Meet Rafa, a 19 year old Spotify playlist curator from Australia..
“I started this playlist when I was 16, so about 3 years ago. Although I had listened to more mainstream hardstyle, I was still quite new to the genre. I stumbled upon a few earlier hardstyle tracks on YouTube, which brought me on a journey me from one video to another, and hence leading to the creation of my playlist. Something about the nostalgic melodies, droning basslines, and piercing vocals enticed me, and the music served as an escape during a stressful time of my life.”
What kind of music/artists did you grow up listening to?
Avril Lavigne, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj
Who are your all-time favorite artists and why?
I honestly listen to such a large variety of music so that's an extremely difficult question for me to answer. With regards to hardstyle, my favourite artists would be: Headunterz - for bringing about change and progression in the genre; I believe Willem has made many great contributions to shape the genre as it stands today Showtek - for dishing out so many classics that have remained as many of the most iconic tunes in the scene
Name a song (or songs) you have listened to on repeat –
Autumn Green - there are many more though, I have a bad habit of repeating songs until I get a migraine