The playlist – the sounds of the week at OTR HQ
Tracks from DJ Sotofett, Royce Wood Junior, Galcher Lustwerk, Mary Margaret O’Hara, Larry Heard, Beastie Boys and others
Niagara “Abacaxi Limalo” (Príncipe Discos)
Bright as a button house deliciousness from the Portugese trio from their “Ímpar” EP
Royce Wood Junior “The Ashen Tang” (37 Adventures)
Debut album of killer wonky electro, soulful slo-mo swingers and 22nd century r’n'b charmers from the dude who has worked in the past with Jamie Woon, Denai and Kwabs. One to dig if we get an aul’ summer.
Beat Spacek “Modern Streets” (Ninja Tune)
This season’s clobber from the prolific Steve Spacek (also of Spacek, Africa Hitech and Black Pocket). A teasing series of sketches and drafts pulling threads from a wash of r’n’b, drum’n’bass, hip-hop, grime and other hyphenated sounds.
Galcher Lustwerk “Parlay” (Lustwerk Music)
This deep house dreamer from the Brooklyn producer is a hypnotic sweetheart of a track.
Larry Heard Presents Mr White “The Sun Can’t Compare” (Alleviated)
Eight minutes of high calibre vocal house bliss with Heard turning a mimimal groove into a twitching, saggering, sweeping atmospheric high five
Jamie xx “Boiler Room 2014″ (Boiler Room)
The ravers are back. Or, if you like, all on one roof raving.
DJ Sotofett “Drippin For A Tripp EP” (Honest Jons)
Spot of recommended grandstanding from the Norwegian maestro as he shows off what he can do with eight tracks all shaded in different sounds from jungle and ambient to reggaeton and house. He’s in Dublin for Out to Lunch on June 27.
Mary Margaret O’Hara “Miss America” (Virgin)
A collection of heart-wrenching, emotional and intriguing torch songs for the plaintive wee small hours.
The Velvet Underground “Run Run Run” (Verve)
Often imitated, never bettered.
Beastie Boys “Ch-Check It Out” (Capitol)
Probably one of the best music turns on a TV show ever as Beastie Boys visit the Late Show with David Letterman studios in 2004 to plug the “To the 5 Boroughs” album