Pro Playlist w/ Tyler Soden

June 22, 2017

If you’ve ever met photographer Tyler Soden, a.k.a. T-Sode, you know that he is one of the most hyped, positive-minded people on the planet. He’s also known for having mad skills behind a lens. T-Sode has a unique style when it comes to getting a shot, and he has a playlist that is even more unique. He’s usually the first guy to reach for the AUX cord when you get in the car with him, and when he isn’t on the water, he’s flying around the country photographing artists. He’s also been known to spit a few bars and freestyle on the boat when the jam is right. Check out some of his favorite songs below, and get hyped with Hype-Sode!

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Tyler “Zen-Sode” Soden with his tools. WBM

Best road trip songs:
1. “Surprise Yourself” – Jack Garratt
2. “(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano” – Sampha
3. “Put It Down” – Tokimonsta and Anderson Paak

Songs that get you hyped to skate:
1. “Enough” – Flume ft. Pusha T
2. “Wild Out” – Waka Flocka
3. “Outlet” – Desiigner


Songs to play during a sunrise shoot:
1. “Bloom” – The Paper Kites
2. “Add It Up” – Violent Femmes
3. “Guillotine” – Jon Bellion

Best live performance you’ve seen:
1. Machine Gun Kelly
2. Blink 182
3. Hans Zimmer

Best playlist DJ’s (aka who should get the aux cord):
1. Steel usually has a solid mix.
2. Justin Cobb (my trainer/life teacher has a wide variety of music just like I do)
3. Nicola Butler


Worst playlist DJ’s (aka who shouldn’t get the aux cord):
1. Nic Rapa (No Offense, I like EDM but the stuff I hear you play on the boat is horrible haha)
2. My girlfriend Naomi Froelich (All she ever wants to listen to is Miley Cyrus)
3. Pierce Homsey (he’s a bit of an old soul)

Last 3 songs you listened to:
1 “Run” – Foo Fighters
2 “Norf Norf” – Vince Staples
3 “Glow Up” – Meek Mill

Worst songs that are popular right now:
1. “Peek A Boo” – Lil Yachty
2. “iSpy” – Lil Yachty (I just can’t get down with the nursery rhyme hip-hop he makes)
3. “Tunnel Vision” – Kodak Black


Songs you sing in your head during a photo shoot:
1. “My Name Is Human” – Highly Suspect
2. “Wild Boy” – MGK (I always switch the words to “Imma wild boy, call me T-sode”)
3. “Butter Toppin” – Evan Barlow

Songs to edit photos to:
1. “Skinny Love” – Bon Iver (really, all of Bon Iver’s music)
2. “It Catches Up With You” – Trent Reznor (soundtracks from movies)
3. Anything by Ludovico Einaudi (sitting down in front of a computer to edit is an extremely difficult task for me, so anything meditative is what I listen to when editing. I even listen to meditation playlists on Spotify)


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