Meet Marquel Wallace in this week’s #IDSpotlight!
Name: Marquel Wallace
Rave Name: The Rico Suave
Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
Current City: Boulder, Colorado
Occupation: Food/Drink Runner/DJ/Producer/Photographer
Facebook: Marquel Milan Wallace
What was your first electronic music event?
Brain Drain at The Hat Factory, RVA with Dillon Francis and Gent & Jawns
What/who influenced you to attend your first event?
Watching A Night At The Roxbury and hearing all that great club music just really got me into it at a young age. And hearing Deadmau5, Tiesto, Armin van Buuren, Skrillex, all those pioneers who helped paved the way for electronic music, I got hooked.
What is one moment from an event that was special and why?
Adventure Club came to my hometown literally on my birthday and I got a meet and greet and when I met them that was the best moment of my life. Adventure Club helped me want to become a DJ. They helped me find a passion and become so obsessed with it, I moved across the country to pursue and make moves. Bless them.
What is your favorite festival or event?
Lost Lands. that was the best festival I been to this year. I worked it, I experienced it, and it was an AMAZING experience.
What is your favorite electronic song and why?
Who are your favorite artists?
What are your favorite genres?
Dubstep, Trap, Future Bass, Deep/Future/Tech/G-House, Hard Trap, Synth Pop, and Future Trap.
What do you feel your “Identity” is in the electronic music community?
I think I finally feel like a DJ as well as a Photographer in the community. This past year has definitely confirmed that from playing a couple big shows, hosting after parties to working with Electric Family on multiple occasions at a few festivals and shooting SuaveShots at these festivals and events. It’s a blessing to finally feel this way.
Is there anything else you would like to add about yourself for the readers?
I’m 28, my beard is great and SuaveStyle is my thing. Ask me about it! 🙂
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