Good music is one of the many small, but forgotten things that can make an Uber or Lyft ride great.
While most drivers might just leave that job to the radio, 21-year-old TJ Jones from Asheville, North Carolina, has created a series of Spotify playlists for his car.
But these aren’t just regular Spotify playlists with generic mood descriptors like “chill” or “motivation.” These are meant to fit every kind of passenger he’d come across.
From “white dudes who look like [they] like rap,” to “quiet ppl,” to “fucking hipsters,” the 11 playlists try and cover it all. And he’s been getting a lot more compliments on the music, as per his tweet.
On Jones’ Spotify page, you can find these playlists and the songs he thinks certain people are into.
Like “fucking hipsters,” who are allegedly really into Neutral Milk Hotel, Toro y Moi and The Cure. Fair, fair.
Or “white dudes who look like they like rap,” which features Chance The Rapper, Drake, Frank Ocean.
Then there’s “heady bros,” packed with Nirvana, Mac DeMarco and other tunes that inebriated dudes seem to like.
Jones, who also studies sociology and video production at college, explained via email that he’s only been driving on both services for 11 days. Yet it’s his playlists that everyone’s all talking about, where he’s even managed to feature local musicians he admires like Wednesday and Dumb Boy.
“Was pretty wild to have that tweet and my Spotify account go viral, never thought my music taste was all that great but gaining 12,000 Spotify followers was pretty convincing of the opposite,” he said.
These playlists have apparently already landed Jones a job as a music supervisor, but he said none of the offers have followed through just yet.
Well, if you need a guy who can put together a few playlists, we think we know a guy.