Now Playing – the sounds of the week at OTR HQ
Tunes from Ensemble Ériu, Breach, Dawson Smith, Monkey Safari and Kwes (pictured)
Ensemble Ériu “Ensemble Ériu” (Raelach)
Fresh threads for old sounds as Ensemble Ériu recast trad with jazz, ambient and classical stitching.
Breach “Everything You Never Had” (Warner Music)
Swinging a la mode house from Ben Westbeech with rich, evocative vocals from Andreya Triana.
Kwes “Ilp” (Warp)
Magnificent electronic symphonies from Kwesi Sey
Dawson Smith “I Don’t Know If I Can Make It” (Original Roadshow)
Rip-roaring northern soul rare groove from the one-time nuclear reactor factory worker and member of The Jivers.
Monkey Safari “Coming Down” (Ministry of Sound)
Slo-mo house thriller from the German producers making fine use of a Justin “Bon Iver” Vernon vocal sample.