This week for Designing Club Culture I collected ten field recordings. I also listened through this Spotify playlist to select a track to distort the recordings into which will be due next week.
Listening through the playlist I found myself drawn to tracks with less complexity, such as “Dance” by ESG and “Mystery of Love” by Mr. Fingers. My thinking here is to use parts of the track as a rhythm bed to build from. Both of these tracks feel upbeat to me with a good dance energy that makes me want to move.
The field recordings I collected come from items around my friend Cecilia’s apartment. Some of them are percussive such as jars being tapped and rattled, while a toy piano built around a xylophone is much melodic.