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.
Slaving away for the past 5 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, Ultra Records, Mixmash Records, Fools Gold, Main Course, Dim Mak, and Universal’s imprint Interscope, creating a sustainable attraction of over 40,000 followers.
His stickiest and most savory moments has come from his most recent achievements, including his performance at Ultra 2016, a set that YourEDM has said, “Of all the first time festival sets we hear, a show of this caliber is certainly hard to come by.” Once the stage quickly hit capacity, security had to forcibly stop patrons from getting in, putting the icing on top.
KANDY hit the ground running by out his debuting his first EP through Mixmash Records, owned by Laidback Luke, the artist who inspired him to produce. Appropriately named Flavors, KANDY has proven to everyone that he isn’t just a one trick pony, with collaborations from Example, Candyland, Mina, and Funky Craig.
With 2016 at the home stretch, we have seen KANDY add a more dynamic bass music sound set to his production. With his bootleg of Skrillex & Rick Ross’s iconic, “Purple Lamborghini,” getting upgraded to 'remix' Nest HQ commented, “From the ashes of all the bootleg attempts, New York producer KANDY emerged with his own energetic remix of the song. His version can soundtrack your high-speed getaway or pump you up for your next bank heist. The intensity pulses through with no hesitation, delivering a remix that can hold its own weight and then some.”
With such an emphatic approval from the leaders in pioneering sounds, Skrillex & OWSLA, KANDY’s buzz has never been greater.
“I look to push the envelope on production daily, I dont want any two songs to sound a like, but I want everyone to know that was a KANDY track, i know thats a difficult task but thats what I wake up everyday aiming to achieve," says KANDY.
With that mind set, we are excited to see what the rest of 2016 and 2017 has in store for the talented musician.