Meet Samantha Shugzda in this week’s #IDSpotlight!
Name: Samantha Shugzda
Rave Name: Coco
Hometown: Tucson, AZ
Current City: Tucson, AZ
Occupation: Marketing Associate/Promoter
Facebook: Samantha Coco Shugzda
What was your first electronic music event?
A desert party called Starlight Super Nova 2 in September 2008.
What/who influenced you to attend your first event?
My ex-boyfriend. That’s the only good thing that came from that relationship. It changed my life in so many ways. It made me love myself. And the music is what stole my heart.
What is one moment from an event that was special and why?
Back in 2010, I attended Hard Dance Nation, and that night, I met all of my rave fam that I’m still friends with. It was a special night that I won’t ever forget.
What is your favorite electronic song and why?
Zomboy “Like a Bitch.” I saw him live at EDC. That song always gets me headbanging.
Who are your favorite artists?
Ghastly, Drezo, Zomboy, Mija, Eptic, Dr. Ozi.
What are your favorite genres?
Electro house will always have my heart. House and dubstep always get me dancing and headbanging.
What do you feel your “Identity” is in the electronic music community?
I’m a veteran raver, so I know a lot of people in the scene. I’m known as Coco, the girl with pink hair who promotes raves/festivals.
Is there anything else you would like to add about yourself for the readers?
Before the rave scene, I was a shy girl that was too scared to go in front of class to do a speech or anything. Once I started raving, I started dancing and I got recognized for my dancing and became a go-go dancer. I later started my own team and did that for three years, and in between that time, I started promoting, also. I’ve been promoting since 2013. I’m so thankful for doing promo. I meet so many new people all the time and attend some pretty awesome events.
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