Growing up in the cultural melting pot of New York, Kevin Schuppel aka KANDY has earned the respect of both ravers and producers alike by having one of the most diverse sounds while remaining in his own world of hectic continuity. Moving west to LA this year, KANDY looks to begin the next phase of his artist career. Slaving away for the past 3 years at the hands of a computer monitor, KANDY has become one of the most talked about up and comers in dance music.
Kicking off his major releases through Mad Decent’s rising talent imprint Jeffrees, him and Kyle Hughes created, “Abnormaal,” which has become a cornerstone in jungle terror sets. Building off the momentum, he’s created a massive catalog of tracks between Atlantic Records, Main Course, Dim Mak, and Universal’s imprint Interscope, creating a sustainable attraction of over 100,000 followers across all platforms. With KANDY’s last two releases “Fudge It” being played by Major Lazer at Lollapalooza and his remix of Skrillex’s “Purple Lamborghini getting the Owsla’s founders approval, KANDY’s hype has been mounting at an alarming rate. His cornerstone performance at Ultra 2016, where YourEDM has said, “Of all the first time festival sets we hear, a show of this caliber is certainly hard to come by.” He stole the show, having to have the stage entrance shut down due to capacity.
Now that the home stretch of 2016 underway, KANDY goes on to say “I have 8 tracks I am releasing before the years over, I’m excited to see everyone’s reaction as I think its the best music I have made in my career.” “I just released Jawbreaker on Fools Gold, a Collab with Callie Reiff, and I’m beyond words with it, 110k plays in 8 days, the love has been incredible” If 2016 has proven anything, it’s that this KANDY could be everlasting.