I grew up listening to Metallica, AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, and Slayer, so naturally I love these bands as well as other heavy metal, rock, punk rock, and gothic bands. I also grew up loving 50's music, 80's music, and classical. Around 1999 to 2000, I bought and heard my first trance compilation called Generation: Trance 2000 mixed by Kimball Collins and I have been in love with trance music ever since. Other cds that I contribute my love of trance music to are: Trance Addiction mixed by Ivano Bellini and Trance Nation Vol. 1 mixed by Ferry Corsten (Aka System F & Aka Moonman). My favorite track off of the Trance Nation Vol. 1 album that I love to this day is "Protect Your Mind" (Love of a Princess) (Lange Mix). There are so many great DJs that I love and that deserve recognition for the great music they bring to the world. Here are just a few of those that have moved my feet and my heart with their music: Armin Van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Markus Schultz, Paul Van Dyk, Kimball Collins, Blank & Jones, Above & Beyond, DJ Taucher, Tiesto, DJ Rob-E, Swedish Egil, Matt McCoy, John Digweed, Sasha, and Paul Oakenfold.