Karissa Milli

Meet Karissa Milli, aka Hustlin’, in this week’s #IDSpotlight!

Name: Karissa Milli
Rave Name: Hustlin
Age: 28
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
Current City: Hollywood, California
Occupation: Model, Poker Player
Instagram: @Hustlin
Facebook: Karissa Milli
Twitter: @Mzhustlin

What was your first electronic music event?

Together As One in 2006 in SoCal

What/who influenced you to attend your first event?

My oldest sister was going to raves in the late 90s and influenced me by introducing me to House music. I fell in love instantly….My love of house/edm music was my main influence into the EDM scene, soon after a few events I attended I started Go-Go Dancing at EDM events across the US and learned how to have fun and make money at the same time.

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

I was at Kandy Kruise and while we were in the middle of the ocean over night the first time I ever saw Avicii perform was that night. We were in the middle of the ocean over night sailing and he flew over his DJ booth in a helicopter and jumped on the decks and dropped some of the sickest shit I had heard to date. Most unforgettable and memorable moment for sure

What is your favorite festival or event?

Love Fest in Hawaii. It’s an incredible event on an amazing serene island and nothing is honestly better than amazing music on an island. Maybe Ibiza, lol.

What is your favorite electronic song and why?

Robin S – Show Me Love… This song is probably my favorite because it reminds me so much of my childhood and the beginning of my love for EDM music.

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Who are your favorite artists?

Eric Prydz, Ercola, Kryoman, Adam K Soha, Kaskade, Tchami, DJ AM – RIP

What are your favorite genres?

Deep House, House, Trap, Hip-Hop

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

My identity is somewhat of a “lone wolf”… I tend to have a small circle and don’t open up easily, but the ones I keep close are one I know I can trust in my pack.

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

I’m hoping to attend more events on the east coast this coming year, so if so we see me, say hi!

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Originally from the Seattle area, Cliff moved to Southern California in 2009 to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. After settling there, he discovered a blossoming EDM scene and has since enjoyed club events all over the world as well as large festivals. Cliff originally developed his interest in dance music by listening to electronica artists such as Benny Benassi, Crystal Castles and mashup DJs like Girl Talk and Super Mash Bros and 2ManyDJs. Cliff currently resides New York City, but travels extensively and is rarely home. Cliff’s other interests include shopping for streetwear and researching German Shepherds. Cliff is the A&R Representative for Music Lovers Anonymous and East Coast correspondent for EDM Identity.

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