Meet Jose, 24 years old from Guatemala.
“It was during freshman year of college in 2014 that I created this playlist. I had always sympathized with EDM music but then this genre started emerging from it and I just loved the kind of vibe it gave me. When listening to this type of music everything gets better, no matter how bad my day was, or what problems I am going through. It gives me good vibes, hence the name i gave the playlist, “The Vibe Guide”.”
What is the soundtrack to your life?
Younger-seinaibo sey (Kygo remix). This probably the song that made me start this playlist. Every time i'm at my lowest, I play this song. The lyrics basically talk about how there is a light to all the darkness you are surrounded by and how some answers are better left unspoken when you know you ain't getting any younger.
What’s more important to you? Music; or Lyrics? Why?
I feel like there has to be a balance between the two of them. However when judging a song at first people tend to focus a lot on the music rhythm itself. Music without lyrics is still music but lyrics without music is poetry. Bring both of them together and the outcome will be more enjoyable.
Favorite artist? Top 5?
- Kygo 2. Gryffin 3. Sam Feldt 4. Matoma 5. Sigala
If you had the chance to interview an artist, who would it be? (Dead or alive) and why?
I would probably interview Avicii. I grew up being an EDM lover and i still remember knowing about him when he wasn't even famous. I feel like he would've done really well with the genre my playlist features.