DGI Playlist Vol. 1

Ali Akay

19 July Jul 2017

We listen to a lot of music as we work, so we thought we would share with you some of what inspires us. First up, we raided product designer Ali Akay’s music collection and asked him to compile a little playlist for us. You can find it in Spotify here.

"The playlist is really diverse. From WuTang Clan to Tame Impala, it’s about how you feel throughout the day – I start with hip hop, continue to psychedelic rock, then to classic rock just to return to hip hop again. It’s mostly instrumental music I listen to when I work along with some of my favorite songs. Well, they are all my favorite songs. I wanted to create an upbeat list to give you energy, though there are some dark tunes in there, too.

I really like this album Fantezi Muzik by a Turkish group called Jakuzi. I am from Turkey, and finding this kind of thing makes me happy. It is sophisticated, not mainstream, a kind of dark new age. I included just one song from the group on the playlist, but go take a look at the entire album. Even if you don’t understand the lyrics you’ll see that it is something different. In general, I would recommend the entire album for each of the artists included on my playlist. I included just one song from the latest album by Kendrick Lamar, for example, but the entire album is really good."

Read more about the work of our product design team here and enjoy the playlist!

In this series, we raid our co-workers' record shelves and share playlists of music that they listen to when they work.