We've been getting a lot of great remixes submitted to Dezeen Music Project recently, and this one by It Takes Two to Tango is no exception. The track is a competition entry in an Indaba Music contest to remix Settle Down by New Zealand singer-songwriter Kimbra, a voice you'll recognise from Gotye's 2011 hit Somebody That I Used to Know.
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.
The remix builds on the original track's reverb-drenched vocals, but breaks up the wall of post-punk distorted guitars underneath to end up with a track that's lush, ethereal as well as a little bit glitchy.
Dezeen Music Project was behind the decks at PearsonLloyd and Bene's Docklands preview at Hackney House last night. You can check out a few snaps from the event on Facebook here.
This lo-fi track by Yair Kass went down well with the crowd, who were clearly feeling the vintage vibe. As with his track End of the Day that we featured earlier in the year, Baby on My Back gets its retro feel from the old 70s keyboards Yair Kass exclusively used to make it.
We've got a four-day weekend to look forward to here in England, so we thought we should find an upbeat track to end the week on a high with. BEAKR haven't let us down before in this respect, and this remix of a song by Chicago three-piece The Welcome is no exception.
You can listen to BEAKR's other remixes here.
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.
Dezeen Music Project takes a slightly darker tone today, with this stuttering, glitchy offering from Mykus, which features vocals by Fruit Shoes.
You can check out the accompanying video on YouTube too.
Here's a mid-week dose of lo-fi goodness from Israeli musician and producer Yair Kass.
With 70s synths pulsing underneath a summery, lazy vocal hook, End of the Day provides a great laid-back groove to help you through the busy week.