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Sam Aaron 🇪🇺 Ask Me Anything

Hey Gracie,

thanks for your interesting question and yes, I definitely listen to music pretty much 100% of the time I'm working/coding. Personally I find it helps me to concentrate and block out a lot of disturbances - although I'm very much aware that it doesn't work like that for everyone! I typically listen to electronic music with few or no lyrics (I find spoken word and singing more distracting than just sounds) or jazz.

In terms of favourite artists, there's a lot but up there I'd list Arovane, Apparat, Moderat, Kiasmos, Bicep, Squarepusher, Aphex Twin, Eli & Fur and many others!

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

Thank you for this response! Electronic music is defiintely the only kind I could possibly listen to while in deep focus mode. I'm a huge fan of Aphex Twin as well 😌