VanRock4: “Secret Enchanted Broccoli Forest”

van rock 4 playlist

I’ve been hanging onto this one for a little too long. Playlist features Chaz Bundick Meets the Mattson 2 (one of my new favs), Them Crooked Vultures, Fu Manchu, Soaked Oats, Patrick Sweany, Holy Wave, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Ramones, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, and one of my favorite new finds The Babe Rainbow.

Here’s a video from The Babe Rainbow:

Chaz Bundick Meets the Mattson 2, Fu Manchu, Holy Wave, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Patrick Sweany, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Ramones, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Soaked Oats, The Babe Rainbow, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Them Crooked Vultures

IslandVibes2: “Feel Alright”

poolside playlists album covers

“It’s like sugar, so sweet.” It may be cold outside but this little poolside vibes playlists is inspired by Palm Springs poolside playlists, martini’s, floating, sunshine, and good vibes. Enjoy!

Artists include Poolside (aptly named), Chaka Khan, The Presets, Superorganism, Hollie Cook, Vice, Sylvan Esso, NEIL FRANCES, Tycho, Jungle, RÜFÜS DU SOL, Purple Disco Machine, Kanye West, Paul Wall, GLC, Drake, Ludacris, and Ms. Lauryn Hill.

Chaka Khan, Drake, GLC, Hollie Cook, Jungle, Kanye West, Ms. Lauryn Hill, NEIL FRANCES, Paul Wall, Poolside, Purple Disco Machine, RÜFÜS DU SOL, Superorganism, Sylvan Esso, The Presets, Tycho, Vice

VanRock3: “Can’t See You”

Runtime: 1 hr 36 minutes

Features CCFX, FIDLAR, Widespread Panic, The Raconteurs, MGMT, Slowdive, Lord Huron, The Record Company, Babe Rainbow, The Big Wu, Monte Mar, BODEGA, Bonny Doon, Perfect Confusion, Cut Off Your Hands, Big Audio Dynamite, The Chats, King Buffalo, Far Caspian, Enjoy, High Priest of Saturn, and Queens of the Stone Age.

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Babe Rainbow, Big Audio Dynamite, BODEGA, Bonny Doon, CCFX, Cut Off Your Hands, Enjoy, Far Caspian, FIDLAR, King Buffalo, Lord Huron, MGMT, Monte Mar, Perfect Confusion, Queens of the Stone Age, Slowdive, The Big Wu, The Chats, The Raconteurs, The Record Company, Widespread Panic

Workout1: “NonStop”

Hip Hop workout playlists on spotify and youtube

The first playlist on the Workout Station. This Hip Hop workout playlist featuring some great tracks for weightlifting, but overall good for the gym, and turns out to be a pretty great Hip Hop Playlist all together. There are some great videos out there as well like The Carters, APESHIT.

Playlist runtime comes in just under an hour at 54 min.


  1. ZEZE (feat.Travis Scott & Offset) – Kodak Black, Offset, Travis Scott
  2. Get It On My Own – E40, B-Legit, Ocky
  3. Praise The Lord (Da Shine)(feat. Skepta) – A$AP Rocky, Skepta
  4. Nonstop – Drake
  5. APESHIT – The Carters
  6. Shake Something (feat. Joey Purp) – Louis The Child, Joey Purp
  7. OG Kush Diet – 2 Chainz
  8. Lucky You ( feat.Joyner Lucas) – Eminem, Joyner Lucas
  9. U Mad – Vic Mensa, Kanye West
  10. All Day – Kanye West, Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom, Paul McCartney
  11. Rap God – Eminem
  12. Look at Me Now – Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes
  13. Oh Shit!!! – Injury Reserve

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2 Chainz, A$AP Rocky, Allan Kingdom, B-Legit, Busta Rhymes, Chris Brown, Drake The Carters, E40, Eminem, Injury Reserve, Joey Purp, Joyner Lucas, Kanye West, Kodak Black, Lil Wayne, Louis The Child, Ocky, Offset, Skepta, Theophilus London, Travis Scott, Vic Mensa

TheCafe1: “Loving is Easy”

The Cafe is a collection of mellow tracked playlists. It’s inspired for my love of the cafe. Traveling abroad, I found cafe’s, lounges, and bars all playing a variety of tracks and usually playlists from YouTube.

“Loving is Easy” is the title of this first Cafe playlist and incidentally follows a story of love, love lost, and love found again. The playlist starts out with a track by Rex Orange County of the same title, “Loving is Easy,” followed by The Sunshine a track by Manchester Orchestra. The upbeat, melodic, groovy jam Speak to Me by Trey Anastasio.

Wildfire by Mandolin Orange will bring tears to anyone who’s experienced wildfires, especially here in California — this was one of my favorite tracks of 2018. 

Goodbyes by Jordan Rakei follows and is a loungy, mellow track. Next up, Way With Words by Bahamas balances that out and picks you back up. A cool little known band called Maus Haus out of San Francisco with a track called Hey Jean.

The last three tracks are Beautiful Strangers by Kevin Morby, New Compassion by HAERTS (another one of my 2018 favs), and When the Night is Over by Lord Huron.


alternative rock, Bahamas, folk, HAERTS, indie pop, Indie Rock, Jordan Rakei, Kevin Morby, Lord Huron, Manchester Orchestra, Mandolin Orange, Maus Haus, Rex Orange County, Rock, The Sunshine, Trey Anastasio

IslandVibes1: “Sound of the Sea”

Here are some rock-reggae tracks you may not have heard. Definitely some favorites of mine. I created this playlist for the mountain on a recent snowboarding trip, but definitely good for island/beach vibes. Pretty much all from California, except for The Movement (out of South Carolina). Enjoy. 

  • Stick Figure – Sound of the Sea
  • Slightly Stoopid – Ocean (Live)
  • The Movement – Habit 2016 (feat. Collie Buddz & Bobby Hustle)
  • Groundation – Music is the Most High
  • Sublime – Don’t Push
  • Sublime – Slow Ride
  • Groundation – Hero 
  • Rebelution – Celebrate
  • Rebelution – Feeling Alright

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dub, Groundation, jazz fusion, Rebelution, reggae rock, roots reggae, ska punk, Slightly Stoopid, Stick Figure, Sublime, The Movement

VanRock2: “Have a Little Shock Treatment”

This playlist was inspired from a recent snowboarding trip. Originally titled, “Snowboarding Zone Out” this playlists blends the melodic styles of some some some unique rock bands from classic punk to modern indie rock. These tunes would have been great for the slopes, but my headphones broke on the mountain, so it became driving music.

  • Day Wave – Home (3:56)
  • DIIV – Under the Sun (3:47)
  • The English Beat – Click Click (1:28)
  • Iggy Pop – Lust For Life (5:14)
  • Ramones – Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment (1:45)
  • Ramones – Go Lil Camero Go (2:03)
  • ZZ Top – Doubleback (3:56)
  • Kalu & The Electric Joint – Get It Right (3:30)

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alternative, Blues Rock, glam rock, Indie Rock, pop punk, punk rock, Rock, shoegazing

VanRock1: “Every 1’s a Winner, Baby”

van rock playlist album covers

Hell yeah, man. This playlist rocks. Lots of indie gold. Some new tracks like Pressure from Flasher, a post-punk band out of Washington D.C. Also on the playlist is Kurt Vile’s One Trick Ponies, of his 2018 release, Bottle It In (story of my life) ~ great track. Blue from Far Caspian continues the playlist into melodic contemplation, before switching up with a dreamy islandish vibe, that borders Endless-Summer surf guitar vibes with a far east sound with, with Khruangbin’s track called Khuda Bhi Aasman.

The second half of the playlist returns to indie rock roots with Ten Fe’s Single No Return, then heads into a grittier track with On The Move by The Record Company. Ferus Gallery by Allah-Las briefly returns us to that surf rock far-east guitar sounds, before we finish off with a few tracks that remind me of the good old days of classic rock ~ reborn through Greta Van Fleet and The Nude Party (Don’t miss this track! Great video too.). What a ride!

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alternative, indie folk, Indie Rock, instrumental rock, psychedelic rock