Whethan

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Whethan
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Background information
Birth nameEthan Snoreck
Also known asWhethan
Born (1999-05-25) May 25, 1999 (age 19)
Chicago, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
Instruments
Years active2016–present
Labels
Websitewhethan.com

Ethan Snoreck, better known by his stage name Whethan (formerly Wheathin), is an American DJ and music producer from Chicago.[1][2] He gained recognition after his remix of the track "XE3" by Mssingno, which as of December 2018 has garnered just under 12 million plays on SoundCloud.[3][4]

Early life[edit]

Whethan attended Carl Sandburg High School from his freshman year until his first semester of senior year.[5] In May 2017, Whethan took a short break from touring with The Chainsmokers in order to attend his graduation.

He first began releasing remixes and edits on SoundCloud in 2016. He started producing music by 'messing around' on Garage Band on his iPad.[6][5] He first became interested in music when he began rapping with his friend Trevor in 6th and 7th grade. Since then he listened to well-known musicians such as Daft Punk, Skrillex, and Deadmau5.[7] He was previously known as Wheathin which came from his real name "Ethan" and few of his friends happened to say it regularly which made the name stay until he began using Whethan.[6][7]

When he was 16 years old, he was recognized as the youngest ever producer to release a record on Australian EDM label, Future Classic. He later caught the attention of dubstep pioneer and OWSLA-founder, Skrillex.[3][6]

Career[edit]

Whethan often incorporates a mix of indie future synths with electropop in his songs.[8]

He regularly works with frequent collaborator Oliver Tree.[9] The duo have released singles titled "All You Ever Talk About", "When I'm Down", and "Enemy" together.[9][10] Whethan has also released "Can't Hide" and "Savage", featuring Ashe and Flux Pavilion and MAX, respectively.[1][11][12][13] An official music video was released for the song "Can't Hide" which has over 2 million SoundCloud plays.[14] The song also debuted at number one on Billboard's Spotify Viral 50 chart.[15]

Whethan performed at SXSW music festival in March.[16] He will also be performing at BUKU Music + Art Project festival, which fuses electronic music, hip hop and indie rock.[17] Whethan toured with trap artists Flosstradamus in November alongside fellow DJs Slushii, Towkio, and Gent & Jawns.[18]

In 2018, Whethan collaborated with pop singer Dua Lipa on the song "High", which was featured in the film Fifty Shades Freed.[19] In March of the same year, he released the single "Be Like You" featuring Broods.[20]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays
Title Details
Life Of A Wallflower Vol. 1[21]

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions
US
Dance

[22]
2016 "Can't Hide"
(featuring Ashe)
"When I'm Down"
(with Oliver Tree)
"Savage"
(with Flux Pavilion & MAX)
29
2017 "All You Ever Talk About"
(featuring Oliver Tree)
"Love Gang"
(featuring Charli XCX)
"Good Nights"
(featuring Mascolo)
"Sleepy Eyes"
(with Elohim)
"Enemy"
(with Oliver Tree)
"Aftertaste"
(featuring Opia)
2018 "Be Like You"
(featuring Broods)
39
"Superlove"[23]
(featuring Oh Wonder)
48
"Radar"[24]
(featuring Honne)
40
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released.

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year
"Falling (Whethan Redo)"[25]
(Opia featuring Whethan)
2016
"Do You Feel This Way"[26]
(Kailee Morgue featuring Whethan)
2018
"Every Step That I Take"[27]
(Tom Morello featuring Portugal. The Man and Whethan)

Other charted songs[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US
Dance

[22]
2018 "High"
(with Dua Lipa)
12 Fifty Shades Freed

Remixes[edit]

Year Title Artist
2015 "It's Strange" (Whethan Remix) Louis the Child
(featuring K.Flay)
"Suicide" (Wheathin Remix)[28] Midnight to Monaco
"City of the Rose" (Wheathin Remix)[29] TYuS
2016 "Falling" (Whethan Redo)[30][31][32] Opia
"Pillowtalk" (Bearson & Whethan Remix)[33] Zayn
"Sensations" (Whethan Remix) Elohim
"Blasé" (Whethan Remix)[34] Ty Dolla Sign
(featuring Future, Rae Sremmurd)
"10 Victoria's Secret Models" (Whethan Remix)[35] MAX
"Send Them Off" (Whethan Remix) Bastille
2017 "Crush" (josh pan & Whethan Remix) (Yuna featuring Usher)
"Perfect Places" (Whethan Remix)[36] Lorde
2018 "Stains" (Whethan bootleg) Brockhampton
"SICKOMODE" (Skrillex Remix) (Whethan Turn)[37] Travis Scott

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cooper, Dan (2017-01-05). "Whethan - Savage (feat. Flux Pavilion & MAX)". EDM Sauce. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  2. ^ Davies, Hayden (August 2, 2016). "Meet Whethan, The 17-year-old Producer Working With Skrillex". PILERATS. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  3. ^ a b Woods, Rachel (2017-01-22). "Watch Out for Mega-Talented Up-and-Coming DJ, Whethan". EDM.com. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  4. ^ Mssingno - XE3 (Whethan Turn), retrieved 2018-01-20
  5. ^ a b Drugas, Hailey (December 23, 2015). "Sandburg's own DJ "Wheathin" looks to expand music career". Aquila. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  6. ^ a b c Acosta, Pedro (2015-08-01). "Chicago's 16-Year-Old Producer: Exclusive Interview with Wheathin". EDM Chicago. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  7. ^ a b Bretherton, Ross (2015-01-23). "Young Producers Spotlight: Wheathin". Melisma Magazine. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  8. ^ Gimpel, Alexandra (2016-12-07). "This Whethan kid is on a rocketship to superstardom". The Untz. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  9. ^ a b Giorgio, Alec (2017-01-18). "The New Whethan and Oliver Tree Collab Will Be 'All You Ever Talk About'". EDM Sauce. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  10. ^ Erik (2017-01-12). "Virtu Flips Whethan and Oliver Tree's 'When I'm Down' With Stellar Results". EDM Sauce. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  11. ^ Yau, Jeffrey (2016-08-13). "Whethan - Can't Hide (feat. Ashe)". Your EDM. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  12. ^ Robles, Jonathan (6 December 2016). "Listen: Whethan Releases Massive New Single 'Savage'". Variance Magazine. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  13. ^ https://earmilk.com/2017/09/29/oliver-tree-whethan-join-forces-on-new-single-enemy/
  14. ^ Ninivaggi, Elizabeth (2016-11-21). "Whethan Releases Official Music Video for, "Can't Hide" feat. Ashe". EDM Sauce. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  15. ^ "Spotify Viral 50". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  16. ^ "FBI Director James Comey to Speak at SXSW". Billboard. 27 January 2017. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  17. ^ "deadmau5, Zeds Dead, Tycho & More to Headline BUKU Festival 2017". Billboard. 6 December 2016. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  18. ^ Havens, Lyndsey (16 August 2016). "Flosstradamus Announce Hi Def Youth Fall U.S. Tour". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  19. ^ "EDM's Upcoming 18-Year-Old Star Reveals New Collab with Dua Lipa". Your EDM. 2018-01-08. Retrieved 2018-01-20.
  20. ^ Wiedenman, Ian (2018-03-19). "Whethan Drops Lush New Single 'Be Like You'". SoundGrail. Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  21. ^ Siganporia, Melody (2018-11-09). "Prodigious Producer Whethan Set to Release Life of a Wallflower Vol. 1 EP [Review]". EDM.com. Archived from the original on 2018-10-09. Retrieved 2018-10-09.
  22. ^ a b "Whethan Chart History: Dance/Electronic Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-02-22.
  23. ^ Bein, Kat (2018-06-15). "Whethan Makes 'Superlove' With Oh Wonder, Announces 2018 Tour: Listen". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2018-06-17. Retrieved 2018-06-17.
  24. ^ Bagshaw, Bella (2018-09-21). "Whethan locks listeners in on his 'Radar' with endearing new track". Dancing Astronaut. Archived from the original on 2018-09-22. Retrieved 2018-09-22.
  25. ^ "Falling (Whethan Redo) - Single by Opia & Whethan on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 2018-06-17.
  26. ^ "Do You Feel This Way (feat. Whethan) - Single by Kailee Morgue on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 2018-06-17.
  27. ^ Engelman, Nicole (2018-10-05). "Tom Morello, Portugal. The Man & Whethan Team Up For Suicide Prevention Song". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2018-10-06. Retrieved 2018-10-08.
  28. ^ Baumohl, Elliot (2015-10-20). "16-Year-Old Wheathin Delivers Hot Future Classic Remix | RTT". Run The Trap: The Best EDM, Hip Hop & Trap Music. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  29. ^ Baumohl, Elliot (2015-12-24). "Wheathin Continues to Impress on Remix of TYuS | RTT". Run The Trap: The Best EDM, Hip Hop & Trap Music. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  30. ^ Baumohl, Elliot (2016-03-14). "Opia - Falling (Wheathin Remix)". Run The Trap: The Best EDM, Hip Hop & Trap Music. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  31. ^ Psylem (2016-03-15). "Wheathin Brings His Signature Soulful Funk to Opia's "Falling" - NEST HQ". NEST HQ. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  32. ^ "Wheathin Delivers Stunning Remix Of Opia's "Falling" - Verge Campus". Verge Campus. 2016-03-10. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  33. ^ Baumohl, Elliot (2016-05-02). "ZAYN - "Pillowtalk" (Bearson & Wheathin Remix)". Run The Trap: The Best EDM, Hip Hop & Trap Music. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  34. ^ Baumohl, Elliot (2016-04-08). "Ty Dolla $ign - "Blasé" (Wheathin Remix)". Run The Trap: The Best EDM, Hip Hop & Trap Music. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  35. ^ Thompson, Hunter (2016-06-22). "MAX - 10 Victoria's Secret Models (Wheathin Remix)". Run The Trap: The Best EDM, Hip Hop & Trap Music. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  36. ^ "Lorde – Perfect Places (Wheathin Remix)". SoundCloud. 2017-08-24. Retrieved 2017-08-25.
  37. ^ "Whethan turns Skrillex's remix of 'Sicko Mode'". Dancing Astronaut. 2018-12-01. Retrieved 2018-12-03.