But perhaps you’re wondering, “what is your FAVORITE music to listen to?”
Well, to be honest, I love and listen to every genre of music to a degree, and not just because I’m a DJ! Every genre has certain qualities that I can appreciate. I am 100% a music junkie. I listen to everything from Screamo, to Southern Gospel, to Acoustic coffee shop stuff, to Top 40... I enjoy it all! (With the exception of Opera music and Classical music. I appreciate these for what they are… but I don’t listen to them). It all really depends on my mood or what keeps my attention at the moment.
Fun fact about me: I only really like Country music in the fall. When it’s football season, and it’s cool out, and I’m just thinking about a Penn State tailgate, I’m all into Country music. Outside of fall, I don’t really listen to it all that much, with the exceptions of That’s My Kind Of Night by Luke Bryan and Crushin’ It by Brad Paisley. Those are my hick jams.
My most listened to genre is Christian Worship. It’s how I get through my days, it’s how I talk with God, it’s how I put my feelings into words, and so much more. My favorite songs are currently Tremble by Mosaic MSC (and has been for a year), Behold the Lamb by Passion, Worthy by Elevation Worship, and Exalted Over All by Vertical Worship. I love to worship! In fact, I'm listening to Elevation Worship Pandora Radio on my Amazon Echo right now! I also like to listen to more radio-type fun Christian artists like TobyMac, Skillet, and Tenth Avenue North, but I don't go to these nearly as often as I do Christian Worship.
Man, if you want to know more about faith, I'd LOVE to talk to you about it.
Fun fact: I have the same 1・1・SIX tattoo as Lecrae, Mineo, and all the other 116 Clique guys. Unashamed!
I also have been loving Sicko Mode by Travis Scott, DNA. by Kendrick Lamar, Wow. by Post Malone, All Night by Chance the Rapper, and Bounce Back by Big Sean, to name a few.
And my third most listened to genre is House music (or Electronic, EDM, Trap, etc.). I love this kind of music, and can’t wait to DJ more shows with it! (I recently did a house party with my buddy Nate at a Mini-Thon. Read about that here!) There’s lots of reasons I love it… I like the constant beat, the bass in my chest, the light shows they put on at concerts, and the atmosphere of it all. It’s just... fun! And DJing with it is fun but also a challenge for me, mixing together the songs well by their BPM, keys, and overall sound. Some favorite artists are Martin Garrix, Blasterjaxx, Hardwell, W&W, Quintino, and after watching this year’s Ultra Festival, Armin Van Buuren.
To throw out a wildcard band that isn’t in my normal genre listening, or well known... I love jammin to half・alive. I went to see them live, and just loved the groove the whole time. They grow on you big time. They’re a good beautiful-day-windows-down-drive kind of band.
But while these are my favorite to listen to, you'll always find me on the dance floor when classic party songs come on. Songs like Low (feat. T-Pain) by Flo Rida, Yeah! (feat. Lil Jon & Ludacris) by Usher, Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson, Don't Stop Believin' by Journey, and you can't forget Everytime We Touch by Cascada! If I'm not the DJ at a wedding, I'm a hit on the dance floor! (But hey, if you don't mind your wedding DJ partying with you, I'm in!)
It’s really hard for me to pick favorites, because I literally listen to and love so many different artists and genres. But I guess if you were to go on to my phone and look at what I listen to most, you mostly see what I have talked about.
What music are you listening to on repeat?