I enjoyed reading the following article by a fellow Dev.to'er:
And I wanted to share with the community what I listen to.
I have different modes for when I'm coding, hacking (e.g. bug bounties), working (e.g. writing emails), or just doing mind-numbing chores.
The following is what I jam to for each of those modes.
No distractions. No lyrics. Soft tracks are ideal, but not too soft that I would fall asleep during late-night coding sessions.
Genres that meet these criteria: Chill Step, Deep House, Liquid Trap
Get pumped and get in the mood 😈 with upbeat jams. Fast, electronic beats with sick bass drops are ideal. Lyrics are fine too.
Genres that meet these criteria: Drum and Bass, EDM, Trap, Dubstep, Nightcore
Upbeat, poppy, but not-too-fast tracks hits the spot for this category.
Genres that meet this criteria: ePop
Podcasts, actually. Word? 🤓
Wait. Hear me out.
Because of the inherent nature of chores, I don't need focus on the minutiae of the task. Instead, I take these opportunities to catch up on the many technical/coding/engineering podcasts.
Genres that meet these criteria: Podcasts
Spotify actually has podcasts you can listen to, but I will shamelessly plug my collection of awesome-podcasts 😅
Every once in a while, I get a craving for something entirely new and different, but they still tend to fall within broader categories.
Genres that meet these criteria: Synthpop, Remixes, Hip Hop, but with a twist 👩🎤👨🎤
- Women Wa Bas! - Arab women in one playlist
- Arab Hip-Hop
- Arab X - Global cross-overs with/by Arab artists
- Arab Raggae
- Hacking - Synthpop
- Synthpop / Electronic / Dark Wave
- Pop / Rock Remix
- Remixes Of Popular Songs
- K-Pop Daebak
- K-Pop Rising
- JPop / Anime
I love getting exposed to new music, so what do you listen to?