual songs: the songwriting and the lyrics. Artists like Oh Wonder who can really write a good lyric with a good vibe. So I guess I’ve been focusing more on pop kinda stuff, but I’m finding really cool ways to implement that in with dance music, too. When I first started it wasn’t really dance-y. It was kinda just like you can listen to it and bob your head. But I’m forever evolving.

What’s it like being 19 and playing huge festivals and being on tour?

It’s pretty crazy. It’s started to feel, not normal. It’s weird because I’ve only really been playing shows for like two years. I’ve just been blessed to be able to start to do really cool shows and travel to really crazy parts of the world. I got to go to South America and Europe recently for the first time, which I wouldn’t have been able to do if I wasn’t touring. Being 19 is really crazy because I feel like the youngest person a lot of times wherever I go. I don’t let it get to me, though. I don’t even know what I’m going to be making in five years. People always tell me I have so much potential and room to grow, so much time.

There were a lot of events I feel like I missed out on because I just wanted to make music in my room. Now, I live in LA so I’m far from my family a lot. I’m in the same boat as a lot of my friends like Louis The Child who are also doing the same thing as me. Having fun to us is the same thing, just making music.

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Whethan releases intense new future bass track

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Whethan dropped a surprise track on his Soundcloud last night, and “stunning” is the only way to describe the track’s cutting drop. The song, titled “THATS TOO SLOW” has high pitched synthesized vocals dancing around future bass chords that envelope the listener with their intense soundscape. The Chicago based producer noted on his SoundCloud that he produced the track in a hotel room in Brazil.

Whethan will be departing on a headlining tour called his ‘Life of a Wallflower‘ tour, and the track is the perfect addition to his roster of releases for a high energy set drop.

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Whethan announces 2018 tour alongside new track ‘Superlove’ ft Oh Wonder

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Whethan is on fire. He’s not only been featured on the “Fifty Shades Freed” soundtrack with Dua Lipa, but has also worked with Charli XCX, Flux Pavilion, and more, with no signs of letting up. Fresh off a viral performance at Coachella with the Yodeling Kid and the release of “Be Like You” featuring BROODS, the 19-year-old producer unveils his new collaboration “Superlove” with London-based alt-pop duo Oh Wonder. The release reaches fans alongside the announcement of his 2018 Life of a Wallflower tour.

This track is led by a melodic bassline, topped with bouncy synths and seductive vocals from Oh Wonder’s Josephine Vander Gucht, providing some overall beach vibes.

“Being able to collaborate with Oh Wonder was such an honor. I have been a fan of them and their music for a long time,” Whethan says of the tropical masterpiece. “So excited to show this song because it takes me to such a happy place. Josephine and Anthony were amazing to work with and couldn’t be happier with this final product.”

Whethan kicks off his 2018 tour at Firefly Music Festival on June 17, hitting all the US stops through October. Visit his website here for more info.

Whethan Drops Honeyed ‘Superlove’ feat. Oh Wonder

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Whethan employed quite the interesting stint to tease his newest single involving a phone number for fans. Upon texting, eager fans were able to hear a snippet of what we now know is “Superlove” featuring Oh Wonder. Whethan fans everywhere can rejoice! Whethan – ‘Superlove’ feat. Oh Wonder The newest from the Chicago-based producer is

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BLAISE – Love The Way [Prod. by Whethan]

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BLAISE has been making fast moves as of late, propelling himself into the scene with his viral single “Dua” — a catchy love song to the English superstar — which received a stellar remix from DJ/producer Vincent. As one of Atlantic Records‘ newest signees, the singer/songwriter is definitely one to keep an eye on with the release of his new single “Love The Way” produced by Whethan.

The multi-talented musicians collaborated prior on BLAISE’s track “Aw Yeah,” taking this latest release to grave new heights. Whethan creates a downtempo, R&B-esque bass-line that drops into off-beat, distorted synths, complimenting the LA-based singer’s smooth, heartfelt vocals.