This is second edition of our weekly What we are listening to series. Last week we asked Bijan Sabet of Spark Capital about what he is listening to. This week, I asked Matt Brezina, co-founder and CEO of online-to-offline photo service, Sincerely. In his past life he was co-founder of Xobni, and is an avid music listener.
Om: What kind of music do you listen to when you work?
Matt: Mostly Hip Hop — Dr Dre, Wiz Kalefa, A Tribe Called Quest. Also, I listen to my brother’s music projects such as his bluegrass/americana band Brothers Comatose, Death Cab and other recordings he is working on. I am also a trumpet player, so i’m often listening to my jazz favorites like Roy Hargrove, Miles, Lee Morgan and Clifford Brown
Om: How do you listen to the music? (Tell us about the gear you use)
Matt: (My co-worker) Hua sits right across from me and he is the DJ in our non-developer area, so we listen to a lot of music straight from his Apple Thunderbolt 27-inch monitor. I listen to Pandora on my iPhone with stock iPhone headphones on my 2 mile bike ride to and from work every day. I have a Jambox for taking music to the park or my roof deck. I want to upgrade to the Big Jambox though.
Om: What are your favorite music apps/services?
Matt: Spotify for DJing parties. Pandora for cruise control while working or biking. We use Turntable.fm in the office on launch days.
Om: What are your favorite music blogs?
Matt: I don’t really read music blogs