As we gradually ease into the summer holiday season, many of us will look to shed a few additional pounds for a ‘beach body’ look. So if you’re looking for some new sounds to accompany your workout, or even while you indulge in beach activities such as volleyball, check out these playlists from several pro volleyball players, via VolleyballMag.com.
According to a 2017 survey of Top 10 Popular Sports Worldwide, volleyball was voted the world’s 5th most popular sport.
The Association of Volleyball Professionals, or AVP, is the United States’ premier beach volleyball tour, and features the very best in elite pro volleyball players, competing in the most exciting U.S. beach volleyball events.
This year the AVP is providing Spotify playlists from Jeremy “DJ” Roueche and other top beach volleyball athletes
Jeremy “DJ” Roueche:
“This is the song list that I listen to, these songs are on my phone. I feel like I have a wide range of musical tastes as a DJ, anything that has a good beat, I like to play it regardless of the genre. If you were to look at my musical collection, I lean more towards reggae influenced beats, or hip-hop beats, because if you’re a DJ at a club, and it has a good driving beat, that will get people moving.”
“Every one of those songs has something special behind it, which is why I chose them. The first two are two of my favorite songs that have come about over the last two years, not necessarily special stories behind them, but just songs that I really like… Those were real fond memories of my childhood, going and playing volleyball, turning up those songs really loud and getting into hitting lines, forever.”
“I don’t think there is a type of music that I don’t like. I love most all genres so I wanted to show some of that with my playlist. My iPod goes from The Weeknd to Brooks and Dunn to Andra Day to Billy Joel. It’s like song ADD. I hope this playlist shows a little of that and that every type of person can love it. Usually before matches I like listening to more “chill” music like the first mixtape from The Weeknd and some Coldplay.”
“I tend to like Island style music in general, kind of chillax music. Depending on my mood, I like to spice it up with a variety of music. Let’s say 50 percent is Hawai’ian style island reggae, and the rest is a mixture of anything and everything. I’ve traveled a lot, so there’s that worldly, international vibe in my playlist. For the most part, it’s a positive, relaxed kind of vibe, but as I get closer to game time I like hip-hop and rap, some House music. It’s really pretty random, as you can see from my playlist.”
“It was an honor to do this, and yet hilarious, because I’m not a music guy at all. I’ve never put on the radio at the gym that we all work out at. I listen to podcasts way more than I listen to music, so it’s funny to be responsible to actually put together a playlist when I myself have never put together a playlist for myself. I’m actually pretty proud of it, I think it came out all right, if you were hanging out at the beach, I think it’s not a bad playlist to listen to.”
“I like a lot of different things. My wife is very much into music and adds songs to my playlist all the time. ‘Pour Some Sugar On Me’ took me straight through my high school years, I love to warm up to Def Leppard, and old “big hair” bands. They’re just fun to listen to.”
Look for the AVP to add more playlists on its Spotify channel throughout the summer.
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