Listen to genre-spanning and globe trotting DJ duo Javybz's special playlist for The EY Exhibition: The World Goes Pop

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  • After Hours: EY Exhibition: The World Goes Pop with Tate Collective London
    Tate Collective London explore the EY Exhibition: The World Goes Pop
  • Javybz
    Javybz (Julia and Anya)

In December 2015, Tate Collective London hosted a sold out special private view of The EY Exhibition: The World Goes Pop exclusively for young people. Alongside workshops and projects created by Polyester, Joanna Kiley, Yemi Awosile and Antonio Roberts, DJ duo Javybz created a special playlist in response to the exhibition.

Inspired by the show's global perspectives the playlist features tracks from around the world inspired by 70’s pop, mixed with some more recent avant-garde sounds. Here's what Javybz had to say about their curated playlist, which you can listen to below:

Drawing on the exhibition's vibrant colors, simplified forms and global perspective (take, for instance, Shintaro Sakamoto's 'Don't Know What's Normal' influenced by pop music of the 1970s from around the world, Popcorn's 'Song For You', or Javier Bergia's 'Gran Via'), we tried to broaden the listeners' musical palette with avant-garde sounds like Thomas Dolby's 'The Flat Earth', Lifetone's 'For A Reason', or Elmore Judd's 'Petrol Laughs'. For the most part, our selection is inviting people to think of how to live more sensibly. There are dreams of distant planets where everything is just fine, and tales of a better world. Since the playlist was originally aired at the After Hours: The EY Exhibition: The World Goes Pop event at Tate Modern, we kept that in mind too.

Julia and Anya, better known as Javybz, are big music fans, radio broadcasters and record collectors from Moscow, Russia.

Tate Collective London are part of Circuit, led by Tate and funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.