Spotify Playlists for Grinding

Post your favorite Spotify playlists for grinding throughout the day that make modeling and putting together backups a little more bearable.

At the moment I am utterly sick of the playlists that I have and am curious what everyone else jams to throughout the day.

Cheers.

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Apr 2, 2018

STS9 Radio

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Apr 2, 2018

I've got two techno sets that can get me through any two hours of the day:

  1. BBC Essential Mix -- Nero -- https://youtu.be/WYdmHA4eYkw
  2. A State of Trance 550 (London) -- https://youtu.be/N74BDN-34dk

Would love to find some amazing trance sets if anyone got the good stuff out there.

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Apr 2, 2018

Completely forgot about ASOT, these are always fantastic

Apr 3, 2018
Dedline:

I've got two techno sets that can get me through any two hours of the day:

  1. BBC Essential Mix -- Nero -- https://youtu.be/WYdmHA4eYkw
  2. A State of Trance 550 (London) -- https://youtu.be/N74BDN-34dk

Would love to find some amazing trance sets if anyone got the good stuff out there.

Christian Pheng used to have a massive set of trance playlists titled "Gods Trance #" - many of them have been pulled down but there are still a couple of. Have been my go to for years.

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Apr 3, 2018

Already ripped threw a few of these this morning. Thank you sirrrrrr

Apr 3, 2018

That BBC Essential Mix brings back some nostalgia for me. 2010 - 2013, college days., and fully getting in to the EDM phase. SHM, Dirty South, Eric Prydz, Above & Beyond, Pendulum, Ferry Corsten.. I need to dig some of these up.

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Apr 4, 2018
Dedline:

I've got two techno sets that can get me through any two hours of the day:

  1. BBC Essential Mix -- Nero -- https://youtu.be/WYdmHA4eYkw
  2. A State of Trance 550 (London) -- https://youtu.be/N74BDN-34dk

Would love to find some amazing trance sets if anyone got the good stuff out there.

The state of trance is just amazing to be honest.

Visionary | Lead | Enthusiast

Apr 8, 2018

Holy shit nostalgia. That was my go to for half a decade of late nights.

Jesus

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Apr 2, 2018

All Out 80s
90s Rock Renaissance
Stoner / Desert Rock
John Coltrane Radio
All of those seem to get me in a good flow to rock out any work I need to do

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Apr 4, 2018

Hell yea, man. That's my shit: the right classical + good genuine jazz + 90s rock gets me through life. @Layne Staley might have have a similar perspective ;)

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Apr 4, 2018

When I wear out Facelift and Dirt, there's always Jar of Flies and Unplugged to help me switch gears. Tripod or Sap if I'm in a deep tracks kind of mood.

Apr 2, 2018

avoid music while you work. I've found that after I stopped listening to music, I am more concentrated at the task at hand

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Apr 3, 2018
eric9242:

avoid music while you work. I've found that after I stopped listening to music, I am more concentrated at the task at hand

Avoid music while you work?

Get real bro. Everyone isn't like you.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Apr 3, 2018

When I'm working on qualitative work (i.e. transaction synopsis, industry overview, business overview) I typically feel distracted by music. However -- personally -- music is fantastic and does not impact my performance while completing monotonous tasks like inputting historical financial information or updating models.

To each their own though.

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Apr 2, 2018

Heartfeldt Radio (Sam Feldt)

Purified Radio (Nora en Pure)

Best two for grinding -- do HF for more upbeat tropical/deep and NeP for more downtempo house w less lyrics

Apr 8, 2018

Second Heartfeldt

Apr 2, 2018

Amityville (Eminem) on repeat for 10 hours. Thank me later.

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Apr 3, 2018

Smooth jazz

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Apr 3, 2018

70s Road Trip

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Apr 3, 2018

I usually have Ibiza Sonica up in the background at all times
Regular channel plays everything house/chill/techno, Pioneer DJ radio usually has tech house, there is a futuristic trance/DnB channel, Sonicaclub plays techno, and Blue Marlin Ibiza radio plays really good house sets
https://ibizasonica.com/

Apr 3, 2018

Great Spotify lists guys

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Apr 3, 2018

am i the only one who can't model while listening to music...?

What concert costs 45 cents? 50 Cent feat. Nickelback.

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Apr 3, 2018

I stopped listening to music while working pretty early into my first internship and started listening to podcasts. Much rather save music for when I'm really feeling it and learn shit & hear interesting conversations while I work. I'm so into podcasts now though that I listen to them almost any time I'm not talking with someone. So like 10+ hours a day. Only really listen to music while working out and during like... designated leisurely times. Like smoking weed or cooking with my wife or whatever.

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/

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Apr 3, 2018

Could you recommend types of / specific podcasts you've really enjoyed over the years when you get some free time? Would be much appreciated.

Apr 3, 2018

Depends what you're into. I listen to a lot of fitness/health and real estate stuff. Some other good ones:
Joe Rogan
We The People Live
Ari Shaffir
Aubrey Marcus
Cleared Hot
Colin's Last Stand
Common Sense
Conversations With Tyler
Hardcore History
Featured Voices
Freakonomics
Here's The Thing (Alec Baldwin)
History on Fire
How I Built This
Impact Theory
Invisibilia
Jocko Podcast
Keep Hammering
Let's Know Things
Money For The Rest of Us
Onnit
Planet Money
Radiolab
Sex With Emily
Shameless Sex
Star Talk Radio
Ted Radio Hour
Art of Manliness
Joey Diaz
The Failure Factor
The Forward
The Indicator
Jordan Peterson
Kevin Rose
Rubin Report
Tim Ferris
Tom Woods Show
Wealth Formula
Tribe of Mentors
Travelogue
Up First (NPR)
Waking Up (Sam Harris)

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/

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Apr 3, 2018

How do you focus on a podcast and your work at once? I'm great with podcasts while eating breakfast (I used to do this during my leisurely college breakfasts all the time), but I can't listen to, say, a news podcast and work at the same time. My brain is exhausted by the end of the podcast and I end up missing the details of people's arguments.

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Apr 4, 2018

I don't know, man. Either my work is easier than yours or I can multitask better than you can. Or some combination of those two. Those are my theories.

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/

Apr 3, 2018

For those looking to block out noise but that find music a bit too distracting, check out alpha waves. Solid middle ground imo, and worth a try for sure. Probably not for everyone, but I'd say they're more bearable than good old fashioned white noise.

For Spotify users the most comprehensive playlist is "Alpha Waves" by alphawaves(official)

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Apr 3, 2018

Can swear by alpha waves. Helped me get through a bunch of loud ass lab sessions for the last 3 semester of college. Drowns out noise, not too harsh on the ears, no lyrics to get you distracted.

Apr 3, 2018

I love listening to Lofi Mix's, usually mixed with Shiloh. Focus for hours with it!

Apr 3, 2018

Axwell's weekend weapons always has good stuff on there for the people into house

Apr 3, 2018

Discover Weekly has been on point for me. Usually gets me through the week and helps me find songs to add to my own playlists.

Apr 3, 2018

Deep House Relax. Almost no words and rhythmic so good white noise

Apr 5, 2018

Golden. Cheers bro.

Apr 3, 2018

I'm big on ASMR videos, they're very relaxing and help me focus more in the present because listening to simple predictive sounds occupies the part of my mind that is constantly wondering.

Apr 12, 2018

fucking gay

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Apr 4, 2018

I really got into this playlist after I saw it on an IG ad

https://open.spotify.com/user/chillhopmusic/playli...

Apr 4, 2018

I find Nicky Romero's protocol set gets me in the zone while modeling. Check out his Protocol Miami 2017 set on youtube

Apr 4, 2018

I did not think this thread was going to be about music to listen to while at work.

Apr 5, 2018

I have a pretty fucking nerdy side so I enjoy the Halo (videogame) and Lord of the Rings soundtracks. Also, the "Peaceful Piano" playlist on Spotify is good. Occasionally I will listen to something with lyrics like a 90's pop rock throwback.

Apr 5, 2018

SoundCloud - Big Bootie Mix, Volumes 1-13

You can thank me later

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Apr 8, 2018

This.

Apr 7, 2018

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Apr 7, 2018

I'm in between the people that say they can't listen to music and those that can't work without it. I need something in the background but more to drown out the people's voices around me. Like I can't work with the "variety" of noises in an office, but I can work with a consistent noise in my headphones. Does that make sense?

So, my MO is to find a song that I like and put it on endless repeat and just listen to that as I work and keep it really low in my over-the-ear headphones (and I have some really nice headphones). Some songs on my iTunes have, literally, hundreds of plays because I'll just listen to the same song all day. Right now I'm alternating between Heathens by twentyone pilots and Epic by Faith No More. Sometimes I'll also do some Thievery Corporation to mix it up, but again, it's more about a consistent noise to drown out the other noise. It's weird, I know, but it works for me.

Apr 9, 2018

The No Sleep mixes by Odesza are a go-to for me, they're a good mix between upbeat / entertaining music without being distracting. Each mix is ~45 minutes and the songs pretty seamlessly switch from one to another which makes it easier to focus than having a playlist with completely switching songs every 3-4 minutes

https://m.soundcloud.com/odesza/sets/no-sleep

Apr 9, 2018

Wal-Mart Yodeling Kid (Gucci Mane Remix) - best motivational soundtrack

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Apr 9, 2018
Apr 9, 2018

This dude puts together some great progressive house mixes that are perfect for working.

No words (except for a couple mixes), good, upbeat pacing, very nice melodies.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7C635qzGz3CGwTJO...

Apr 9, 2018
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Apr 12, 2018