04/11/2012 06:21 am ET Updated Jun 10, 2012

HuffPost Workouts: 45-Minute High-Energy Playlist

I'm a DJ/producer/musician, but I've also been an avid runner/cyclist for about 10 years now. It was only fitting that since I listen to music while working out, I make playlists that enhance my workout. If I could do it my way, there would be about 15 different playlists for each specific workout, sport and intensity, but this one incorporates a bunch of different genres. You can actually run to the beat; I like when every time you step down you actually hit on the beat. (It's a lot easier on a treadmill!)

I tested this playlist on a run, and it worked out extremely well. It starts off chill for a 10-minute warm up, then slowly speeds up. There's a short, five-minute chill session to catch your breath, then it gets really intense up until a final climax and then a good eight minutes of cool down grooves. It's a diverse and fun mix that can be good for almost anyone doing any type of solo workout for 45 minutes.

  • Radiohead -- Idioteque
  • Benny Benassi -- Cinema (Skrillex Remix)
  • Big Sean -- Dance (A) Remix (Feat. Nicki Minaj)
  • Muse -- Stockholm Syndrome
  • The Killers -- Mr. Brightside
  • The Postal Service -- The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
  • System Of a Down -- B.Y.O.B.
  • Bloc Party -- The Price of Gasoline
  • Gotye -- State of the Art
  • DLake -- Hearts a Mess [Remix] (Feat. Gotye)
  • Kanye West -- Lost in the World

For more music, check out the rest of the HuffPost Workouts series here.