Dezeen Music Project: a fluffy character unwraps an ethereal figure formed from archive footage in this music video directed by New Zealander Markus Hofko for Los Angeles beat-maker Flying Lotus. More »
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Desired Effect is a wistful pop song by Glasgow band Atom Tree. With plucked strings and what sounds like a glockenspiel driving the track, it has a much more analogue feel than 45, the previous Atom Tree track we featured on Dezeen Music Project.
British house producer and DJ Jo Noon has sent us another gorgeous chilled-out dance track called Wednesday. Like October, the previous track we featured by Noon, Wednesday is lush and dreamy in all the right places, but is underpinned throughout by crisp, purposeful percussion.
Madrid-based producer Skygaze specialises in dreamy, mesmeric dance music that sounds best listened to in the very early hours of the morning. Drowned is no exception and features waves of soft, hazy synths and crisp electronic drum rolls from which broken fragments of vocal samples occasionally emerge.
UK singer-songwriter Sivu has recorded a reworking of the Nirvana classic Dumb, from the band's In Utero album. True to form, he’s replaced Kurt Cobain’s ragged guitar-playing with a sombre synthesiser drone, which provides a platform for his typically floaty vocal harmonies.
London producer Just Ben has sent us his latest track, a fantastically chilled-out and soulful dance track. In fact, 10 Forward might be even smoother and more funky than Love Sensation, the last track Just Ben sent us. That’s no mean feat.
To mark the release of his debut album Human, which came out last week, techno producer Max Cooper has exclusively shared a binaural mix with us, which features the new album’s lead track Woven Ancestry.
Binaural recordings create a 3D sound experience: music seems to come from multiple different directions, as if you were sitting in the room with the musicians. The effect only works if you’re listening with headphones, though. So put on a pair of cans, close your eyes, and immerse yourself in the music!
The mix, which was recorded live and also features the tracks Meadows and Gravity Well, was created using 4DSOUND, a rig consisting of 48 speakers arranged in 16 columns, which allows producers to spatially design the sounds within tracks. You can watch a video of Cooper explaining the project here.
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