Dezeen Music Project
The first three movies from our Dezeen Live series of talks filmed at 100% Design will feature tracks by east London band Strong Asian Mothers, so we thought it was time to put some more of their tracks up on Dezeen Music Project.
This track is called Position To Fly and is full of catchy vocal hooks, big beats and even bigger bass-lines. Watch out for the tasty horn section that comes in towards the end of the track too.
We're ending the week on Dezeen Music Project with this lush electronica track by Glasgow artist Atomic League. Die For Your Love builds up to a gentle crescendo with catchy melodies and syncopated drum rhythms layered over the big, pulsating synth at the track's heart.
This experimental electronica track by Newport producer 800xL is an unusual concoction of trippy sounds and rhythms that, in lesser hands, could easily have become an incoherent mess. In fact, 800xL manages to hold it all down with a wonderfully slow, deliberate and chilled-out bass that's worth listening to on a good pair of headphones to fully appreciate.
This smooth dance track is the latest single from Los Angeles DJ and producer Krusht, which features his signature combination of dreamy vocal samples, hazy synths and danceable beats.
Check out other tracks by Krusht that we've featured on Dezeen Music Project here.
This disco-infused dance track by French producer Aimedeuxhaine is another release by online label Curious Absurdities. Brimming with soulful melodies and funky bass-lines, L'Eau Tonne has been skilfully put together. The track seems even more impressive when you consider that Aimedeuxhaine is just 17 years old.
L'Eau Tonne is taken from an eight track EP called Somed, which you can download for free here.
This lush, downtempo electronica track is by a UK artist based in Stoke-on-Trent called Oathless. The track is taken from an EP of the same name released by online label Curious Absurdities in October. You can listen to the full EP for free here.
We started the week off with a piece of jazz-infused score music by Florian Riedl, so we thought we'd continue the vibe with today's track by Brian Lewis Smith. So It Goes is a far more experimental piece, however, fusing shimmering electronic sounds with traditional jazz instruments and tones.
It's not often that we get sent a piece of score music on Dezeen Music Project, so we were delighted when saxophonist and composer Florian Riedl shared this piece that was written for a German documentary called Russian Girls. Soothing and melodic, it's a lovely track to start the week with.
Get ready for the weekend with this great moombahton track by breakbeat DJ extraordinaire FreQ Nasty, featuring UK reggae singer Tippa Irie and Dezeen Music Project favourite Solar Lion. This is the original mix, but there are loads of great remixes of the track on FreQ Nasty's Soundcloud page, so check them out too.
You can also listen to previous tracks by Solar Lion that we've featured on Dezeen Music Project here.
The fantastically mellow groove on this track by UK producer It Takes Two To Tango is as chilled-out as it is soulful. If French duo Air ever recorded a track with Bill Withers, this is what it would sound like.
Make sure you also check out It Takes Two To Tango's remix of Settle Down by Kimbra that we featured on Dezeen Music Project earlier in the year.
Budapest producer and DJ Fine Cut Bodies has to be one of the most wonderfully eclectic artists we've featured on Dezeen Music Project. He's certainly not afraid of combining musical elements from whatever mix of genres takes his fancy. Amendment XVIII is a bass-heavy electronica track with the unmistakeable swing rhythm of jazz music. It shouldn't work, but somehow it does.
Check out the other Fine Cut Bodies tracks we've featured on Dezeen Music Project here.
We used this quirky little electronica track by American designer and musician Glen Lib on today's video interview with east London designer Donna Wilson. We could only use a short segment in the movie, so here's the full track.
We're using the track on interviews with all the designers who contributed pieces to the Stepney Green Design Collection, including the interview with Phil Cuttance that we published on Dezeen on Friday. You can watch all the movies as we publish them here.
Make sure you also check out the other Glen Lib track that we featured on Dezeen Music Project, a bouncy, up-beat electronic pop song called Spider String.
This quirky electronic pop song by Moscow-based musician Jekka has a simple, repeating arpeggiated synth pattern at its base. It seems unremarkable at first, but transforms into the perfect counterpoint to Jekka's soaring, oddly melancholic vocals once she starts singing just under a minute in to the track.
Beirut producer Trash Inc always brings a smile to our face with his infectious brand of electro, and this brash, irresistibly funky track is no exception. With its cheesy sci-fi synths and sampled dialogue from cult 1950s movie Queen of Outer Space, Astro Dasher sounds like it's been beamed down by a spaceship from some zany CinemaScope vision of the future.
Check out other tracks by Trash Inc that we've featured on Dezeen Music Project here.
Here's another collaboration between UK producer Mykus and the singer Fruit Shoes, who are fast becoming Dezeen Music Project favourites. Just like their previous tracks Carrots and A Blemish, Electric Fizz is a glitchy mix of stuttering rhythms and mashed up samples that feels like it's on the verge of falling apart at any moment. It's a genuinely unique sound and well worth a listen.
If you like what you hear, make sure you check out the other tracks by Mykus and Fruit Shoes that we've featured on Dezeen Music Project so far.
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