“Compared to when I was younger I think that now I am more patient and more willing to be ok with failure to get where I wanna go. When I was young I was so concerned to try to make it and do what was popular rather than what was true to what I am doing.”
Party Favor grew up in Park City, Utah. He spent his younger years listening to metal and working his way through film school in California. After graduating from Chapman University, Ragland and a friend started DJing in L.A.’s local clubs, playing a mix of electro and Dutch house which naturally progressed into production. Through production he remixed for the likes of Showtek and Bro Safari propelled his profile even further and saw him release a few more singles on Bomb Squad before signing to Mad Decent.
In 2014, Party Favor released the single “Bap U,” and by 2016, he had played DJ sets across the world and at some of the biggest dance and rock festivals, including Coachella, Tomorrowland, and Ultra. At the end of 2016, his first EP for Mad Decent, Party & Destroy, was released, featuring guest spots from the likes of Gucci Mane, Dillon Francis, and Sean Kingston. We had a chat with the artist about the challenge to grow as a musician, wishing to having paid more attention when being younger learning proper music and what love means to him.