Well, I'm only one person so the history isn't anything real cool. I got into electronic music with video game music and then steadily got more into dance music. I took a MIDI class in 10th grade and fell in love with it, while simultaneously falling more and more in love with dance music and hip-hop. And that's how it started.
I never have but I would love to.
Pretty much everything is an influence to me: myself, my friends, animals, the world. Everything. And of course, the music I listen to is a huuge influence on my music. Some of the artists I would call my main influences would probably be Armin van Buuren, DJ Tiesto, DJ Premier, Above & Beyond, DJ Shah feat. Adrina Thorpe, Gabriel & Dresden, Marc van Linden, Talla 2XLC, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Mydus and there are plenty more. Also, Armin's set at Ministry of Sound in 2008 as well as Nas' Illmatic.
Please let me know what you think. I'd love to hear whatever you have to say.