Posted: Friday December 23, 2016
Party Favor & The Mannequin Challenge at The Church
Party Favor & Two Fresh Nail The Mannequin Challenge at The Church Nightclub
Party Favor and Two Fresh get the crowd to participate in the viral social media challenge during Party Favor’s set at The Church Nightclub. Their version of The Mannequin Challenge received approximtely 5,300 likes, 1,759 shares, and 526 comments. Check out the video and learn more about the challenge and artists below.
The Mannequin Challenge:
The Mannequin Challenge is a viral Internet video trend where people remain frozen in action like mannequins while a moving camera films them, usually with the song “Black Beatles” by Rae Sremmurd playing in the background. It is believed that the phenomenon was started by students in Jacksonville, Florida, on October 12, 2016. The initial posting has inspired works by other groups, especially professional athletes and sports teams that have posted increasingly complex and elaborate videos.
News outlets have compared the videos to bullet time scenes from science fiction films such as The Matrix, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, Lost in Space or Buffalo ’66. The participatory nature of the challenge on social media makes it similar to memes such as Makankosappo or the Harlem Shake.
Few acts have the innovative color and diverse repertoire of Party Favor, one of the fastest rising names in Dance Music. His edgy style helped pioneer the festival trap genre, exhilarating and thrilling audiences and turning heads across the globe. Party Favor, AKA Dylan Ragland, is currently making groundbreaking remixes for names such as Dillon Francis, Diplo, Flosstradamus, and Major Lazer. He is also creating chart topping original records such as “Bap U” (Mad Decent) and “Booty Loose” (Mad Decent).
“Bap U” has garnished over 6 million plays on Soundcloud and has made its way into the Top 30 Dance Tracks on iTunes. Its success led to the making of a music video featuring cameos by Brillz, Diplo, ETC! ETC!, Ookay, TJR, and Seth Green. Following the successful launch of the video, “Bap U” saw national spotlight when featured in a T-Mobile commercial, as well as Warner Brothers movie “Vacation” (2015) and “How To Be Single” (2016).
Party Favor’s release Party and Destory EP includes collaborations with Dillon Francis, Gucci Mane, Sean Kingston, Rich The Kid, Gent & Jawns and Georgia Ku. Party and Destroy hit #2 on iTunes album charts and the lead single “Give It To Me Twice” garnished over 1 million plays on Spotify in its first two weeks.
Following BAP U’s commercial success, Party Favor began to see multiple national commercials using his music. His original “Booty Loose” was featured in Truths Anti-Smoking campaign and was featured in Universal Pictures “Neighbors 2” (2016). His song “Baddest Things” (Mad Decent) was featured in Silk Milks national campaign with DJ Khaled in the summer of 2016. Most recently Mountain Dew commissioned Party Favor to create an original song “Wiggle Wop” for their national “Kickstarter” campaign which was featured during the 2016 NBA playoffs.
Party Favor has performed on some of the biggest stages in North America at festivals such as Coachella, EDC, Lollapalooza, Ultra, Tomorroworld, and Mad Decent’s Block Parties. With official work on Spinnin Records, Ultra Records, OWSLA and Mad Decent as well as international tours through Asia, Australia, Brazil, Japan, it is no surprise why Party Favor’s fan base is as diverse and well rounded as his music.
Party Favor’s success abroad and at home is due to the support that his music receives from superstar talents such as Skrillex, Diplo, Borgore, DJ Carnage, GTA, Dillon Francis, RL Grime, Bro Safari, DJ Snake, and Flosstradamus.
“I think what’s cool about house music, bass, twerk, whatever you want to call it… is that it’s starting to bridge a lot of genres, styles. I just want to make stuff that’s crazy energy and makes you groove.” – Party Favor
Two Fresh has travelled a long way with their sound in a short time. Originally from Nashville, TN, and now residing in Los Angeles CA, twin brothers Sherwyn & Kendrick Nicholls have developed into a unique electronic production team.
The twins early work, “The Baker’s Dozen,” was nostalgic of early 90’s hip-hop, using soulful and lo-fi samples, intertwined with classic drum stylings. With their first full length album, “Airmail”, Two Fresh took the sound in a spacey, yet grounded direction that has set the foundation for their more recent works. Having released “Watch This!” in early 2013, the twins’ EP showcases the more upbeat side of their musical spectrum.
Sherwyn and Kendrick developed a broad fan base, spanning all across North America, through extensive touring with artists such as Skrillex, Bassnectar,12th Planet, and Daedelus as well as performing at a slew of music festivals including Electric Daisy Carnival, SXSW and Detroit Electronic Music Festival.
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