At AntiSocial, we take our office culture very seriously.

With a dog-friendly space, office yoga,and the occasional party (to inspire relaxation, of course) on any given day our office is a mecca of positive work vibes. We also take our work playlists very seriously. So, we asked our unofficial office DJ’s Alaina Hase and Tommy Watson to curate a playlist we could share with our audience. But be warned – this isn’t your Grandma’s Sunday School Mix.

Music can trigger a release of dopamine, boosting your mood. Music can also block out other environmental noise, and when you work in an open office (like we do) that can be a huge benefit to staying productive. While great for collaboration, open offices facilitate some very real distractions like your co-workers talking and laughing, dogs cruising around looking for pats and snacks, or the soundtrack from a YouTube video someone’s watching without headphones. Music can mask that noise, letting you focus on the task at hand.

For some of us, music is also a way to exercise creativity. From our social team, Ekke Kanda and Tee Krispil are both heavily invested in their musical careers, with both artists regularly performing live shows in Vancouver.

Tee Krispil released her banger album One Way Ticket in 2018. The albums feel is enlightened in itself; pairing messages of equality and self-love with poetic cadence and a 90’s hip-hop inspired flow.

Following Ekke’s debut album Free Music, he’s been releasing insanely catchy singles and EPs all year, like Alfredo and Boy, If You Don’t Stop. Ekke’s music video for Boy, If You Don’t Stop was directed by Nathan Penner, head of our media department at the time and who continues to produce beautiful work. Kelsie Butterworth, AntiSocial’s motion and graphic designer, took care of colouring and art direction, and our Media Manager Warren Fenton killed it behind the camera.