Meet Julius, a music lover from Germany.
“My name is Julius and I am working as an eCommerce-Manager for a global consumer goods manufacturer. Music has always been really important to me, not necessarily from an instrument or playing perspective, but the listening of music. I start everyday with music and would never leave my house without headphones. Its just something about having an amazing song or beat supporting whatever activity you're currently pursuing. I started the playlist in 2017, actually following the recommendation of a good friend, who asked me to send her some songs. I created the playlist, made it public and send it to her. I kept adding songs and after a couple of days I noticed that more and more people started following. I enjoyed the fact that people were enjoying my music mix, so I kept going and kept adding music that would fit the theme. Now it's been 2 years and I still enjoy listening and improving the playlist. I would love to be working in the music industry, so maybe this is the first step, and as long as people enjoy the list, I will keep it up to date. Most of the songs I listen to have some sort of memory attached to them, which makes listing to certain songs so much more enjoyable. "
What is the soundtrack to your life?
Thats a really tough question but a really good one! My music taste really changes from phase to phase. There are times when Im really into the whole House, Electronic, Future Bass kind of wave and I listen to a lot of Flume, Hermitude and Disclosure (very much present in this playlist), then there are times where I'm really more into Hip Hop, especially with an electronic undertone, so I listen to 20syl, Trinix, The Geek x Vrv or Hippie Sabotage. I think the red thread to the soundtrack of my life is, that there is nearly always some sort of electronic component, and sometimes its just pure electronic, like Kollektiv Turmstraße or Purple Disco Machine. To answer the question though, the current soundtrack to my life is French79, especially his songs Diamond Veins and Olympic. As I said, most music I listen to is attached to some memory, and these two remind me of the time traveling around Peru with a person really close to my heart, in particular the the time we had in Arequipa. Sunrises in the Andes, breathtaking views and just one of the best times I've had.
What is the most annoying song in the world?
There is so much music out there that can be considered annoying, but of the top of my head I can't really put my finger on one in particular, so I'll have to give it to Lil Pump - Gucci Gang. Not really sure what the song is or how it got so popular, but just annoying.
What’s more important to you? Music; or Lyrics? Why?
I know so many people who say, they listen to music for the lyrics, but I definitely listen to music....well, for the music....the melody, so most of the time that's the more important part. Lots of electronic music doesn't have lyrics to begin with, so there you have a clear choice, but even with pop songs, most of them I enjoy because I like the beat and the melody. It's something about a great baseline or a piano part without lyrics, that melody that just gets stuck in your head and you look forward to listening to that song again. Then again, there are so many songs where the lyrics just make the song so much better, take Flume - Some Minds for example, its definitely the mix between lyrics and the music that just makes the song so incredible.
I sometimes hate this question, because I don't really want to only mention one, but if I had to choose right now, it has to go to Flume. He really revolutionised the kind of music he makes and you can see that in the fact that you can't even fit Flume into one genre; his songs are so different in so many ways, diverse, and thats what makes it so fun to listen to his music.
If you had the chance to interview an artist, who would it be? (Dead or alive)
Flume or Avicii. Flume is pretty self explanatory, I just think it would be so much fun to hang out with him, listen to things he's working and also asking him about why he managed to be so wonderfully different to so many other DJs. Avicii, because he is pretty much the soundtrack to university house parties and because I was unfortunately never able to see him live, one big regret I have!
Years & Years in Berlin. Absolutely incredible concert, amazing atmosphere and just all around good vibes, exactly how a concert should be.