Every month, the Forward Magazine brings you a selection of noteworthy tracks hand-picked by friends, musicians, speakers of the Forward Festival, and many more. The 40th edition is a selection by the brand designers at Deutsche & Japaner, who will be speaking at Forward Festival Vienna this October!


Deutsche & Japaner’s design capabilities extend into a wide array of fields. To accommodate the vision of their clients, the brand designers provide services that range from graphic design and scenography to conceptual creation, art direction and type development. In all their works, placing a great emphasis on sustainability is just as important as creating visually pleasing and impactful brand identities. Over the past 10 years that Deutsche & Japaner have been working as a brand design studio they have created bold, yet simplistic designs while also maintaining an own distinctive style. We are more than obsessed with their work and asked them what kind of music carries them through their creative process.



For our newest Press Forward edition, Deutsche & Japaner serve us some vivid beats, addictive rhythms and heated lines. From golden old school tunes like Bring It On by Jay-Z, Big Jaz and Sauce Money over to more mellow and groovy sounds with SZA´s Julia, on to modern electronic anthems like Azrael by HVOB. This playlist is packed with one banger after another, guaranteed to keep you charged from dawn to dusk and beyond.



Find out more about Deutsche & Japaner’s work and their design projects on their Instagram!