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Here is my favourite music to code to, what's yours?

jeky_zero profile image Jeky ・1 min read

When I'm working for a period of a few hours consistently I'll go to Spotify and type in:

"Tom Doolie"

Then I'll just start at the first song of his most recent album and let it play through his whole Discography pretty much.

It's perfect for dev work, for me.

It's quite chilled hip hop beats, good variation in sound and style, and experimental in parts.

It's a good balance between being unobtrusive whilst still being interesting, and not just elevator music. It also has some subtle vocals mixed in there, which is a good change up when they come in.

I guess it would be classed as 'Chill Hop'. But it's just good hip hop instrumental beats, essentially.

Would highly recommend it if you've not listened to him before, and it's your sort of thing.

What music do you listen to whilst coding?

Any recommendations in a similar vein to Tom Doolie would be great to hear.

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David R.

I'm somehow stuck on this flavor of "programming music mix for dark minds":

youtu.be/6dkqVj7heiA

It might just be because I am most productive once I've put my noise canceling headset on, but it usually gets me straight into the zone for quite some time and once it ends it reminds me to take a short break. ;)

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Jeky Author

Cheers for the recommendation David 👍

Will give this is a listen 😎

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Christopher John Cucio

Thanks for this recommendation. I will surely check it out.

I always listen to this:

open.spotify.com/playlist/37i9dQZF...

It has lots of chill lofi beats music with no distracting lyrics.

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Jeky Author

Ahh yeah, great choice! I follow that playlist too 👍

Cheers Christopher 😎

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Rogue Halo

Personally, I can't focus if I'm listening to a song that I know well, so I just try listen to music with no lyrics and just try to mash it up, their is not really a specific playlist I listen to, spotify knows me better than I know myself.

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Jeky Author

Thanks Sohaib 👍

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David R.

BTW, I totally feel the "too many domain name purchases" thing, lol.

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Jeky Author

😂 I know I've gone too far when my computer starts to sound like a plane taking off 💻🛫

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Aris Ripandi

I always try to find any playlist with "chill lofi" keyword. Another playlist i like too is "campur sari", it's javanese etnic music.

You can try to find out here: youtu.be/CY2tf2iIfQE

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Jeky Author

Yeah often find myself searching lofi/lofi beats, or something similar, too.

Never heard of campur sari actually. Will check this out.

Thanks Aris!

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Fulton Browne

I really enjoy R.E.Ms early stuff (albums like fables of the reconstruction, murmur, and document) and pretty much all college rock.

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Jeky Author

Do enjoy some R.E.M stuff, although never really listened to them extensively, great band 👌

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Meg Gutshall

My curated Spotify playlist (WIP): open.spotify.com/playlist/0slfELe7...

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Jeky Author

Nice, thanks!

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