We were lucky enough to interview Ukrainian music curator, Alex Edge, who tells us why music is so important in his life and why we should all be curating playlists.
Alex: I am originally from Ukraine. My family moved to America in 1994, and I was obsessed with music and DJing ever since.
Alex: Music is a perfect reflection of emotions.
Alex: I always wanted to be the person searching for the perfect soundtrack to life’s moments.
Alex: I like the feeling of constantly needing to learn or research something new.
Alex: I imagine what would I want to hear in any particular moment. I have gotten quite good at imagining myself in a specific place or time and hearing the song that needs to be there.
Alex: I’m usually immediately drawn to tracks I like. It has a certain quality that I immediately connect with.
Alex: If you count making actual mixtapes, I’ve been making playlists for people since 1998.
Alex: I always listen to music. One of the latest tracks I’ve discovered recently is Zo! – We Are On The Move (Black Coffee Remix)
Alex: The world is complicated. Music is complicated. The way we feel about music varies and that’s hard to predict.
Alex: Oh technology has been huge for music. The sheer availability of almost any song imaginable through Spotify has been extremely beneficial.
I would call them Edge’s Classics. No explanation needed.
Dolly Parton – Jolene
Elton John – Tiny Dancer
A-Ha – Take on Me
Anderson Paak – Celebrate
Onra – No Question
Records OR CDs? Records
Downloads OR streaming? Streaming
Albums OR singles? Albums
Human curation OR algorithmic curation? Human
Host OR listener? Listener
Popular playlist OR your own playlist? Mine
Play in order OR shuffle? Play in order
Headphones OR speakers? Good Speakers
Tupac or Biggie? Biggie
If you want to listen to Alex Edge’s playlists, follow him on Spotify here.
Why not use your own Spotify playlists to host sessions on our social radio app! Download here: