Playlist// Influences: Arc North

DJ and producer shares the top ten tracks that influenced him.

E-type – Rain
“I got E-Types’ album Loud Pipes Save Lifes from my mom when I was 7 years old and it was my first introduction to electronic music. I had no idea of what they said in the track but I really liked the melodies and the energy.”

Martin Garrix – Forbidden Voices
“This track came out when I had been producing music for a couple of months and after listening to it 10 times on repeat I pretty much decided that music producer was the path I wanted to take in life. Martin is still one of my biggest inspirations.”

Avicii – Fade Into Darkness
“This track is where I found my love for progressive house. I used to have this track as my alarm to wake up for school everyday. That was a terrible idea cause I can’t stand the track anymore!”

Daughter – Medicine (Sound Remedy Remix)
“This used to be my favorite track to study to and I probably have it to thank for many passed tests.”

The Killers – When You Were Young
“I found this track through Guitar Hero 3 and it’s what brought me into rock. I also had a couple of years when I didn’t listen to music at all, but this track made me remember what
music could make you feel.”

Lana Del Rey – Young And Beautiful
“Very different from what I usually listened to at the time but, for some reason, 13-year-old me could really connect to these lyrics, don’t ask me why. It’s also what made me start listening to a lot of pop in the subsequent years of my life.”

Nause – Made Of
“The singer in this track is my old music teacher and he is the first person that showed me how to produce music. He put me in front of Garageband in school and told me to put together a song. Except for graduating that is the moment I remember the best from school. This song reminds of that.”

OneRepublic – If I Lose Myself (Alesso Remix)
“Probably to this date my favourite track of all time. I used to listen to One Republic a lot around 2010/2011, but this track was just on another level. Whenever I’m down I just have listen to this track and I’m back up.”

Skrux – You and Me
“Production wise this track probably had the most impact on me. It completely changed what kind of music I wanted to produce over a night. It was just on a completely different level than what I was able to make of the time and made try a lot of new genres to grow as a musician.”

Don Diablo – Origins
“At the time I thought it was the most genius and unique track I had ever heard because of it’s creative elements and amazing ambience. It’s still my favourite track to play live at clubs.”


You can check out the work of Arc North on his soundcloud page.

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