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99U x Ghostly: Spring Music Mix

We teamed up with Ghostly International to infuse a little creative flow into your workaday with our new "music for creatives" mix.


In a recent 99U survey, the No. 1 way to deal with stress was to put on some music. (Headphone jams even finished in front of old standbys like drinking, exercising, or talking to a friend.) So we thought it high time to assemble a little productivity-minded music mix to usher in spring.
For this inaugural 99U music mix, we teamed up with our friends at Ghostly International, an electronica and indie music label known for its always-on-point beats and keen design sensibility. The resulting mix is compact 40 minutes of ambient electronica inspired by the work of experimental pioneer Brian Eno.The best work playlists give you a little energy infusion while not distracting, which is why you’ll find no lyrics here. Filled with burbling beats and melodic textures, the “Music for Creatives” mix takes a subtle, downtempo approach to awakening your inner focus.

Full tracklisting:

1. AEROC – PLEASE GO WRONG
Electro-acoustic textures from Aeroc’s 2004 debut “Viscous Solid.”

2. THE SIGHT BELOW – AT FIRST TOUCH
A slice of downbeat gloom from The Sight Below’s 2008 debut “Glider.”

3. KILN – HONG
A gauzy treat, first appearing on Kiln’s 2004 “Sunbox EP.

4. SYNTAKS – PHANTASMOGORIA
From the Danish electro-shoegaze duo’s 2009 debut “Ylajali.”

5. CHRISTOPHER WILLITS – BREATHE (Fountain)
A selection from the guitarist/producer’s ambient cycle, 2004’s “Breathe (In Seven Sections).” Taken from 2004’s “SMM, Vol. 2” compilation.

6. CEPIA – RAMP
Cool, foggy atmospherics from 2006’s “Idol Tryouts Two” compilation.

7. TYCHO – COASTAL BRAKE (Hatchback’s Cosmic Caviar Dub)
A surf-inspired dance track from the producer / designer’s 2009 “Coastal Brake” single.

8. LUSINE – EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN
Beat-heavy ambient from the Seattle producer’s 2004 classic “Serial Hodgepodge.

–> Download the Ghostly “Music for Creatives” mix

Jocelyn K. Glei

A writer and the founding editor of 99U, Jocelyn K. Glei is obsessed with how to make great creative work in the Age of Distraction. Her latest book is Unsubscribe: How to Kill Email Anxiety, Avoid Distraction, and Get Real Work Done. Her previous works include the 99U’s own bestselling book series: Manage Your Day-to-Day, Maximize Your Potential, and Make Your Mark. Follow her @jkglei.

Comments (7)
  • Karl

    YES!

  • Levi Beach

    Great mix! Thanks so much!

  • Theo

    Great idea and mix Thanks !

  • Steve Kercher

    Check out “Relight the Fire” on my jukebox (click my name link). Enjoy.

  • Traveling bags

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  • Janne Koivistoinen

    Hey guys, here’s the playlist for Spotify, all the up coming songs of Music Mix series will also be added, enjoy!🙂

    99% Music Mix

  • Janne Koivistoinen
  • http://asmith3.com/ Avery Smith

    This is great! I love it when two of my fav. groups collaborate on projects.
    Any more with Ghostly coming in the future?

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