Dazzling, young DJ/producer Whethan has finally delivered his debut album! The genre bending full-length release, titled Fantasy, has been teased for the entirety of 2020 after the January release of lead single “Stay Forever” featuring indie rock trio STRFKR.

Since January, numerous other singles from the album have hit the airwaves: “All In My Head” feat. grandson“Hurting On Purpose” feat. K.Flay, and “So Good” feat. low representing just a few of the numerous high-profile features on the album.

The album’s anthemic closing track is an infectiously hype collaboration with trap heavyweight RL Grime that appeared on Grime’s Sable Valley compilation album earlier this year.

Indeed, Fantasy is a collaborative haven encompassing all genres. The list goes on with contemporaries GrouploveThe Front Bottoms, and The Wombats as some of the more unassuming candidates lofted by Whethan’s production prowess.

Chrome Sparks comes together with Whethan on opening track “Intro” for what plays like an impressively accurate Tame Impala impression. Producer/songwriter Jasiah signed on for the hard-hitting banger “Drumdown Mambo.”

None are perhaps as potent as the acclaimed single “Freefall” feat. Oliver Tree – the pair of young, rising stars put their rapport to work after co-writing and co-producing five tracks for Tree’s own debut album earlier this year.

Fantasy is sonically diverse, overflowing with talent, and overwhelming positive in tone. With airwave-ready anthems front-to-back, I pity any radio DJ tasked with choosing just one track to showcase.

“Fantasy is getting on a spaceship and teleporting anywhere your dreams can imagine. I wanted to make a project that was full of energy and artists that I’m inspired by. There was an underlying theme of alternative meets psychedelic dance music and I wanted to be able to blast every song at my shows or have it feel like you’re at a show when listening at home or in the car. I got to work with some of my favorite artists like RL Grime, Grouplove, The Wombats, bülow, and many more. I grew a lot while working on the album over the span of the last 3 years and you can hear it through the different styles and feelings on each track.”  — Whethan

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