Although he was born and raised in the relatively low-key state of Utah, DJ Centripetal (AKA Andrew Andreasen) is by no means low-key; his love and energy of electronic dance music permeates every moment of his downtime. Whether it is studying for the next organic chemistry test or finishing up a day at the lab, DJ Centripetal finds a way to inject some EDM into his routine by listening to the latest releases via radio, watching other DJs sets online or practicing his own set in his dorm.
Due to his location in the small, quiet state of Utah, Andrew Andreasen’s love of electronic music did not bloom until later in his life, when he was exposed to it in a more unorthodox way. After hearing the pulsating bass beats and vibrant melodies of trance music in a video game’s virtual club in January 2010, Andrew Andreasen (at this time, 17 years old) became hooked on electronic music. His love and knowledge of the genre grew as he searched for more and more artists and music, in addition to experiencing the few headliner raves that came to Utah every year.
As his journey progressed, Andrew Andreasen slowly found himself heavily drawn to the melodic sound of trance music and the rhythmic and sexy beats of house music. As time continued to pass on and Andrew entered college, he no longer wanted to be just a passive fan of the music: he wanted to be an active controller of the music and spread his beloved music to as many people as possible.
So, in January 2012, two years after his entrance into the EDM world, Andrew Andreasen bought his first (and so far, only) set of decks and a mixer and dubbed himself DJ Centripetal. Influenced by the trance greats (ATB, Tiesto, Armin van Buuren) and the trance buddings (Phynn, Orjan Nilsen, Ummet Ozcan), his style is often based upon new trance releases and hits, particularly due to his young age. After discovering and tuning into the live DJing website Tranceformers.net, his style is becoming greatly enhanced through the exposure of fantastic trance classics made before his time. Not only did this website provide him a dose of classical/progressive trance every week, but Centripetal also held a residency on the network, rising from bedroom to performance DJ, gaining experience and techniques he needed to become a DJ worth noting.
As of June 2012, Centripetal joined a more expansive DJ streaming site called radio4by4.com/trance. As of now, he continues to perform on the site, holding a residency that he hopes will enable him to hone his skills and allow him to spread his love of electronic music to many more people.
In February 2013, Centripetal teamed up with his local campus's radio station to continue providing fantastic electronic music at a more local level. Presently, he continues to provide this service in his weekly "Binary Pulsar Broadcasts" at the station, hoping to expose Utahans to a greater variety of electronic music than just electro house or dubstep.