Amplified Access: Josie, what is your absolute favorite Pokemon?
Candyland: Squirtle! 100%
AA: You DJ sets and music productions are never limited to one genre or style of music. What influenced you to change things up?
CL: My main influences for DJing are DJ AM and Girl Talk. They are definitely the reason why i started DJing. They just had the coolest mixing styles and weren’t afraid to go hard to any song. In a world where most sets sound the same there is nothing more refreshing to hear a Girl Talk set or a old AM set.
AA: Whats your favorite genre of music to play and produce?
CL: Lately its been weird experimental trap and electro house, Just want to do something different.
AA: Was the board game, Candyland, your inspiration behind your name?
CL: No, not at all. We were just shouting out names and it ended up being that one.
AA: How did the collaboration with Breathe Carolina happen on the song, Find Someone?
CL: They hit me up saying they wanted to do something, It was pretty normal!
AA: How does Breath Carolina’s style of music compliment and work with yours?
CL: They are really hungry to break into the EDM scene, they were really down to do whatever! It was cool.
AA: Which stop on the Friend Zone tour are you most excited for?
CL: LA! West coast forever! Always nice to play at home.
AA: You were just confirmed to play New Years Eve in Orlando! What is it like playing on NYE?
CL: NYE is on another level of turn up. People are just ready to party.
AA: Favorite thing about being a successful DJ?
CL: Being able to perform and help people escape from bullshit for a while.
AA: Whats next?!
CL: TOO MUCH new music. Cool collaborations and features. Lots of new changes i think people will be excited for. I’m excited at least.