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Success for a sunny sound oft maligned
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Los Angeles Times - Los Angeles, Calif.
Author: Andrew John Ignatius Vontz
Date: Feb 20, 2003
Start Page: E.26
Section: Calendar Weekend; Part E; Calendar Desk
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Last month, Santa Monica electronic music label Moonshine released the seventh installment in its "Happy 2B Hardcore" series mixed by Canadian DJ and producer Chris Frolic, a.k.a. Anabolic Frolic.

Frolic's sales put him ahead of vastly better-known DJs, including Sasha and Digweed (No. 4) and Paul Van Dyk (No. 5). In L.A., the subgenre thrives at clubs, including the Orion and Qtopia in Hollywood, and at such one-shot events as Together as One and the Monster Massive

Aesthetically, its mostly 14-to-20-year-old candy raver fans are the flip side of junglists, typically people in their early 20s. Candy ravers still rely on the aesthetic of the early days of rave: They turn up at clubs in leg-swallowing fuzzy pants, oversized shirts and kiddie candy-bead jewelry, often toting plush dolls and pacifiers.

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