Meet Akhil, a music lover from Zambia, Africa.
“I grew up in a small town in Zambia, Africa before going to a boarding school in the UK. I now am studying Industrial Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. I’ve been listening to EDM since I was 13 years old and I’ve been playlisting for the last 4 years. In my free time, I love playing soccer and discovering new music on Spotify and HypeMachine."
What is the soundtrack to your life?
I wasn’t sure if you were asking about a single song or an entire soundtrack so I’ll just list a few songs that would form a soundtrack to my life:
Spectrum - Zedd
Dear Boy - Avicii By Avicii
Pressure (Alesso Remix) - Nadi Ali
Seek Bromance - Tim Berg
Tennis Court (Flume Remix) - Lorde
Heads Will Roll (A-Track Remix) - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Rush Over Me - Seven Lions, ILLENIUM, Said The Sky
The Nights - Avicii
Language - Porter Robinson
Falls - ODESZA
Calling (Lose My Mind) - Sebastian Ingrosso, Alesso, Ryan Tedder
Heaven - Avicii
If I had to pick one song though, I would choose “Spectrum” by Zedd.
What is the most annoying song in the world?
#SELFIE - The Chainsmokers
What’s more important to you? Music; or Lyrics? Why?
I think there needs to be a good balance between both, especially in the modern EDM scene. Oftentimes, a song will have an amazing drop but will fail in its buildup due to its subpar lyrics. If you look at artists that are universally loved by most people (for example Avicii, Garrix, Flume), you’ll notice that most of their music not only has spectacular instrumentals and drops but also often has lyrics that are both catchy and meaningful to the listener.
If you had the chance to interview an artist, who would it be? (Dead or alive)
Avicii. After watching his ‘True Stories’ documentary, there are so many things I would want to ask him.
Jai Wolf at The Warfield in San Fransisco