Hey Pandora listeners,
Over the past few months more than ever, video games have served as a comforting form of escape, constant entertainment, and way to connect with others in the community.
Whether the go-to is Fortnite, Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto, or even OG classics like Super Mario or Donkey Kong, it is undeniable that there is a strong connection between music and gaming, and finding the right musical vibe is the perfect way to fuel that next session.
This was the inspiration behind our latest program designed to connect artists and listeners. We’ve launched Game Time, a new series of exclusive playlists featuring artists who also happen to be avid gamers. Each playlist features a hand-picked lineup of songs that soundtrack each artist’s gaming experience, from chill tracks to pump up anthems, with special messages from the artist about their picks.
Check out the new playlists below, and continue to check back in as we will update this page with new content from some of your favorite artists.
J Balvin: Fresh off his performance in Fortnite in 2020, Colombian reggaeton superstar J Balvin put together an incredible hand-picked selection for his Game Time playlist. Featuring a wide range of genres and artists, the tracklist includes songs from Skrillex, 21 Savage, Korn, Nirvana, and, of course, music from his own catalog, the playlist is sure to get you energized for your next gaming session.
Slushii: Acclaimed DJ & Electronic Producer Slushii came through with a high-energy playlist for Game Time. Featuring many of his own productions plus bass heavy selections from Zeds Dead, Tokyo Machine, and Marshmello, this playlist is sure to get you hype while gaming.
Tyla Yahweh: Rising rapper & singer Tyla Yaweh came through with an incredible exclusive playlist for Game Time. Full of melodic Hip Hop and featuring tracks from Yung Bleu, Young Dolph, Saint JHN, Swae Lee and Tyla himself, this playlist will definitely get you in the right vibe for gaming.
Monstercat: Leading independent electronic music label Monstercat has been an influential voice in dance music over the last 10 years, and the same can be said about their impact in the gaming space. Forging partnerships with major publishers like Epic/Psyonix, Monstercat has placed over 100 tracks in the popular game Rocket League since 2017. We’re so excited that they made an exclusive playlist just for Game Time. Featuring artists from their roster like Slushii, Tokyo Machine, Marshmello, and Dion Timmer, this selection showcases the high-energy and forward-thinking electronic music they are known for championing.
Regulo Caro: One of the most popular artists in the Regional Mexican genre, singer and songwriter Regulo Caro is also a life-long gamer. With a particular interest in fighting games and first person shooters, he’s always playing music while gaming. Regulo’s Game Time playlist has all the music that fuels his gaming sessions and features a wide range of artists styles and genres.
Sikdope: Poland’s biggest DJ/Producer Sikdope delivered an exclusive playlist for his installment of Game Time. Full of high-energy bass house, trap and future bass from his own catalog as well as from artists like Zeds Dead, Duke & Jones, Marshmello, AC Slater, & Jauz, this collection is sure to get you in the zone for gaming.
Lil Loaded: Up-and-coming Dallas rapper Lil Loaded put together an exclusive playlist just for Game Time. Featuring Tracks from Polo G, NLE Choppa, Toosii, YNW Melly and himself, this playlist is full of songs he uses to turn up while gaming. Hit play to hear all of his picks plus a message from Lil Loaded himself.
Steve Aoki: Two-time Grammy-nominated producer/DJ and avid gamer Steve Aoki put together an exclusive high energy playlist to get you into gaming mode. The playlist features tracks from Bear Grillz, Henry Fong, and Timmy Trumpet as well as his own original productions and remixes. Check out his playlist for exclusive commentary from Steve himself.
Logic: Fresh off retirement to stream on Twitch full-time, rapper and gamer Logic put together a mix of timeless Hip Hop and RnB tracks that inspire him and will pair perfectly with your next gaming session. The playlist includes tracks from The Roots, Mos Def, Kendrick, Nas and more. Check out his exclusive playlist to hear all of his selections plus a message from Logic himself.
Gryffin: Dance & Electronic music producer Gryffin put together an amazing Melodic Future Bass playlist just for Game Time. Featuring his own incredible productions and tracks from Seven Lions, Nurko, and Mitis this uplifting selection will bring some energy while you’re gaming. Check out his playlist to hear all of his picks plus an exclusive message from Gryffin himself.
The Glitch Mob: Electronic music group The Glitch Mob delivered an incredible and eclectic electronic music playlist just for Game Time. You’ll hear tracks from some of the trio’s favorite artists like Rival Consoles, Gesaffelstein, Jon Hopkins, and Flying Lotus, plus their own remix of “Saikuron” from Playstation’s Ghost of Tsushima soundtrack. Get ready for an audio adventure plus an exclusive message from The Glitch Mob themselves.
CRAY: Electronic Producer and Twitch streamer CRAY created an eclectic mix for her Game Time Playlist. With selections from Frank Sinatra, My Chemical Romance, John Denver, Gammer, and Fatboy Slim, this playlist runs the gamut in style and genre. From chill tracks perfect for Fallout to Rage tracks that can fuel an intense First Person Shooter, CRAY’s exclusive selection is a perfect match for your next gaming session. Dive in to check the playlist with commentary from CRAY herself.
Proximity: Founded by Blake Coppelson, Proximity is an independent label and online music curator focused on Electronic Music. Over the years, Proximity has built a massive audience with 8.6 million subscribers to their YouTube Channel and launching the Digital Mirage Virtual Festival. Most recently, Proximity has partnered with the new Gaming & Pop Culture TV network VENN, for a show bringing artists to perform live. Blake put together an exclusive playlist of electronic music just for Game Time, including tracks from artists like, Porter Robinson, Wolfgang Gartner, NERO, Kaskade and much more.
Terrell Hines: Rising Georgia rapper Terrell Hines put together an exclusive playlist just for Game Time. Leading off with his genre bending new single “On Fire” which is also featured in the official soundtrack for Madden 21, Terrell’s playlist also features tracks from Big KRIT, DaBaby, Juice WRLD, and Drake. Hit play to set off your next gaming session with Terrell’s hand picked selections.
Borgore: Electronic Producer and gamer Borgore put together a sick exclusive playlist just for Game TIme. The playlist features a bass heavy selection to get you hyped, with tracks from HVDES, KULTIVATE, Point.Blank and Borgore himself.
Marshmello: The anonymous Producer/DJ Marshmello put together a massive 40 track high energy playlist that’s certain to fuel your next gaming session. The playlist features tracks from Jauz, Slushii, Duke & Jones, Sikdope, Alesso and more while including his own collabs with SVDDEN DEATH, Elohim, and A Day to Remember. Dive in and get ready for that next insane drop, this is Game Time.
KYLE: So-Cal rapper Kyle came through with an incredible exclusive playlist curated just for gamers. Featuring tracks from video games he loves, songs that sample video games, and songs that come from avid gamers just like KYLE.
Surf Mesa: Rising producer and TikTok sensation Surf Mesa put together an exclusive playlist of songs that are perfect to chill and game to. The 20 track list includes tasty tracks from 53 thieves, Kasbo, Petit Biscuit, Shallou, Flume and More!
Fredo Bang: Rising Baton Rouge rapper Fredo Bang curated an exclusive playlist for Pandora full of melodic rap tracks that are perfect for locking into a game and just zoning out.
Tokyo Machine: The masked producer Tokyo Machine is known for combining bass heavy EDM with the distinctive 8-bit sounds inspired by video games. For Game Time he curated an exclusive playlist focused on this perfect pairing. From his own gaming inspired tracks like PLAY and JOURNEY to tracks from Slushii, JOYRYDE and ALRT, this playlist is sure to keep the energy up during your next gaming session.