The CMP is delighted to launch the first edition of our playlist ‘Cambridge Sounds’, which features some of the best new original music coming out of the University of Cambridge.

This term’s playlists features a range of tracks, covering everything from heavy blues rock and orchestral to indie. All the songs have been suggested by students, staff and alumni from across the university.

Listen to our Cambridge Sounds playlist here

If you would like to submit your music for our next update, you can submit your tracks here


TXZZ – Open Water

TXZZ is an electronic/experimental artist and producer who fuses elements of Carnatic music with electronic, R’n’B and alt pop. Her music has been featured on BBC Asian Network, and BBC Radio 6, and she is currently studying for a PhD in electronic engineering.

András Droppa – Faith

András Droppa is a 22 year old hard rock/blues guitarist, singer and songwriter raised in North Devon. This year, he has participated in the 2023-24 Advanced Popular Music scheme run by the CMP, through which he has worked with professional guitarist Pete Friesen (Alice Cooper). He recently performed at the APPS showcase at The Six Six Bar, and regularly performs around Cambridge.

András has recently released a music video for this track, and it can be viewed here

Just Me and the Geese – Moon Boy

Just Me and The Geese are a four-piece alternative-oriented band. Their music is a colourful mix of catchy melodies, classical indoctrination and modern rock groove. They are made up of recent Cambridge University alumni (after graduating last year), and have performed at multiple university venues, May Balls, and a CMP gig night. Their music has also been featured on BBC Introducing Cambridgeshire. This track is from their debut album, Histories of the Happy Band.

Richard Causton – Ik zeg: NU

Richard writes: “Ik zeg: NU (‘I say Now’) is named after a book by my Dutch relative, Sal van Son. The piece is partly about the passage of time: the ‘now’ becomes the past from the moment it has been named. But it is also a homage to my 98-year-old relative, whose book traces the history of his Jewish family through four centuries, including his own years in hiding from the Nazis in occupied Holland during the Second World War.”

This piece was premiered by the BBC Symphony Orchestra (conducted by Sakari Oramo), shortlisted for a Gramophone Award 2023, and Richard was recommended in the UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers 2020.

Richard Causton is Professor in Composition at the University of Cambridge Music Faculty. He studied at the University of York, the Royal College of Music and the Scuola Civica in Milan, where his teachers included Franco Donatoni.

Non-Spotify Spotlight:

Jordan Maureen – Devil’s advocate Demo

Jordan Maureen is a PhD student here at Cambridge, and one of the participants in the CMP’s Advanced Popular Performance vocal scheme. As part of this, she has been taking one-to-one lessons with vocal coaches Anton Browne and Lucinda Allen and has recently performed at our APPS showcase at The Six Six Bar.

Photo: TXZZ (credit Aashfaria Anwar)