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ID Spotlight || James Dutta

ID Spotlight || James Dutta

Meet EDM Identity’s San Diego Correspondent James Dutta in this week’s #IDSpotlight!

Name: James Dutta
Rave Name: None
Age: 22
Hometown: El Dorado Hills, CA
Current City: San Diego, California
Occupation: Product Analyst/ San Diego Correspondent for EDM Identity


What was your first electronic music event?

Hard Summer 2014.

What/who influenced you to attend your first event?

My roommate went to HARD in 2013 and came back and began to show me EDM here and there. I was still very heavily listening to Hip-Hop, so I was like “yeah sure, I’ll go to Hard Summer 2014.” After I attended that event, the rest was history – it was amazing!

What is one moment from an event that was special and why?

I can’t pin down one moment, however, I think all the moments during an event are special. There’s not many places you can find genuinely nice people who are all there for the same reason – the music.

James Dutta

What is your favorite festival or event?

Beyond Wonderland. It was my second Insomniac event after EDC and it was done exceptionally well.

What is your favorite electronic song and why?

At this time: “Wait” by Dombresky, “Getting That” by Rickyxsan & Dirty Audio, “Malice” by Drezo, “Mind” by Jack U (Malaa Remix), “Bang” by Wavedash

James Dutta

Who are your favorite artists?

Porter Robinson, Mura Masa, Zomboy, Barely Alive, NGHTMRE, Getter

What are your favorite genres?

In no particular order:

– Dubstep
– Trap
– Bass House
– House music in general
– Future Bass

What do you feel your “Identity” is in the electronic music community?

My “Identity” within the electronic music community would be someone who is there to enjoy the good music and to not create any trouble.


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Grant has been listening to electronic dance music since the early 2000s. Actively involved in the EDM community, Grant is an admin for the EDC & Coachella subreddits and their Facebook groups. Previously he has been part of several EDM startups and promotion companies such as Shamele55, Electric State of Mind and Q-Dance. Originally listening to trance artists such as ATB, Armin Van Buuren and Paul Oakenfold, Grant has expanded his listening experience to include a full set of genres ranging from hardstyle to deep house and has been regularly attending both festivals and club events since 2010.
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Grant Gilmore

Grant has been listening to electronic dance music since the early 2000s. Actively involved in the EDM community, Grant is an admin for the EDC & Coachella subreddits and their Facebook groups. Previously he has been part of several EDM startups and promotion companies such as Shamele55, Electric State of Mind and Q-Dance. Originally listening to trance artists such as ATB, Armin Van Buuren and Paul Oakenfold, Grant has expanded his listening experience to include a full set of genres ranging from hardstyle to deep house and has been regularly attending both festivals and club events since 2010.

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