Stranger Candy produces and performs a broad range of music. During a Stranger Candy set, you can expect to hear Chill Trap, Future Bass, Progressive House, Electro House and Bass Music, plus tracks from their upcoming self-titled EP, Stranger Candy. Alex and Andrew are two young forerunners producing and sharing plenty of ear-catching music, making them one of Atlanta’s hottest dance music performers. With a large festival resume including Tomorroworld, Counterpoint Music and Artist Festival, Atlanta’s Imagine Festival, and overseas performances in Japan, Stranger Candy is on track to become one of the most distinct and massive DJ groups in the EDM world. Raver Mag was fortunate enough to grab some of their time recently for an exclusive interview. Raver Mag: Tell us a little bit about Stranger Candy. How did the name come about and how did you guys get together to become Stranger Candy? Stranger Candy (Andrew): Well, before I teamed up with Alex Gresham, I had been DJing around the city for a couple years. Initially, Stranger Candy was a singular entity. I had been performing under the name “Avarice” for a while, but nobody could seem to spell it correctly on event flyers and so forth, so I changed it up. During that time, Electro House and Electronic Dance Music as a whole started receiving some love from nightclubs that didn’t typically take to that style of music. Given this new circumstance of “acceptance,” I saw it very much as taking candy from a stranger. Alex had been a solo entity as well within the city under the name “Orphin,” but he was very much an underdog at the time, whereas I already had residencies at several of the nightclubs. We had heard of one another before because we had dated the same girl in the past. We started seeing one another around at gigs and that ended up turning into a lovely friendship. Alex started tagging sets with me around the city and I figured, why not make us a duo? During Imagine Music Festival 2014 we decided to cement our partnership and we played that set as a duo. We’ve been great since. Raver Mag: You have a versatile style of music in that you can play pretty much everything and anything from Chill Trap to House. The way we see it, your music shines most when you are playing Electro & Progressive House. If you could play with any Electro & Progressive House Producers who would they be and why?
Published on Dec 1, 2016
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