The playlist – the sounds of the week at OTR HQ
Tracks from Mor Thiam, Childish Gambino, Dawn Richard, Max Richter, YG, Migos, Margo Price etc
Max Richter “On the Nature of Daylight” (StudioRichter)
As used to superb effect in the soundtrack for Arrival
The Olympians “Sirens of Jupiter” (Daptone)
Gold medal winning instrumental soul from composer Toby Pazbner and a band which includes members of such bands as El Michels Affair, Menahan Street Band, Budos Band, Charles Bradley, Lee Fields The Dap-Kings and The Arcs.
Migos “Bad and Boujee” (Quality Control/300)
Metro Boomin turns on the style for the Georgia trio on their biggest hit to date.
The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock “The Bullet In the Brick” (Transduction)
One of the inventive acts on the block join forces with the same electric guitar orchestra used in their Lockout project to produce a piece of rare emotional impact.
YG “Fuck Donald Trump” (Self release)
Margo Price “Midwest Farmer’s Daughter” (Third Man)
Now this is what we call country music. The Illinois singer gives it socks on her debut album with rich authentic spirit.
You’ll never go wrong with this classic
Dawn Richard “Redemption” (Local Action)
Out there, fascinating, experimental and innovative pop from the New Orleans singer on the final album in her trilogy
Childish Gambino “Awaken, My Love!” (Glassnote)
Don’t think you’ll be hearing Paper Boi eulogising this one. Third album from Atlanta creator Donald Glover goes deep with the deep and wide funk and psych-soul.
Mor Thiam “Ayo Ayo Nene” (Jazzman)
Spiritual jazz classic taken from the welcome reissue of his 1973 classic album “Dini Safarrar”