You all know Garfield right? The indolent feline created by Jim Davis who happened to HATE Mondays and LOVE lasagna.
Oh right, ya’ll can’t immediately respond to my inquires can you?
Jesus, this needs to stop. I get you and the voices in my head confused all the time, always telling me to “kill whitey.”
I digress, back to the matter at hand. I bet you didn’t know which day of the week Garfield hated second most?
Bingo. You got it, January…I mean Tuesday.
See, it all comes full-circle eventually. You just have to give me some time.
We’ve taken it upon ourselves to craft a Tuesday evening playlist that is perfectly apt for that hellish car ride home in traffic. It’s a beautiful day in Chicago tonight. Enjoy it with the windows down and breeze blowing through your hair as you cruise down LSD blasting these tunes.
Each day this week we will be featuring an EDM musician who happens to be playing at Chicago’s own Spring Awakening Music Festival. The purpose of these next two weeks is to introduce and possibly convince viewers to witness these “must see” sets at SAMF. Chances are, we have already seen many of the artists playing at this years’ festival. However, we feel as if we possess the experience necessary to help you plan your own unique rage-fest.
Tell your friends.
Today, we offer you two artists who we actually just saw a few weeks back, so they’re hot on our radar at the moment. Candyland, a production tandem consisting of Ethan Davis and Josie Martin, just came to Chicago with another Rager Onions favorite, Kill Paris (who is also playing at SAMF), and absolutely killed their surprisingly eclectic set. Essentially, these two are the ultimate festival act.
Well, to state the obvious, what could be better than a group that crafts signature “OG” remixes (basically, festival trap) to some of the most popular, but varied songs from throughout your lifetime? Not only does Candyland play to the crowd in that respect, but the duo may shock you with tracks you’d never expect. Just check out their remix to “Hide and Seek” by Imogen Heap below. Not only does Candyland play to the crowd in that respect, but the duo may shock you with tracks you’d never expect.
When it comes down to it, this manic duo knows what aspect of their job title reigns supreme: live performance. All too often these days we are left wanting after witnessing our favorite producer(s) absolutely blow on stage. Candyland will never disappoint.
Heed our advice and find a way to squeeze these two into your personal schedule for the greatest event on earth (well, maybe just Chicago), Spring Awakening Music Festival 2014.
Chicago native and assumed Microsoft user (we’ll get to that later) Scott Stanley has created a nice little buzz for himself here at Rager Onions headquarters. Producing several eclectic, top notch tunes over the past few months, DotEXE appears to be preparing himself for an extremely strong finish to the year here in twenty fourteen. Slowly and deliberately releasing a patchwork of electronic jams, Scott has impressed listeners with his ability to “hit the nail on the head” so to speak when it comes to the mastery of a particular genre.
DotEXE derives his name from the hopefully recognizable “.exe” file extension used on your DOS and Microsoft-based operating systems. To this artist, however, his name symbolizes the watershed moment when Scott decided to forgo his formal education in computer programming and fully dedicate himself to his true passion: music production.
We think he made the right choice.
Specializing in more of an uptempo production method which includes genres like Drumstep, Dubstep and Drum and Bass, DotEXE’s latest remix of “Staying” by Koda is yet another unique testament to the quality of his craft. Young producer Scott Stanley throws conventional EDM arrangement out the window and synthesized a song that glimmers with hints of grandeur while simultaneously exemplifying the talent and work ethic necessary to make it in this ever expanding industry.