Meet Juha, a Hip Hop music lover from Finland.
“There were not many playlists dedicated to Japanese rap back when I created the playlist so I wanted to help spread music from Japanese rappers to the public easier.”
What music did you grow up listening to as a young kid?
When I was younger I used to listen local hiphop as well as hiphop from the USA. Later my music interest of course widened to other genres but hiphop has stayed important music for me. When I started learning other languages I discovered a whole new world in music also. I think music is universal so languages are no barriers to me.
What is the best concert you’ve ever been to?
I don't go to concerts very often. However I think the best concert I've been was the Renegade Winter Festival which featured artists such as Pendulum and Infected Mushroom as well as other electronic music artists. It was a really energetic show. I think it was early 2010's when genres such as Drum'n'Bass and Dubstep became more popular in mainstream.
Name one of your favorite albums of all time?
One of them must be Fintelligens - Renesanssi. I chose this because it was one of the first Finnish hiphop albums to be taken seriously. It didn't start Finnish hiphop but it helped it to grow larger for sure. It was one of the first CD's I owned - and still own.
Do you play any instruments? If no, which instrument do you wish you could play?
I use a midi keyboard and a PC to make music with FL Studio but I don't know if that counts. On live instruments, I would love to play a guitar for example. I just love its sound.
What is your favorite quote?
I like eastern wisdom so it could be "Isn't it a pleasure to study and practice what you have learned?" - Confucius