Name: Qi Huang
Hometown/Current Location: Cerritos, CA but now residing in Sunnyvale, CA
Occupation: Business Systems Analyst
Rave Name: None
What was your first electronic music event?
The first real event was probably Beyond Wonderland Bay Area 2014.
What/who influenced you to attend your first event?
I had just moved from Southern California for a new position at my current company. A random friend, now one of my closest friends, I met off of reddit asked me if I wanted to tag along with her friends. Given my enthusiasm about the music, I decided sure why not.
What is one moment from an event that was special and why?
I think the special moment that really hit me was during day 2 of Snowglobe of last year. I decided to go alone and met some of the most amazing people there. It was scary, but at the same time, we all felt at home in the cabin. We all looked after each other and just shared our lives with each other for the duration. The second day of Snowglobe, it was really crowded. We were between Porter Robinson on the main stage and Odesza in the tent. There was just this moment when I was with everyone there, I looked around me and everything just felt at home. I think this is when I started to really enjoy coming to these events.
What is your favorite festival or event?
So far, hands down Lightning in a Bottle in Bradley, California. The music was absolutely amazing, the people were absolutely amazing and the experiences was absolutely amazing. It wasn’t just about the music, it was about everyone coming together and just sharing different kind of art forms. Music was just one of them.
What is your favorite electronic song and why?
I think the one song I’ve been loving for a while now is Oceanlab’s – If I could fly. I think this song is just embodies what the world should be. Everyone all have these long goals in life about happiness. They all look into the future, but they forget about the days you are living now. Sometimes it just takes one minute to close your eyes to realize how amazing your life and your day is. It can swing your mood.
Who are your favorite artists?
Oceanlab, Above and Beyond, Seven Lions, RAM, Standerwick, Aly&fila, Kaskade, Alison Wonderland, Odesza, Alex MORPH, Armin, Gareth Emery, Markus Schulz, Robin Schulz, Alexander Popov, Andrew Rayel, Ilan Bluestone, Guiseppe Ottaviani, Ferry Corsten, Eric Prydz, Ummet Ozcan, Paul Van Dyk, John O’ Callaghan, Christina Novelli, Tritonal, Andrew Bayer, Marlo, Rank 1…
What are your favorite genres?
Definitely Trance. I do like house music anywhere from deep house to chill house to electro house. They are all pretty fun to listen to. Bass is definitely worth listening into, but I’m a bit more selective when it comes to that.
What do you feel your “identity” is in the electronic music community?
I think everyone has their unique identity. I don’t think anyone should just be blindly following another person. They should definitely be enjoying what makes them happy. I tell this to everyone I meet. We are all here to have fun and seek happiness. Why do would you walk down a path that does not steer you towards it? My friend and teacher has introduced me to the world of hooping and it has been one of the most fun experiences that I have had. Not only is it something I enjoy doing, but it is something I can bring to festivals and events and make everyone else’s experience better. It was overwhelming at first, but what new hobby isn’t? I’ve been putting more time into it whether it be practicing or working on set patterns for specific events, whereever it takes me, its been one hell of a trip.
Is there anything else you would like to add about yourself for the readers?
If you find me at an event, come say hi, I don’t bite, but I will show you my happiness to be here. If you are having fun, you will surround by people who will be addicted to your glow.