Tag: pop

Dezeen Music Project: Blue Room
by Yodashe

This experimental pop song by London artist Yodashe is very musically ambitious, combing glitchy beats with brash, dissonant vocal harmonies in a free-flowing arrangement. But the key is the variety of catchy melodic hooks, which pop up in unexpected places and keep the track engaging throughout.

Blue Room won't make easy background music, but listen carefully and there's lots to enjoy.

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Dezeen Music Project: Never Get Close
by The Slow Revolt

This electronica-tinged track by London producer and singer The Slow Revolt has a wonderfully effortless charm that belies the tight structure and attention to detail evident throughout. Understated and unassuming, the song achieves the feted balancing act of feeling both fresh and familiar at the same time.

The track is currently available as a free download ahead of its official release on the Fields record label.

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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: 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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