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Playlist Series on Spotify

Playlist Series on Spotify

Playlisting started as a humble exercise to grow my music vocabulary. Since then, it’s evolved into the sprawling collection you see today. Though varied in goals, each playlist was lovingly curated and features some phenomenal talent.

These lists are constantly growing — and shrinking — so be sure to grab your favourite songs and check back often. Enjoy and thank you for listening!

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Acoustic Chill — Quiet Singer-Songwriter Music

Low-key acoustic songs and singer-songwriter ballads.

Genres:

folk, r&b, singer-songwriter

Tempo:

very low ~ low

Energy Level:

very low

Related Playlists:

Sweater Weather

Arena — Dance Anthems

Ground-shaking dance tracks best heard in large venues.

Genres:

deep house, drum and bass, dubstep, electro house, garage, moombahton, progressive house, slap house, tech house, trance, trap

Tempo:

variable

Energy Level:

high ~ very high

Related Playlists:

Cardio, Cruise: Night, Flow Beats, Scatter

Astra — Organic Electronic Music

Acoustic soundscapes fueled by electronic grooves and sensibilities. Songs that bend and twist, tell stories, and take you away.

Genres:

various

Tempo:

variable

Energy Level:

variable

Related Playlists:

Freedom, Journey

Cardio — Spinning and Running Music

High-energy music for jogging, running, and spinning.

Genres:

electro house, house, slap house

Tempo:

medium ~ high

Energy Level:

high

Related Playlists:

Impact, Power

Cruise: Day — Driving Music

Feel-good songs for car and bike rides around in the sunshine.

Genres:

hip hop, house, r&b

Tempo:

low ~ high

Energy Level:

medium ~ high

Related Playlists:

Cruise: Night, Sol

Cruise: Night — Driving Music

Dark, hypnotic songs for long car drives late at night.

Genres:

deep house, progressive house, synthwave, tech house,

Tempo:

low-medium ~ medium

Energy Level:

medium ~ high

Related Playlists:

Arena, Cardio, Cruise: Day, Flow Beats

East — Asian Artists

A showcase of Asian musicians, producers, and vocalists. Biases towards upcoming talent and international sounds. One track per artist.

Genres:

various genres

Tempo:

variable

Energy Level:

variable

Related Playlists:

Hanryu (한류) — Korean Music, Ongaku (音楽) — Japanese Music

Flow Beats — Productivity and Work Music

Hypnotic music to help you concentrate, work, and be productive.

Genres:

deep house, progressive house, tech house

Tempo:

medium

Energy Level:

low-medium ~ medium

Related Playlists:

Cruise: Night, Flow State, Focus Instrumentals, Slow Down

Flow State — Productivity and Work Music

Steady, organic, low-tempo music to help you concentrate and be productive

Genres:

chillout, downtempo, lo-fi hiphop

Tempo:

low ~ medium

Energy Level:

low ~ medium

Related Playlists:

Focus Instrumentals, Flow Beats, Slow Down

Focus Instrumentals — Study, Work, and Concentration Music

Quiet instrumentals for studying, working, and calming anxiety.

Genres:

instrumental, neoclassical

Tempo:

very low

Energy Level:

very low

Related Playlists:

Flow Beats, Flow State, Lazy Days, Slow Down

Freedom — Uplifting Ambient Songs

Uplifting and soaring ambient tracks with a cinematic, narrative flair.

Genres:

ambient, soundtrack

Tempo:

very low ~ low

Energy Level:

very low ~ medium

Related Playlists:

Astra, Slow Down

Hanryu (한류) — Korean Music

How are the Koreans so powerful?

Genres:

k-pop, hip hop, r&b

Tempo:

variable

Energy Level:

variable

Related Playlists:

East, Ongaku (音楽) — Japanese Music

Impact — Boxing Music

Tracks with enormous swagger for taking it to the bag.

Genres:

hiphop, trap

Tempo:

low-medium ~ medium

Energy Level:

medium ~ medium-high

Related Playlists:

Cardio, Power, Roll

Journey — Emotional Soundtracks and Cinematic Songs

Narrative pieces that stir the imagination, move the heart, and take you far, far away.

Genres:

soundtracks, various genres

Tempo:

variable

Energy Level:

variable

Related Playlists:

Astra, Focus Instrumentals

Lazy Days — Coffee Shop & Sleepy Weekend Music

Coffee shop and weekend-on-the-couch jams. Cozy, feel-good acoustic instrumentals and lo-fi beats.

Genres:

instrumentals, lo-fi hiphop, neoclassical

Tempo:

very low ~ low

Energy Level:

very low ~ low

Related Playlists:

Flow State, Focus Instrumentals, The Deck

Midnight — Late Night and Rainy Day Music

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

Genres:

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

Tempo:

low ~ medium

Energy Level:

low ~ medium

Related Playlists:

Flow Beats, Flow State, The Deck

Ongaku (音楽) — Japanese Music

A study of Japanese music.

Genres:

j-hiphop, j-pop, j-rock

Tempo:

variable

Energy Level:

variable

Related Playlists:

East, Hanryu (한류)

Orpheus — Peak Male Vocalists

A showcase of up-and-coming male singers and vocalists from around the world. One song per artist!

Genres:

various genres

Tempo:

variable

Energy Level:

variable

Related Playlists:

Sirens

Power — Weight Lifting and HIIT Music

Aggressive bangers for HIIT training, weight lifting, and sprints.

Genres:

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

Tempo:

low ~ high

Energy Level:

high ~ very high

Related Playlists:

Cardio, Impact, Scatter

Roll — Peak Hip Hop and Trap Music

An international showcase of hip hop and trap swagger. Rap and instrumentals from all eras.

Genres:

hip hop, trap

Tempo:

low ~ medium

Energy Level:

low ~ high

Related Playlists:

Velvet

Scatter — Hard Electronic Music

Distortion and screams and saturation abound.

Genres:

brostep, drum and bass, drumstep, dubstep, hard house, midtempo, trap

Tempo:

variable

Energy Level:

high ~ very high

Related Playlists:

Arena, Power

Sirens — Peak Female Vocalists

A showcase of up-and-coming female singers and vocalists from around the world. One song per artist.

Genres:

various genres

Tempo:

variable

Energy Level:

variable

Related Playlists:

Orpheus

Slow Down — Relaxation, Sleep, and Meditation Music

A soundtrack for relaxation, meditation, sleep, and calming down. Best heard at low volumes.

Genres:

ambient, chillout, instrumental

Tempo:

very low

Energy Level:

very low

Related Playlists:

Flow Beats, Flow State, Focus Instrumentals, Lazy Days

Sol — Summer Music

Summery, feel-good songs for the warm weather.

Genres:

hip hop, house, moombahton, r&b, reggaeton

Tempo:

medium

Energy Level:

medium ~ high

Related Playlists:

Cruise: Day

Sweater Weather — Cuddle Music

Cuddle jams and music for staying in bed.

Genres:

r&b, singer-songwriter, soul

Tempo:

very low ~ low

Energy Level:

very low

Related Playlists:

Velvet

The Deck — Lounge and Hangout Music

That perfect intersection between chilled, groovy, and hazy for a really good night.

Genres:

hiphop, lo-fi hiphop, r&b, soul

Tempo:

very low ~ low

Energy Level:

very low ~ low

Related Playlists:

Flow State, Lazy Days, Sweater Weather, Velvet

Together — Duet Songs

Music featuring two (or more) vocalists in tandem.

Genres:

various genres

Tempo:

variable

Energy Level:

variable

Related Playlists:

Orpheus, Sirens

True North — Upcoming Canadian Artists

Up-and-coming talent from the Great White North. All genres.

Genres:

various genres

Tempo:

variable

Energy Level:

variable

Related Playlists:

Hanryu (한류), Ongaku (音楽)

Velvet — Chill Hiphop, R&B, and Soul

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

Genres:

hip hop, r&b, soul

Tempo:

very low ~ low

Energy Level:

very low ~ low

Related Playlists:

Sweater Weather, The Deck

Wanderlust — Travel Music

Folksy, adventurous songs to get lost to.

Genres:

americana, downtempo, folk,  neofolk, rock, singer-songwriter, soundtrack

Tempo:

variable

Energy Level:

variable

Related Playlists:

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