What are your best focus playlists?

Thomas Groutars
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Hey Makers! What are you listening to while working? I'll start, here's my playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlis...

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Digital tinkerer 👨‍💻
@thomgroutars I discovered this list a few weeks ago: https://open.spotify.com/playlis... Became one of my favorites :) My only problem is, that after a while, it makes me sleepy :D
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Founder & CEO, Hustle Crew
@thomgroutars I recently started listening to Nature Sounds on Spotify because music with lyrics distracts me - it is pretty good. Otherwise I will listen to classical or something like Sigur Ros. 😊
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Software @ Product Hunt
@louistiti_fr That programming playlist is 🔥
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Passionate Lead Developer
@thomgroutars when you start with that one, it's pretty hard (at least for me) to stop it before the end 😊
Writer, Maker, Sillyheart
@thomgroutars I do a lot of writing, so I usually only listen to instrumentals. I love electronic stuff like Com Truise, Boards of Canada and Peaking Lights. Here's a playlist I created with a bunch of favorites: https://open.spotify.com/playlis... Tycho is also great! https://open.spotify.com/playlis...
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Software @ Product Hunt
@janedonuts Tycho! Also I used to be a big fan of Explosions in The Sky, good memories!
Software @ Product Hunt
@dovydas_gutparakis OMG I could have created that playlist! Techno never fails to put me in the zone too, which can be surprising to some people! If you like harder stuff too, I'd suggest this set from I Hate Models. Even I was surprised of the focus I got from it 😅
Fintech Product Manager
@thomgroutars I'm a big fan of listening to WESTWORLD soundtrack: https://open.spotify.com/playlis.... Familiar songs, but no lyrics so you can focus.
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VP of Growth, Sungy Mobile
@thomgroutars I use this kpop one called kpop for study/sleeping. https://open.spotify.com/playlis...
Founder of Product Hunt & Weekend Fund
@thomgroutars here's my go-to right now: Chill synth https://open.spotify.com/playlis...
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Co-founder, Ad Reform & Userfeed.io
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@thomgroutars - these playlists will keep you up! Classic hip hop instrumentals reimagined over contemporary beats. - Gold Instrumental Beats: https://open.spotify.com/user/sp... - Focus Flow: https://open.spotify.com/user/sp...
Designer & Maker
@thomgroutars Hey Thomas! I collect my own focus playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlis... It's somewhere around Ambient style without lyrics.
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Maker at Awesomic
@thomgroutars silence. Scientists proved, that any music distract you attention and people less productive listen music. So, I stoped listen a music during work. Sometimes I use Calm Mediation App. They have a very soft background music and nature noise playlists.
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Software @ Product Hunt
@roman_sevastyanov You're probably right on the attention/focus side of things! On the other hand, music keeps me motivated for longer periods of time, and also makes me a happier person on the whole. Maybe it doesn't work the same for everyone, would love to see that research you're mentioning!
@thomgroutars Here is my Apple Music playlist curated to feature generally upbeat, NO LYRICS music. Lots of TAUK, instrumental versions of pop songs, and symphonic video game music. Love seeing others' playlists too! https://music.apple.com/us/playl...
Head of Product at Macaw
@thomgroutars I prefer epic music for work, especially 2 Steps From Hell :D This is my playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist...
Founder, Konjor AI
@thomgroutars I think that depends on the type of work being done and what mood you are in. After three coffees the last thing I want to listen to is some chillout beats! I do prefer non-vocal tracks as I find that breaks my focus more often. My large non-vocal work music collection of albums [130hrs+]. https://open.spotify.com/playlis... Other times when coding I want a very loud, high-bpm, focus-flow style. https://open.spotify.com/playlis...
Growth is the only thing that matters
@thomgroutars I go to YouTube and put in “Top video game RPG soundtracks”. I’m not a gamer anymore but the sounds help to keep me focused for a long period of time.
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Customer Success @ Moz & Maker
@thomgroutars More like a genre, but ChillWave is my favourite. This never ending stream on YouTube is amazing
Also, Odesza's A Moment Apart album is magical for late-night work
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Founding Partner @Bootstrapital
@thomgroutars @ola11king should've scrolled before posting. This is my go-to as well. freeCodeCamp also had a stream for a while but it doesn't seem like it's active at the moment.
Founder & CEO, Hustle Crew
Software @ Product Hunt
@ola11king Love it!
Founder of Vested Yeti
@thomgroutars I gathered everyone's suggestions (using my own app :D) here: https://app.vestedyeti.com/f/kNS...
Founder of Vested Yeti
@thomgroutars Anyone/everyone should feel free to add more to this flow.