We've got another remix to end the week on Dezeen Music Project and set you up for the long Easter weekend. Brighton-based DJ and producer Wilf Mason has sent us his chilled-out house reworking of Fiction by The xx.
Dezeen Music Project
Newport-based producer 800xL has sent us this sparse, stripped-down remix of a track called Tutto Bene by Italian artist Jolly Mare, which is part of a remix competition being held by record label Bad Panda Records.
You can listen to the original track here.
We are using the track on the intro to the video interviews we did at the Design Indaba conference, as part of our Dezeen and MINI World Tour, including last week's interview with Richard Perez, World Design Capital programme director for Cape Town in 2014.
Listen to another great track by Lavine that we featured on Dezeen Music Project recently here.
This is a remix of a track by Japanese artist Yu-Chi, which we featured on Dezeen Music Project back in August last year. The original track is both weird and beautiful, a quality that BLKrKRT's remix retains, while introducing a darker, more brooding intensity.
You can listen to the original track here.
Brides and Bees by South African DJ Floyd Lavine blends techno rhythms with the sounds of soul music to create a track that's smooth, laid-back and danceable all at the same time.
We discovered Lavine at the inaugural Design Indaba Music Circuit in Cape Town last week.
Gazelle is another South African group that we discovered at the Design Indaba Music Circuit in Cape Town last week. As this track called Options demonstrates, Gazelle fuse traditional African music with elements from the electro, disco and synth-pop genres to create an eclectic sound that they call Lim Pop.
This is the track that we featured in our first movie from Design Indaba in Cape Town. It's by a young South African DJ and producer called Kimon, who played a set here in Cape Town as part of the Design Indaba Music Circuit.
You can watch the movie here.
Make sure you also check out the track we featured on Wednesday by the great Spoek Mathambo.
Dezeen is at Design Indaba in Cape Town all this week, for the first stop on our Dezeen and MINI World Tour. For the first year at Design Indaba, there is a music festival running alongside the main conference, which is showcasing a range of exciting South African musical talents, and we'll be choosing some of our favourites to feature on Dezeen Music Project.
Spoek Mathambo will be closing the conference on Friday, which gives us the perfect excuse to feature his excellent 'township tech' cover of Joy Division's She's Lost Control.
Make sure you also check out the excellent music video for the track.
This is a session recorded by young British singer-songwriter Floella Grace and features nothing but a stripped-back acoustic guitar and Grace's stunning voice. The track was sent to Dezeen Music Project by Choosic, a newly formed organisation promoting music by unsigned bands and musicians.
You can listen to a studio recording of the track here, but we prefer the raw tenderness of this session version.
This track by Human Machine is a tribute to the late, great trumpet player Donald Byrd, who passed away last week. Byrds in Heaven is a gentle electronica track, which features a mournful sample of Byrd's playing.
Here is another track from the fantastic La Première EP by new electronic record label Atelier du Sample, which we featured a track from last week. The EP is still available to download for free here, so get it while you can.
Make sure you also check out the great dance track by Aimedeuxhaine that we featured on Dezeen Music Project last year.
In this remix British producer Zwolf builds on the haunting, fractured vocals of the original track with a glitchy, fast-paced electronic beat.
The music featured on today's movie about Faye Toogood's installation for the Seven Designers for Seven Dials project is by Edinburgh-based artist Remote Scenes.
The track on the movie is called Blue Sapphire, which we featured on Dezeen Music Project last year, and this track called Cloud Armour is a similarly melodic soundscape with chiming keyboards and mushy post-rock guitars.
This nostalgic hip hop track by rapper Darko and producer You Haven't Heard of Him features soulful samples from I'm Still Waiting by Diana Ross. The track comes from the duo's Used Heart Salesmen EP that will be released this month on the Curious Absurdities online record label.
Here's a chilled-out deep house remix of Icelandic music producer B.G. Baarregaard's track Love With You, the video for which we published on Dezeen on Saturday. The remix is by an artist called Askell and has been released, together with the original track, on the Imolan Nights record label.
Make sure you check out the music video for the orginal track, in which director Harald Haraldsson combines a wall of bookshelves and a projector to surprisingly dramatic effect.
American musician Brian Lewis Smith has made his latest track I Could See You As A Mayan available exclusively to Dezeen Music Project. Right now, this is the only place you'll be able to hear it.
I Could See You As A Mayan is a gentle, lo-fi instrumental with delicate keyboard melodies and bass-lines that emerge from the warm crackle of tape fuzz. "It was the first time that I used a cassette tape recorder extensively," Smith told Dezeen Music Project. "The idea was to amplify all of the little crunch and hiss sounds that come from using older gear in order to create a bed of texture that the tune can lay upon."
This production technique provides the perfect platform for Smith, whose background is in jazz music, to demonstrate his musicianship. Melodic phrases weave intricately in and out of earshot throughout the track, with subtle variations and flourishes that only reveal themselves after repeat listens.