I jammed to 90s techno hits when I was younger, but I started listening to the artists that I still follow now in college. My first big festival was Electric Zoo 2011. Zoo exposed me to some artists that I already knew but never saw live and a lot of new ones. The most memorable performances for me were Skrillex, Sidney Samson, The Martinez Brothers, Benny Benassi, Calvin Harris, and Fake Blood.
2. Out of all the EDM festivals you've attended, what are some of your favorites and why?
I love camping festivals the most because you stay there instead of leaving and coming back the next day. You're really staying in the music environment, and it becomes your world for the next few days. I'm not sure if Holy Ship counts as a "festival", but that is definitely my favorite by far. Holy Ship is exclusively 21+ which is something that I look out for when attending shows. A lot of basic things make it better too: your own room, clean bathroom, and food and water available at all times. And, of course, the music. The artists are your neighbors, and they are there to party just as much as you are, and they throw down the best of the best. Also being on the beach, floating around in the warm water, grooving and skanking to A-Trak, Dillon Francis, Diplo, and Skrillex... C'MON!
3. What genres of the EDM scene are you most active in? What EDM social communities are you a part of?
It's really difficult for me to choose between genres since the artists that I like produce all different types of music. A true artist, for me, doesn't stick to one type of music. I enjoy beats ranging from trap to disco, filthy dubstep to progressive club house... Pretty much anything but trance.
4. What do you love most about the NY EDM scene?
I'm not too sure about different "scenes", but I guess what I love most about NY specifically is that I live here and so most of my friends.
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