Meet EDM Identity Contributor John Gottfried in this week’s #IDSpotlight!
What was your first electronic music event?
Sunset Music Festival all the way back in 2012.
What/who influenced you to attend your first event?
Initially, it was through videos on YouTube. Specifically, the old UKF Dubstep videos featuring artists like Rusko, Flux Pavilion, Doctor P, Skrillex, and Nero. Those videos are what made me fall in love with the music and want to attend events.
What is one moment from an event that was special and why?
Watching Pretty Lights close out Sunset Music Festival 2012 under the fireworks and realizing my true passion for festivals/electronic music. I realized this was where I truly felt alive.
What is your favorite festival or event?
Definitely Electric Forest; the weather is perfect, the vibes are amazing, and the environment is unlike any other festival I’ve been to.
Check out John’s experience at Electric Forest 2017 Weekend 1!
What is your favorite electronic song and why?
It is impossible to pick just one, especially because I love so many different styles of electronic music.
Who are your favorite artists?
Excision, Flume, and 12th Planet.
What are your favorite genres?
I’m a dubstep fan at heart, especially riddim, but I also enjoy all types of genres ranging from funk to experimental, to minimal trap, and more.
What do you feel your “Identity” is in the electronic music community?
I feel as though electronic music is my Identity. I love the music, environment, and culture, and plan to be a part of it for as long as I can.
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