Some music for you

I love music and I use music.

I listen to music for fun. To break down compositions. To enjoy the production and magic.

But I also use music help me create, relax, attack, work out or set a mood.

Here are a few examples:

Hacking mixes
When I need to go deep I go here. Lights down. Headphones on (or home with my speakers up). If I need 60 minutes, 90 minutes or more in the zone I go deep house.

Chillwave
I’m not the kind of guy that needs motivation. I’m the kind of guy that needs to relax, focus and take a deep breath. Chillwave is my ADD antidote.

https://soundcloud.com/edwardaten/sets/chillwave-1

Acapella
Simple. Beautiful. Inspirational.

I love this playlist because you can hear the flaws, errors, tricks, tweaks and the imperfections that make some of the best singers of all time perfect. I’m hard on myself as a designer - this playlist reminds me authenticity, craft and passion are more important than technical perfection.

Likes
This is where I flag things I bet other’s haven’t heard or I want to hear again. Most had less than 100k plays before they were flagged.

https://soundcloud.com/edwardaten/likes

Icefields Parkway
I made this playlist for my buddy Om but it has become one of my most listened to collections on Rdio.

I think of it as music for a roadtrip in a snowstorm.

The Best of Chill
A non-denominational mix of music to enjoy at the office. Electronic but chill. Chill but not put you to sleep. Chill but not a nap by the beach.

Want to hear more of what I’m listening to? Follow me on Soundcloud.

 
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