10 Tracks That Made Allen Wish
Rising Colombian hotshot Allen Wish has been causing huge noises on the South American clubbing circuit, leading to hit collaborations with Josh Dish and releases on renowned imprints such as Metanoiam Music and R3sizze Recordings - impressive accomplishments for any calibre of artist. We sat down with Allen to find out the '10 Tracks That Made Allen Wish'.
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
My father used to listen to this song when I was a child and it caught my attention because, before that, almost all rock music was aggressive if there was an electric guitar, but Freddie changed that, making something new and different. It merged lot of different elements in one song.
Eagles - Hotel California
My family is very influenced by Rock music. My cousin played this song to me when I was a child. I didn’t know what it said but I liked the melody, the rhythm and the vocal. Since the first time I imagined someone in a house. For me, this song has history and nostalgia.
Coldplay - Paradise
When I was in Afghanistan listening music, I had already begun and had the taste for producing music, so I was listening to music in a different way. That’s the reason for the connection with this one. It’s more from a producer point of view than as a person. It caught my attention so much due to the production, the way they merged Rock and electronic music sounds and the chorus.
Swedish House Mafia - Don’t You Worry Child
When I heard this song I immediately knew that electronic music in general was going to change. It was going to be a before and an after of that song. It was the first track I’d heard that merged analogue elements, classic Trance synths, House percussion, vocals with Pop and Rock touches. Due to this I realised that I didn’t have to stay 100% on electronic sounds, I could merge genres too.
Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
My friends and the people who know me say one thing; that I’m crazy. I consider myself a crazy sane person and I think that I liked this song because of that because it’s crazy, different, unusual, revolutionary but coherent, like me. It’s like they turned me into a song.
Imagine Dragons - Radioactive
Not only did music help me in the hardest moments of my life, but it helped me to change, to be a new person, to see what I was yesterday and try being a better person today. That’s hwo this track makes me feel, “this is the new me".
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
I always admire producers that take a risk and do different things. What better example than Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers in one song. Merging Funky, Disco and down tempo sounds at a time music was only for going out at night to clubs, leaving the soft and elaborated part of the music behind. Not here.
Bon Jovi - It’s My Life
Before knowing the lyrics, I thought this was a good song. I liked the guitars, the rock feeling and rebellious streak that it had. After I read the lyrics I realised it goes totally with the way I see life; you have to take risks, you have to jump without a parachute. We only live once and you have to make this experience something to remember.
Chvrches - The Mother We Share
This is one of the latest tracks I’ve heard and it has shocked me. The elements that I know are synthesised but even with that you can feel the human element. It’s one of those few tracks that has a lot of synths and samples, but all is in rhythm and the rhythmic figure is right. I don’t know who composed and produced it but it’s a monster.
M83 - Mid Night City
Out of this Top 10, this song is the one that I like the most, first because of the feeling it has; free, happy and uplifting. It’s one of those tracks that if you are sad it can make you feel happy again. It also activates my imagination. For me this song has more elements merged in one than any other; it has Rock, Electronic, Pop, Funky and they experiment with voices, it’s perfect.
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