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ID Spotlight || Quinn Aebi

Meet Quinn Aebi in this week’s #IDSpotlight! Name: Quinn Aebi Rave Name: N/A Age: 23 Hometown: Seattle, WA Current City: Seattle, WA Occupation: Photographer Facebook: Witness The West Instagram: @WitnessTheWest Check out Quinn’s published work here! What was your first electronic music event? Bassnectar at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle. The theme of the night: pink elephants. What/who influenced you to attend your first event? My buds and I were starting to get into electronic music and saw the flyers for this event while wandering the streets of Seattle. We were craving seeing this new music live and were amazed at the loudness...

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ID Spotlight || Derrick Bufete

Meet Derrick Bufete in this week’s #IDSpotlight! Name: Derrick Bufete Rave Name: N/A Age: 27 Hometown: Fremont Current City: Union City Occupation: Photographer and Tech Support Facebook: Derrick Bufete Instagram: @Derrixedition What was your first electronic music event? Kaskade 2015 at the pier. What/who influenced you to attend your first event? My friend influenced me to go. What is one moment from an event that was special and why? The Porteon (Madeon X Porter Robinson) Shelter Tour because this is where I met my Rave Fam and they helped me change my life. What is your favorite festival or event? Right now...

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ID Spotlight || Jared Becker

Meet Jared Becker in this week’s #IDSpotlight! Name: Jared Becker Rave Name: Rave Dad Age: 23 Hometown: Wilton, CA Current City: San Luis Obispo, CA Occupation: Entrepreneur What was your first electronic music event? My first festival was Beyond Wonderland 2016. What/who influenced you to attend your first event? My friend, Sara Hellstrom, convinced me to go my first rave. I loved music and camping, but wasn’t really into the EDM scene. But I figured, a music festival combined with camping had to be fun, so I decided to go. I really didn’t know what to expect, but I was...

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ID Spotlight || Gannon Daynes

Meet Gannon Daynes in this week’s #IDSpotlight! Name: Gannon Daynes Rave Name: Gdaynes Age: 23 Hometown: Orange County, California Current City: San Luis Obispo Occupation: Co-Founder of Baserock Instagram: @gannondaynes What was your first electronic music event? My first electronic music festival was Beyond Wonderland 2016. What/who influenced you to attend your first event? After months of nagging from one of my good friends (Bryan Mendes) about going to an electric show, I finally caved and went with him to a show. Once I attended this first event I fell in love with the people, the music, and the vibes. What is one moment...

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ID Spotlight || Mikey Shanley

Meet Mikey Shanley in this week’s #IDSpotlight! Name: Mikey Shanley Rave Name: DJ Mikey Shanley Age: 33 Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania Current City: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Occupation: DJ and Producer Instagram: @djmikeyshanley What was your first electronic music event? Phoenix 3. It was a 3-day weekender on a farm in West Virginia and still my inspiration to this day. We turned left at the red balloon and went down a dirt road. We were told to park and walk over to a pickup truck that loaded a ton of ravers, tents, record boxes and backpacks into the truck bed and drove us through...

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ID Spotlight || Christopher Rivera

Meet Photographer and EDM Identity Contributor Christopher Rivera in this week’s #IDSpotlight! Name: Christopher Rivera Rave Name: Brown Bear Age: 27 Hometown: Cranston, Rhode Island Current City: Orlando, Florida Occupation: Photographer/ EDM Identity Contributor Facebook: Christopher Rivera Instagram: @Bearlosophy What was your first electronic music event? My very first Music Festival Event was actually a more Jam Band oriented festival in Suwannee, Florida called Bear Creek in 2011. The line up that year had a very eclectic mix of musicians from Jam Bands like Tauk to more popular (yet not popular then) bands like Big Gigantic. The Suwannee now host one of the...

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