Summer Set 2017: WHETHAN
by Bradley Loiederman

Only 17 years old, Whethan has broken out into the scene this past year with his experimental take on future bass, further showcasing the new-age Chicago indie bass sound. While only making electronic music under that alias for over a year, he has still gained extreme recognition and song plays. His track titled “Can’t Hide” debuted on Billboard’s Spotify Viral 50 chart at number one, and his collaboration with Flux Pavillion titled “Savage” has gained over 2.75 million plays on Soundcloud. And in just a year, Whethan went from playing small venues in Chicago to touring around the country with both Flosstradamus and on his own headlining tour. This 17 year old has launched a new form of indie bass that has taken the scene by storm, and his continued grind will only keep him growing as an artist.

Whethan is an especially exciting artist to see on the Summer Set lineup because of his new appearance on the festival circuit. Just this year, he has debuted on the lineups of Coachella, SXSW, Buku, and Lollapalooza. He also just ended his first nationwide headlining tour, which sold out multiple dates. Whethan has really transformed himself as a performer, and his continued advancement mixed with his youthful charm will not only make his Summer Set performance extravagant but could also be a look into the future of EDM artists.

Whethan has been working extremely hard this past year, and his triumphs show for it. Before even graduating high school, he has gone on a nationwide tour, played some of the most prestigious festivals around, and collaborated with some of the top dogs in the dub scene. This youngster is making his way to Summer Set to show us his festival side, so make sure to check out Whethan‘s set this August!