Big Chocolate performs at the 2011 Vans Warped Tour
Photo: The Recording Academy
Bonus Track: Big Chocolate At Vans Warped Tour 2011
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By Sarah Mudler
Tinley Park, Ill.
Following my interview with pop/punk outfit Every Avenue at the Tinley, Ill., stop of the 2011 Vans Warped Tour, I had the chance to sit down with one of the artists paying his dues as a rookie on this year's tour — dubstep DJ Big Chocolate.
A native of Huntington Beach, Calif., Big Chocolate (aka Cameron Argon) has quickly made a name for himself by introducing the tour's die-hard fans to an addicting alternative sound that combines elements from drum and bass to electro and dubstep. Less than an hour before his set, Big Chocolate took a break from the heat and joined us backstage to discuss his distinctive style, rapidly expanding audience and plans for the future.
Set List (partial)
"Mo Money Mo Problems"
"I Don't Know You"
"Commissioner" by the March (Big Chocolate remix)
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(A Midwest girl at heart, Sarah Mudler joined The Recording Academy Chicago Chapter in 2004. Coming from a Detroit rock background, she has expanded her musical interests into everything from pop to blues to jazz to gospel, and even a little country now and again. She can be seen haunting local Chicago venues almost every night of the week, and is currently the Senior Project Manager for the Chicago Chapter.)