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Focal Naim America Announces 5 New “Mixed on Focal” Playlists

New streaming playlists for R&B, EDM, Hip Hop/Rap, and Rock include music from twenty engineers using Focal Pro monitors.

Mixed on Focal Console

In 2021, Focal Naim America announced the beginning of its “Mixed On Focal initiative. The program consists of a series of playlists that showcase recordings in the manner in which the artist, mix engineer, producer, and record label originally intended.

For 2024, Focal/Naim has released five new genre-specific HD audio playlists for R&B, Hip Hop/Rap, EDM, and Rock (1 and 2)

The playlists are available to Focal HI-FI and Pro Audio dealers, members of the Hi-Fi press, and current and prospective customers. 

Whether at a Focal dealer, listening at home, or at a pro recording studio using Focal speakers, the music will sound as the artist intended since each song was mixed on Focal studio monitors. 

Mixed on Focal by Genre Album

The Playlists

This new HD Audio streaming playlists feature music mixes from twenty engineers. All five “Mixed on Focal” playlists are available today on TIDAL, Amazon Music HD, Qobuz, Apple Music, and Spotify (in anticipation of Spotify HiFi). 

  1. EDM: TIDAL, Amazon Music HD, Qobuz. Apple Music, Spotify
  2. Hip Hop / Rap: TIDAL, Amazon Music HD (link pending), Qobuz, Apple Music, Spotify
  3. R&B: TIDAL, Amazon Music HD (link pending), Qobuz, Apple Music, Spotify
  4. Rock Vol. 1: TIDAL, Amazon Music HD, Qobuz, Apple Music, Spotify
  5. Rock Vol. 2: TIDAL, Amazon Music HD, Qobuz, Apple Music, Spotify

Focal Speaker Monitors

Focal professional studio monitors (speakers) used on the mixes include the Focal Trio11 Be, Trio6 Be, Twin6 Be, Solo6 Be, Shape Twin, Shape 65, and Shape 40.

Focal Trio11 Be Studio Monitor
Focal Trio11 Be Studio Monitor ($3,666 at Amazon)

Participating Engineers

Engineers using Focal monitors for songs on the five new playlists are:

  • Leslie Brathwaite 
  • Thomas ‘Tillie’ Mann
  • Will Yip
  • Mike Pepe
  • Ryan West
  • Luca Pretolesi
  • Adrian Quesada 
  • ‘Mixed by Humanz (Bobby Campbell & Gerry ‘The Gov’ Brown)
  • Jimmy Bralower
  • Eric Stenman
  • Michael Ramos
  • Rob Tavaglione
  • Athena Wilkinson
  • Charles Stella
  • Brad Smalling 
  • Robert Guzman
  • Phil Greiss
  • Diamante Anthony Blackman
  • Mike Lawson
  • Fergie

Playlist Examples

PlaylistEngineerSong ExampleFocal Speaker Monitor Used
Hip Hop RapLeslie Brathwaite I Like It Twin6 Be 
Hip Hop RapThomas ‘Tillie’ MannGood Love Twin6 Be 
Rock Vol.1 Will YipNever Wanted To Trio6 Be 
Rock Vol.2Mike PepeHappy Yet Trio6 Be 
R&B Ryan WestFigures Solo6 
EDM Luca PretolesiOn My Mind Trio11 
R&B Adrian Quesada More Than A Love Song Shape Twin 
R&B Mixed by Humanz Bigger Love Shape 40 
Rock Vol.1 Jimmy BralowerTell Me All The Things You Do Twin6 Be 
Rock Vol.1Eric StenmanBeds Are Burning Trio6 Be 
R&B Michael RamosThey Don’t See Us Shape Twin 
Rock Vol.2 Rob TavaglioneChevy Heavy Trio11 Be 
Rock Vol.1 Athena WilkinsonTime to Mend Trio11 Be 
Rock Vol.2 Charles StellaGive A Little Trio11 Be
Rock Vol.2 Brad Smalling Confused Trio11 Be 
EDM Robert GuzmanWith YouTrio11 
EDM Phil GreissGoodbyeTrio11 
EDM Diamante Anthony BlackmanWith You Trio11 
Rock Vol.1Mike LawsonOne Kind FavorTrio6 Be 
EDM FergieLevel Up Shape 65 

Find More Music!

Go to Focal’s All Artists Experiences Page for a complete list of all the songs on both the new genre playlists as well as previously released playlists. The music can be sorted by playlist, artist, album, song, engineer, and speaker monitors used.

From Romain Vet, VP of Sales & Marketing at Focal Naim America: “Mixed on Focal playlists create a perfect way to show off the incredible sound of Focal,…Today Focal offers five new genre-specific ‘Mixed on Focal’ high-resolution streaming playlists, featuring over 100 songs to playback on Focal speakers or headphones—the same quality speakers the songs were mixed on. HIFI listeners and pro audio professionals want to hear music the way the artist meant their music to sound, Mixed on Focal playlists are a great way to listen.

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