<code/> is art
thecode.xyz launch | coding playlist | MC#25
This time, we’re listening to the code-themed playlist 🎶💻🌐. Today’s mix is full of music for coders and all people who need to focus on stuff. Get ready for a solid dose of electronic music, nostalgic synths, and robotic vibes 🤖.
What inspired me to make this issue was the fact, that last week, together with my awesome partners, we launched theCode.xyz - a place with code-inspired posters 💻🎨🌐. And yes, we do ship worldwide 🚀.
It was this secret project that I’ve been dying to tell you about since autumn. We worked hard at theCode for the past couple of months for this moment to arise. After our release last Monday we’ve been receiving a lot of kind words, suggestions, offers, and support. I want to thank every one of you, who reacted to the news and connected with me. It means a lot to me 🙏.
At theCode we make prints using the finest printing technology at professional manufacture 👌. We focus on different kinds of code and various fields of software development using minimalistic, pleasing-to-the-eye colors and fonts. With our designs, we want to provide coders and code enthusiasts with top-quality wall art that will brighten their space and boost creativity 🚀.
We are always searching for a way to make theCode better. Most of all we’re looking for:
💡 ideas for code-themed posters
💡 help with feedback - tell us what we could change and if there’s something wrong with the page or designs? (of course, we’re also open to some compliments 😉)
💡 artists, designers - we are looking for creators who would like to join our platform, let us know if you are interested or know someone who might be
I dedicated MC #25 playlist to code, computers, and data. It's packed with mostly vocal-free, electronic, and synthwave music made by well-known artists, like Kraftwerk, Adana Twins, Daft Punk, Moderat, Com Truise, Waveshaper, Perturbator1 & more 🔥. Song titles on the playlist are not accidental. I picked them intentionally to match the theme. Some of the tracks there helped me focus on theCode poster designs and shop adjustments. I hope you will find inspiration in them too.
If you have a spare couple of minutes take a look at some of the craziest music videos of the songs I’ve picked for today’s mix.
💾 Adana Twins feat. Glowal - “My Computer”
Adana Twins, the electronic duo from Hamburg, makes timeless tunes, mixing fresh, modern sounds with retro synths. Everything they make is somehow balanced, intriguing, and emotionally charged.
I stumbled upon “My Computer” while listening to one of Miss Monique's DJ sets, and it didn’t match my taste at first. But I gave it another shot, and after a couple of repeats (when the combo of rhythm and lyrics sank in), it absolutely conquered my heart ❤️🔥.
“In this world of isolation
A computer could rule the nation
Become your planet preservation
Your hands touch imagination”
☠☠☢☢ Y0ur d3v1ce h4s b33n h4ck3d ! ☢💾👾🦠 4ll d4t4 w1ll b3 d3l3t3d 4ft3r w4tch1ng ! ☣☠👽 💉🛸🏧🏳🌈
🖐 Moderat - “A New Error”
This electronic gem, by the supergroup Moderat2 from Berlin, is definitely one of my favorites on today’s mix. It has this heavy bass, great synths, and 80’s vibe. The music video is totally hypnotic and artsy. Take a look 👀.
🤖 Daft Punk - “Robot Rock”
Thomas Bangalter, 1/2 of the Daft Punk, a French electronic duo, said in Q Magazine one time, that this song is:
"a tribute to the power of heavy rock chords. In a way I think we were exploring if you can take the essence of rock - that power - and mix it with dance. But to take a riff and loop it is to explore the core of rock."
…and that’s all for today.
Have a great time listening to the Midweek Crisis vol 25 playlist:
Let me know if any song especially matched your taste, or if you have any thoughts about this issue 💭
Thank you for being here, have an awesome rest of the week!
If you like Synthwave, check out this issue of the Midweek Crisis with a brief history of this cool genre: Midweek Crisis #10