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Playlist Series on Spotify

Why Create Playlists?

A holdover from when I was a DJ, I still spend a lot of time curating music. I think music is an evolving language, and to say the right message, I have to learn the right words. So, to expand and practice my vocabulary, the Playlist Series collection was born.

Within you’ll find music ranging from meandering piano ballads, to chair-busting anthems, to sultry solos – and beyond. I refined the core lists for a year before I made them public, so know that every song is chosen with intention. I hope you find a song (or dozens) you’ll love in here!

These lists are constantly growing – and shrinking – so check back often and be sure to save things that catch your fancy. Enjoy!

* By default, Spotify organizes songs by add order – which isn’t great for our purposes. For maximum enjoyment, please make sure to listen with the recommended sort method.

** Playlist embeds show a maximum of 100 tracks at once. For large playlists (e.g. Cruise, Flow State, Focus Instrumentals, Midnight, etc.), please listen on the web or desktop clients.

Music Submissions

Have a great track for a playlist? Please submit it with one of the links below.

All Other Spotify Playlist Submissions

3AM

For those nights when you’re up until dawn.

Genres:

deep house, progressive house

Tempo:

120 ~ 140 BPM

Energy Level:

Medium ~ High

Ideal Sort Order:

Artist

Related Playlists:

Midnight

Status:

Active and accepting submissions.

Acoustic Chill

Low-key acoustic songs and singer-songwriter ballads.

Genres:

r&b, singer-songwriter

Tempo:

50 ~ 100 BPM

Energy Level:

Very Low

Ideal Sort Order:

Artist

Related Playlists:

Sweater Weather

Status:

Active and accepting submissions.

Bounce

Your chair’s going to need new springs.

Genres:

bass music, hip hop

Tempo:

85 ~ 170 BPM

Energy Level:

Medium ~ High

Ideal Sort Order:

Shuffle

Related Playlists:

Groove, Roll

Status:

Active and accepting submissions.

Brood

Grumpy-time jams.

Genres:

ambient, bass music, downtempo, trap

Tempo:

70 ~ 170 BPM

Energy Level:

Low ~ Medium

Ideal Sort Order:

Shuffle

Related Playlists:

Midnight

Status:

Available for listening, but not currently accepting submissions.

Cardio

High-energy music for sprints and sustained exercise.

Genres:

bass music, drum & bass, house, moombahton, trap

Tempo:

70 ~ 170 BPM

Energy Level:

High ~ Very High

Ideal Sort Order:

Artist

Related Playlists:

Power

Status:

Active and accepting submissions.

Cruise

Feel-good jams for road trips and cruising around town.

Genres:

bass music, hip hop, house

Tempo:

70 ~ 170 BPM

Energy Level:

Low ~ Medium

Ideal Sort Order:

Artist

Related Playlists:

Groove

Status:

Active and accepting submissions.

Flow State

Steady low and mid-tempo jams to keep you in the zone.

Genres:

ambient, chillout, downtempo, hip hop, house

Tempo:

70 ~ 128 BPM

Energy Level:

Low ~ Medium

Ideal Sort Order:

Artist

Related Playlists:

Focus Instrumentals

Status:

Active and accepting submissions.

Focus Instrumentals

Quiet instrumentals for studying, working, and getting things done.

Genres:

ambient, instrumental, neoclassical

Tempo:

Variable

Energy Level:

Very Low

Ideal Sort Order:

Artist

Related Playlists:

Flow State

Status:

Active and accepting submissions on SubmitHub.

Groove

House and funk-based grooves.

Genres:

bass music, house

Tempo:

116 ~ 132 BPM

Energy Level:

Medium

Ideal Sort Order:

Shuffle

Related Playlists:

Cruise

Status:

Active and accepting submissions.

Hanryu (한류)

How are the Koreans so powerful?

Genres:

k-pop, korean hip hop, korean r&b

Tempo:

65 ~ 140 BPM

Energy Level:

Low ~ High

Ideal Sort Order:

Artist

Related Playlists:

Ongaku (音楽)

Status:

Available for listening, but not currently accepting submissions.

Journey

Placement-worthy songs and scores from games and film.

Genres:

soundtracks, various genres

Tempo:

Variable

Energy Level:

Variable

Ideal Sort Order:

Album

Related Playlists:

Play

Status:

Active and accepting submissions.

Lounge

Laidback hip hop, R&B, and soul to take things down.

Genres:

hip hop, r&b, soul

Tempo:

60 ~ 110 BPM

Energy Level:

Low

Ideal Sort Order:

Artist

Related Playlists:

Roll

Status:

Active and accepting submissions.

Midnight

Low-tempo, moody jams for rainy days and burning the midnight oil.

Genres:

ambient, bass music, downtempo, future, hip hop, lofi, r&b

Tempo:

60 ~ 120 BPM

Energy Level:

Low ~ Medium

Ideal Sort Order:

Artist

Related Playlists:

Brood, Focus Instrumentals, Lounge, Slow Down

Status:

Active and accepting submissions.

Old Souls

Homages to past generations.

Genres:

various genres

Tempo:

Variable

Energy Level:

Low ~ Medium

Ideal Sort Order:

Artist

Related Playlists:

N/A

Status:

Available for listening, but not currently accepting submissions.

Ongaku (音楽)

A study of Japanese and Japanese-inspired music.

Genres:

j-pop, j-rock, japanese hip hop

Tempo:

Variable

Energy Level:

Low ~ High

Ideal Sort Order:

Artist

Related Playlists:

Hanryu (한류)

Status:

Available for listening, but not currently accepting submissions.

Play

Game soundtracks and game-inspired music.

Genres:

chiptune, future bass, soundtrack

Tempo:

70 ~ 170 BPM

Energy Level:

Various

Ideal Sort Order:

Album

Related Playlists:

Journey

Status:

Available for listening, but not currently accepting submissions.

Power

FOR HILL SPRINTS AND CARRYING HEAVY THINGS.

Genres:

arena edm, arena trap, brostep, drumstep, hip hop, moombahcore

Tempo:

70 ~ 170 BPM

Energy Level:

High

Ideal Sort Order:

Random

Related Playlists:

Cardio, Scatter

Status:

Active and accepting submissions.

Roll

Hip hop and trap bounce.

Genres:

hip hop, trap

Tempo:

70 ~ 170 BPM

Energy Level:

Medium ~ High

Ideal Sort Order:

Artist

Related Playlists:

Lounge

Status:

Active and accepting submissions.

Rotation

An ever-evolving list of favourites.

Genres:

various genres

Tempo:

Variable

Energy Level:

Variable

Ideal Sort Order:

Default

Related Playlists:

N/A

Status:

Active, but not open to submissions.

Scatter

Distortion and screams and saturation abound.

Genres:

arena edm, arena trap, bass music, dubstep, midtempo

Tempo:

Variable

Energy Level:

High ~ Very High

Ideal Sort Order:

Shuffle

Related Playlists:

Power

Status:

Active and accepting submissions.

Sirens

A showcase of female vocalists from around the globe.

Genres:

various genres

Tempo:

Variable

Energy Level:

Variable

Ideal Sort Order:

Artist

Related Playlists:

N/A

Status:

Active and accepting submissions.

Slow Down

A soundtrack for slowing down at the end of the day.

Genres:

ambient, chillout, downtempo

Tempo:

60 ~ 110 BPM

Energy Level:

Very Low ~ Low

Ideal Sort Order:

Artist

Related Playlists:

Flow State, Focus Instrumentals, Lounge, Sweater Weather

Status:

Active and accepting submissions.

Sol

Long live the sun! Summery songs for the warm weather.

Genres:

dance, hip hop, house, moombahton, tropical house

Tempo:

85 ~ 130 BPM

Energy Level:

Medium ~ High

Ideal Sort Order:

Artist

Related Playlists:

Cruise

Status:

Active and accepting submissions.

Sugar

Playful, child-like, and sugary songs best taken in small doses (or all at once).

Genres:

various genres

Tempo:

Variable

Energy Level:

Medium ~ High

Ideal Sort Order:

Shuffle

Related Playlists:

Ongaku (音楽)

Status:

Available for listening, but not currently accepting submissions.

Sweater Weather

Cuddle jams and music for staying in bed.

Genres:

r&b, singer-songwriter, soul

Tempo:

50-100

Energy Level:

Very Low

Ideal Sort Order:

Artist

Related Playlists:

Lounge

Status:

Active and accepting submissions.