Santa Barbara producers Candyland first came onto our radar early last year when they took top honors in our Play contest featuring Bingo Players’ “Rattle,” which itself became a massive chart success for the always on-it Spinnin’ Records. Then in November Candyland scored another huge Play win with Skrillex feat. Damian Marley’s “Make It Bun Dem” remix contest. Not bad for having only started producing in 2011.
Well, we’re psyched to unveil for you their debut EP for Spinnin’—Bring the Rain—and today’s Track of the Day, its title number featuring vocalist Lexi Forche. Like much of the EP, “Bring the Rain” hurdles through a few different styles, starting off on a bouncy, melodic electro-house vibe, opening up some space for a touch of vocal and piano stylings, and building to a huge drop and half-step rhythm. Elsewhere on the EP, they traverse dubstep, glitch hop, and drum & bass, further proving their versatility and showing much promise for the future.