In 2001 Candy, James Reeves, Stephen Baker, and Dan Parham co-founded a record label called Red Antenna. Along the way she made mediocre minimal techno and electro. Various projects below. She designed and silkscreened the 12″ packaging for Typography, which was featured in the book Fingerprint: The Art of Using Handmade Elements in Graphic Design. Music made with a vintage Roland Juno 60 keyboard & Ableton Live and performed live with slideshows of sexy alphabets and Detroit city planning history in New York City, Grenoble, and beyond.
“Fiercely polished electro with rocked-out soul. Thick driving percussion, lowriding vintage bass for boomin’ systems, and sparkling analogue keyboard lines conjure sharp modernist grids, colorful scenes from tomorrow’s discotheques, robots with dirty minds, and half-forgotten night-drives through Babylon. Candy Chang is remarkably able to glance back at Prince and Cybotron, while keeping her designer’s eye fixed on a new style and sound all her own.” Released in 2003.
“From the hipshakin’ “Letterpress Express”, like a Russ Meyer soundtrack, to the all-in assault of “Bravo Futura”, as always the artwork is incredibly well packaged” – Syntax
“Bubbling stripped down acidic electro with swelling basslines and dark pop moods.” – Sonic Groove
In 2007 at the Minimal/Maximal Festival in Grenoble, France and the Destroy All Cars event in New York City, she performed new tracks to an urban planning backdrop for educational times on the dance floor. Named after various Detroit locations, the Detroit Detroit songs pay homage to the city where she worked and danced many late nights in her late teens and early twenties. They fall somewhere under booty bass, synth pop, and minimal techno. She paired the music with a slideshow on Detroit’s history and metropolitan growth. The Grenoble event happened thanks to French distributor Chica Chic, and the other events were produced by record label Red Antenna. Music made with a Nord Lead keyboard and Ableton Live.
In 2001 Candy, Steve Baker, James Reeves, and Shawn Lindaberry surrounded themselves with samplers, guitar pedals, keyboards, flangers, and other toys and made some mellow music to sleep to. Behold ‘Sleep Management’ by Rewind Wonderland. Download mp3s below and sleep to it too. Released on Red Antenna.
To accompany live performances of songs from her record Typography, Candy combined classic vintage pin-up girl illustrations with the font Filosofia. The series was featured at various events in New York City, including Meanwhile at Tonic in 2003, and at the Minimal/Maximal Festival in Grenoble, France in 2007.