Riddles is the Music Curator for The Manual. He believes that every activity we do in life could use a good soundtrack. From the formative reel to reel tape player entrancement he experienced while devouring his dad's classic rock collection in Buffalo, New York, to expanding his horizons via funk, hip-hop, punk, and alternative rock in high school and college, music has been a constant source of happiness, inspiration, and strength. After discovering underground electronic music via renegade raves in The San Francisco Bay Area, and the even more mind expanding nether regions of Burning Man (in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada), Riddles feels confident that he's got remixes and mashups of beloved, well-known songs that could make even the most ardent music purist get down and shake a tail feather. When he isn't compiling and summarizing playlists for The Manual, Riddles can be found at the helm of Subwoof, promoting and occasionally throwing/DJing beats & bass music events in and around his adopted hometown of San Francisco.

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The Best Road Trip Songs: Hit Play Then Hit the Gas

Ah, the open road! It beckons us to cast aside responsibility, embrace the unknown, jump in the car, and just go. Take this mixtape with you.

Best Love Songs: A Romantic Music Playlist That Isn’t Too Cheesy

This is not your typical love fest of sexy songs to help get you in the mood. This mix is here to offer a comforting, easy-going journey through the myriad highs and occasional lows of the ever-expanding universe that is L-O-V-E.

A New Year’s Eve Party Playlist to Ring in 2019

This Spotify playlist has been marinating in some extra zesty subsonic sauce to help you cook up a very tasty pregame or a full-blown party.

A Christmas Music Playlist that Doesn’t Suck (Finally)

Let's face it: A lot of holiday music is insufferable. So, we curated an up-to-date playlist of Christmas and wintertime tunes that are actually great.

The Perfect Party Playlist for When It’s Time to Dim the Lights

Once everyone's eaten and the booze-infused blood of your crowd starts pumping, it's time to dim those lights way down and put on some good tunes.

Workout Playlist: The Best Songs for Getting Pumped About Pumping Iron

Our workout playlist on Spotify has been audio-engineered to get you started on — and help you stick to — your new fitness routine.