Josie Martin got her first gig when she was 17 years old, DJing the birthday party of Ethan Davis, whom as fate would have it, she would go on to form what was originally the electro house duo Candyland with. Inspired by the late DJ AM, Josie initially focused on turn-tabling and scratching, but over time, she began to delve more and more into dance music as she and Ethan began to develop their sound. After winning back-to-back Beatport contests for their remixes of Skrillex’s “Make It Bun Dem” and Bingo Players’ “Rattle,” they released their debut album Bring the Rain on Spinnin’ Records, which would go on to chart at #3 on the Beatport Top 100. Soon after, the duo found themselves on a nationwide tour, with club and festival dates in Los Angeles, Denver, New York and Las Vegas, as well as opening for Krewella’s “Get Wet Live” tour.
After the recent announcement that Ethan would leave the group to pursue other projects, Josie has since forged on under the Candyland moniker, releasing a new track “Rage In Love” as a free download, and has future releases planed with Dim Mak Records and 12th Planet’s Smog label, as well as upcoming tour dates at Lavo Nightclub NYC, Create Nightclub LA and Beta Nightclub in Denver.