Your Quarantine Soundtrack: Our Top Rated Playlists
on Tue, May 26, 20
Music is a key feature in our lives, and no doubt will have become more of a part of our daily routine over the last few weeks. Whether you plug in your headphones to accompany you on your run, or blast out the tunes while you kick back with a few drinks for the evening, there’s nothing like a quality playlist to boost your mood and get you feeling like you can conquer anything - even a nationwide lockdown. Sometimes though, despite how many bangers we might have saved in our Spotify library, sometimes we can find ourselves longing for something different to listen to. That’s why we’ve put together our top playlist picks on Spotify at the moment to give you some inspiration if you’re looking for some new tunes.
Grime has well and truly made a comeback over the last year or two and what better way to embrace the genre than with a whole bunch of Grime Classics. Featuring some of the hottest grime artists on the scene including Skepta, Kano, Lethal Bizzle and Dizzee Rascal, this playlist is packed with essential songs that will be the ideal soundtrack to your daily routine.
With the warmer weather starting to make its way in, you’ll be needing a soundtrack for lounging by the paddling pool with a pint. Summer Indie is packed with top tracks for soaking up the sunshine, such as Blossoms’ Your Girlfriend, Sam Fender’s Saturday and Eat, Sleep Wake (Nothing But You) by Bombay Bicycle Club. This collection of songs is your ideal summer soundtrack, even if we need to wait a bit longer before we can have our mates round for a summer BBQ.
The Mosh Pit
If you love big baselines combined with a few old school anthems, you’ll be sure to love The Mosh Pit, the perfect soundtrack to working out or getting in the zone while you work from home. Kicking off with Paramore’s Misery Business giving you a bit of a throwback to your high school emo phase, followed by a whole host of bangers from the likes of Chase & Status, Foals, Twenty One Pilots and The Prodigy - definitely one to be played loudly.
If you need something a bit more low key to help you focus, the Lo-Fi Beats playlist is a great option and is loaded with smooth beats to help you get into the zone. With a whole host of artists to listen to including Kawaii Club, Lunchmoney and Nometronn among others, it’s the perfect soundtrack for lazy days or creating a smooth, chilled atmosphere.
Just because you can’t hit the gym, it doesn’t mean you can’t smash a home workout, and you’ll need some big beats for that. Luckily, the Rap Workout playlist is the ideal soundtrack for high reps and intense sweat sessions. It’s packed with classic rap bangers including Blackstreet’s No Diggity, Kanye’s Stronger, and Eminem’s Lose Yourself, along with appearances from some of the newer artists on the scene, such as AJ Tracey, Aitch and Stormzy.
Made in Manchester
With Anthony H. Wilson’s belief that “Manchester kids have the best record collections,” the Made in Manchester playlist certainly lives up to that expectation. This epic collection of songs truly has something for everyone, including Don’t Look Back in Anger by Oasis, Step On by the Happy Mondays and Ever Fallen in Love by The Buzzcocks, and that’s just for starters. Stick it on in the background for the ideal working from home soundtrack or crank it up loud before you head out for a run!
Who We Be
If you’re more of a hip-hop fan, Who We Be is the playlist for you. There’s a whole host of hip-hop, R&B and afrobeats from some of the hottest artists on the scene, including AJ Tracey, Drake and Megan Thee Stallion. With nearly four hours of incredible tracks, this will get you longing for that post lock-down night out.
Whether it’s smooth hip-hop or classic grime beats, we hope we’ve given you plenty to choose from when it comes to some new music ideas. A good playlist can work wonders when it comes to boosting your mood and getting you feeling productive, so tuning into some great new tracks will be just the thing to get you through lockdown.
Written by Amy Jackson - 3rd May 2020
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