Name: Valerie Steenhaut
Zodiac sign: Virgo
Subbacultcha member since: December 2014
Photo by Anna Baqués, shot in Barcelona, Spain
Tell us, what do you do in life?
I’m doing an internship for a creative studio in Barcelona and studying graphic design. I also try to fill my head with meaningful stuff and to ignore Netflix’s existence.
Any New Year’s resolutions?
To be happy, brave and eat more vegetables.
What inspires you?
Positive people, conversations with friends, art, trying new things that make me nervous at first.
What do you like best about your place?
My roommates and the fact that I feel very lucky to have found this place so quickly.
What kind of music are you listening to at the moment?
I recently discovered Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo is actually kind of cool. I’m also going through a very classical phase when it comes to music while working, which compensates for the overload of electronic music at parties during the weekend.
What’s the first record you bought?
A Jónsi album and Mumford and Sons’ Sigh No More. They were perfect for those melancholic adolescent moods and I have to admit I still need them from time to time.
Your first ever music-related memory?
Screaming out songs from Studio 100 musicals with my sister at home. And listening to the We’re Going to Ibiza song in our attic. We only had one CD of ’90s hits so we repeated it over and over again. Good times.
Any guilty pleasures?
Dirty Latino music, like Spanish reggaeton or Brazilian forró. It’s such a waste that men and women here in Europe are no longer capable of dancing sensually together or shaking their asses without any further sexual expectations.
Which future Subbacultcha show are you looking forward to?
I really like the theatre and contemporary dance shows, so it’s a little sad I’m not in Belgium to go see them.
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