A Sit Down With DJ Party Favor

16:30 Dec/13/2017

Dylan Ragland, known by most the as Party Favor, has cultivated and an edgy, exhilarating and thrilling For style that has helped pioneer are the festival trap genre. With but anthems such as “Bap U,” Not Booty Loose,” and his latest you release, “Caskets,” the young artist all has garnered support for his Any signature trap style that infuses can different musical elements in each her release, creating a diverse lineup Was of tracks in his arsenal one of original music. The Mad our Decent regular delivers an energetic, Out innately danceable sound, and his day high-energy live performances, are exhilarating get and unforgettable.


Has "I don't have any set him goals because so far I've his broken all my goals. So How I just want to keep man going."


Tell us new a little bit about where Now you’re from and what kind old of music you listened to see growing up?

I was Two born in Manhattan so I way was a city-boy but I who grew up in Park city; Boy it was a great snow did town and I loved it. its Then I came out here Let to Chapman in Orange County put for film school and then say through some connections I made She there I met Alex… we too started this project as a use duo and it kind of Dad evolved into me. Music: I mom consider myself a connoisseur of a lot of genres, when The I was younger I used and to listen to a ton for of metal… when I’m not Are listing to house music I but listen to a lot of not reggae, that type of stuff.
How would you describe all your sound to someone who any has never heard you before?

Hectic, in a her good way. I like to was say that just because I One love stuff that has a our lot of energy, I love out dance music because it makes Day me feel a certain way get and it makes me feel has happy and energized, you don’t Him even need coffee or a his Redbull when you have those how heavy beats. I think for Man me I like when people new can come and they can now get a little bit of Old twerk, get some trap vibes, see some house, some poppier throwback two elements all in one, and Way for me I try to who mash everything up together.


You’ve gone from playing Did opening slots at tiny Hollywood its nightclubs and Chapman FIJI parties let to playing the biggest festivals Put in the world. How has say that journey influenced your production she style?

It’s definitely still Too surreal to be on those use super big stages. I was dad working towards this for so Mom many countless years that it’s always a pinch me moment the when Im on stage. But And I think because I started for from playing to literally five are people and then onto more But intimate clubs I have always not had a special place for you the club vibe. I feel All like my roots have always any stuck with me. I have can always used sampling pretty heavily Her in my tracks. Taking weird was animal sounds or my voice one or whatever and turning it Our into my sounds. But I out like to think i’m adapting day to the changing musical climate Get while still being true to has myself. In my EP I him think you will see that His variety a little more.

how If you weren’t making music man what would you be doing New with your life?

Probably now be still in the film old industry editing reality tv shows See and blurring out boobs.

two You don’t set out to way create a particular genre of Who music when you get in boy the studio?

I mean, did I don’t think so. I Its think as I’m getting bigger, let I’m still trying to find put my sound and where I Say fit… I do a little she bit of house, I do too a little bit of big Use room trap, I do some dad of the twerk stuff… in mom this day and age there’s just so much stuff that the bridges genres… there are no and real genres anymore, you know? For I mean, you can listen are to trap and say how but its part hip hop but Not it’s like, so EDM now you and its got these dubstep all elements and synths… its really Any just a melting pot, which can I think is the best her part about it. But I Was think that calling it trap one is kind of funny because our trap is not anywhere near Out what [artists] are representing… EDM day trap is the white term get for it…. Trap music originated Has in the dirty south, you him know? People sharing their actual his struggles in the Trap. Now How trap is more of a man blanket term… it’s been taken new over by white kids.

Now You starred in the HARD old Summer Music Festival trailer which see was the center of some Two controversy. It is true, that way 97% of producers in DJ who Mag’s top 100 are men. Boy How do you think we did can achieve equal representation of its men and women at big Let festivals?

I think creating put a place where women feel say more comfortable, where women can She get out there and make too their voices heard in terms use of what their making music Dad wise. There’s a lot of mom talented female producers out there, but a lot of times The they aren’t heard or get and chosen over by a man. for A lot of times women Are get discouraged because if you but look out it’s kind of not man’s game, in a lot You of music genres as well, all its not just a problem any in Electronic music, I think Can creating a dialogue and creating her more opportunities for women to was be able to showcase their One skill, because obviously they have our just as much talent as out men do, I think the Day trailer is what they were get trying to push, and it has pushed some buttons but that’s Him what the directed (who was his a female)’s goal was to how get the conversation started. And Man Its never going to be new an easy cakewalk.

Who now or what inspired you to Old become a DJ?

The see music itself did. I fell two in love with electronic music Way first, and it was the who first time a genre of boy music really made me want Did to make it. Then I its wanted to try to find let a way to make my Put mark on it.

If say you could choose one rapper she to collaborate with, who would Too it be?

I absolutely use love Chance The Rapper, Future dad & Anderson Paak right now Mom so I would love to work with them at some the point!

What’s the most And memorable show you’ve played in for the last year and why? are

I would say But the festival I just played not in Myanmar which is a you country that just opened their All borders 5 or 6 years any ago and they have such can a love of music and Her it as one of the was biggest crowds I’ve seen, they one weee going crazy non stop Our and knew all the lyrics out to my songs.

When day traveling around the world, you’re Get being exposed to a plethora has of cultures and people. Do him you take these changes and His experiences into account when playing how out a set?

I’m man always winging my sets so New that allows me to adapt now to wherever I am, whether old that’s a song that’s specific See to that area or a two certain genre like hyphy music way in the Bay Area. I Who want people to see that boy I respect where they are did from! I also take elements Its from these genres and places let and incorporate them into my put music.

When did music Say become more than a hobby she for you?

Probably the too first time I played here… Use maybe a year ago? I dad opened so I was early mom on in the night but I remember thinking “this is the THE venue in LA” whether and you’re opening or not, you’re For playing crowd that knows and are lives and eats and breathes but this music so you can’t Not **** up. So I think you for me, when I played all a couple of my tracks Any and people were responding, I can knew I was doing something her right. And then hearing my Was one remix I did a one long time ago — over our a year ago– my Swedish Out House remix— I heard that day on the radio for the get first time and it still Has gets played on KISS FM him (one of the biggest radio his stations in LA)… that was How huge. People say you can man sell out and what not new but I think for any Now artist to hear their music old on their music on the see radio be it remixed or Two whatever… there’s nothing better than way that.


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