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ID Spotlight || Sean Riordan

ID Spotlight || Sean Riordan

Meet Sean Riordan!

Name: Sean Riordan
Rave Name: Guardian
Age: 25
Hometown: Pacifica, California, USA
Current City: West Hollywood, California, USA
Occupation: Events management / Student

What was your first electronic music event?

EDC 2011

What/who influenced you to attend your first event?

My good buddies back in Sacramento kept showing me videos of EDC in LA and my roommate Josue and I took the mission to Vegas together.

Sean Riordan

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

When I met my new group during Sander’s set. The next day we saw Swedish House Mafia, easily still the most incredible show I have seen in Vegas.

What is your favorite festival or event?

EDC Las Vegas hands down. Burning Man may change my opinion this year though =/

Sean Riordan

What is your favorite electronic song and why?

“You Got To Go” – Above & Beyond… This song convinced me to move forward to Los Angeles. It spoke directly to me at the time and is still relevant today.

Armin’s “Intense” is a very close second…

Who are your favorite artists?

Above and Beyond, Armin van Buuren, A-Trak, Ilan Bluestone, Arty, Mat Zo, Wolfgang Gardner, Eric Prydz, Claptone, Way out West, and Oliver Heldens

What are your favorite genres?

Trance, Progressive House, Deep House, Nudisco /indie dance, Techno

Sean Riordan

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

My “identity” I would say is that I am the giant that is overly conscious of blocking people’s view and always wants to get to the venue on time. Also I am called Guardian because of my need to constantly make sure everyone is having a good time and being safe. I’m happiest when everyone is happy.

Is there anything else you would like to add about yourself for the readers?

If you see me at a show come say hi! I’m 6’8 and have a big red beard! Come say hi and rage with me. We can drink scotch and bounce around circuit grounds!


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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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