Listen now: Buro 24/7 Middle East's Weekend Playlist
From London to Iceland these interesting musicians have created some cool tunes that will send tingles down your spine, and get you excited for the weekend ahead.
1. London singer-songwriter Ben Khan's Drive (Part I) was a slice of muggy bedroom soul that can steam car windows, and his new track, Eden, utilises the same wobble while pushing Khan's breathy vocals further to the front and drenching them in less reverb.
2. Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock band, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland. As its main producer, singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist, Reznor is the only official member of Nine Inch Nails and remains solely responsible for its direction, and the second song on the playlist – All Time Low – translates it quite perfectly.
3. Space Me Out, a beautiful new song by Lithuanian electronic music duo Downtown Party Network gets remixed into a super deep and spaced out version until it suddenly rears its head 3 mins in and goes for a harder, darker edge.
4. Icelandic multi-instrumentalist and producer Olafur Arnalds is one of those rare artists that makes you shake off the heavy coat of whatever genres you thought you loved to rejoice in the pure simplicity of a beautiful composition of sounds. A Stutter is a song clearly embedded in the snow-drifts of winter. It reflects off the icy lakes of vast Icelandic plains and melts and drips with each touch of the keys.
5. Yoann Lemoine is a French music video director, graphic designer and singer-songwriter. Lemoine is also a neofolk musician, going by the stage name Woodkid, and he closes this week's playlist with a new mash-up version of his song The Shoes.