To mark the release of his debut album Human, which came out last week, techno producer Max Cooper has exclusively shared a binaural mix with us, which features the new album’s lead track Woven Ancestry.
Binaural recordings create a 3D sound experience: music seems to come from multiple different directions, as if you were sitting in the room with the musicians. The effect only works if you’re listening with headphones, though. So put on a pair of cans, close your eyes, and immerse yourself in the music!
The mix, which was recorded live and also features the tracks Meadows and Gravity Well, was created using 4DSOUND, a rig consisting of 48 speakers arranged in 16 columns, which allows producers to spatially design the sounds within tracks. You can watch a video of Cooper explaining the project here.
Here's a new demo by French producer Junior Size - a thumping techno track called The Dreamer.
This richly textured techno track is a collaboration between British electronic producer Max Cooper and software developer Nicolas Bougaïeff, who built the controllers for techno legend Richie Hawtin's 2010 live show.
Fracture is taken from their joint EP Movements, which is Cooper's twelfth release on Cologne techno label Traum Schallplaten.
Listen to more techno tracks we've featured on Dezeen Music Project here.
We are using the track on the intro to the video interviews we did at the Design Indaba conference, as part of our Dezeen and MINI World Tour, including last week's interview with Richard Perez, World Design Capital programme director for Cape Town in 2014.
Listen to another great track by Lavine that we featured on Dezeen Music Project recently here.
Brides and Bees by South African DJ Floyd Lavine blends techno rhythms with the sounds of soul music to create a track that's smooth, laid-back and danceable all at the same time.
We discovered Lavine at the inaugural Design Indaba Music Circuit in Cape Town last week.
All this week we're featuring music by different artists as part of our Dezeen Live shows at 100% Design. We played songs by Strong Asian Mothers on yesterday's show, a band we featured on Dezeen Music Project earlier in the week, and today it's the turn of Portsmouth-based DJ Reset Robot to raise the roof at Earls Court.
This track will give you a taste of what Reset Robot is all about. Taking inspiration from the techno and tech house genres, we think it's exactly the kind of hard-hitting dance music you'd want a robot to make.
Today's Dezeen Music Project track is by Cardiff based DJ Simplex, aka architecture student Simon James. Simplex explores a range of different genres in his tracks, from very minimal, atmospheric techno to more club-friendly tech-house like this track, Reso Dream.
If you like what you hear but are feeling in a more minimal mood, make sure you check out the other tracks on his Souncloud page.