One Track Mind: Andrea Minze
Andrea Minze, Senior Director of Music for Advertising at Universal Music Publishing, has no guilt around music, especially when it comes to one particular track, and looks forward to shaking the room when the time comes, as she reveals her Isolation Radio Station playlist.
What's the song you've listened to most during this isolation period?
I wouldn’t say I’ve had one particular song on heavy rotation per se, but I have been an avid consumer of music through Instagram Live! I tune into Verzuz every Saturday eve, and D-Nice, and Natasha Diggs, and other incredible DJs fill out the rest of the week for me. We have entered a new era of entertainment and it excites me beyond belief.
Accessibility that transcends location and socio-economic barriers is something I am super passionate about. Music is a healer, a teacher, a point of connection so basal that I want everyone, everywhere to be able to experience it in similar ways I have been so wildly lucky to do. Artists like Swizz Beatz [below], Timbaland and Erykah Badu are all leading the charge, making it possible on a truly global scale! It’s incredible and I appreciate them so much right now.
What track always gets you on the dance floor?
Sir Duke, by Stevie Wonder. Is there a happier, more movement-inducing song on the planet? Nope.
What's your 'guilty pleasure' track?
I will NEVER feel any guilt for loving a song. And especially not for this one: Candy Rain, by Soul 4 Real.
What song always makes you turn off the stereo when it comes on?
I can find something to appreciate in all music.
We can't go out right now, but when we're finally allowed to head out for a night on the town, what track will you listen to while you're getting ready?
I am not much of a 'getting ready' type of gal, but I have had many a vision of grandeur, fantasising a slo-mo montaged return to the New York City streets, all set to Shake The Room, by Pop Smoke feat. Quavo [above]. This song is dripping with anticipation and determination, both things I foresee feeling heavily upon exodus! After months of that sedentary life, I am going to be more than eager to shake a room or two.