Hey! My name is Gert-Jan van der Wel. I'm 41 years old, Dutch, married and have three little kids. I co-founded Floorplanner and I'm currently transitioning from running the technology dept to the sales dept. In between family and work, I like to ride my road bike whenever I can.
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other - 11 Jul 2019
I try to listen to new music to not get stuck in the 90s too much. Every day when I commute to work - riding my bike to the train station - I listen to music or a podcast. Some of my coworkers listen to music while they are working, but I can’t. I need silence to think. I tried Generative.fm which is music generated by a computer program that continuously changes (so it’s not boring) but that didn’t work for me either.
Whenever I hear a song I like and it’s from this year, I add it to this playlist. It’s a short list as I don’t listen to new music that often, but it’s still a mixed bag of different styles. As a teenager playing basketball I listened to a lot of rap / hip hop music, after that I had rock music period and when I discovered the house and techno parties that became my music of choice for a while. This playlist is a bit of all that and more.
I listen to Ruther Meijerink’s The New Trending 2019 playlist on Spotify, to NPR’s All Songs Considered podcast for new music, and I occasionally checkout Spotify’s recommendations. But the oldskool way of friends giving me suggestions is maybe still the best way. So if you have any tips for me, please let me know!