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Artist Spotlight – The Ready Set

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the ready setBands nowadays are scratching and clawing their way to the top, doing anything they can to get their name out there.  Whether it be posting a link to some of their music on a mainstream band’s website or sending mass friend requests to randoms in hopes that they can get their music heard, many bands are in this position.  I’m not going to lie and say that a lot of them deserve to make the big time, because let’s face it, not everyone can.  But The Ready Set is a band that ought to have a shot.

The Ready Set is a one-man band originating from Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Jordan Witzigreuter is the man behind the music and is responsible for creating some of the most infectious pop music that I’ve ever had the pleasure of stumbling across.  Witzigreuter writes all of his own music and records it all himself as well, but when he goes on tour he has a group of friends who come along to help him recreate the sounds.

I’ve found that when I try to pinpoint what type of music or what band I could compare him too, I just can’t – it’s utterly impossible.  His music is something unique and different of his own which I absolutely love.  Despite the fact that I can’t get enough of his music now; some of his earlier songs like Logistics or Sixty-Eight didn’t really appeal to me all that much.  They had that standard cliché sound of most rookie techno: over-edited and the beats make render the lyrics unintelligible.

My thoughts about his music changed when I heard the new songs he recently released.  His new digital single “Stays Four The Same” shows the formidable growth he has made in his music from his previous songs.  The vocals are entirely audible and the music behind them is completely catching.  Some guitars and drums are thrown in for a more instrumental feel which makes it such a pleasure to listen to.

After listening to a couple more of his songs (like Giants and Unender), I was completely blown away.  Thank God Witzigreuter figured out how to remix a song where his vocals are able to be heard.  Reason? Not only has his song writing abilities improved but his singing talents have skyrocketed immensely.

Witzigreuter has really found himself as an artist in a short amount of time and is now currently touring with bands like Backseat Goodbye and Plug In Stereo.  He also has toured with The Scene Aesthetic and The Color Fred.

I stated earlier that this is a band that deserves a chance to become big.  I think the folks over at Decaydance agree with me; they signed him onto the label today, Nov. 24. With all the time Witzigreuter puts into his music to produce such wonderful tracks, I think you would agree.

Written By:
Becca White