Meet Mikael, a 35-year-old Spotify playlist curator from Sweden.
“I started working on this playlist during the spring of 2017. Since then, it has grown organically, without any marketing whatsoever, and has acquired over a thousand followers. The updates are less frequent nowadays but it's a playlist impossible not to dance to, packed with gems that will make the sun shine even brighter.”
What music did you grow up listening to as a young kid?
My parents rarely listened to music at home when I was a kid. So when I found my interest in music I kind of started from scratch and had to discover everything myself. I went through everything from Spice Girls and 90s one-hit wonders to punk rock, grunge and metal before I found and fell in love with hip hop at the age of 15.
Name your top 3 favorite artists and why?
The Notorious B.I.G. for obvious reasons, Gil Scott Heron for his wits and wisdom, and Kanye West for constantly renewing hip hop.
Name one of your favorite albums of all time?
Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite
What artist, dead or alive, who would you interview and why?
Erykah Badu because I like her way of viewing the world and she seems like a nice person to talk to.
Do you have a hidden talent?
I'm a fantastic caretaker of potted plants.