These following photos are paintings (which I love!) done by said friend - Chicago artist, Ennis Martin... likely listening to Flying Lotus?
I generally work to lots of things; Pandora stations, my own last.fm mix, but one I always seem to come back to is Chicago's own, The Sea and Cake, especially their album One Bedroom.
I have a week off coming up, so it's likely I will be listening to both these bands, experimenting with color, shape, and textures.
What's your favorite music to work to? Feel free to post in comments below!