Dominique Richardson, formally known as Upward Avalanche, was raised in the twin city of Bristol in Tennessee and Virginia. With Bristol being popular for being the birthplace of Country music along with being constantly surrounded by the music, Dom had became strongly rebellious of the genre and found love in EDM. At the age of 14, Dom began creating music within the EDM genre and instantly fell in love which lead towards the creation of the name 'Upward Avalanche'. Dom says that the catchy name is supposed to symbolize rebellious action towards something or someone eventually leading to greater success all because you stuck with what you loved. Dom says that he has to work hard on finding influences, making music, and DJing because none of what he loves is natural to the area he was raised in.