Jake Parrilla

Dance music lover Jake Parrilla shares his a favorite moment from a past event, who he’s listening to, his favorite song, and more!


Name: Jake Parrilla
Rave Name: Jake From State Farm
Age: 24
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Current City: San Diego, CA
Occupation: Banquet Coordinator
Instagram: @TheJakesOnYou


What was your first electronic music event?

Porter Robinson at the Park at the Park San Diego in 2012!

What/who influenced you to attend your first event?

My best friend at the time started getting me into electronic music with Pretty Lights and Zeds Dead. She told me about this cool little event at Petco Park and said I had to come. The rest has been history.

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

My first Life is Beautiful! Not only was it the first festival that I have ever attended but it is one that I decided to do on my own. I found a Reddit group prior to going to see exactly what I was getting into; little did I know that the friends I would meet from that group would turn into some of the best friends I’ve ever had!

Jake Parrilla

What is your favorite festival or event?

Life is Beautiful

What is your favorite electronic song and why?

“I Don’t Wanna Go Home” by Oliver Heldens. Some songs just trigger certain memories and this song reminds me of the times I had in Las Vegas with some of my best friends back in 2017.

Who are your favorite artists?

Tchami
Zhu
Oliver Heldens
MK
Robert De Long

Jake Parrilla

What are your favorite genres?

House
Techno
Alternative

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

That’s a hard one to answer….I’d say “The happy raver” I feel like everyone I run into or meet in the electronic music community is loving and radiates with good vibes. I try to spread those feelings to each and every person I interact with every day!

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

If you see me at a festival come say hi and trade kandi with me! Spread the vibes you want to receive!


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Grant has been listening to electronic dance music since the early 2000s. Actively involved in the EDM community, Grant is an admin for the EDC & Coachella subreddits and their Facebook groups. Previously he has been part of several EDM startups and promotion companies such as Shamele55, Electric State of Mind and Q-Dance. Originally listening to trance artists such as ATB, Armin Van Buuren and Paul Oakenfold, Grant has expanded his listening experience to include a full set of genres ranging from hardstyle to deep house and has been regularly attending both festivals and club events since 2010.

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