Not to get all “believe in the power of music” on you, but if there was ever a time to be grateful for an acoustic piano ballad or a minor-chord dance pop banger, this is it. A great playlist can transform the vibes of a day spent at home. Sure, maybe you just stared at yourself in the mirror for 30 minutes, but if you did it to The Weeknd’s new album, the experience wasn’t a sign of a breakdown — it was a whole mood.
With Dallas DJs, museums, and fitness studios sharing tunes for trying times, you can easily find the self-isolation soundtrack that speaks to you.
DJ Lucy Wrubel
The treasured Dallas DJ delivered during this uncertain time with hours of hopeful tunes. Head to Wrubel’s Spotify account for an afternoon-long playlist to take you from “mope to cope to hope” (in that order); an Oceans of Fun playlist filled with 15 women’s favorite songs to get them through a hard time; and a mix made with brand-new home schoolers in mind (there’s everything from “Claire de Lune” to Daft Punk tracks).
The Dallas Contemporary
The fashion-minded Design District museum, which has had to postpone its upcoming Vivienne Westwood and Paolo Roversi exhibits, enlisted Dallas’ DJ Sober to create a “Hang Tight” playlist. Lift your spirits with more than two hours of soothing songs, including Brenda Russell’s “A Little Bit of Love,” Bileo’s “You Can Win,” and “It Ain’t Easy” by Hidden Spheres.
If you’ve ever been to Session Pilates, you know how cohesive the classes feel. Part of that is the talented instructors and solid local leadership, but music, which Session incorporates into each movement, is absolutely a factor.
Now, the Pilates studio is sharing their workout playlists beneath every free Session@Home video posted to their site.
A good playlist can make or absolutely decimate a workout experience. The instructors at Class Studios have always understood this and graciously blare everything from motivational indie folk and trap pop hits to bass-heavy hip hop over its solid sound system.