from a dream or something I had heard the day before. After that, I’ll usually study production for at least an hour or so through YouTube tutorials and articles. Sometimes I’ll even try to just recreate a song from scratch. As long as I’m productive with my time, I’m happy. The music doesn’t always come so quickly, but when it does, it’s because the work put in can finally be expressed. Raver Mag: When someone sees you guys perform, perhaps for the first time, what is the one thing you hope they take away from your set? Stranger Candy: That goes back to why we play so many genres and styles within a set. We don’t want anyone to see any rinse - wash - repeat factor to DJs or to our performance as a whole. We want everybody to hear songs they like regardless of genre. You know, flexibility. People who come to a Stranger Candy gig can expect anything and ride the tide with it. We hate hearing people saying things like “Oh [insert artist here] played the same set at EDC & Electric Forest.” That’s no fun. Raver Mag: What’s next for Stranger Candy? What does 2017 have in store for you guys? Stranger Candy: 2016 has without a doubt been one of the most important years for us. We became comfortable enough with our production techniques to finally start releasing music on Soundcloud, we began more to travel for work, met some amazing people and really showed off some of our potential. 2017 is the year to put ourselves in action. All of our time spent learning, practicing, testing, and perfecting all feels like it’s finally coming together in a way that it hasn’t quite felt like before. The music is going to be harder. The shows are going to be bigger and Stranger Candy is going to be sweeter than ever.