Tag: electronic

Dezeen Music Project: Ear Salad
by DJ Kimon

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.

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Dezeen Music Project: Byrds in Heaven
by Human Machine

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.

The track was sent to us by Love Our Records, a UK-based online record label that releases a free download each week. Check them out here.

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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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Dezeen Music Project: Grandma Got Groove
by It Takes Two To Tango

The fantastically mellow groove on this track by UK producer It Takes Two To Tango is as chilled-out as it is soulful. If French duo Air ever recorded a track with Bill Withers, this is what it would sound like.

Make sure you also check out It Takes Two To Tango's remix of Settle Down by Kimbra that we featured on Dezeen Music Project earlier in the year.

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Dezeen Music Project: Amendment XVIII
by Fine Cut Bodies

Budapest producer and DJ Fine Cut Bodies has to be one of the most wonderfully eclectic artists we've featured on Dezeen Music Project. He's certainly not afraid of combining musical elements from whatever mix of genres takes his fancy. Amendment XVIII is a bass-heavy electronica track with the unmistakeable swing rhythm of jazz music. It shouldn't work, but somehow it does.

Check out the other Fine Cut Bodies tracks we've featured on Dezeen Music Project here.

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Dezeen Music Project: Beeptweek
by Glen Lib

We used this quirky little electronica track by American designer and musician Glen Lib on today's video interview with east London designer Donna Wilson. We could only use a short segment in the movie, so here's the full track.

We're using the track on interviews with all the designers who contributed pieces to the Stepney Green Design Collection, including the interview with Phil Cuttance that we published on Dezeen on Friday. You can watch all the movies as we publish them here.

Make sure you also check out the other Glen Lib track that we featured on Dezeen Music Project, a bouncy, up-beat electronic pop song called Spider String.

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Dezeen Music Project: Tokyo Feeling
by Jekka

This quirky electronic pop song by Moscow-based musician Jekka has a simple, repeating arpeggiated synth pattern at its base. It seems unremarkable at first, but transforms into the perfect counterpoint to Jekka's soaring, oddly melancholic vocals once she starts singing just under a minute in to the track.

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