Dave Cuzner of Grain Edit's Home Office Playlist

Dave Cuzner of Grain Edit's Home Office Playlist

Gregory Han
Aug 20, 2010

We've highlighted Dave Cuzner's site and home office here on Unplggd before. And now the team over at Lifework follows up with a playlist profile highlighting the musical inspirations of the Grain Edit founder (and Lifework contributor). Start your weekend with the Oakland-based designer's favorite tunes—a smart mix of jazz, old swing-y country, chill, and R&B/Soul (great with a glass of wine and dinner outside with friends).

What do you listen to while you work? I usually start the day off with an up-tempo bossa or funk cut. I need something with a thick groove to wake me up and get my day going. As I begin to dip into the day's workload, I slow down the tempo and lower the volume. I'll usually throw on a jazz album or listen to talk radio. At night, I log into Netflix and stream a movie while I answer emails.

How do you listen? Since I work from home, I can listen to my music out loud. I have a chubby little sub woofer and a speaker set plugged into my Macbook Pro. In the past I listened to records while I worked, but recently I find it too distracting to get up and flip the record each time it reaches the end of a side.

Do you have any favorite music websites/providers? Sure do. Here's a few of my  Props radio, Soul Sides, KALX, and Quimsy's Mumbo Jumbo.

Camino del Sol, Antena
InnerSpeaker (The whole darn album), Tame Impala
New Life, Sounds of Liberation
Egypt Strut, Salah Ragab & The Cairo Jazz Band
To Brother John, DJ Food
Lost Week-end, Wanda Jackson
Cloudy Shoes, Damien Jurado
Nothing But A Heartache, The Flirtations
Pearlie's Swine, Monica Zetterlund
Buddah, Jazz Quintet
A Go Go, Dara Puspita
Opiniao, Zelia Barbosa
Nava, Lloyd Miller & The Heliocentrics

Originally published at Lifework by Amy Feezor

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