We often feature dubstep tracks on Dezeen Music Project, but we haven't had any drum and bass for a while. This track starts off with a chilled-out, melancholy vibe, but it doesn't take long for Vancouver-based producer Carpe Noctem to drop in a full-blown D&B beat.
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Budapest DJ Fine Cut Bodies has remixed the first part of the classic Mike Oldfield album Tubular Bells. The track is a competition entry for an Indaba Music remix contest to commemorate the release of the original record, and you can listen to the other remixes the track is up against here.
Make sure you also check out the excellent Fine Cut Bodies remix of Fever Ray track Keep the Streets Empty for Me that we featured on Dezeen Music Project back in June.
Online music label Curious Absurdities has contributed some great chill-out tracks to Dezeen Music Project over the past few months (check them out here), but this instrumental composition by Japanese artist Yu-Chi is something very different. In fact, existing somewhere between the beautiful and the bizarre, Marks of a Tear isn't much like anything we've featured on Dezeen Music Project before.
The track comes from Yu-Chi's recently released album Monochrome Clown, which is well worth a listen and is available to download for free.
We're rounding off the week on Dezeen Music Project with this funky remix of an old school Afrika Bambaataa track by Beirut producer Trash Inc.
This soothing instrumental is the latest track by Helsinki-based musician Cillian Warfield. A delicate acoustic guitar picking pattern forms the basis of the track, from which mournful horns and eerie bell sounds emerge as the track builds up, before fading back down again in a gentle swell.
Listen to the other chill-out tracks on Dezeen Music Project here.
This brooding electro-pop song is by a UK duo called Twin Pod Cloud Car. Taken from their album Don't Panic, Gravity combines a ferocious electronic beat with chant-like repeating vocal melodies and lyrics that provide, in the band's own words, "a simple science lesson".
Jordan Mitchell is a man of wide-ranging musical talents. The first tracks of his we heard were soft, soothing acoustic guitar instrumentals (check out Filtered Sunshine, which we featured on Dezeen Music Project back in March). But these days he's just as likely to send over glitchy, stuttering electronica like this excellent track called Overpopulation.
We end the week on Dezeen Music Project with the dextrous fingerpicking of Italian musician Francesco Fiotti on this beautiful acoustic guitar instrumental called Tightrope.
If you like what you hear, check out the track of his that we featured on Dezeen Music Project last month, which also features the serene cello playing of Marvin Ayres.
There's no aquatic theme in his latest offering, Ascend, just funky synths, a grooving bass-line and pounding drum track.
Today's Dezeen Music Project track is by Cardiff based DJ Simplex, aka architecture student Simon James. Simplex explores a range of different genres in his tracks, from very minimal, atmospheric techno to more club-friendly tech-house like this track, Reso Dream.
If you like what you hear but are feeling in a more minimal mood, make sure you check out the other tracks on his Souncloud page.
We continue our exploration of tracks by artists on music label Anova Music with this enchanting song by Israeli singer and actress Efrat Ben Zur. Bee is Ben Zur's lulling, almost hypnotic interpretation of the Emily Dickinson poem Bee! I'm Expecting You, and is taken from her 2012 album Robin, which contains eight other Dickinson poems set to music.
Our second track of the week from Israeli music label Anova Music is a summery, psychedelic pop song by Tel Aviv-based band Underwater Firemen. With its hazy harmonies and wall of fuzzy keyboard and guitar sounds, Burning Flowers wouldn't sound out of place on an Of Montreal or Animal Collective album.
Make sure you check out yesterday's track by another Anova Music band called Kitzu, and head over to Anova Music's Soundcloud page to hear tracks by the other artists on their books.
Israeli music label Anova Music have sent us over so many great tracks recently that we couldn't just choose one, so we're going to feature a track by one of their artists each day for the rest of the week on Dezeen Music Project.
First up is this slick track by Jerusalem-based band Kitzu. Taken from their recently released debut album, Going Far combines glitchy, post-rock instrumentation with a solid bass groove and infectious vocal hook.
Here's the third of a trio of house tracks we've featured on Dezeen Music Project this week. With You is an upbeat, sunny track by Californian DJ Krusht, taken from his recent EP By the Pool, which we featured the title track of on Dezeen Music Project last month.