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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
We're ending the week on Dezeen Music Project with this lush electronica track by Glasgow artist Atomic League. Die For Your Love builds up to a gentle crescendo with catchy melodies and syncopated drum rhythms layered over the big, pulsating synth at the track's heart.
This smooth dance track is the latest single from Los Angeles DJ and producer Krusht, which features his signature combination of dreamy vocal samples, hazy synths and danceable beats.
Check out other tracks by Krusht that we've featured on Dezeen Music Project here.
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.
This lush, downtempo electronica track is by a UK artist based in Stoke-on-Trent called Oathless. The track is taken from an EP of the same name released by online label Curious Absurdities in October. You can listen to the full EP for free here.
We started the week off with a piece of jazz-infused score music by Florian Riedl, so we thought we'd continue the vibe with today's track by Brian Lewis Smith. So It Goes is a far more experimental piece, however, fusing shimmering electronic sounds with traditional jazz instruments and tones.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Beirut producer Trash Inc always brings a smile to our face with his infectious brand of electro, and this brash, irresistibly funky track is no exception. With its cheesy sci-fi synths and sampled dialogue from cult 1950s movie Queen of Outer Space, Astro Dasher sounds like it's been beamed down by a spaceship from some zany CinemaScope vision of the future.
Check out other tracks by Trash Inc that we've featured on Dezeen Music Project here.
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