Studio Sounds – Luke Pooler

Luke is our Social Media and Marketing Lead at Curso. Usually he can be found updating our channels, editing video, and listening to the most genre defining music. Here’s the tracks he listens to in a day at the studio. 

Janet Jackson - Nasty

“No my first name ain’t baby, it’s Janet, Miss Jackson if you’re nasty” is what I want carved into my tombstone. It’s a song I can listen to in whatever mood. 

The Weeknd - House of Balloons / Glass Table Girls

The Weeknd’s older stuff is much darker than his newer songs. My favourite part is where ‘House of Balloons’ transforms suddenly into ‘Glass Table Girls’.


Pulp - Sorted For E's and Wizz

Yes, it’s a song about illegal narcotics. It’s still a vibe. 

Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way

Possibly one of the greatest rock songs in history, Fleetwood Mac is another artist I can play in whatever mood. I know the song is about breaking up but whenever I hear it I want to stop what I’m doing.


Blossoms - How Long Will This Last?

Blossoms have been able to take a specific style of 80’s music and create a nostalgic feeling in a song that came out less than a year ago. The ‘Back to the Future’ vibe is incredible. 


Jack White - I'm Shakin'

Blowing up following the success of The White Stripes, Jack White has merged soul, blues and progressive rock. I refer to him as ‘Dirty Black Keys’ now. 


Gang of Youths - What Can I Do If The Fire Goes Out?

I’m very big on long instrumental intros and the feeling of euphoria in songs. This one from Gang of Youths has both, with an intro lasting 80 seconds, and the intensity of happiness and sadness in one song. Plus, I’ve never heard a drum pattern like that. 


The Smiths - Panic

My only issue with this song is that it needs to be double the length. I play this song at any given opportunity… In the car? The Smiths. At a predrinks? The Smiths. Requesting a song at the booth at 3am on a techno night? The Smiths.


The Cure - In Between Days

The song is 34 years old now. It’s still phenomenal. 


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