Obama Summer Playlist 2019

Obama Summer Playlist 2019


Meet Nick, a 26 year old Spotify playlist curator from Scottsdale, Arizona..
“I saw an opportunity and I jumped! Our 44th president tweeted and I saw he didn’t have a Spotify link for his playlist, just a picture of a track list, so I jumped in and made one right away and spammed it in the comments. Now over 20k people are listening a day, and I got 100’s of SUPER positive and kind tweets saying thank you. It was a wonderful moment for the Internet.”


Tell me a little about yourself - Do you make music? Why do you love music? 

Music is such a wonderful way to connect with other people. I’m not an artist myself, but I’m an aspiring artist manager (I do project portfolio management at a medical business for my day job). But when I’m not working, I’m always using music to connect with friends and family. I make playlists for all my friends based on their favorite stuff, always trying to mix what I know they love with what I think they would like. If you know someone’s music taste, you know a lot about them.

What is the best concert you have attended? 

Ooh, that’s a tough one. I would say “fun.” at the Rialto theater in Tucson, AZ. It was right before they got big, so it was intimate and a blast. You might even say it was fun...


Name a song that has been on 'repeat' 

Spicy (with Diplo & Charli XCX) by Herve Pagez — one of my favorites of the summer. It’s got such a good summer vibe to it. Great for pool parties.

Name an artist that you have just discovered 

 LICK — he’s an EDM artist with a super unique sound. Chill, dark, mysterious...definitely take a listen

If you were an artist, who would you love to collaborate and make music with? 

Skrillex! Everything he touches is gold, and he creates such wonderful and unique music across all genres. I’d love to make a pop smash hit with him.

What song do you know the words to, but hate to listen to? 

Señorita by Camila Cabello & Shawn Mendes — it’s too catchy