Selections: object blue

Welcome back to Selections, a series of exclusive artist-curated Spotify playlists from those in the know.

object blue is on a wave. Fusing experimental sounds with her visceral productions, the Tokyo-born, Beijing-raised artist creates textural soundscapes that thrums with a floor-focused energy, whilst maintaining its extraterrestrial and mesmeric qualities. In March, her debut EP do you plan to end a siege? landed via the London label Tobago Tracks. Vocal in her support for women both online and through her productions, the EP was dedicated “to all the women on the dancefloor”.

Whilst gearing up to release her follow-up EP on Let’s Go Swimming!, the artist took some time out to select a playlist of tracks that demonstrates her sculptural approach. Tracks have been selected to complement the Queen Elizabeth Hall of London’s Southbank Centre, with the playlist ranging from pummelling techno to cuts with a more spacious feel.

“For the iconic concrete block that is the Queen Elizabeth Hall, this playlist includes tracks that were physically influenced by its surrounding space during the recording (e.g. I am sitting in a room, CCCC),” she explains, “as well as tracks that make me think of concrete architecture in its thudding, dark sound (Phat Planet, Lost in Machine Code).” Listen below.

object blue plays at Southbank Centre, London, on 5 July