Whether you need a mental kick start or a chance to take a break, music is an important part in helping generate and shape ideas.  Here are 10 tracks we have found that helps to get those creative juices flowing…


Amadou & Mariam – Sabali

The first entry in our list has split opinion in the office, with reactions ranging from being underwhelmed to flat-out annoyed!  Personally, I love it, and I hope you do too.

Anthony Naples – Refugio

Sometimes you need a bit of grit to help approach your work from a different perspective; this track gives us that with a healthy dose of groove.  My go-to in those ‘vanilla moments’.

David Bowie – Rebel Rebel

There are certain classic tracks that we can’t help but react to, and what is certainly one of David Bowie’s greatest pieces definitely fits that bill.  RIP to a legend.

Gaussian Curve – Ride

We don’t always listen to music when we colour correct.  When we do, we listen to Gaussian Curve.

Nuyorican Soul – I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun (4hero Remix)

A wildcard that needs to be given time to grow, when it does, it usually gets heads nodding.  A great way to loosen up your tense, right hemisphere.

Tame Impala – The Less I Know The Better

From the moment this kicks in, strange things start to happen in my body.  All good things though, and of course highly creative…

Dischro Creative – Video Driver

We had to, we really had to!  This gets our creative juices flowing and most importantly, it gets our insides all fuzzy with pride.

Lucie Silvas – Nothing Else Matters (Metallica cover)

Another one for those colour correction days, Jobe shouted this track after no small amount of deliberation!  While the original is mind-blowing, this cover is fully deserving of wider recognition.

Orbital – Lush

This one comes from our resident four-four-meister Kayle.  “When in doubt, Orbital.”

Slaves – The Hunter

Sometimes you just need to take a second.  Not a quiet second, but a moment to think.  Then head bang.  Enter Slaves – if this doesn’t get your juices flowing, become an accountant.


We hope our selections work for you and we’d love to hear any other suggestions you may have.  Let’s keep those juices flowing!