Barista Jams Playlist Series - Monday Vibes
Most people can generally agree that baristas have pretty good taste in music.
The stereotypical situation usually goes like this: Your best friend tells you about this really hip coffee shop in town they've been frequenting lately. They never give details about why they like it so much, forcing you to go find out for yourself. After much trouble trying to find the damn place (Due to the minimal signage outside -- this place is just that hip), you finally set foot inside the cafe space. No one pays you much mind; people are on their laptops or in deep conversations with others, probably discussing something you don't know about. Local, mixed media art adorns every wall. Stickers representing every cause, band, brand, and beer company from the area are sprinkled about the register at random. You walk up to the end of the line and admire the coffee menu, while the barista finishes a conversation with an assumed regular about an underground house show they went to the night before. They're speaking of bands, or maybe DJs, whose names are foreign to you. Speaking of the music, whatever is playing is loud, but it's good. Really good. You approach the register not really sure what it is you want, and the current song playing isn't helping. You're focused on figuring out any of the lyrics so you can look it up later to add to your own repertoire of music. The barista snaps you out of your focus and tells you the song because your head is bobbing along to it without you realizing. Something from Kendrick Lamar's new album that was released just hours before, of course. Wow, you think, this place is hip.
Or did I basically just tell you about my first time walking into Cartel? 😜
When I'm working behind the bar, the music I'm playing is just as important to me as it is to the people I'm serving. It immediately sets the tone for the shift. The way I DJ at work is based on the day, time of day, and/or how busy it is. With that in mind, I thought it would be cool to create public playlists based on these factors and other types of vibes. These will be available for you to open in Spotify or Apple Music to jam to at your own cafes or anywhere else, really.
So, I present the first installment of the Barista Jams Playlist Series, and this one's for a good case of the Mondays. This playlist is mixed with songs you may know, already, but you might find something fresh, too! Throw it on shuffle, turn it up, and feel good about the week ahead because you got to start it out on the right beat. 🎶
Barista Jams 1 - Monday Vibes 🌞
- untititled 06 | 06.30.2014 - Kendrick Lamar
- Learn to Fly (ft. Jorsan Rakei) - FKJ
- Angels (ft. Saba) - Chance The Rapper
- Na Hora (ft. Faktiss & Chris MC Clenney) - Sango
- Dissolve Me - alt-J
- Hide & Seek - Nude
- Answer - Connie Constance
- Easy - Son Lux
- Can't Get Enough Of Myself (ft. B.C) - Santigold
- UGH! - The 1975
- Gimme Twice - The Royal Concept
- Upgrade - Logic
- coffee - Miguel
- Under Control - The Internet
- Nakamarra (ft. Q-Tip) - Haitus Kaiyote
- Champion - Kanye West
- To Zion - Ms. Lauryn Hill
- Once In A Lifetime - The Talking Heads
- The World Is Crowded - Unknown Mortal Orchestra
- Dance Yrself Clean - LCD Soundsystem
- Life of Pause - Wild Nothing
- Welcome Back - Mase
- Problem (Solved) - SBTRKT
- Buffalo - Toro y Moi
- I. The Worst Guys - Childish Gambino
What new music have you heard lately that I should check out and play at work? Sound off in the comments!