Destroy All Monsters: Child of the Night

For London Design Festival 2014, designers like Tom Dixon and Industrial Facility made playlists for #SuperStimuli

Set designer Gary Card opted for what is a certifiable deep cut with Egyptian Lover’s 1986 electro-dance jam “Freak-A-Holic.” (The song was originally intended for the soundtrack to Prince’s “Purple Rain.”) The LA-based Egyptian Lover (born Greg Broussard) packs his video for the song with all good things ’80s: big hair, lots of gold rings, back-up dancers and an endless number of kitschy ancient Egyptian …

Max Normal: Good Old Fashion Loving

For London Design Festival 2014, designers like Tom Dixon and Industrial Facility made playlists for #SuperStimuli

Design studio Industrial Facility, who works closely with brands like Muji and Herman Miller, prefer old school simplicity and anonymity to designer stardom. For their mixtape, founders Sam Hecht and Kim Colin selected a disc’s worth of songs from Detroit “anti-rock” band Destroy All Monsters (which included contemporary artist Mike Kelley as a member, who Colin later worked with for his piece “Educational Complex”). DAM …

Dusty Springfield & Burt Bacharach: A House Is Not A Home

For London Design Festival 2014, designers like Tom Dixon and Industrial Facility made playlists for #SuperStimuli

Many people don’t know that before Die Antwoord, there was Max Normal. “Good Old Fashion Loving” is one of the more toned-down tracks from the experimental hip-hop South African four-piece, giving off some Nujabes vibes. This tune was selected by furniture designer Faye Toogood, who’s been a regular collaborator with Opening Ceremony and other fashion brands like Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen. She’s got a …