What's the one song/artist you love to listen to while working?

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This song give motivation : Mood (feat. iann dior) https://open.spotify.com/track/3...
Hannah S Kim
Love this question! I used to listen to a lot of Mac Ayres. I tend to stick to songs that I know well, that way I can zone in an out without getting too distracted. If I listen to anything unfamiliar I will just start paying attention to the music to get the lyrics lol. Also, I've found that music from brain fm helps for focus when I am working.
John Flynn
@hannahsuyun I totally agree. For me it's all things instrumental, ambient, drone. As someone who codes, having music without vocals is essential as I find my brain instantly gets distracted by voice.
@john_flynn_son I love listening to this while working https://open.spotify.com/track/7... Since you like ambient music, I think you might like this too. :)
Sam Liebeskind
Ooh good question - Khruangbin is my go to for sure (https://open.spotify.com/track/2...)
Sam Liebeskind
I also just discovered Polo & Pan and it's pretty good background ambient music https://open.spotify.com/track/2...
Dennis Hoang
Cuco - I'm a lofi-addict and his music reminds of lofi with the addition of a voice.
Parag B.
I love to listen to Miles Davis, he has an enormous body of work spanning 4 decades, so I can pick a different album every week without getting bored. While his music is freeform jazz, it does have a disciplined structure as well. But you have to listen to his music on HiFi quality. Nugs.net or Deezer are the HiFi streaming services I currently use with noise cancelling headphones. Recently got the AirPods Max and love how comfortable they fit and isolate me from all the sounds of life around me. I was never a fan of noise cancelling headphones, till the pandemic. Having to work with my wife and infant daughter around me all day, has made me so grateful to whoever invented noice canceling technology :)
Alexander Anfilatov
Try Funked up East on youtube, many great jazz and flowing music
Artūrs Jaunošāns
1) Deadmau5, Eric Prydz, Gesaffelstein, Armin Van Buuren, Paul van Dyk 2) Miyagi & Andy Panda from Hajime Reconds
Aryon Sunrise Hopkins
@megan_bednarczyk I was lucky enough to see this album performed live in Philly. Sufjan and his team were all decked out in cheer squad outfits. I lean into Carrie and Lowell for work.
Richard Shepherd
For me it has to be Poolside FM. The best thing to hit the beach since my sunburned torso.
Joshe Ordonez
Helado Negro and Nicolas Cruz
Mia Wayne
Lately I've been into pop music that goes classical, so any classical rendition of generic pop songs (that I used to loathe) is now my go-to playlist while doing work! Here's my current favourite band that does a lot of orchestral covers https://open.spotify.com/artist/...
Bikash Kampo
Eminem 21 pilots The lonely island Linkin Park Justin Timberlake Ludacris
Maurice ravel - Boléro
Michał Jońca
Lord of the Rings soundtrack!
Aryon Sunrise Hopkins
Frank Ocean. But usually, it's more about mood with that changing weekly. I've moved into ambient/piano/instrumental recently. My listening is a mix of Pitchfork recommendations, Spotify discovery and open ear. I make a monthly playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/ar...