Birth of an Electric Spark With Julia Padilla: Meet Lexi
Birth of an Electric Spark. To introduce another amazing soul and friend I’ve had the pleasure to meet. She’s on our Mix 247 EDM team! Here’s Birth of an Electric Spark with your host, Julia Padilla.
Birth of an Electric Spark.
Birth of an Electric Spark. (shout out to my friends for pitching me the name) Every now and then we’ll take a brief look into the life of a rave I’ve had the pleasure to meet at one point or another. Hopefully, their stories are as inspiring to you guys as they have been to me. Plus it’s a great way to tell the story of ravers from all over just like you and me.
*For privacy purposes I won’t include last names or other personal information*
She’s a headbanger, vibrant and has a lot of experience despite being in the rave scene for a year! From traveling to two major festivals this year, It’s a pleasure for her to be with us today!
Favorite EDM genre:
I love a little bit of everything but Dubstep got me through a lot of hard times in my life. I’m a headbanger
When and how did you start getting into EDM?
I went to my first rave in 2012 but I didn’t get heavily into since I went to EDCNY 2016. That’s when EDM took over my life haha.
What is your favorite EDM song at the moment?
My favorite EDM song at the moment has to be “Thief” by Ookay (Flux Pavilion Remix). Only because my best friend Naomi took me to see Ookay at Electric Zoo and he dropped it. I didn’t know Ookay produced that song and the fact I spend it with my best friend and realized it. It’s my go-to song. I’ve always been a fan of Flux Pavilion so he’s dope. So is Ookay haha.
What is your favorite EDM song of all time?
Harambe by Excision and Nasty by Datsik and Virtual Riot
Who are some of your festival favorites to watch?
Since raving, my favorites have to be Excision, Datsik, Armin Van Buuren, Galantis, Dillon Francis, KSHMR, Axwell Ingrosso, YOOKiE, Cookie Monsta, Funtcase, Kayzo, Aly and Fila, Slander, Marshmello circa 2016,
What is the best set you’ve ever experienced?
That’s so hard. There’s a lot of them!
The best sets I’ve ever experienced was at Ultra Miami this year. I was by myself and I managed to get so close to the left side of the stage. I was down about a lot of things that weekend but when Axwell Ingrosso came on, they took my pain and tears away. The tears came back when two special songs came on. “Sun is Shining” and “On My Way”. When On My Way came on, they did something really special for the people who couldn’t attend Ultra and they showed them on the screen. With Sun is Shinning, I traded with this very nice girl and we just cried. I felt bad she lost her phone but I can relieve that moment for hours.
What is your favorite festival memory?
There is two of them. The first one involves my friend Kaitlyn and when I first met her. I met her during Ultra when I was by myself at Jauz. She saw me getting lost in the music and she wanted to film me. I was skeptical at first because people were getting phones stolen this year. I let her record me and we’ve been friends ever since. She’s an amazing person and a special shout out to her.
Another one is Electric Zoo when I took my sister to her first Festival. She didn’t know what to expect and I am incredibly blessed to go with her to events now. She’s ready to go again haha.
Is there a festival you’re dying to attend/experience?
I have such a long list but the top of my head is Electric Forrest, Lost Lands, and Tomorrowland
What is one thing rave culture has taught you?
It’s taught me that PLUR isn’t dead if you find the right people who still practice it. There are some people that preach it and they’re the fakest people I’ve ever met. I’m human, I know I have flaws but also, friends are beyond festivals. And the friends that are around rave or not are the real gems.
It’s also taught me to always be confident in yourself. And to spread that around. Give random people hugs if you like their shirt, smile at someone if they’re by themselves. You never know their struggles.
Any advice for people attending their first festival/rave?
Drink a lot of water and to have fun. Don’t chase your friends cause in some places, there’s no service. AND, you’ll miss sets you really want to see. Be open-minded to the culture, they’re not like most people. Very nice and a lot of hugs. Don’t think about the negative aspects of your life because this is the place to escape.
Birth of an Electric Spark.
Birth of an Electric Spark. (shoutout to my friends for pitching me the name) Every now and then we’ll take a brief look into the life of a rave I’ve had the pleasure to meet at one point or another. Hopefully, their stories are as inspiring to you guys as they have been to me. Plus it’s a great way to tell the story of ravers from all over just like you and me.
Tune in next week for another segment of Birth Of An Electric Spark.
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