Kids love candy, and then, when they grow up and start going to raves, they upgrade to Candyland.
No, seriously, the young rave crowd eats this shit up like it's covered in high-fructose corn syrup and dies your tongue neon blue. This DJ duo has some of the wildest and most loyal fans in the EDM scene. In fact, their entire career is founded on that adoration -- they were signed to Spinnin' Records after becoming the first act ever to win back-to-back Beatport remix contests.
So, what's the appeal? Candyland's original productions, remixes, and edits are packed with as much high-power energy as 20 pixie-sticks straight to the vein. They'll drop anything with nasty bass; dubstep, trap, hardstyle, moombahton, electro house, drum 'n' bass, glitch hop, whatever. It's all about making the kids jump up and down and "Get Wild."
Santa Barbara natives Ethan Davis and Josie Martin bring the hype with them to every performance. You've never really seen a girl in a tutu twerk until you've seen her shake her ass for Candyland. Meanwhile, the DJs party just as hard as the kids in front of them. Their signature move is going absolutely bananas, like, way beyond the Jesus pose. Also, Martin has a really sweet afro, and that b*#ch knows what to do with it.
Candyland took the dance scene by storm in 2011, and their debut album, Bring the Rain, had singles topping not one but four different Beatport charts, as well as took the number three spot in the Overall Releases Top 100. They just finished slaying at the Budweiser Made in America festival, and next, the daring duo is coming to tear the roof off of Fort Lauderdale's Revolution Live on July 12.
Candyland. 10 p.m., July 12, at Revolution Live, 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Everyone 18 years or older is welcome. Tickets cost $26 in advance or $31 day of. Call 954-449-1025, or visit jointherevolution.net.
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