I’m surprised at myself for not adding the Velvet Underground to my studio mix until recently. I mean, really, how can I call myself an artsy hipster and not listen to the dulcet tones of Lou Reed and Nico over proto-punk guitar riffs while drinking beer and painting? Honestly, It seemed a bit on the nose to have Andy Warhol’s seminal band on a mix dedicated to inspiring creativity in my studio. So maybe that’s why I didn’t think to add them. But then I heard Nico on the radio and realized, of course. Of course, their music needs to be on the mix.

Here’s my current fav. Enjoy.