This is the first track that Australian electronic musician Arms Were Youth has sent to Dezeen Music Project, and we certainly like what we hear. Sharply Towards Hell is a buzzing, bubbling mixture of different textures and sounds that's disorientating at first but soon makes sense once your ear starts to pick out the individual rhythms and melodies that make up the track.
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.
Strong Asian Mothers is another east London band, and includes K H U S H I (who we featured on Dezeen Music Project on Friday) on vocals and keyboards. But while Friday's track was gentle and tender, the big, dirty synth that underpins Who Knows? is anything but.
Sound artist, designer and musician Yuri Suzuki, who made this radio from an electronic circuit board that looks like the London tube map, has responded to our call-out for tracks to feature on Dezeen Live with his tribute to synth pioneer and Mute records founder Daniel Miller. More
With its driving synths and pounding drums, the sheer euphoric energy of this dance track by New Zealand producer SungNam is something to behold. The track might not be subtle, but it's certainly effective.
Fuzzy, buzzing synths are the order of the day on this track by Tel Aviv-based artist Kobi Glas, with a smattering of the more effervescent, shimmering kind for good measure. But with strong melodies and a dynamic beat, there's plenty here for non-synth fanatics too.
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".
Jordan Mitchell is a man of wide-ranging musical talents. The first tracks of his we heard were soft, soothing acoustic guitar instrumentals (check out Filtered Sunshine, which we featured on Dezeen Music Project back in March). But these days he's just as likely to send over glitchy, stuttering electronica like this excellent track called Overpopulation.
There's no aquatic theme in his latest offering, Ascend, just funky synths, a grooving bass-line and pounding drum track.
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.
Israeli music label Anova Music have sent us over so many great tracks recently that we couldn't just choose one, so we're going to feature a track by one of their artists each day for the rest of the week on Dezeen Music Project.
First up is this slick track by Jerusalem-based band Kitzu. Taken from their recently released debut album, Going Far combines glitchy, post-rock instrumentation with a solid bass groove and infectious vocal hook.
Setting up a pop-up is always a hectic business, so we've been very appreciative of all of the great chill-out tracks that have been coming our way. This one is a new track by Remote Scenes, who we originally featured back in May. Make sure you check that track out too.
This song by Moscow-based musician Jekka shows what you can do with just a laptop, a microKORG and some talent. Layers of looped vocal samples and a full-blooded synth bass combine to provide a platform for Jekka's powerful, dynamic vocal melody. It's a bold and energetic style that draws favourable comparisons with the excellent Tune-Yards album of last year.
Theme of the Colossal Squid is by a Beirut producer called Trash Inc.. It's got lush strings, arpeggiated synths and a fuzzy, frenetic bass that's, well, pretty colossal.
Here's another collaboration between UK producer Mykus and singer Fruit Shoes, although Carrots is a much mellower, more light-hearted offering compared to the dark and glitchy track that we featured on Dezeen Music Project a couple of months ago. Here we've got cute, catchy vocals and a refreshingly lo-fi, almost clunky bass-line that sets the tone for the track as a whole.
You can listen to the original track here if you prefer a more hardcore start to your week.
This track by Jordan Mitchell starts off innocently enough, with an intricate repeating acoustic guitar riff. But that's before a big, dirty synth bass-line drops in and takes the track in a completely different direction.
Yesterday's chilled-out vibe continues on Dezeen Music Project today, albeit with a very different kind of track.
Think Hazy Streets by Los Angeles musician Krusht features prominent vocals by Deanna Neil, and is for those that like to relax to a less bass-heavy, more vocal-driven variety of electronica.