Ashley Mendoza

Ashley Mendoza shares her favorite moments from past events, how she fell in love with the dance music scene, her favorite artists, and plenty more!

Name: Ashley Mendoza
Rave Name: None
Age: 23
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Occupation: Sales

What was your first electronic music event?

Hard Summer 2014, and then I went to Hard Summer 2015 which is where I fell in love with Porter. I’ve kept going to events ever since!

What/who influenced you to attend your first event?

My brother! He really wanted me to experience a festival with him so he bought my ticket and took my cousin and I for our first time!

Ashley Mendoza

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

I would say running into my brother at EDC Las Vegas 2016 because I had no idea that he had gone. I was alone all night until I went to see Vini Vici when the sun was rising and I ran into my brother. [Laughs] It was amazing!

What is your favorite festival or event?

My favorite festival is Lightning in a Bottle. I truly love all the lovely people I’ve met through this festival and the vibes are always so so good. Not to mention the food and beer.

Ashley Mendoza

What is your favorite electronic song and why?

That’s a really hard one but I would say my favorite song would be “Peace of Mind”
by Above & Beyond because it helped me get through some rough parts of my life. Another favorite would be “Underwater” by Rufus Du Sol!

Who are your favorite artists?

Above & Beyond, Kolsch, Kaskade, Rufus Du Sol, Atmosphere, Lizzo, Sza, Gucci Mane, Sofi Tukker, Spencer Brown, Luttrell, Walker & Royce, Lane 8, Dubfire, Kygo, Interpol, Sublime, Tame Impala, and many more.

Ashley Mendoza

What are your favorite genres?

Tech house, Melodic house, Trance, Techno, Bass house, Deep house, Hip hop & rap, Alternative, really anything besides country or hardcore metal.

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

I would identify myself as an Anjuna Family member, I absolutely love Anjuna so so much and I feel like I belong whenever I go to an Anjuna show or event!

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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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