My Drug: Music

For as long as I can remember, my love for music has only grown and evolved.  At my core, I have always been a hip hip, R&B, and rap fan.  I’ll occasionally phase in and out of Hawaiian, reggae, alternative, classic rock, and oldies.

Today, I almost exclusively listen to EDM.  I remember listening to Paul Brandon’s Mix @ 6 when I was in high school.  Not knowing who the artists were or what the songs names were, I knew I liked this new “sound.”  It’s hard to remember all the songs I went through during my early interests, but I can easily say these two songs stand as pillars for my foundation of EDM:

Rachel Starr – To Forever (Moonbeam remix)

Cosmic Gate – Exploration of Space

From then till now, I’ve slowly zeroed in on what genres of EDM of enjoy the most.  I’m a huge fan of trance and well as (progressive) house.  But don’t like to restrict myself to only those.  In the end, if it sounds good, I’ll listen to it!  My love for EDM as grown so much, I listen to it when I exercise, study, and when I’m at work.  EDM is so energizing, I feel like I’m on natural high the entire time.

Over the last few years, it’s amazing how the EDM community has grown.  It’s inclusion in mainstream hip-hop has really opened its doors to more people.  I feel like just 2-3 years ago, very few of my friends listened to EDM, and today they are traveling across the US to attend festivals.

I plan on posting some of my playlists from time to time to give you a feel of what I’m listening to.  So to start, here goes:

  1. W&W – Lift Off
  2. Sebastian Ingrosso & Tommy Trash – Reloaded
  3. Omnia – The Light
  4. Swedish House Mafia – Greyhound
  5. Emma Hewitt – Rewind (Mikkas Remix)

more to come!


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