Dezeen Music Project

Dezeen Music Project exclusive: I Could See
You As A Mayan by Brian Lewis Smith

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.

You can listen to another track by Brian Lewis Smith that we featured on Dezeen Music Project last year here.

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Dezeen Music Project: New Territories
by Sun Yin

It's Friday so we thought it was about time for some more house music on Dezeen Music Project. This track by Manchester-based producer Sun Yin has got a nice deep bass and some lovely lush synths that come in as the track progresses.

Check out some of the other house tracks we've featured on Dezeen Music Project here.

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Dezeen Music Project: Route by
Fine Cut Bodies and Fink

Hungarian DJ and producer Fine Cut Bodies has given us all a late Christmas present by making this little-known collaboration with Brighton-based musician Fink available for free download. Route is a mellow trip-hop track which, although composed over eight years ago, still sounds fresh in 2013.

Download it here while you can.

You can listen to other tracks by Fine Cut Bodies that we've featured on Dezeen Music Project here.

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Dezeen Music Project: Sunset in Akkarai
by EarthSync

The music featured on the final three movies from our Dezeen Live series of talks, including today's talk with Clemens Weisshaar, is from world music record label EarthSync. Sunset in Akkarai is one of EarthSync's more traditional tracks, which features haunting vocals and the distinctive tone of the sitar.

You can listen to more tracks by EarthSync that we've featured on Dezeen Music Project here, and watch the Dezeen Live talk with Clemens Weisshaar here.

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Dezeen Music Project: Micro Melody
by Glen Lib

Here's another track by American designer and musician Glen Lib, whose music is featured on our latest Dezeen Live movies. Like all Lib's tracks, Micro Melody is fun, funky and full of quirky synth sounds.

You can listen to more tracks by Glen Lib that we've featured on Dezeen Music Project here, and watch the Dezeen Live talk with Benjamin Hubert here.

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Dezeen Music Project: Mosquito Maps
by Glen Lib

This catchy, upbeat track by designer and musician Glen Lib provides the soundtrack for today's Dezeen Live movie featuring east London designer Philippe Malouin.

You can listen to more tracks by Glen Lib that we've featured on Dezeen Music Project here, and watch the Dezeen Live talk with Malouin here.

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Dezeen Music Project: Mostly Always Right
by 800xL

Mostly Always Right is the track featured on today's movie about Philips' Lumiblade OLED technology, which is by a Newport-based producer called 800xL. 800xL describes the track as "ambi-sci-fi-future-funk", and who are we to disagree?

You can listen to another track by 800xL on Dezeen Music Project here, and watch our movie about Philips' Lumiblade technology here.

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Dezeen Music Project: Bumble
by Reset Robot

This week on Dezeen Music Project we'll be playing tracks by Portsmouth DJ Reset Robot, whose music features on the next three movies from our Dezeen Live series of talks at 100% Design.

This track, Bumble, is taken from a three-track EP called Atelier that Reset Robot released this year with the record label Intacto. If you like what you hear, you can buy the EP here.

You can listen to more Reset Robot tracks on Dezeen Music Project here, and watch today’s Dezeen Live movie featuring Asif Khan here.

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Dezeen Music Project: Don't Go
by Strong Asian Mothers

Here's another track by east London band Strong Asian Mothers, whose music is featured on the first three movies from our Dezeen Live series of talks filmed at 100% Design.

You can listen to more Strong Asian Mothers tracks on Dezeen Music Project here, and watch yesterday's Dezeen Live movie featuring Sam Jacob here.

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Dezeen Music Project: Position To Fly
by Strong Asian Mothers

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.

You can listen to more Strong Asian Mothers tracks on Dezeen Music Project here, and watch today's Dezeen Live movie featuring Tom Hulme, design director at IDEO, here.

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Dezeen Music Project: I Hate Everyone
Especially You by 800xL

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.

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Dezeen Music Project: L'Eau Tonne
by Aimedeuxhaine

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.

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