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Playlist Series on Spotify

Introducing the Playlist Series on Spotify

A holdover from when I was a DJ, I 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 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

Want to add your music to a playlist? Please submit it with the link below:

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.

Astra

Electronic songs that bend and twist. Music for future joureys far from home.

Genres:

electronic

Tempo:

Variable

Energy Level:

Variable

Ideal Sort Order:

Random

Related Playlists:

Journey

Status:

Active and 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:

N/A

Status:

Active and accepting submissions.

East

An international showcase of music by upcoming Asian artists.

Genres:

various genres

Tempo:

Variable

Energy Level:

Variable

Ideal Sort Order:

Shuffle

Related Playlists:

Hanryu (한류), Ongaku (音楽)

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.

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:

Astra

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:

Focus Instrumentals, Lounge, Slow Down

Status:

Active and 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.

Rotation [ALUMNI]

An all-time, historical list of favourites. Songs retired from Rotation move here.

Genres:

various genres

Tempo:

Variable

Energy Level:

Variable

Ideal Sort Order:

Default

Related Playlists:

N/A

Status:

Inactive. Archival only.

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, reggaeton, tropical house

Tempo:

85 ~ 130 BPM

Energy Level:

Medium ~ High

Ideal Sort Order:

Artist

Related Playlists:

Cruise

Status:

Active and 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.