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#Now Playing – June 11

This week’s essential tunes on the OTR jukebox. Please feel free to add your own selections below. Janelle Monae “The ArchAndroid” (Bad Boy) Adventurous set from the fabulous Monae – easily the most outlandish, ambitious and out-there soul, funk, r’n’b …

Fri, Jun 11, 2010, 09:30

   

This week’s essential tunes on the OTR jukebox. Please feel free to add your own selections below.

Janelle Monae “The ArchAndroid” (Bad Boy)

Adventurous set from the fabulous Monae – easily the most outlandish, ambitious and out-there soul, funk, r’n’b and pop odyssey ever inspired by 1927 sci-fi flick Metropolis.

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Blondes “Touched” (Merok)

Five-track EP from Brooklyn duo Sam Haar and Zach Steinman making state of the art dubby, thrilling Balaeric electronica with much heart and soul.

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!!! “Strange Weather, Isn’t It?” (Warp)

The forthcoming fourth album from the punctuation crazies sees them tipping the cap to the Ze Records back-catalogue as the punkfunk grooves continue to roll. Listen to new track “AM/FM” here – !!! play the Body & Soul Solstice Gathering at Ballinlough Castle, Co Westmeath on June 20.

Ann Scott “Flo” (Raghouse)

Campfire tunes with sublime arrangements and small hours atmospherics on the Irish singer-songwriter’s striking third album. Listen to “Universe” from the album here.

Charanjit Singh “Synthesizing: Ten Ragas To A Disco Beat” (Bombay Connection)

“Compilation recorded in 1982 in India with the classic Chicago Acid set-up years before Pierre and co handed their acid tracks to Ron Hardy” (as selected by OTR reader Clom)

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