All The Feels: Grateful (DJ Mix + Spotify Playlist)

  1. the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.
    synonyms:gratefulness, thankfulness, thanks, appreciation, indebtedness;

2019 is all about the feels for me. And because I can’t wait for 2019, we’re going to kick that off a bit early…with ALL THE FEELS!


When I was alone abroad, music was my therapist. I created playlists to help pick me up, to make me feel grateful, to calm me down, etc. So I’m going to take that further and curate “All The Feels”, a mix series where I prescribe different sounds depending on what you want to feel.


Gratitude is the best feeling in the world. It’s the feeling we need more than any other. It’s the feeling that can get you through any situation and lift up anyone around you.

Gratitude is appreciating every little glorious detail of life and outwardly thanking yourself, the universe, and those around you for what they do. It’s a selfless act where you show your appreciation unconditionally, expecting nothing in return.

Despite knowing this, it’s still so easy to focus on what you don’t have instead of what you do.

But where does that get me? Typically depressed and sulking around the house wishing my life was better despite it already being great.

Where does gratitude get me? When I feel grateful, I’m on top of the world. I’m filled with love on the brink of crying tears of joy. It’s a contagious energy that not only lifts you up, but lifts up those around you.

This playlist was the first one I ever made after having my emotional renaissance in 2018, and has been the playlist I listen to most. It was first made while I was living in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and if I’m being real, I frequently cry tears of joy to it.


Gratitude to me is gospel-inspired soulful dance music. It’s uplifting major piano chords on top of driving basslines featuring a heavenly (typically female) vocalist that you can sing along with at the top of your lungs. It’s Galantis, Sigala, MK, Bakermat, The Magician, and more. It’s a sound that fills you with love, gets you on your feet, and helps you remember that life is a blessing and everything is going to be alright.