Marquel Wallace

Meet Marquel Wallace in this week’s #IDSpotlight!


Name: Marquel Wallace
Rave Name: The Rico Suave
Age: 28
Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
Current City: Boulder, Colorado
Occupation: Food/Drink Runner/DJ/Producer/Photographer
Facebook: Marquel Milan Wallace
Twitter: @PerceptiveMyndz
Instagram: @_TheRicoSuave_


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.

Marquel Wallace

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.

Marquel Wallace

What is your favorite electronic song and why?
Alison Wonderland – Run.
That song was the most beautiful song I heard the year it came out, it spoke volumes to me and it helped me get through a bad time of depression and anxiety and pain. I could relate to it so much and it’s such an amazing, beautiful song. Bless her heart.
Who are your favorite artists?
Adventure Club. Alison Wonderland, Porter Robinson, Kendrick Lamar, Buku, What So Not, Drake, George Maple, Rezz, TOKiMONSTA, and Travis Scott.
What are your favorite genres?

Dubstep, Trap, Future Bass, Deep/Future/Tech/G-House, Hard Trap, Synth Pop, and Future Trap.

Marquel Wallace

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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