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Category: ID Spotlight

ID Spotlight || Julia Brodnick

Meet EDM Identity Contributor, Julia Brodnick, in this week’s #IDSpotlight! Name: Julia Brodnick Rave Name: None Age: 24 Hometown: Anaheim, California Current City: Anaheim, California Occupation: Freelancer Twitter: @juliasaori Instagram: @juliasaori What was your first electronic music event? My first electronic music event was Monster Massive 2008 at the Los Angeles Sports Arena & Grounds. Wow! I can’t believe it’s coming up to nine years since then. Time flies! I remember I dressed up in a tutu and a tube top. That was probably the one and only time I dressed in revealing rave clothing. I’m not saying it’s a bad thing, but...

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ID Spotlight || Kim Tran

Meet Kim Tran in this week’s #IDSpotlight! Name: Kim Tran Rave Name: MissJade Age: 34 Hometown: Boston, MA Current City: Bay Area, CA Occupation: Customer Service Business Development Manager Twitter: @xkimtranx Facebook: Kim Tran Instagram: @miss___jade What was your first electronic music event? Pop NYE in Oakland CA 2013 What/who influenced you to attend your first event? My friend who I’ve known since I moved to the West Coast came out of a ten-year retirement to take me to my first event. We had no NYE plans and he knew this event was going on, so he convinced me to go. I have been...

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ID Spotlight || Laila Claudia

Meet Laila Claudia in this week’s #IDSpotlight! Name: Laila Claudia Rave Name: None Age: 32 Hometown: Tucson, AZ Current City: Scottsdale, AZ Occupation: Esthetician Facebook: Laila Claudia Instagram: @Lailaclaudia What was your first electronic music event? In the beginning, I went to desert raves in Arizona. My first Massive was EDC in 2006 What/who influenced you to attend your first event? My older brother was a DJ & B-Boy. Growing up listening to house music, wearing JNCO jeans & looking at all his rave flyers influenced me heavily. What is one moment from an event that was special and why? EDCLV’s 20 Year Anniversary. Above...

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ID Spotlight || Michelle Mendoza

Meet EDM Identity Correspondent and Photographer, Michelle Mendoza, in this week’s #IDSpotlight! Name: Michelle Mendoza Rave Name: Turtle Age: 22 Hometown: Torrance, CA Current City: New York City, New York Occupation: Photographer Twitter: @seratoninphotos Facebook: Sera Tonin Photography Instagram: @seratoninphotography What was your first electronic music event? My first electronic music event was Beyond Wonderland 2015, in Southern California. Prior to attending, I hated electronic music because I “didn’t understand” it. What/who influenced you to attend your first event? My best friend from high school, Cameron, had to literally drag me to attend. I was going through a rough time in...

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ID Spotlight || Tiffany Goff

Meet Tiffany Goff in this week’s #IDSpotlight! Name: Tiffany Goff Rave Name: Mini Moose Age: 31 Hometown: San Diego, CA Current City: San Diego, CA Occupation: Dance Instructor Twitter: Facebook: Instagram: What was your first electronic music event? Kaskade’s Atmosphere Tour at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. What/who influenced you to attend your first event? My friend Dase had an extra ticket to see Kaskade play at the Shrine, and I jumped at the chance to my favorite artist in person for the first time. What is one moment from an event that was special and why? One moment from an event that...

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ID Spotlight || Sebastian Rusu

Meet EDM Identity Contributor, Sebastian Rusu, in this week’s #IDSpotlight! Name: Sebastian Rusu Rave Name: None Age: 27 Hometown: Close to the real Dracula Castle Current City: Montreal, Quebec, Canada Occupation: Solution Architect Twitter: Facebook: Instagram: What was your first electronic music event? Paul Van Dyk at the Telus Theatre in Montreal, Canada on February 18th, 2011. What/who influenced you to attend your first event? I had been a long time fan of both trance and Paul Van Dyk but I was never into the whole going out to clubs culture. One of my best friends from college, with whom I shared my musical...

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