Whenever I need to put my head down and focus on a coding task, I have found that listening to music can help me focus and increase my productivity.
There are two main criteria that I have for music while I am programming: 1) it needs to be instrumental, and 2) it needs to have a decent beat/tempo. If a song can check both of those boxes, then it gets added to the rotation.
Here is a list of songs/artists that I enjoy listening to while I work, in alphabetical order:
- Arcade High
- Com Truise
- Hotel Pools
- Magic Sword
- S U R V I V E
- Washed Out: A little different from the others in the list, but the layers of music make it easy to tune out other distractions.
As of writing, these artists are all in similar, but as the lists grows I plan on organizing things by genre.