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In the ever-changing electronic music landscape, it can be hard for artists to craft their own unique sound that will make them stand out in the genre. In 2016, a few artists managed to breakthrough onto the scene. One of them being mystery artist Marshmello, who consistently mesmerized sold-out crowds in 2016 with his bass-heavy synths and glowing marshmallow helmet. However in 2017, producer Ethan Snoreck is going to be one of the genre’s biggest breakthroughs.
The 17-year-old Chicago-based producer who goes by the stage name Whethan is still in high school; however, that has not stopped him from releasing his own hit songs “When I’m Down,” “Can’t Hide,” and “Savage” that have reached a combined four million plays on Soundcloud. Snoreck has had the opportunity to collaborate with Skrillex, as well as the chance to remix Louis The Child’s hit song “It’s Strange,” and Opia’s “Falling” with his own future bass touch.
The Chicago teen is fresh off supporting Canadian producer Vanic on his fall tour and a stop to Philadelphia’s Fillmore concert hall with Slander and NGHTMRE. In addition, Whethan just recently announced his first headlining tour that will run from the middle of December to the end of February. In 2016, Whethan played at HARD Summer Festival and a few other smaller festivals, but in 2017, the teen is already booked to play Okeechobee Music Festival, Electric Forest, and is rumored to play at Lollapalooza given his growing popularity and how he is from Chicago. With very few festival lineups announced thus far, do not be surprised to see Whethan’s name on a variety of other festival lineups for this summer as well as plenty of new music in 2017.