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Now Playing – the tunes of the week at OTR HQ

Tunes for yo’ ears from SZA, Kelis, Evian Christ, Hurray for the Riff Raff (pictured) and Daniel Avery

Hurray For the Riff Raff's Alynda Lee Segarra

Fri, Apr 11, 2014, 09:02


SZA “Z” (Top Dawg)

Debut album of future-soul splendour from the one-time Sephora make-up saleswoman

Hurray for the Riff Raff “Small Town Heroes” (ATO)

Gloriously gritty new-school blues and roots from Alynda Lee Segarra and a very talented cast of New Orleans’ musicians

Daniel Avery “BBC Radio One Essential Mix” (Soundcloud)

On-point selection of leading-edge techno and house from the London “Drone Logic” magician

Kelis “Food” (Ninja Tune)

A la carte soul, funk and electronica for the lady trading in her “Milkshake” for finger-lickin’ food. “Jerk Ribs” from the album below

Evian Christ “Waterfall” (Tri Angle)

Classy, beaty maximalism from Joshua Leary, the dude who swapped teacher training for Kanye West production gigs.