Every single one of his early releases has surpassed one million plays, and we’re still counting. He’s gained early attention from dance tastemakers like Skrillex and Flux Pavilion, who he can officially call a collaborator as of today. Currently, he is preparing to hit the road on a headlining tour through North America. And here’s the real kicker: he’s only 17-years old.
We’re talking about Whethan, a strong contender for top breakout producers of 2016. Following the massive success of “Can’t Hide” and “When I’m Down,” we’re proud to debut his third commercial release: “Savage” featuring Flux Pavilion and MAX.
With a fittingly eerie visual to match, “Savage” speaks to dance fans and beyond with its raw lyrics and hard-hitting production to match. Actor, model, dancer, songwriter and singer MAX dominates vocal duties while Whethan and Flux Pavilion manifest their combined talents through dynamic synths and pulsating drops. "Savage” strays from the comparatively playful nature of Whethan’s previous singles, signifying a slight shift in his general sound. He expanded,
“This demo really spoke to the direction my sound is heading. I knew I could take it to the next level, and once MAX and Josh (Flux) put their hands on it, we knew we had something ‘Savage.’”
Released via Big Beat White Label, you can pick up your copy of “Savage” here and better yet: you can make it your own. Beat Beat is giving up & coming producers the opportunity to create their own “Savage” with the acapella here.
So next time you lose control, feel free to borrow a line from Whethan: “Pardon my manners; just something about you turns me to a savage.” Catch Whethan live at any of the dates below.
SAVAGE TOUR DATES
Jan 26 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Peabody’s
Jan 27 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
Jan 28 – Boston, MA @ Ascend
Feb 2 – Brooklyn, NY @ House of Yes
Feb 3 – Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
Feb 4- Montreal, QC @ NewSpeak
Feb 9- Minneapolis, MN @ The Exchange Nightclub & Alibi Lounge
Feb 10- Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Feb 11- Ferndale, MI @ Grasshopper Underground
Feb 16- Santa Barbara, CA @ EOS Lounge
Feb 17- San Francisco, CA @ 1015 Folsom
Feb 18- Los Angeles, CA @ Sound Nightclub
Feb 23- Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
Feb 24- Seattle, WA @ Foundation Nightclub
Feb 25- Vancouver, BC @ Celebrities