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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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