Central Coast of CA House and Techno Event Tour
Innovative Dance Music Productions

The Get It Gathering

A memorable day in IDM Productions history, The Get It Gathering. Our first event revealed the positive impact that can be made at festivals through collectivism. We thrive to make an difference in our community at every event. All of the proceeds collected from The Get It Gathering was donated to Along Comes Hope.

Get It Gathering volunteers come together as a community to help set up the event. Cleo Mayer, a second year theatre student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, designs and hand-crafts crystals for stage props. Her boyfriend, Jason Sawatzky, a fourth year computer science student, and friend, Sonia Sokolova, a business finance student join the set up process. The Get It Gathering was hosted on Friday, January 20, 2017, at the SLO Guild Hall. The lineup consisted for 3 house and techno DJs, and had an attendance of approximately 100 San Luis Obispo residents. Philip Matthews, known as Acid Cheese within the electronic dance music (EDM) community kicked off the night with his House track, “Love In The Park” giving the early Gatherers a taste of what he’s been working on. Ryan Fullerton, left, a fourth year experience industry management student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and owner of IDM Productions, has been prepping for the Get It Gathering since October 2016. Fullerton had no down time at the show as he was monitoring the equipment and making adjustments as technical issues raised. Fullerton’s friends Zach Landry, a third year microbiology  student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and Jon Emmick, a third year chemistry student at Cuesta College, came to support him on Friday night. Landry and Emmick did not think they would be able to attend the Get It Gathering at first because of their rigorous academic schedule, but they managed to arrive just in time. Instead of renting equipment from the venue, SLO Guild Hall, or asking the artist’s bring their own, Ryan Fullerton had purchased thousand dollar equipment, including two Pioneer amplifiers and one mixer for communal DJ (disk jockey) use. DJ duo, Big Eye,
performs at the peak of the night, 8PM. The crowd hollers when McCracken played his remix of Jackal’s “Shakedown”. A few Get It gatherers stepped away from the crowd to engage in other activities. Nathan Jester, a fourth year computer science student at gives Garrett Heeld, a fourth year Computer Engineering student, a small light show. “I’m still learning,” said Jester. Hana Shiozaki, a third year art and design student, moves to the back of the crowd to perform a show of her own. It started out as a hobby, but hula hooping has now become Hana’s passion. “I feel free and alive when I’m in hula hoop mood,” said Shiozaki. Hana Shiozaki, a third year art and design student, moves to the back of the crowd to perform a show of her own. It started out as a hobby, but hula hooping has now become Hana’s passion. “I feel free and alive when I’m in hula hoop mood,” said Shiozaki. Hana Shiozaki, a third year art and design student, moves to the back of the crowd to perform a show of her own. It started out as a hobby, but hula hooping has now become Hana’s passion. “I feel free and alive when I’m in hula hoop mood,” said Shiozaki. Local artists volunteered to host an artwork station in the back corner of the venue. As the DJ’s played, they painted along with the music and received positive feedback on their creations. Sean Raya closed out the night with his song “Hard Truth” under his record label, Funk’N Deep Record. Raya is a DJ, music producer for Reload Records and Funk’N Deep Records, and an artist. In celebration of the end of the first of IDM Production events, attendees jumped on stage and Fullerton and the previous performers joined Raya for a “family mix”. “I told them to get off the stage,” Fullerton jokes, “but it was cool seeing people have a good time.”

Thoughts from the Owner

Innovative Dance Music Productions works to buck the negative stigma on music festivals and events. Ryan Fullterton, owner and founder of IDM, shares his hopes for the company, and what attendees can expect at the events.

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