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The Typsy inventory playlists – volume 1

Posted by Ivana Rnjak on Aug 28, 2017 10:49:31 AM

When you work in any area of the hospitality industry, from front of house to back of house to management, you will undoubtedly find yourself performing tasks that would be much more enjoyable with some good tunes playing in the background.

Setting up tables and chairs at the start of a shift, mopping at the end of a long day, prepping food, doing inventory, fine tuning the details of a lunch special, or creating a new roster... the list goes on.

There has been a lot of research conducted recently which suggests that listening to music in the workplace creates a better atmosphere for workers.

Although listening to music while working is still considered by your brain to be an act of multitasking, the end results are actually positive.

Playing music in the workplace helps staff feel more engaged and positive while increasing levels of inspiration, concentration, effectiveness and speed of performance. A positive and far less stressful work environment is created in which staff wellbeing is promoted.

But we know how hard it can be to decide on the music you want to listen to sometimes, especially when you don’t have a lot of time to pick and choose between artists. This is why we have created playlists you can return to when you need tunes to keep you going at work.

In Volume 1 of the Typsy Playlists, we’ve curated a selection of songs to help you relax and keep you going – and we’ve uploaded them to Spotify so you can just click play and enjoy!

When you’re in the mood for: tunes to chill out to


Working in the hospitality industry can often be quite a challenge. The fast paced nature of the work coupled with long hours, high stress situations, and a need to be on the ball at all times can leave you feeling like you’re running an endurance race.

It’s imperative to take time to unwind and de-stress, and this doesn’t always have to wait until you get home and crash out. Playing some soft, soothing sounds while performing tasks that allow you to listen to music at the same time can help your brain take a little breather.


  1. RJD2 – A Beautiful Mine
  2. Lovage  – Lies and Alibis (Mike Patton, Jennifer Charles, Nathaniel Merriweather)
  3. Mazzy Star – Fade Into You
  4. Yo La Tengo – Green Arrow
  5. Broken Social Scene – Lover’s Spit
  6. Cat Power – Sea of Love
  7. Virgil Howe – Someday
  8. Marcy Playground – Sex and Candy
  9. Fleet Foxes – White Winter Hymnal
  10. Tricky – The Love Cats
  11. Massive Attack – Teardrop
  12. King Krule – The Noose of Jah City
  13. Slowdive – Souvlaki Space Station
  14. James Blake – To The Last
  15. Burial – Ghost Hardware
  16. Warpaint – Baby
  17. Beach House – Gila
  18. The xx – Angels
  19. BadBadNotGood – Confessions (feat. Leland Whitty)  
  20. Moloko – Sing It Back
  21. SZA – Warm Winds (feat. Isaiah Rashad)
  22. Air – Playground Love (with Gordon Tracks)
  23. Al Green – Love and Happiness
  24. POLIÇA – Wandering Star (feat. Mike Noyce)
  25. Bonobo – Cirrus
  26. The War On Drugs – Thinking Of A Place
  27. Devendra Banhart – Freely
  28. FKA Twigs – Hours
  29. Christian Scott – No Love
  30. Erykah Badu – On & On
  31. Anthony Young and the Next Man Dead – Generosity  
  32. Mount Kimbie – Break Well
  33. Yellow Days – A Little While
  34. James Blake – The Wilhelm Scream
  35. Baths
  36. Massive Attack – Unfinished Sympathy
  37. Tash Sultana – Notion
  38. Shlohmo – Places
  39. Boards of Canada – Reach For The Dead
  40. Fat Freddy’s Drop – Wandering Eye

When you’re in the mood for: tunes to keep you focused (but upbeat)


Recent research suggests that listening to dance music has a positive effect on proofreading and problem-solving abilities. The accuracy and speed of your performance is enhanced when you have some party tunes playing in the background!

So if you’re doing inventory, measuring recipes or putting together a new menu, and want to ensure all the nitpicky details are correct, this is the playlist for you. 


  1. Major Lazer – Jet Blue Jet (feat. Leftside, GTA, Biggy, Razz)
  2. Groove Armada – But I Feel Good
  3. Art vs Science – Parlez Vous Francais
  4. Eagles & Butterflies – Experiment C
  5. Simian Mobile Disco – It’s The Beat
  6. Matthias Meyer – Infinity
  7. HNNY – Yearning
  8. Daft Punk – One More Time
  9. The Prodigy – Voodoo People
  10. Ratatat – Loud Pipes
  11. Red Axes – Sun My Sweet Sun
  12. Groove Armada – I See You Baby
  13. Pnau – Embrace
  14. David Guetta – Love Don’t Let Me Go
  15. Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight)
  16. Justice – Genesis
  17. Felix da Housecat – Sinnerman (Nina Simone) (Felix Da Housecat’s Heavenly House Mix)
  18. Owiny Sigoma Band – Nyiduonge Drums
  19. Fatboy Slim – Praise You
  20. Syclops – Jump Bugs
  21. The Chemical Brothers – Block Rockin’ Beats
  22. Christian Smith – Matrix
  23. HNNY – Nothing
  24. Yeasayer – O.N.E.
  25. Fatboy Slim – Rockafeller Skank
  26. The Prodigy – No Good (Start The Dance)
  27. Ratatat – Wildcat
  28. Ebo Taylor, Pat Thomas, Henrik Schwarz – Eye Nyam Nam’A’Mensuro
  29. Underworld – Born Slippy (Nuxx)
  30. Darude – Sandstorm


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Ivana Rnjak.png Ivana Rnjak is a Content Writer at Typsy. A waitress and bartender in a previous life, Ivana is an aspiring academic with an unwavering love of brunch – no matter what Anthony Bourdain says!


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