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How John Summit unleashes the energy of the crowd

John Summit holding a Bose SoundLink Max Portable Speaker
Bose x John Summit

Mixing the beat. Feeling the pulse.

Few can connect with a room full of people, let alone a crowd of thousands. For DJ and Producer John Summit, connection is at his core. With his contagious energy, devotion to his craft, and keen understanding of his audience, John’s grown from commanding parties to commanding crowds. And as someone obsessed with music, he values sound quality above all. The Bose SoundLink Max Speaker allows him to hear the intricate details and deep bass in his music with the power needed to match his energy. For John, whether he’s vibing with friends or performing at the biggest festivals in the world, nothing compares to the swell of shared energy that starts when the beat drops.

John Summit with a Bose SoundLink Max Portable Speaker

“I was always the guy on the aux cord, so it was a no-brainer for me to be a DJ myself.” 

How did you get your start in electronic music?

“Growing up, I listened to a lot of classic rock with my parents, but also Radiohead, Animal Collective. It wasn’t until I started going to live shows and concerts where I really gravitated to dance music because the crowds were always going crazy, and I’m addicted to that energy. My first electronic show was seeing Deadmau5 at Lollapalooza in the pouring rain. At that moment, I knew I had to be a full-time DJ and Producer.”

John Summit carrying a Bose SoundLink Max Portable Speaker with the shoulder strap
John Summit wearing Bose Ultra Open Earbuds

What’s your secret to curating such great sets?

“I think with my upbringing, going to all these concerts and going to raves every single weekend, I know exactly what audiences look for when it comes to making music and playing music. I know what I personally like myself, too. When it comes to making music, I like to make music for the crowd, for the people, but also things that inspire me as well.”

“The feeling I get when doing big performances is absolutely euphoric.”

John Summit carrying a Bose SoundLink Max Portable Speaker in his hand with the shoulder strap
Bose SoundLink Max Portable Speaker

Thoughts on the new SoundLink Max Speaker?

“Sound is everything to me. I refuse to show my music to friends or family if it doesn’t have good bass to it. What’s important about the Bose SoundLink Max is that it has as much bass as needed to listen to house music clearly. As long as you have bass, that’s what gets the party going.”

“The feeling of being in the zone when making music is the biggest high of all time.”

John Summit wearing Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones

Can you describe the feeling of being in the creative zone? 

“The feeling of being in the zone when making music is the biggest high of all time, 100% natural high, which is why I chase it 24/7 and make music every single day. I mostly try to listen to music from the underground to get inspired, scrolling through the internet, YouTube, SoundCloud, everything. It’s always the new generation that inspires me.”


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