Zach Adams Web Developer and Programmer

Music to Listen to while Coding Part 2

January 18, 2015

Click here for Part 1!

Link to my Spotify Playlist!

Listening to music can provide focus and block out distractions for many coders. Many people have widely varied opinions when it comes to what’s best, so I decided to toss my opinion into the mix. I don’t tend to listen to all the music of every artist, usually only a few tracks from each, so I will list out each artist I recommend and the top songs I listen to from them.

rameses-bRameses B – Rameses has a wide range of genres, drum and bass, dubstep, chillout, electro, house, and film score. He constantly updates his Soundcloud with more music and it’s all amazing.

Jon Hopkins – If you’re looking for something more mellow then dubstep this is what you’re looking for. Melodica Electronic and dance.

Fred V and Grafix – Liquid Drum and Bass, usually upbeat. Good music to get work done to once you’re into it, however some of their work does have vocals.

Deep Forest – Ethnic Electronica, dance and chillout beats. Super chill and mellow (maybe a little too much).

deadmau5 – Progressive house. Not sure how he made it out of my first list however deadmau5 is something you can listen to forever without getting bored.

FC Kahuna – Electronia, trip hop. Unfortunately they only made one album, Machine Says Yes, however it’s well worth a listen.

Kodomo – Electronia. It’s hard to classify his music, however it’s pretty mellow and good to listen to if you don’t want a big distraction from music.

Aphex Twin – Aphex Twin has a wide range of genres depending on your mood, I lean towards his much more chill stuff.

Bonobo – Trip Hop, Chillwave, Down-tempo. Much like Aphex Twin, Bonobo has a wide range of genres and I prefer his chill stuff, however I guarantee he’ll have something you’ll like.

The American Dollar – Post Rock/Ambient. Super chill and mellow and perfect if you don’t want anything too loud.

Kashiwa Daisuke – Electronic? Admittedly a little strange at first, however his blend of different instruments in a unique way is always fun to listen to.

Tron Legacy Soundtrack – Made by Daft Punk it’s perfect for any coding session.

Amon Amarth – Melodic Death Metal. This kind of music isn’t really my thing, however I know tons of people who swear by it so I’ll take their word for it.

Chrome Sparks – Chillwave/Ambient/Electronic. Very interesting to say the least. Definitely give him a listen.


That’s all I have for you for now! Let me know what you listen to in the comments!


JoseMi says:
January 18th 2015 at 12:00am
Really nice list. I usually hear: - Japanese Wallpaper (Breathe In/Waves/Between friends): - M83: and
vv says:
January 18th 2015 at 12:00am
Really really nice list. Are all the songs mentioned also on the Spotify playlist? Thanks.
Nathan says:
January 19th 2015 at 12:00am
Thanks for these posts. Here are some things I keep queued up, from the ambient/drone side of things: Kyle Bobby Dunn » Bring Me The Head of Kyle Bobby Dunn Hakobune » The Cowboy Across the River Chihei Hatakeyama » It Is, It Isn't Folke Rabe » What

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