What kind of music do you listen to when you want to be productive?

Utkarsh Talwar
29 replies
Feel free to link to your favorite tracks or playlists please. Cheers!


Dan Edwards
I voted Lo-fi/Chill. Right now I'm really enjoying Poolside FM 2.0 again! 🌴😎🎧
Utkarsh Talwar
@de I'm usually a metal/EDM guy but lately I've been listening to a lot of Lo-fi and I gotta admit it's great for focus. Thanks for the playlist!
Classical wasn't an option so I picked lo-fi but I love Classical, too
Utkarsh Talwar
@abadesi Oops! Should've mentioned it. I listen to it as well when the mood strikes. Listened to Toccata and Fugue in different forms (original. rock. dubstep, etc.) yesterday XD
Kavir Kaycee
@talwarutkarsh Nothing with vocals. Instrumental across genres. 1. EDM (For upbeat) - https://open.spotify.com/playlis... 2. Lo-fi (For chilled out) - https://open.spotify.com/playlis...
Rick Turoczy
@talwarutkarsh @kavirkaycee YES 🙌 Love the Spotify "deep" and "chill" lists
Utkarsh Talwar
@kavirkaycee Love them Spotify playlists myself. Energetic Run 160-165 bpm is also great.
Gaurav Shrishrimal
@talwarutkarsh Rather for me, the genre depends on my mood and it goes on to increase my productivity. So if I am too energetic I listen to Rock/Metal and work while headbanging a bit :P but if I am lazy or relaxed I put on some Lo-fi/Chill music to get in the groove. May be something is odd with me :P
Utkarsh Talwar
@gaurav_shrishrimal Not at all haha. I think that's how most people operate and there's nothing wrong with that. I do it too sometimes. Sometimes I'd just want to listen to Coke Studio and nothing else, other times it would be a Bullet For My Valentine playlist.
Utkarsh Talwar
@gaurav_shrishrimal Oh btw since you mentioned you like Rock, may I suggest a great playlist that works equally well whether you're working or going on a roadtrip? It's called Walk Like A Badass. https://open.spotify.com/playlis...
Andrea Uliana
death metal, Brujeria, Burzum, Soulfly, Max Cavalera, etc. etc.
Simon Waters
Deadmau5 chill mix on Youtube gets the creative juices flowing.
Simon Waters
@talwarutkarsh Once you've finished that, try some Shingo Nakamura :)
Aaron O'Leary
I knew Lo-fi would top the poll!
Utkarsh Talwar
@aaronoleary Haha it tied with Rock when I put out the same poll in our Telegram channel for devs. http://bit.ly/devtg
Cihan Geyik
Vocal Deep House
Steve Ronaldson
Lo-fi can really help hit flow!
Alex Devero
It's been a while since I listened to any music 😀. For the last ~2 years, I listen almost exclusively to podcasts and audiobooks, almost all day 😎🎧.
Utkarsh Talwar
@alexdevero Even while working? 🤔 I mean yeah they're both great but I don't think I could listen all day while still being able to process and retain all that information.
Alex Devero
@talwarutkarsh I am used to it. Listening to podcasts and audiobooks is fine when I code (on 2.5x ⚡). However, I can't listen to anything when I write for my blog. When writing articles, no audio input. Complete silence.
Liz Zvereva
Voted for Lo-fi/Chill music. I tend to listen to Chilledcows playlist. They also have it on youtube live stream :) https://open.spotify.com/playlis...
Utkarsh Talwar
@liz_zvereva I did listen to a Chilledcow playlist and really liked it! Someone above linked to it as well.