Meet PJ, a music lover from Belgium.
“I started out as a music journalist, I've worked for a music distributor and as an independent PR manager for bands. Until early this year I've been 1/2 of DJ duo Goe Vur In Den Otto - a party hard rock and metal act. We've had a show on national radio for two years and played all the biggest festivals. This playlist is the sum of everything we've played live, the playlists of our radio shows and pretty much all songs we like in those specific genres. Next to all that I love all kinds of music, regardless of styles or genres. Good music is good music, and when it is, it doesn't matter whether it's soul, funk, jazz, dub, noise, electropop, chanson, country or black metal. My mission in life is to enjoy and listen to as much music as possible."
What is the soundtrack to your life?
Appetite for Destruction by Guns N' Roses is the one album that is literally perfect all the way.
What is the most annoying song in the world?
Smells Like Teen Spirit. Or anything by Elbow, Imagine Dragons, Bastille and Timmy Trumpet. Unpopular opinion: Tool, I don't get it. At all.
What’s more important to you? Music; or Lyrics? Why?
Music, a great melody can make up for shit lyrics. The opposite not so much.
Kvelertak. If Appetite for Destruction is my favorite album ever, then the next three places in the chart go to Kvelertak's three albums. Other all time favs are Thin Lizzy, Ryan Adams, Drive-By Truckers, Power Trip, Cock Sparrer.
If you had the chance to interview an artist, who would it be? (Dead or alive)
I'd like to have a chat with Axl Rose, for sure. I absolutley loved the unauthorised biography Mick Wall wrote on Axl. In my mind he's the greatest frontman of all time, with Freddie Mercury being close second. I wanted to say Tom Waits or Bob Dylan at first, but I believe they're best left enigmatic and mysterious in order to fully enjoy their music. But as a second interview: Glenn Danzig. For obvious reasons.
Nothing worth mentioning recently I'm afraid. But the best new records I've been listening to were Pony by Orville Peck, Banlieu Triste by Hangman's Chair, Te Lo Dije by Miguel and Delidomia by Tristan.