Meet Mats, a 20 year old Spotify playlist curator from Oslo, Norway…
“I am currently a student studying to become a journalist. A "cycling geek" is what probably is the most suitable description of me. Love to watch cycling on TV and ride myself.”
When & why did you make your playlist?
In 2016. I made it because I wanted a playlist for my indoor cycling training, specific for the app Zwift (Hence the name of the playlist). In the first place it was for personal use, but It grew pretty much out of nothing so I consistently added new tunes, and now it is just getting bigger and bigger
Describe your playlist. Perfect situation(s) for jamming include:
Since the playlist has so many songs there are some varity in it, but mainly EDM. I have focused on adding songs with drops that give you a "kick" in a cardio workout if it is cycling, running, swimming or any other endurance sport with a mix of high and low intensity. The genre also works pretty well for partying or even just on the sofa if you are into your epic drops!
What was the best concert you've ever attended and why? (Include as many details as you'd like: city / venue / when / with whom...)
Dermot Kennedy at Rockefeller in Oslo.
What kind of music / artists did you grow up listening to?
I grew up listing to a lot of Indie/Alternative Rock. Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, Coldplay, Bon Iver to name some.
Who are your all-time favorite artists and why?
Illenium - Because he makes some crazy drops, Coldplay because of the nostalgia and currently Dermot Kennedy because of his amazing powerful voice and talent.