Meet Ahmed, 29 years old from Culver City, CA.
“When my wife got into medical school, she asked for a playlist that she could listen to and enjoy during her studies. Around the same time, I was listening to and finding a lot of new indie electronic songs that I wanted to curate. I started adding all of the most study-friendly songs, and mixed in some upbeat tunes to lighten the mood.”
What is the soundtrack to your life?
Tame Impala - Currents or ODESZA - In Return. I can put these on at anytime and just listen through it on repeat.
Just one?! Bob Moses, Lane 8, Odesza, Tame Impala, Disclosure, Tycho, Little Dragon, Kolsch, Four Tet, CHVRCHES.
If you had the chance to interview an artist, who would it be? (Dead or alive)
Donald Glover - he is a man of many talents and is involved in so many different projects (Childish Gambino and Atlanta being two main ones right now). I'd love to know his inspiration, how he manages it all, and the learnings he's gained through the process.
What is the best concert you have ever been to?
Odesza at the Shrine Dec 2015
CHVRCHES at Coachella 2019
Bob Moses at the Hollywood Palladium 2018
Do you have a favorite quote?
"Not all those who wander are lost." - J. R. R. Tolkien
Do you play any instruments? If not, any you would love to learn?
I would really like to learn to play the guitar or piano. They are central to music in general and the music of my favorite artists.
Do you have a life slogan?
Seize your moment
What is the most annoying song in the world?
What’s more important to you? Music; or Lyrics? Why?
Music - certain artists can create music so moving it will make you feel all kinds of emotions without a single word.