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.

  1. joy oliviaFeb 17, 20121:14 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.


  2. MsRipleyFeb 17, 20121:22 pm

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


  3. jacquibeeFeb 17, 20122:00 pm

    Love it thanks


  4. Brett AldermanFeb 17, 20122:17 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!


    Anna @ D16 /

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

    Brett Alderman /

    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.

  5. AmyFeb 17, 20122:57 pm

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


  6. StephFeb 17, 20123:45 pm

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


  7. GracieFeb 17, 20125:17 pm

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


  8. LaurelFeb 17, 20127:37 pm



  9. KristinaFeb 19, 20122:20 pm

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


  10. DusaFeb 19, 20128:54 pm

    Anna – I love your mixes!


  11. hungryandfrozenFeb 20, 20125:34 am

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


  12. KellyFeb 20, 20121:51 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.


  13. Uncle BeefyFeb 20, 20124:32 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!


  14. LIZZIEFeb 20, 20126:49 pm

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


  15. JoyFeb 20, 201211:27 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.


  16. AnneFeb 24, 20126:51 pm

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


  17. CeciliaFeb 25, 20129:27 pm

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


    Anna @ D16 /

    Sorry, I don’t use Spotify!

  18. MelanieMar 8, 20129:10 am

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


  19. KimMar 9, 20122:29 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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