The playlist – the sounds of the week at OTR HQ
Tracks from Romare, Curtis Harding, Ghost Culture, The Unthanks, Murli, Kormac, Frank Ocean, Jack J and more
Romare “Projections” (Ninja Tune)
Headspinning sounds from way out of leftfield with spacey width and depth to the dimensions from uber-talented British producer Romare. “Roots” from the album below and catch him at Dublin’s Opium Rooms on April 4.
Murli “Surface Tension” (Rusangano)
Rusangano Family’s third Clareman steps up with an EP of strong and sweet rhymes produced by mynameisjOhn and Naive Ted
Frank Ocean “Channel Orange” (Def Jam)
We can’t be the on,u ones who wish Ocean would hurry up already with the follow-up to this classic
The Unthanks “Mount the Air” (RabbleRouser)
Title track from the band’s forthcoming album stretches and bends with rare aplomb to ceate music as fresh as a daisy. Playing Dublin’s National Concert Hall on March 12.
Jack J “Something (On My Mind)” (Mood Hut)
Hazy, hypnotic house thriller from Vancouver producer Jack Jutson who plays Dublin’s Opium Rooms with Vessels on April 25
Ghost Culture “Ghost Culture” (Phantasy)
James Greenwood’s intriguing debut is full of electronic shapeshifters and that tender voice of his.
Curtis Harding “Soul Power” (Anti)
Your new favourite blues-soul guitarman. Cee Lo Green’s former backing singer comes good with up cycled superbly vintage roots music made with sass and gumption.
Various “Teen Idols” (Future Classic)
Aussie label Future Classic puckers up for 2015 with this collection of future floorfillers and heavyhitters including Koa, Thurpence, Hayden James, George Maple, Touch Sensitive, Cashmere Cat, Woolfy, Karma Kid and many more.