I am into producing electronic music like deep house, tech house and progressive.
Cubase 7.5 with Synapse Dune 2 as my favorite VST plugin.
Just a midi Keyboard.
My current favorites are Trashlagoon (check out their remixes of Varia and Champa) and Oliver Schories.
Michael Jackson - Dangerous. U2 - The unforgettable Fire.
My favorite producer is Harry Lemon a.k.a. Lemon8. His tracks were almost a genre of its own within progressive house. High quality productions.
At the moment I'm trying different styles within house music. Sometimes more deep and other times more electro-ish. But most often with a good groove to it.