That’s because we have a lot of very passionate (and musically adventurous) team members vying for control of the house speakers.
Inspired by our work with Spotify, we’ve compiled some of our favorite tracks into a series we call Quarantunes. Each playlist connects with a mood or style that’s helping us bridge the physical distance that’s temporarily separating us. Blast one on your next Zoom happy hour—if you close your eyes, you can almost imagine you’re in the Dome.
Quarantunes, Vol. 11: Keep Calm and Cook On
Quarantunes, Vol. 11: Keep Calm and Cook On is the cooking playlist for chefs who like to cut a rug while cutting vegetables. Our designer Aylisha blends indie pop, neo-soul and jazz with a dash of food-themed tracks to create an upbeat mix that pairs well with whatever dance moves you bring to the table.
OutKast • HAIM • Khruangbin • Chaka Khan • Jamiroquai • Toro y Moi • Lady Gaga • A Tribe Called Quest • Joseito Fernández • Sure Sure
Quarantunes, Vol. 10: Daydreamer
Quarantunes, Vol. 10: Daydreamer is now streaming, and it’s packed full of beach-ready grooves and poolside vibes. You can thank our co-founder and creative director Gil for this audio journey into the dog days of summer. Inflatable flamingo sold separately.
Bibio • Amber Mark • El Michels Affair • The Meters • Khruangbin • Bobby Womack • CAN • Lord Echo • The Pharcyde • Elder Island • Lizzo • Two Another
Quarantunes, Vol. 9: Pop Escape
Quarantunes, Vol. 9 is the antidote to any and all quarantine-induced blues. Pop Escape comes from the pink-tinted mind of our Account Manager, Zelia P. With just the right mix of early 2000s techno-pop, drag queen Hi-NRG and the musical panacea that is Beyoncé, the collection has everything you need to dance the night—or morning, or afternoon—away.
Britney Spears • Beyoncé • Christina Aguilera • Alaska Thunderfuck • Lady Gaga • *NSYNC • Rihanna • Ariana Grande • Shakira • Lizzo
Quarantunes, Vol. 8: Dirty Dirty
Proceed with caution: Quarantunes, Vol. 8 is live—and it’s a doozy. This NSFW playlist is strictly for the grown and the bold. Curated by Amy G., our co-founder and closet anthropologist, “Dirty Dirty” has enough Prince and Doja Cat to make your ears blush. Listen while working—if you dare. (Headphones strongly recommended.)
Ginuwine • Nina Simone • Prince • Doja Cat • Grace Jones • Janelle Monáe • Lizzo • Ludacris • The Velvet Underground • Donna Summer
Quarantunes, Vol. 7: Sky So Big
Quarantunes, Vol. 7 is Senior Designer / Varsity Letterer Molly R.’s ode to her Montana childhood. Mixing country, classic R&B, pop and a little rock, Sky So Big evokes the summers she spent at her grandfather’s lakeside cabin, bringing a slice of Big Sky Country to your quarantine.
Dolly Parton • Smokey Robinson & The Miracles • Roger Miller • James Taylor • Merle Haggard • The Beach Boys • Hank Williams • Annie Lennox • Cher • Daryl Hall & John Oates
Quarantunes, Vol. 6: It’s Only Temporary
It’s Only Temporary is a musical antidote to a life on repeat. Curated by our creative strategist/crate digger Jack, the collection—featuring an eclectic mix of soul, jazz, garage rock, blues, funk, dance, indie and psych rock—is designed never to stay in one place too long: an aspirational message in these stationary times.
Moby • Erykah Badu • Destroyer • Grace Jones • Pet Shop Boys • Billie Eilish • Fatboy Slim • Herbie Hancock • Rolando Faria • Blackalicious
Quarantunes, Vol. 5: Dedicated to the Ones I Love
You might want to switch out your pajama pants for bell bottoms for this one. The fifth installment of our Quarantunes series comes from copywriter/disco cowgirl, Sarah C., a card-carrying member of the San Francisco Disco Preservation Society. Dedicated to the Ones I Love mixes a little Bowie and a lot of disco for maximum blues-busting power.
Sylvester • David Bowie • The Mamas & The Papas • Sly & the Family Stone • Bee Gees • Carol Douglas • Robyn • Fleetwood Mac • Carole King • Chicago
Quarantunes, Vol. 4: The Only Prescription
It’s not FDA-approved, but design director/master of mosh pits André C. swears by The Only Prescription—his go-to cure for symptoms associated with overwork, underwork, nonwork-related housework and “the Mondays.” Side effects of the fourth installment of our Quarantunes playlist series may include moshing, skanking and pogoing.
The Kinks • Hüsker Dü • Plastic Bertrand • Buzzcocks • Iggy Pop • Elvis Costello • Pink Floyd • Beastie Boys • Van Halen • The Cramps
Quarantunes, Vol. 3: Party-in-Place
Quarantunes, Vol. 3 comes to you straight from the mind of our account manager/DJ-in-training, Sarah W. (aka Swags). A synthy indie pop mix chock-full of MTV classics, this undercover dance party dares you to stay seated. Warning: May contain trace amounts of Hall & Oates.
Elton John • Talking Heads • Blondie • Pet Shop Boys • LCD Soundsystem • Queen • Blondie • CHVRCHES • Vampire Weekend • Arcade Fire
Quarantunes, Vol. 2: Working From the Far
Working From the Far, the second installment in our Quarantunes series, celebrates our eclectic spirit with a collection that moves from Afropop to vocal jazz to soul to indie rock without picking up the needle. Our creative strategist/crate digger Jack gives you four straight hours of head-bobbing, fist-pumping, finger-snapping goodness. Best consumed in order.
Tame Impala • James Brown • KAYTRANADA • Gil Scott-Heron • Miles Davis • Leon Bridges • Santana • The Internet • Toro y Moi • Radiohead
Quarantunes, Vol. 1: LoFi-G
A collection of lo-fi hip-hop and chill beats for the kitchen table, sofa or wherever you’re working from, LoFi-G is all about chill beats that bring the background to the fore. “It’s straight out of a rainy, back-alley Tokyo night,” says full-time design director, part-time mosh pit connoisseur André.
Nujabes • Fat Jon • Kenichiro Nishihara • Ta-ku • Uyama Hiroto • Blazo • Funky DL • Nomak • Freddie Joachim • Sweet Medicine