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Music Mix #4: HUSTLE.

It’s been so long since I’ve made a mix tape to share! I’m super-busy at work these days (OK, I know, when am I not busy…but it’s definitely better than the alternative), and I’ve been in all-headphones-all-the-time mode. I work in a big open space with a bunch of other designers, and as much as I love them, sometimes I really just need to tune everything out.

So here’s what I’m listening to today! Music that makes me want to GET. IT. DONE. It’s a fun mix, for sure, and every bit as suitable for listening to while speed-cleaning the house as it is for designing book covers to.

Previous Mixes:
+ Summertime Jams
+ Friendship Bracelets
+ Teen Goth Nite

You can find and follow me on 8tracks as doorsixteen.

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  • Reply joy olivia February 17, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Aw! Love this. We’re on deadline at the magazine where I work, and I need a lovely mix to help me push on through. Thanks for putting this together and sharing.

  • Reply MsRipley February 17, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    This mix is making marking my students’ work so much more enjoyable! Thanks!

  • Reply jacquibee February 17, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Love it thanks

  • Reply Brett Alderman February 17, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Holy Cow! I literally uploaded Midnite Vultures into my iPod and cranked Sexx Laws first thing this morning when I got to the store this morning.

    Great mix! Love the Beastie Boys too!

    • Reply Anna @ D16 February 17, 2012 at 2:54 pm

      I don’t know why I always forget about Midnite Vultures! It’s so good!

    • Reply Brett Alderman February 17, 2012 at 5:30 pm

      My boss doesn’t normally let me blast it with little kids coming in for lessons, but there was a window when nobody was here that was perfect. I usually listen to “Sexx Laws” first and “Debra” second, then start the whole album from beginning.

  • Reply Amy February 17, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    You know I’m gettin’ silly, got a Grandma Hazel and a Grandma Tilly!

  • Reply Steph February 17, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    My favourite beastie boys track, fab selection Anna, cheers!

  • Reply Gracie February 17, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    No way, A Certain Ratio! Been a while. You might like Trailer Trash Tracys Candy Girl

  • Reply Laurel February 17, 2012 at 7:37 pm


  • Reply Kristina February 19, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Oh. Beck. Midnite Vultures is so underrated! I too always forget about it, don’t know why.

  • Reply Dusa February 19, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Anna – I love your mixes!

  • Reply hungryandfrozen February 20, 2012 at 5:34 am

    Fun! Something old, something new…there’s probably a bit of borrowed-ness and blues in there too somewhere. Thanks for making this!

  • Reply Kelly February 20, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Oh wow….I haven’t heard “It’s A Mug’s Game,” in a long, long time. Takes me screaming back 20+ years through the time machine, straight into miserable high school days. And I’m a huge Beck fan, so thanks for that, too.

  • Reply Uncle Beefy February 20, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Anna, I’m going to spare you the hideous visual of a solo dance party that’s been going on for the last hour. However, I will shower you with praise for gloriously lifting up my Monday!

  • Reply LIZZIE February 20, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    I’m going to have that A Certain Ratio song stuck in my head for days now… but luckily, I don’t mind!

  • Reply Joy February 20, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    This is perfect at the right moment too! Gotta go work on my problem set but had to stop by your beautiful blog first.

  • Reply Anne February 24, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    This. rocks. And just might get me through this working weekend! Thank you!!

  • Reply Cecilia February 25, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Can’t you setup a Spotify playlist also? pretty please 🙂

    • Reply Anna @ D16 February 26, 2012 at 1:14 pm

      Sorry, I don’t use Spotify!

  • Reply Melanie March 8, 2012 at 9:10 am

    I’m editing a million photos right now and your mix is making it much more awesome. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Kim March 9, 2012 at 2:29 am

    Hi Anna!

    I am a huge fan of your blog – the content is wonderful and very inspiring 🙂

    Would you mind sharing the name of the font that you used for the Hustle album title? I have been searching for a nice slightly rounded sans f o r e v e r and this one is really lovely!


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