We like to mix things up on Dezeen Music Project, so after all the summery chill-out tracks we've been featuring recently, we thought it was time for something a bit different. This track by Olly Clucas is dark, driving and a little bit glitchy: not your typical lazy summer afternoon kind of track, but once the beat kicks in you won't care.
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The sun is shining and the temperature keeps on rising here at Clerkenwell Design Week where we are rushing about trying to cover the festival as well as looking after our Dezeen Watch Store pop-up shop. We need a track to help us chill out, and this ambient soundscape by General Reef should do the trick.
We love getting original tracks from unexpected places on Dezeen Music Project. This track made up of layers of electronic loops is by Metamechanics, a design and construction consultancy firm by trade. You can listen to some of their other tracks here.
We'll be playing Dezeen Music Project tracks like this one all week at our Dezeen Watch store pop-up at Clerkenwell Design Week, so make sure you drop by.
Maybe it's because we're all partied out from the tokyobike store opening last night, but we're finishing off the week on Dezeen Music Project with a nice mellow track. This melodic soundscape is by Remote Scenes (aka Greig Penny), a graduate architect from Aberdeen.
This evening Dezeen Music Project will be heading off to the launch party for tokyobike's new store, where we'll be behind the decks providing all the tunes.
We'll be spinning an eclectic mix of some of our favourite music that's been submitted so far, including up-tempo party tracks, mellow grooves as well as darker, more ambient music like this great track by Chris Harvey.
All the details about the party can be found here.
When photographer Paul Raftery sent us his timelapse movie of The Shard yesterday, one of our very first reactions was how great the soundtrack was. So we thought we'd post it up in full here on Dezeen Music Project.
Here's another collaboration between UK producer Mykus and singer Fruit Shoes, although Carrots is a much mellower, more light-hearted offering compared to the dark and glitchy track that we featured on Dezeen Music Project a couple of months ago. Here we've got cute, catchy vocals and a refreshingly lo-fi, almost clunky bass-line that sets the tone for the track as a whole.
You can listen to the original track here if you prefer a more hardcore start to your week.
We thought it was time for a different vibe after all the dubby tracks we started the week with on Dezeen Music Project. This ambient track by Hungarian group Seeds in Helmet is dark and brooding, with haunting, whispered vocals and a delicate keyboard line that bubbles underneath.
MyDinamo is part of an album called LoveBox, which you can download for free here.
Yesterday we had dub reggae from Berlin, and we continue the global feel today on Dezeen Music Project with some transnational dubstep courtesy of Solar Lion. World Steppers is an intriguing fusion of tribal sounds and rhythms, with a bass-heavy dubstep sensibility.
We've got a much more danceable track for you on Dezeen Music Project today, with this minimal but funky house track by Kobi Glas. Funky Pressure is one of a collection of tracks inspired by the city of Tel Aviv, which you can download here if you like what you hear.
Having too many analogue synths to play with isn't conducive to a good night's sleep - that's what Shitwave discovered when making this track, aptly titled Sleeping Problems, which manages to be catchy as well as rhythmically experimental.
There's also a music video for the track that you can watch here.
If you're a fan of retro keyboard sounds, you'll love this track by Monster Bobby. A1 Autoroute du Nord is a driving, pulsing track with a definite nod to 1980s synth-pop. It also reminds us of some of the excellent 80s-inspired music on the soundtrack to last year's Nicolas Winding Refn movie, Drive.