Tag: pop

Dezeen Music Project: Phantoms
by K H U S H I

Here's a brand new track by east London musician K H U S H I, set to be the lead track on the singer/songwriter's forthcoming debut EP.

Phantoms is a slow-burning, wistful pop song packed with lush vocal harmonies and delicate keyboard lines, which builds up masterfully to a driving, rhythmic crescendo.

K H U S H I enlisted the in-demand talents of Alt-J's producer Charlie Andrews to record the track, which suggests his short musical career is very much on an upwards trajectory.

You can listen to K H U S H I's debut single Magpie here.

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Dezeen Music Project: Mountain
by Only Girl

Only Girl, aka Ellen Murphy, is a London-based singer with a dreamy, distinctly 90s R&B sound.

This track called Mountain combines simple, sparse percussion with lush, soaring vocal harmonies. Comparisons with fellow south-Londoner Jessie Ware immediately spring to mind, which suggests commercial success could be just around the corner for Only Girl.

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Dezeen Music Project: Solaris
by Giga Herbs

Here's the latest single taken from New York indie-rockers Giga Herbs' debut album Mad Weird LP. Solaris starts off much more stripped-down than previous tracks we've featured by the band, but it doesn't take long for a nice dose of fuzzy, distorted guitar to kick in.

It's good to know there are still bands out there who know how to make a great-sounding guitar-based pop record.

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Dezeen Music Project: Waste Of Time
(remix) by Jungle

This remix of Danish artist 's track Waste Of Time by London producers Jungle brings together two of the most exciting acts to emerge last year, both of which look set for a stellar 2014.

Jungle have toned down the intensity of MØ's original track here, sacrificing the singer's raw energy in favour of a mellow-but-funky groove.

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Dezeen Music Project: I Hold by Sivu
featuring Marika Hackman

UK singer-songwriter Sivu, aka James Page, seems to have spent most of 2013 on the verge hitting the big time and is surely set to explode in 2014. Working with in-demand producer Charlie Andrew, the man behind Alt-J's critically acclaimed debut album An Awesome Wave, should certainly help.

Sivu's latest EP, I Lost Myself, was released earlier this month, but he has made this track called I Hold - presumably an off-cut from the official release - available online as a free download.

It features Sivu's typically ethereal vocals, with a guest appearance from singer Marika Hackman, all accompanied by a melancholy blend of pianos, guitars and a dark underlying electronic bass.

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Dezeen Music Project: Never Never
by K H U S H I

We featured debut single Magpie by East London musician K H U S H I a few weeks ago on Dezeen Music Project. This stripped-back track called Never Never is the B-side to that release and is available now, together with the main single, on Laissez Faire Club Records.

Listen to more tracks by K H U S H I »

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Dezeen Music Project: Magpie
by K H U S H I

London Design Festival kicks off next week so we thought it was only right to focus on music by some of the city's upcoming musical talents on Dezeen Music Project over the next few weeks.

East London musician K H U S H I has had a busy year since we featured his track When You Start on Dezeen Music Project in September 2012 and has been getting increasingly more airplay on Radio 1.

In October he'll be releasing his debut single, a heartfelt love song called Magpie. This is a new radio-friendly edit of the track, which he has just finished mixing, but the extended version is definitely worth a listen too.

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Dezeen Music Project: Vulpix
by King No One

UK band King No One have crafted a short, sweet and no-nonsense indie-pop song with this track called Vulpix. The band have avoided any fancy production tricks and created a refreshingly stripped-back record that lets the song shine through.

The track was submitted to Dezeen Music Project by online record label Curious Absurdities. You can listen to more Curious Absurdities tracks here.

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Dezeen Music Project: Global Love
by LogOut

Dutch musician LogOut has got a new album out called Little Things Buried in Concrete, released last month on Inner Ear Records, which this guitar-driven track is taken from.

The production is quite a departure from the stripped-down sound of LogOut's previous album, Paper Plane Flight Recorder, which we featured a track from last year. But his ear for a catchy melody remains unchanged.

You can buy the new album here.

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Dezeen Music Project: Where Are Your People?
by We Have Band

Here's another track by British trio We Have Band, who we discovered at the MINI Paceman Garage in Milan this year. Where Are Your People? is taken from the band's most recent album, Ternion, released last year on French label Naïve Records.

You can watch the music video for the song here.

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Dezeen Music Project: Options
by Gazelle

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.

Make sure that you also check out the excellent track Ear Salad by South African artist DJ Kimon, which we featured in the first movie from Cape Town as part of our Dezeen and MINI World Tour.

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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: 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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