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What kind of music do you listen to while coding? ๐ŸŽง

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Howdy DEV fam! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป What's good?

Today's discussion topic is really simple: What kind of music (in terms of music genre), do you listen to while coding? Or do you prefer no music at all? ๐Ÿค”

Let me know in the comments below! ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

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Amelia Vieira Rosado Author

I'll go first! ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ I don't mind music while coding, but I prefer music with no/minimal lyrics. Lofi works well for me, but I also enjoy a Trap mix or maybe even an EDM mix. ๐Ÿ˜

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Anik

Yeah if there are lyrics it's going to seriously distract me. I'm unable to think about logic / code while English words are being spoken / sung. Easier when it's a language I don't understand but even then it's hard.

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Lisa Armstrong

I always think the lyrics are deeper and more profound when you don't understand them. Lol!

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Mahesh Pawar

Most of the time I listen to freeCodeCamp Radio. Another one playlist on Spotify Lo-Fi Beats.

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Nafis Nahiyan

You are like Richard From Silicon Valley! HEHEHHE! :p

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๐Ÿค๐Ÿฅ‡ Jasper de Jager

For me it's mostly the spotify playlist "to do list"

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

If it's not that focus heavy I'll listen to some country most of the time

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

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Amelia Vieira Rosado Author

P.S.: Where have you been early birdie? We missed you around here ๐Ÿ˜ข

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๐Ÿค๐Ÿฅ‡ Jasper de Jager

Holiday for the kids โ˜€ and yesterday was kingsday in the Netherlands ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿงก

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Amelia Vieira Rosado Author

Figured (we "celebrate" it here too ๐Ÿคญ)! Hope you enjoyed the day! ๐Ÿ˜ And welcome back!

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๐Ÿค๐Ÿฅ‡ Jasper de Jager

Love to let everything dev related go from time to time, but not too long ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Amelia Vieira Rosado Author

DEVinitely healthy to do so! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

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Amelia Vieira Rosado Author

Awesome! Country music huh? ๐Ÿค”

Thanks for sharing @jmdejager ! ๐Ÿ˜

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atulit023

I guess first time we get to tell about the posts she accidentally forgot lol.
My dear friend I present you with,
The Best programming music collection.

Thank me later : )

@coffeestasia Hope you won't mind.

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Amelia Vieira Rosado Author

I took notice of it, I was just wondering what the folks around here prefer. Hence this discussion ๐Ÿ˜Š

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atulit023 • Edited

Glad to hear that.
Idk the general opinion but I think listing to music while working makes it feel like a montage of sort, not a fan of that.
Generally I work for some time then either I listen to Eminem or watch some web series (mostly Fresh Prince on a loop) ๐Ÿ˜„

Pretty weird I know . Lol
Hope I'm not the only one doing that...

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Amelia Vieira Rosado Author

That's alright too! Not everyone likes listening to music while coding.

Thanks for sharing you thoughts ๐Ÿ˜Š

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atulit023

Appreciate that.

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Anastasia ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ • Edited

Of course not! Thank you for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘

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Shaquil Maria

Well I might be one of the odd ones, but I listen most of the times to either reggaeton, bachata or r&b. I find that they have a vivid rhythm that helps with the way I think. I've tried lo-fi, slowed-reverb and instrumental, but for coding they don't feel right๐Ÿ˜…. I listen to those when doing creative stuff that require less brain power.

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Amelia Vieira Rosado Author

Lo-fi happens to make me sleepy most of the time! ๐Ÿ˜‚ I understand ๐Ÿ’ฏ why you need something upbeat when coding!

Thanks for sharing your thoughts @theowlsden ! ๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

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Alyx007

Oh my! I also listen a lot of reggaeton, salsa and bachata. While coding it gives good vibe and I am not "stiff" :D

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Shaquil Maria

While coding it gives good vibe and I am not "stiff"

Exactly! xD

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Mahesh Pawar

Most of the time I listen to freeCodeCamp Radio.
I also have some favourite playlists on Spotify:

  1. Lo-Fi Beats
  2. Jazz in the Background
  3. Peaceful Piano
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Amelia Vieira Rosado Author

Oh, I wasn't aware of fCCRadio ๐Ÿค” thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ˜

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Nefomemes

I rarely listen to music while coding lol

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Amelia Vieira Rosado Author

Any reason why? ๐Ÿค”

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Nefomemes • Edited

Well, first of all. I don't have good taste of music.

Secondly, whenever I code I mostly forget to listen to some music.

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Amelia Vieira Rosado Author

I don't have good taste of music.

LOL, why would that matter? ๐Ÿค”

whenever I code I mostly forget to listen to some music.

It happens to the best of us! Sometimes I "forget" too, then I think: "Hmm, ain't it quite around here..." and I put some music on ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Nefomemes

LOL, why would that matter? ๐Ÿค”
'Cuz listening to same music over and over again is boring.

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Amelia Vieira Rosado Author

Ah, that's what you meant...

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Nefomemes

Btw, if you want to ask what's my favourite music is, it's "Under No Flag" from Battlefield V

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Rushan S J

Well, I just listen to hard bass ๐Ÿ˜

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Naseki

What's with everyone asking about music for devs lately... ๐Ÿค”

I honestly listen to a lot of different genres and would pick basically anything. I even have the tendency to loop one song for a whole day. My comment in another music-related post mentioned jazz, ambient, breakcore, and math rock, but I can name a ton more genres haha. I'm also not picky with lyrics or no lyrics if I'm already familiar with the songs.

I also don't really listen to playlists that often, I'm more of an album person. Can't say I've recently picked up an album either though. :p I've mostly been either looping 1 song or listening to my own playlists to see if they flow well before publishing them in public. Said playlists are short and narrative so not really worth sharing here, I believe.

If I had to pick 1 album to share here, I'd go for this: open.spotify.com/album/7ALFR4o9ZXf...

That was a lot of talking... ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘ˆ

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Amelia Vieira Rosado Author

What's with everyone asking about music for devs lately... ๐Ÿค”

My bad if this one's repetitive or redundant. It was a thought I had since last week but I'm only posting about it now. I'm late to the party, I know ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

Despite that, thanks for sharing your thoughts! ๐Ÿ˜Š Seems like you are quite flexible when it comes to music!

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Naseki

Nah, I'd gladly talk about music over and over again. :p It's a pretty common topic, just surprising that several people have talked about it recently on here. I was just wondering if something was happening that I wasn't aware of.

But yeah, I like broadening my horizons when it comes to genres! I also keep a list of albums I've listened to, but then again, I kinda have a list of everything. Now I must kindly leave because I write another wall of text about music--

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Amelia Vieira Rosado Author

It's a pretty common topic, just surprising that several people have talked about it recently on here. I was just wondering if something was happening that I wasn't aware of.

Our minds are synchronizing! ๐Ÿ˜œ

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Sebastian Stรผwe

I can't listen to music while coding, it distracts me too much - I start following the different instruments and harmonics instead of focusing on my coding. Nothing I can do about it, it's this weird brain I got... :)

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Amelia Vieira Rosado Author

I can definitely relate to some degree! ๐Ÿ˜…

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Ashwin Dixit

Here's a longish playlist I created. It's called "Music to Code With".
It includes music without lyrics, and minimal vocals. It'll keep the mood going for a long coding session!

music.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL...

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!Kanade.san

Nice to ask.
Im recently listening to smooth jazz from paul desmond, jim hail, gerry mulligant. sometimes i prefer listening to ambient-like or general j-pop song depends on my mood and situation (เธ…>ฯ‰<*เธ…)

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Amelia Vieira Rosado Author

Sounds soothing! ๐Ÿ˜Š Thanks for sharing!

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Aaron Reese • Edited

Jeremy Soule Skyrim remixes on youtube

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Austin Ewens

Iโ€™m currently using a 10 hour loop of Secunda by him!

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Gabriel Laroche (he/they)

It depends on what I'm doing specifically, if I need to really focus it's either lofi hip hop or no music at all, but the rest of the time I listen to my discover weekly playlist on spotify or punk rock

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Amelia Vieira Rosado Author

Well said! For me it tends to depend on the task at hand. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! ๐Ÿ˜

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immanjil

Well sort of on a schedule.
Early morning start with some Good source news - BBC, NPR
Later after the news some Sports, market and extra podcasts
after lunch Music like Reggaton, K pop or R&B - something that pumps up my blood for the rest of the day :)

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Amelia Vieira Rosado Author • Edited

LOL, news is definitely not on my radar. Makes me very depressed! ๐Ÿ˜•

something that pumps up my blood for the rest of the day :)

Oh, for sure! ๐Ÿ˜

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Siddharth

I like songs with minimal lyrics with some peaks where the song becomes loud all of a sudden. I suggest Trampoline, or if you want something heavier Rolling in the deep.

When I'm really focused, I don't really mind which songs because I don't hear the songs too well, maybe just the melodies or stuff.

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Khaled Charkie

Post rock and ambient

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Austin Ewens

If you havenโ€™t listened to the Depature Songs album by Hammock already, you should definitely check it out. chefโ€™s kiss Perfection.

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Khaled Charkie

Of course i did.. It is amazing

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Johann • Edited

I really like calm classical pieces for coding. For example modern ones by Avo Pรคrt, Max Richter and Einaudi or even Beethoven and Chopin.
Lofi Hiphop or Jazz are always fine and, don't laugh too much - the Minecraft Soundtrack ;)

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pontakornth
  • Lofi music for studying
  • Danganronpa F OST Either Sweet coffee or all we have is time and snow
  • YOASOBI Music (Racing into the night, Halzion, Comet) If you understand Japanese, you might consider not listen to it. The lyric is about sensitive topic.
  • Ace attorney: Cross examination
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Amelia Vieira Rosado Author

Formidable list! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป Lo-fi makes me sleepy sometimes ๐Ÿ˜‚ but I still enjoy it despite that!

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Amelia Vieira Rosado Author

Thank you for sharing! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

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Jelle Smeets

It really depends, on focus-heavy work I like things that do not have any lyrics. I usually put on some classical or deep-house. Otherwise, it depends on my mood and can range from hip-hop/rock/pop/etc. My favorite album while spring is beginning is Van Morrison - Down the road. But that is just a guilty pleasure.

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Amelia Vieira Rosado Author

It really depends, on focus-heavy work I like things that do not have any lyrics.

Oh, it's the same for me! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Heavy lyrics makes me sing a long, and well, not get the job done!

Thanks for joining in @smeetsmeister ! ๐Ÿ˜

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Prashant Chaudhari

I mostly listen to Lo-Fi. Recently I found star wars lofi and it is just awesome ๐ŸŽต.
also there is a surprise from Spotify. I didnโ€™t know until recently but when you play Star wars music in Spotify the progress bar would turn into lightsaber. It is soo cool ๐Ÿ˜

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myleftshoe

I don't need any additional music - my code is music๐Ÿ˜

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myleftshoe

When I'm in the mood for pop music I code in javascript. For metal/industrial i code in C.

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Kasper Mrรณz

I recently discovered Bo Hanssonโ€™s Music Inspired by Lord of the Rings - I love how trippy and brain-stimulating it is!

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Amelia Vieira Rosado Author

Oh wow! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Got a link you can share?

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Amelia Vieira Rosado Author

Sweet! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

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Szechuan SaaS • Edited

I definitely appreciate a good mix while I code, something on Soundcloud like this: soundcloud.com/wavy-culture/groovymix

Follow me to learn more about Ruby and projects in React.js as well as GoLang! @swesharif27

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jonasbn

I have been listening to electronica for coding for a long time. I can really recommend some of the streams from Soma fm like "Deep Space One", "Drone Zone" or "Space Station Soma". At some point I came across musicforprogramming.net/ which btw the way has an awesome UI. It is available in many places and it is even available as a podcast, I even got it listed on here on dev. I am maintain my own Spotify playlist "/Music/Hacking" for those of you which prefer electronica for focus and zone work

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Chris Sissons

I listen to a wide variety, though mostly metal and electronic. Lyrics distract me when I'm working through complicated logic or when I'm writing text (documentation, emails).

My go-to streaming sites are radiou.com/battery/, somafm
com, di.fm, and music.youtube.com.

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Pandz18

I preferably listen to indie/orchestral/jazz/opera/Lo-fi music when Iโ€™m doing something that I kinda have to pay attention too and if itโ€™s a no brainer task I listen to hip-hop .

A question too : How do you create the numbered list which goes to different posts ?

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Timo Sarkar

I listen usually a mix between EDM, Power Dubstep and Power Metal xD. You should try Powerwolf and Sirenz.

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Amelia Vieira Rosado Author

Sounds lit ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ˜‚ Thanks for dropping by! Will be sure to check these out! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

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Timo Sarkar

Thanks โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

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Lisa Armstrong

I have a playlist of music that gets me through the day, a variety of toe-tapping tunes for background noise.
It's a work in progress, it's fun to dump different music in there.
open.spotify.com/playlist/0JJxIye6...

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Ronaldo S.A. Batista

Instrumental upbeats like the awesome mixes of Jim TV Channel : youtube.com/channel/UCT5RMcRGa32Th...

And sometimes when the vibe is different I love the Instrumental Hip Hop Mixes, the rafi:ki channel is a gem: youtube.com/user/Rafi111sf

Video Games soundtracks are amazing too, highly recommend any of the Assassin's Creed

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Tom Stine

Mynoise.net for any type of environmental or "zen" type sound (singing bowls, Japanese garden, etc). If I need to up my tempo, hard driving bass helps. And a trick to get your brain to minimize outside distractions (and even thoughts): make a short playlist of songs you know really well. Put on repeat. By the second repeat, you will quit singing along and start to block out the words. And some of your own distracting thoughts. :) Also works well with songs in a language you don't know.

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eccentricnode

I listen to everything, and nothing in particular ๐Ÿฅด๐Ÿ˜‚.

Recommendations:
Shingo Nakamura's remix of Blugazer's Ethereal Concepts (here's a mix youtu.be/WYp9Eo9T3BA). If you're into any kind of mixes, I highly recommend anything Shingo Nakamura does, or Ben Bรถhmer (link: youtu.be/_jWp5RpEjt0)

I like contemporary classical music. So, try Jรณhann Jรณhannssons, "Flight From the City" (link: youtu.be/aXlx-YnvgKU)

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Andrew Baisden

Lately it has been lots of anime soundtracks haha... But I do like hans zimmer and normal music too like hip hop, r&b etc...

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Amelia Vieira Rosado Author

Anime soundtracks would definitely steal my attention! ๐Ÿ˜… Thanks for dropping by and sharing your thoughts!

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Fahmi Noor Fiqri

I play everything in my playlist in shuffle mode. You can expect classical, EDM, rock, anime covers, K-pop, and other genre as well.

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Amelia Vieira Rosado Author

That's quite a variety! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Thanks for sharing!

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Anik

Mostly lofi synth stuff because it's low energy, chill, helps me stay calm and focused. Synthwave is also fun when I have more energy, a clear idea of what I'm doing, and just need to focus and crunch out some code, but good synthwave is hard to find.

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Paul Edworthy

Typically any of the LoFi chill mixes on Youtube. Like this one,

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Ignacio Zsabo

Lo-Fi helps me to concentrate surprisingly when writing code and also 90s hip-hop too.

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Saumya

I listen to Lo-fi, gets me into Flow state.

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Chris Hansen

Lofi is my therapist. Not even kidding ๐Ÿ˜… I love to code while training by brain to relax and focus to Lofi

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Hoang Nhat

I listen to Rock/MetalCore while doing the coding, sometime lofi

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Loouis Low

EDM, Chillhop @ Soundcloud

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Dustin Brett

Mr Robot & Hackers Soundtracks. Or just silence.

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Brando

Lo-Fi Hipbop station on Amazon Music.

Keeps me focused!

_(:3 ใ€โˆ )_

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Brando

I mean hiphop

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mescudi wes

Lofi ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿš€๐Ÿš€๐Ÿš€๐Ÿš€

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Amey Sunu

A lot of Electronic Dance Music. It keeps me pumping up lol.

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pristine coder

i listen electronic music

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Daniel Diaz

Lo-fi, is my preferred, I can cill out while coding.
I also listen to Merengue when things turn intense โšก.

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Amelia Vieira Rosado Author

Hahahaha, merengue huh? How does that work for you? ๐Ÿค”

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Amelia Vieira Rosado Author

Think I might need to try code-fi some time๐Ÿค” Thanks for sharing!

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John Turton

Electronic Music in general:
Any channel on DI.fm di.fm/
Critical Role's Mighty Vibes Vol.2 youtu.be/gsu8S9Pvbio

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