Meet Lucas Colagrossi, 24, from New York, New York -
I'm a dual citizen from both the U.S and Brazil. Apart from going on long walks and working in the startup world, I love sharing and making playlists/sets. I DJ as a side hobby for friends and family.
I started making [this playlist] in the fall of 2014. I had a variety of smaller playlists for different environments but I wanted a be all end all playlist for everything partying. My group of friends were throwing a big event and asked me to DJ. The playlist has since grown in both songs added and usage. My hope was that I could create a playlist that has something for everyone.
Perfect situation(s) for jamming your playlist include:
House Party, Pregame, Day Party, Club, working out. If you're hanging out with friends, going out or doing something active, this playlist has a lot for you.
What kind of music did you grow up listening to?
This sounds cliché but I grew up listening to a little of everything. From The Beatles, Elton John all the way to Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, N.W.A and back to Miles Davis, Hall & Oates, Nirvana and David Bowie.
What was the best concert you’ve ever attended?
This one is tough. The two that come to mind are Elton John at MSG and A$AP Ferg at Terminal 5. Each had a totally different vibe but had so much amazing energy. Rocky surprised Ferg and they played a few songs together and Elton, well he's Elton John.
Last concert you attended?
Anderson .Paak at MSG. Earl Sweatshirt and Thundercat opened. It was a very fun and interactive show.
Who are your all-time favorite artists and why?
I don't think anything will ever top The Beatles. I remember when I was six my dad told me "There will be songs that you like and then grow out of but you'll never grow out of The Beatles" and he was more than right.
Apart from them, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Travis Scott, David Bowie, Elton John, A$AP Mob, Tyler the Creator, John Williams, Beach Boys and Kaskade.
Name one of your favorite albums of all time -
Very tough question. Channel Orange. Although this isn't my all time favorite album I always find myself going back to it. It's such a unique album that blends a variety of colors, instruments and genres. It makes me feel a wide range of emotions and has something for everyone. It was a colossal moment for music and Frank Ocean.
Name a song(s) you have listened to on repeat –
Southern Nights by Glen Campbell. I never get sick of that song. Also, Sing a Song - Earth, Wind & Fire, Going Bad - Meek Mill and Drake, Otis - Jay-Z & Kanye.
Interesting artist(s) you recently started listening to -
Lil Baby & Gunna. I've been following their individual and collaborative work and have loved seeing them mature.