Interactive and annotated discography of Prince from the Prince Estate. Showing all the major releases, collaborations, recordings from Prince, each with an annotated history. Really simple and minimal layout that allows you to focus on the music and info – love all the small details such as the cursor replacement, minimal menu thats simply a purple dot that is attracted to cursor movement. Love the large type driven layouts and the personality dotted throughout.
Site of musical festival Bad Bonn Kilbi in Switzerland. Love the Star Wars-esque page design, scroll down to see the site, tap on a artist and it plays a track – with a delightful rotating disc – some sections split the page and transition to a 2D view of the content. Really fun, playful experience – love the minimal design and awesome interactions.
Site of famous opera singer Maria Callas, and a release of remastered classics. Featuring a sound reactive homescreen with 3D elements undulating and responding to soundtrack. Feeling like a form of sleek album boxset artwork, with a dive into the history of the star and photos from across the years. Nicely designed and crafted experience.
Fun branding site highlighting Air France’s seasonal playlist “a nod to our favourite Frenchies (Phoenix, Malik Djoudi or Postaal), as well as an opportunity to share our current top picks from around the world”. Love all the Material-esque transitions and animations that seamlessly move from section to section. Beautifully designed experience, love the sound reactive backdrops when you are playing a track. Fun way of extending the Air France brand into a music and digital design space.
Lovely site that visualizes you and others playing a keyboard piano. Love the absolute simple elegance of the experience with the colourful dots that fade in and out along with the volume of each of the musical notes. You can even save your session and share it, and explore peoples play time.
Interactive music video for LCD Sound System’s latest tune. WebVR enabled, put it on your device and experience a FPS of a ball floating through a series of 3D scenes that react to the music. You can select other characters to see their perspective too, on desktop you can toggle between the views. Lot of fun, nice concept well executed.
Site of Amsterdam music venue Paradiso, where you can buy tickets and see the line up. Matching the visual style of the venue itself it is a natural extension into the digital space. Love the poster style layout followed by a quick and simple ticketing system. Nice bold art direction lots of large type and slick transitions.
Interactive music video for band Real Estate. Really fun mechanic where you are presented with a blank canvas and the ability to colour in sections of the illustrated video as it plays – amazing! Once finished you can share your creation with the world.
Site of London based record label Whities. Simple mechanic of scrolling through artists – love the way the background transitions – and tapping through to reveal videos and so on, love the way the windows layer. Really simple and enjoyable mechanic that keeps your context. Looks great, nice minimal design.
Curated list of Wonder.fm’s Best indie artists of 2016. Love the top 10 format, which you scroll through to hear the tracks, really like the vinyl rotating behind the sleeve to highlight playback. Like all the details such as colour transitions and Super simple, encourages discovery and musical exploration, nice.
Site of band The XX. Love the floaty 3D interface that mixes images, lyrics, and video, makes for a very exploratory experience. Nice touch that you can filter to see specific categories such as lyrics, nice transitions such as clicking on the colourful blob! Nice innovative work…
Site allowing you to navigate radio stations by location on a 3D map. Really simple interaction model, drag around and the strongest signal closest to your position depicted on the map will tune in a radio station. Really fun way of listening to stations all over the world – through exploration of a 3D globe. Nice idea and nicely executed.
Site for music group FKA Twigs. Love the composition of snippets of images, video, audio that promotes a very much exploratory experience. Interesting design and interesting use of a search bar with tabs to explore the content if you want to dive a little deeper. Nice to see people experimenting with different interfaces and layouts.