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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here's another collaboration between UK producer Mykus and the singer Fruit Shoes, who are fast becoming Dezeen Music Project favourites. Just like their previous tracks Carrots and A Blemish, Electric Fizz is a glitchy mix of stuttering rhythms and mashed up samples that feels like it's on the verge of falling apart at any moment. It's a genuinely unique sound and well worth a listen.
If you like what you hear, make sure you check out the other tracks by Mykus and Fruit Shoes that we've featured on Dezeen Music Project so far.
Today on Dezeen Music Project we've got a catchy synth pop track called Lovivore by Anthony Marzi.
If you're enjoying the vibe, you might also like these lo-fi pop songs by Israeli musician Yair Kass.
East London musician K H U S H I is enjoying a seriously creative streak, bringing out a new track almost every week. We featured his first track on Dezeen Music Project earlier in the month, and this new one follows in a similar vein. Alternately soaring and intimate vocal melodies drive the song forward, with unshowy but effective keyboard and guitar parts providing backing and occasional embellishment.
If you like what you hear, make sure you check out other great tracks by K H U S H I on his Soundcloud page.
On today's Dezeen Live show at 100% Design we'll be featuring a range of different tracks by American designer and musician Glen Lib, who specialises in bouncy, up-beat electronic pop music like this track called Spider String.
We've never shied away from being eclectic on Dezeen Music Project, so after the glitchy, industrial intensity of Yuri Suzuki's track on Monday, we thought we'd change the vibe up completely with this tender pop song by upcoming east London musician K H U S H I.
The track's tone is set by its warm and fuzzy opening keyboard drone, before building to a gentle crescendo with layered vocal harmonies, chiming acoustic guitar hook and increasingly energetic drums.
Here's a dose of catchy electro-pop courtesy of Tel Aviv band The Young Professionals. The track is an upbeat remix of a song by emerging Brooklyn indie band The Echo Friendly, which is well worth checking out too.
We've featured loads of other great pop tracks of all different types on Dezeen Music Project, so have a listen to them here here.
This brooding electro-pop song is by a UK duo called Twin Pod Cloud Car. Taken from their album Don't Panic, Gravity combines a ferocious electronic beat with chant-like repeating vocal melodies and lyrics that provide, in the band's own words, "a simple science lesson".
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