Music sets the tone — and this playlist is designed to help you get things moving! 

Play these up-tempo tracks to set the mood for an upbeat design session or any time you want to liven up the atmosphere. When I’m facilitating workshops, I often rely on these songs to raise the energy level “in the room” (in-person or online). These selections are perfect for sparking creativity, and creating a melody-filled learning and working environment. I also queue up this playlist when I’m working by myself and need a pick-me-up. 

This mix hits all the right notes, from soul classics to modern pop to rock ’n’ roll to dance music. You’ll hear some instantly recognizable favorites and some material that might be new to you. Play it straight through or just shuffle the entire thing. Either way, you’re guaranteed to hear some radiant recordings that will brighten your day. 

Be sure to save the playlist to your Spotify library for easy listening — just open the playlist in Spotify and click the heart icon. Enjoy! 

PS: For something more contemplative, listen to the first installment in this series — HCDJ 01: Dependable Instrumentals