Sound has long been the forgotten element in the urban environment. But bringing sound back to the Canberra city is a key premise for GEOCON’s Braddon development, Midnight.
The guys at GEOCON have teamed up with local duo The Aston Shuffle to compose a soundtrack just for the development. Simply named Life, the tune is just the beginning of a long relationship between the duo and the stunning new development.
The Aston Shuffle comprises Mikah Freeman and Vance Musgrove who, after a decade of producing, stand at the forefront of Australia’s electronic music scene. Alongside a number of their own hits including Tear Me Down, the dynamic duo has also worked alongside London Grammar, Empire of the Sun, RÜFÜS and Flume, just to name a few!
“Quite simply, sound is key in helping transform a functional space into a luxurious and sensory environment. Great sound in the home is equal parts separation from the outside world, and create a feeling of sanctuary in your own space, and these two elements enhance all the functions that we need our modern homes to perform,” says Mikah and Vance.
The Aston Shuffle will curate all music and sound installations featured in Midnight’s public spaces, as well as create the ideal sound configurations for the residential apartments and hotel rooms. Longer term, the partnership may even yield a bespoke Midnight recording studio for local and travelling artists.
“Music used to be something people consumed as a product – something we bought in a physical format, in bricks and mortar stores. In 2017, we carry devices that put millions of albums at our fingertips 24/7, completely on demand, and so music and sound have become more deeply ingrained in our lifestyles than ever before. When done well, music and sound fit seamlessly into a modern home no matter what the mood,” they continue.
To enhance the role that sound plays in the experience of Midnight, premium Sonos audio systems have been specified for all apartments, integrated discreetly into the existing ceiling spaces. Other sound-enhancing design features include double glazing in all apartments, together with high-quality noise insulation in the walls and floors.
Described as luxurious, sleek and sexy, hear the sensory vibe of GEOCON’s Braddon development Midnight below.