How We Set the Shop Vibe

Vibe setting. It’s something we take very seriously at the Shop – and yes, it’s a technical term – from lighting, to décor, to perhaps most importantly, music. One of our vibe-setting geniuses is Shop assistant manager, Gemma Quarry – a multi-talented barista, manager and vibe-setter who always picks out the right tunes.

We asked Gemma for some music recs for different moments throughout the day. Read on for a few that might lift your mood!

When the music is an energy boost (think: 8:30am session on empowerment): 

  • Lord Huron (It’s indie, very uplifting)
  • Khruangbin (It’s a whole spectrum of instrumental music – from calm to funky – always with a great bassline)

When the music supports your flow (think: lunch time prep): 

  • Buena Vista Social Club (They’re a Cuban musical collective that makes you feel like you’re dancing or lounging on a patio)
  • Shuggie Otis radio (A multitalented singer, songwriter, and producer with amazing guitar)

When the music is stress relief (think: your to-do list is getting the best of you): 

  • Anderson .Paak (It’s more upbeat than Daniel Caesar, but that’s a front to back record that reminds you everything is okay)
  • Maleek Berry (The vibe is heavenly – it’s percussive, it’s melodic)

When the music starts the party (think: happy hour is bumpin’): 

  • Kaytranada (That’s party time music. It’s ear-perking, hip-hop beats and house grooves)
  • Masego (Sultry-smooth, r&b and dance music that makes you want to shake it)
  • Again, Maleek Berry (Maleek Berry sets the vibes and keeps the vibes. My motto is “when in doubt, put on Maleek Berry”)