[Artist Spotlight] Countdown to Electric Forest 2016: Marvel Years


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Countdown to Electric Forest 2016: Marvel Years


You’ve heard of his sound. Perhaps you didn’t know his name then, but you will soon. Our first encounter with MARVEL YEARS was when he supported Pretty Lights at BUKU Art & Music Festival 2016 in New Orleans, followed by his solo performance at this year’s Euphoria Music Festival in Austin. Ever since, I’ve been hooked.

We get a special treat this weekend, MARVEL YEARS will be performing at Electric Forest at three separate occasions. He’s going to kicks off the festival–first act on the main stage (The Ranch Stage) Thursday, 3:15 PM, Friday, 2:00 AM at the Good Life Live VIP stage and Sunday, 8:45 – Cory Wythe (Marvel Years) performs guitar for Manic Focus Live at the Sherwood Court Stage.




Cory Wythe, the producer and guitarist better known as Marvel Years, has found a welcome place for himself within the increasingly popular glitch-hop / electro-soul dance music scene. In just a short period of time, his progression has become outright impossible to ignore. Much more than your average DJ/producer, Marvel Years is an incredible guitarist that shreds well beyond his years. His approach to blending electronic beats and shredding soulful guitar on his original tracks and remixes creates a sound that is a unique hybrid of EDM combing glitch, retro-funk, classic rock, soul, jazz and hip-hop. “Classic rock has been a huge influence on me,” Wythe explains. “I love breathing new life into those older songs. I think that’s a good medium for bringing new listeners into my music because they can relate to that stuff. I improvise (on live guitar) over a lot of my stuff.”

While Marvel Years continues to make a name for himself, it was inevitable that he caught the attention of other prominent artists in the scene. His very first-ever live performance supporting Pretty Lights in Boston, MA (July 2013) has only been followed with an impressive amount of success and opportunities. In August 2013 he made a surprise guest appearance performing two of his tracks along side Mikey Thunder at Pretty Lights sold out Red Rocks show. Later that year, he was invited to hit the road on a multi-week bus tour as support for GRiZ’s Rebal Era Tour. Then, in the fall of 2013, Cory was offered an opportunity to do an official remix for Pretty Lights – “Where I’m Trying To Go” that was released on December 10 on ‘A Color Map of the Sun Remixes‘.

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