A local music artist will perform at different music festivals in 2021.
The artist is Dylan Hunter, or Dÿlan, is from the Mt. Pleasant area and will attend school at Sacred Heart Academy.
Dÿlan makes electronic dance music that includes future styles of bass, trap and dubstep.
“Dÿlan always loved music from an early age,” said John Hunter, Dÿlan’s father. “He’s been dancing with teacher Ricky ‘Bird’ Clarkson since he was 8 and got involved in DJing at 9 with a silent disco at the Breakaway Music Festival in Grand Rapids. He got his first DJ kit for Christmas and has been addicted to it ever since.
In 2020, during the pandemic, Dÿlan started producing music and has several tracks coming out soon in early fall 2021. His new hit single “Down Tonight” will soon be available on streaming platforms.
“Dÿlan’s passion for DJing and producing has been an incredible experience so far,” said Hunter. “Being part of such a tight-knit community and learning from so many other artists has been humbling. Dÿlan collaborates with other producers and learned to work with singers to create his music. It’s been a wild ride which hopefully is just getting started.
Dÿlan recently rebranded himself from the artist formerly known as DJ Dill Pickle before changing his stage name.
“When the pandemic became evident, it was a natural and appropriate time to take the next step and transition from being a DJ to being a music producer,” Hunter said. “He DJed for over 3 years as DJ Dill Pickle and played shows all over the Midwest, including a main stage at Summerfest in Milwaukee in front of thousands of people. It organizes DJ festivals, arenas, baseball parks, pep meetings, fundraisers and many other functions. He opened for some for the biggest acts in the world.
The young artist hopes to turn his passion for music into a career to some extent.
Dÿlan will perform on the main stage at Breakaway Music Festival in Grand Rapids on Saturday, August 28 at 3:30 p.m. He will perform in the Confluence 2021 Music Showcase at Confluence Festival in Grand Rapids on September 25.
“Dÿlan got an offer from the talent scout for the festival who was really interested in having a young producer on a first-year festival like this,” Hunter said. “Confluence programming includes national and local musicians who fuse art, music and technology to create a powerful and diverse live experience.”
For more information, visit Dÿlan’s Facebook page or visit soundcloud.com/dylanhuntermusic.