Ben Liebrand - Grandmix 2018

Ben Liebrand - Grandmix 2018


Meet Rico, a 29 year old Spotify playlist curator from Breda, Netherlands…
“I think music intensifies every feeling, if you're sad or happy. For every feeling there is a right song.”

When & why did you make your playlist?

December 2018. Every year Ben Liebrand makes a grand mix of the best songs that has came out that year. The grand mix is broadcasted every year on new year's eve. Last year I found the tracklist before the mix was broadcasted so because I'm a big fan of Ben Liebrand I made a Spotify list with all the songs of the grandmix. So honestly, I don't deserve the credits for the playlist. The credits belong to Ben Liebrand. I'm really looking forward for the Grand Mix of 2019.


Describe your playlist. Perfect situation(s) for jamming include:

It's the best playlist to getting in the mood for a night out.


What was the best concert you've ever attended and why? (Include as many details as you'd like: city / venue / when / with whom...) 

In 2016 I went to the Drones concert of Muse. I really like their music but every concert they surprising everyone with their special effects in the show. I can't name another band who puts more effort in surprising and amaze their fans.


What kind of music / artists did you grow up listening to? 

Michael Jackson, when I was 5 my parents gave me my first radio. My dad recorded the whole History album for me on tape. I played that tape so many times. When I grew up, I became a bigger fan of U2. My dad listens to them a lot and he took me for the first time to a concert of U2 in 2005.


Who are your all-time favorite artists and why? 

U2. They made so many good songs!