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Ben Halpern

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Seeking New Focus Music For Coding? Try Loopsy Dazy

Follow Loopsy Dazy on Spotify

Loopsy Dazy is a live-looping acoustic-electronic project led by Mikey Dorje on acoustic guitar, synth, beats and effects, with frequent accompaniment by Eleanor Edgar on violin and effects, Brad Weber (aka Pick a Piper, aka Coy Haste, member of Caribou) on drums and synth and Adam Jenkins on bass.

This has been my go-to focus music of late, so I'd definitely recommend it either way, but I'm also recommending it because they are led by my brother Mikey. Mikey also writes code and is a DEV member @mikeydorje.

Follow them on Spotify or wherever you listen to music. It's great headphone music.

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Henry Alberto Rodriguez

Try anime openings songs, lyrics won't affect as you won't understand a thing :P and there's full range of bits, I find it specially good for when I'm needing a performance boost.

System Of a Down + a Red Bull is a great convo when the dead line is coming over :D

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Michael Kohl

You should check out Sean Schafianski on Spotify, he does modern rearrangements of old video games or re-arrangements of new ones, like "Jazz Arrange Version: Octopath Traveler".

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Renato Byrro

"Can't stop" by Red Hot Chili Peppers also works well when deadline starts knocking the door 🎸

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Sarthak Sharma

Try this

GitHub logo sarthology / ProjectSoundtracks

🎧 List of best Soundtracks to boost your Productivity and Focus

Complete Albums

1. Interstellar OST 🚀

🎼 Music Composer: Hans Zimmer

👍🏻 Best for: Brainstorming and Discussions 🧠

🔗 Links: Spotify, Apple Music, Youtube, SoundCloud

2. Pirates of the Caribbean ⛵️

🎼 Music Composer: Hans Zimmer

👍🏻 Best for: High Concentration Works 🔥

🔗 Links: Spotify, Youtube

3. The Dark Knight Rises 🦇

🎼 Music Composer: Hans Zimmer

👍🏻 Best for: High Concentration Works 🔥

🔗 Links: Spotify, Apple Music , Youtube, SoundCloud

4. The Theory of Everything 🌌

🎼 Music Composer: Jóhann Jóhannsson

👍🏻 Best for: Deep thinking and Creative work ✍🏼

🔗 Links: Spotify, Apple Music, Youtube, SoundCloud

5. Hobbit/Lords of the ring 🌋

🎼 Music Composer: Howard Shore

👍🏻 Best for: These albums are Jack of all 💍

🔗 Links: Every easy to find but still Spotify, Apple Music, Youtube

6. Man of steel 💪🏻


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Matthew Orndoff • Edited on

Try Emancipator or Tycho.

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Mikey Dorje

Hey @ben , thanks for sharing this! Super cool to hear my music is good coding music. Cool to see so many suggestions here as well.

I'm getting back into some coding projects after a few month of a music hiatus, so finally replying to this!

If you like coding to ambient music, this artist, Lowercase Noises is EXCELLENT:

Fittingly, I discovered Lowercase Noises on (website I built / run)

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Mehdi Mousavi • Edited on

Most of presented playlists is not suitable for programming, specially when you work at pressure. so i think it is better for each developer to progressively listen tracks and delete ones who not good for him at work. sorry for english.

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Arijit Basu • Edited on

Nujabes Lofi Hip Hop anyone?

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Simon Mayerhofer

Great reminder! I used to use Their music is designed for reaching mental states. You can get more informations here:
I had the luck to buy a lifetime membership for less than a year costs now when they were in their beginnings. But 50$ / yr is also fair in my opinion. I recommend to give it a try.

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Renato Byrro

Nice playlist

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Robin Kretzschmar

I just heard "underground," "sounds," and "La Lune".
Definitely worth adding to my playlists and following him!
Just awesome how the combination of so simple beats creates a nice variety that doesn't get boring over time 👍

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Sunit Katkar

Reminds of a T shirt I saw at a conference. It said "Good Programming Is 3% Talent And 97% Not Getting Distracted By The Internet" :-)

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Jess Lee

oooh caribou! how cool.

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Jakob Attkinson

Try this out. Mostly without lyrics but with a more interesting rhythm.

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Utkarsh Talwar

Ooh. Good, I'm gonna give this a try. If you like hard rock, you can also give this playlist a try.

I listen to this when I need to get pumpep up. 🤘🏼

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Yevhenii Babichenko • Edited on

This one is also great. Stoner, Doom & Sludge on Apple Music

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Carson Sturtevant

Wow this is great timing for me. I was just browsing spotify looking for some good focus music that isn't distracting. Going to give it a listen now!

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You could also use or . Both provide a selection of ambient sounds and you can mix your own. Also good for meditations :-)

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Ben Sinclair

Have you played with the infinite jukebox ?

You don't get much loopier!

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I dunno... It's not power metal... Lol.

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Adrian Sandu

I have a power metal playlist that I cycle periodically when I'm coding. And a classic rock one, and one of electro swing.

Even music you love can become boring if repeated way too often.

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Douglas Fugazi

I recommend music from Monofónicos Netlabel. Music from Colombia.

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Guillermo Verón

I recommend Deep House Relax playlist on Spotify:

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Peter Witham

If nothing else, I just love the name. Will give this a listen, I think it's just as important to change up the background audio while working just like any other play list.

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Noah Summers

Astral Throb on YouTube.

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Jérôme Gully

and the whole OST from excellent Celeste game :)

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Shiloh Dynasty.