Hacker Beats – Music to Code To

by Lancelot Carlson | | Articles

For many coders, a necessarily fuel for productivity is our background music. Filled with the right combination of tracks, I’m able to zone out outside distractions and build momentum as I code. For me, what is most productive day-to-day changes significantly. Sometimes it’s classical, sometimes it’s rap, but most of the time it’s electronic. I find lyrics can be distracting at times, but for the most part I can tune it out.

Some of my favorite artists for allegro coding include:

Sorta old school artists

  • Orbital
  • Prodigy
  • Banco De Gaia
  • Timo Maas
  • Hybrid
  • Enigma


  • Nero
  • Skrillex
  • Bassnectar
  • Rusko


  • Dieselboy
  • High Contrast
  • AK1200

Other goodies

  • Deadmau5 (dead-mau-5?)
  • Calvin Harris
  • Squarepusher
  • Avicii
  • Paul Van Dyk
  • Shpongle
  • Booka Shade

I recently discovered the music service Spotify and paid for the premium subscription so I could listen to all my playlists in my car and while coding. It’s the best thing since Napster. What does everyone else listen to? I’d be glad to share more artists in my playlists if anyone is interested. I’m also curious what gets other programmers in the (M-x) code mode?

~Lancelot Carlson


About HealPay
HealPay pioneers a non-intrusive, consumer-centric approach to Collections. HealPay works with Collection Attorneys, Collection Agencies, Charitable Organizations, Healthcare Providers, Property Managers, Creditors and Billers, to help collect on accounts receivable with less hassle. Our flagship web application, SettlementApp, innovates by analyzing data and providing individuals with flexible payment options. HealPay integrates with leading claims management software, accounting software and payment gateways, automating reports and reducing data entry. We believe making payments should be a painless process.

HealPay Offers:
  • Merchant account(s) to accept ACH, Debit and Credit Cards
  • Online payments with your firm’s logo & a custom URL
  • Virtual Terminal for one time payments or setup a recurring schedule
  • Consumer friendly payment options with our Settlement Application
  • Consumer portal to view balance information & link accounts
  • Interactive Voice Response, (IVR) Agentless Phone Application
  • Reporting analytics and data to analyze your operations
  • Fast and friendly Support

For Inquires:
Please contact Erick Bzovi
203 E. Washington  Ste. 3
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

HealPay logo