The playlist – the sounds of the week at OTR HQ
Tunes for your ears from Joni Mitchell, Sueno Latino, Eskimeaux, Nicolas Jaar, Vince Staples, Stacy Barthe, Santigold and others
Sueno Latino “Sueno Latino” (Hamburger)
Derrick May’s mix, of course. As featured in Eden, the new flick about the French Touch era.
Vince Staples “Summertime ‘06” (Def Jam)
Make room near the sharp end of your albums-of-the-year list for this pulsating debut album from the young Long Beach rapper with a great eye and ear for the nuances and runes of ghettoside streetlife. Review here.
Santigold “Radio” (Atlantic)
A banger which should be blaring from your radio from the soundtrack for the soon-come Paper Towns flick. Meanwhile, expect the new Santigold album later in 2015.
Micachu & The Shapes “Oh Baby” (Rough Trade)
A lovely blend of dreamy, dubby, lush ambience and gritty fragments of crackle from Mica Levi and friends from forthcoming album “Good Sad Happy Bad”
Daphni “Vikram” (Soundcloud)
Slo-mo bleepy ambient soundtrack from Dan “Caribou” Snaith for a futuristic romantic drama about a doomed love affair between two malfunctioning robots.
Eskimeaux “I Admit I’m Scared” (Double Double Whammy)
An unlikely ear-worm which sneaks up and beguiles you from Gabrielle Smith’s “O.K.” album
Greg Wilson featuring The Reynolds “Summer Came My Way” (Super Weird Substance)
If we got a summer, this would be a jam for the season with the legendary wizard Wilson creating a masterpiece of a groove with help from ace Merseyside singers Katherine and Carmel Reynolds.
Joni Mitchell “The Hissing of Summer Lawns” (Elektra/Asylum)
Rad-Joni in full effect on an album of hypnotic, colourful and out-there jazz and pop.
Stacy Barthe “BEcoming” (Motown)
Formerly best known for her songwriting work for Rihanna, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, Brandy, Kelly Rowland and others, Stacy Barthe shows her solo smarts on an album of robust confessional, emotional tunes and superb melodies.
Nicolas Jaar “Pomegranates” (Other People)
A new soundtrack for Sergei Parajanov’s avant-garde Armenian film The Color Of Pomegranates. Film and soundtrack below or you can download the album in full for free here.