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Han, 22, grad student
So you just started at NYU?
Yeah, I go to grad school. I'm starting my master's right now.
Welcome. How are you liking the city so far?
I like it — it's chill. I just finished my undergrad at Brown, and now I'm here. I'm studying music business.
Nice! So what are you listening to?
My own beats, actually.
What kind of music is it?
It's kind of electro, house, a little hip-hop influence.
You just sit around in the park, blissed out to your own beats?
Pretty much. I'm kind of trying to figure out how to do street performance. I think I need a permit.
If you do anything with an amp, you need a permit.
Well, I'm also a DJ, so I was thinking of like, combining a live band with electro or something.
You're a DJ? What are the hottest tracks to drop at the club?
Right now I like Avichi, Deadmau5, and Afrojack, always. I love music, and I try to find cool music from all around the world.
Listen: Afrojack - "Doing it Right"
What do you like other than electronica?
I love hip-hop, and I love pop music.
What's a song that you can't play when you're DJing because it will clear out the dance floor?
I try to stay open to all music, especially when I'm involved creatively music as well.
So you're not against dropping some "Friday" by Rebecca Black?
I don't know that song, but I'd be down to drop it if she's good.
She's not, but I'm trying to get you to be less diplomatic.
I don't play top-forty music — only remixes. If people already have it, there's not point for me to play it for them. I like finding the new stuff to introduce to people.
What artist would you be a groupie for?
Deadmau5. I am his groupie. I follow him on Facebook, which is enough groupie for me.
Have you made your own mask yet?
I'm thinking about it. But I don't want to straight out copy him.
There some theatrics with electronica now. You could wear a space suit.
I know some people at Parsons — I'm open to collaborating on fashion. Maybe some T-shirts.
If you were to crib an artist's style, who would it be?
Pretty Lights. He is sick. He's the best. I mean, that's a new thing. I don't know if Americans dig the electro like Europeans — Americans are more rooted in hip-hop — but Pretty Lights is the perfect hybrid of electro and hip-hop.
When you look back on this summer ten years from now, what's one song you're going to remember?
"Some Chords" by Deadmau5. I'm going to think back and dance.
Listen: Deadmau5 - "Some Chords"