I enjoy nothing more than sipping at a hot cup of coffee :coffee:, putting on some music and firing up my favourite text editor to write some code.

The music helps me zone out from the world around me and focus on the task at hand.

But not any music will do! I get distracted by some genres and in particular, tracks with lyrics. This is where the genre Trip hop and Downtempo comes in. For me at least, it’s a perfect mix of beats and ambience that, paired with some caffeine and a semi-decent set of headphones, proves to be a winning combination when trying to concentrate on writing code.

Over the past couple of years I’ve been curating my own playlist for just this purpose. Click the button below to check it out. It’s on YouTube, so it’s free to enjoy.

Here’s some good alternatives:

Do you have a suggestion? Leave a comment or get in touch.

Credit: Top photo by Tomasz Gawłowski on Unsplash