Ethan Snoreck had no clue that \”messing around with iPad apps\” would lead him to produce a track with over a million aggregate plays.The Chicagoan producer just turned 16 last May but his musical interest was first sparked when he began rapping with his friend Trevor in 6th and 7th grade. From there he began listening to electronic legends such as Daft Punk, Skrillex, and Deadmau5 who opened his eyes to an area of music which he would soon become well accustomed, electronic music.
Snoreck further expanded his knowledge in the vast array of modern electronic genres and gravitated towards original pioneers that he saw were improving the genre such as Flume, Odesza, and Porter Robinson. Snoreck then began to create music for himself and transfromed into Wheathin as he remixed a Wheat Thin commercial to prove to his friends that he could make music.
The first track posted to the Wheathin Soundcloud was a remix of Mssingno\’s XE3 and quickly recieved hundreds of thousands of plays along with comparisons to talented artists such as Flume due to the future bass sound of the track. Recently the track was posted on Future\’s page and surpassed a million plays. Now, Snoreck has released an original track of equal quality that comes as the first single of his upcoming \”Wheathin EP\”. The new track,\”Chains\”, features Blest Jones and is only available on Youtube.
What do you see for the future of electronic music?
It\’s hard to say what the next wave of electronic music will be but I see a lot more originality in what people do. Everyone will have something or some sound that they call their own.
If you collaborate with any artists, who would it be?
If I could collaborate with anyone, it would be Flume for sure. To me, he has been the most influential artist I have ever heard and he will continue to amaze me.
What message do you want your music to send?
The message I want my music to propel is to feel happy, want to dance but still have chills.
Where is Wheathin headed and what does it mean?
Wheathin has no direction except moving forward and the name Wheathin comes from my real name \”Ethan\”. A few friends were messing around and just happen to say \”Wheathin\” and the name stuck. Also I just like Wheat Thins.
What are you doing when you\’re not making music?
Outside of music I live day to day like everyone else. I go to school, hang with friends and play hockey but I am always thinking about music.