The playlist – the tunes of the week at OTR HQ
Tracks from Luke Million, Teebs, Cooly G, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Julio Bashmore, Marcel Dettmann and many more
Cooly G “Wait ‘Til Night” (Hyperdub)
Dark, seductive bass with lust in its eyes and heart on the UK producer’s second album
Shabazz Palaces “Lese Majesty” (Sub Pop)
Go deep and wide with the Shabazz duo ahead of their show at Dublin’s Twisted Pepper tomorrow night
Luke Million “Light & Sound”
Superb slice of nouveau-disco freakery from the Australian producer with ace breezy vocals from a mystery teen singer Million met when she was busking in an Adelaide shopping mall
David Bowie “Low” (EMI)
The latest single “Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)” has a certain sepia-tinged sound to it, enough to send us back to this rich, adventurous, enigmatic, melancholic and endearing art-pop from Bowie’s Berlin sojourn in the 1970s.
Julio Bashmore “Rhythm Of Auld” (Broadwalk)
Glorious deep disco wobbler with soulful vocals to go with the heavenly groove from J’Danna
Leonard Cohen “Popular Problems” (Columbia)
Lenny’s still got it. A masterclass in using wry, sharp lyrical intensity to deal with both the ordinary and extraordinary on Cohen’s 13th album.
Teebs “Estara” (Brainfeeder)
Don’t sleep on this fine album of dreamy tones and pastoral electronica from one of the Brainfeeder gang’s unsung smart ones.
Mano Le Tough “Changing Days” (Permanent Vacation)
Last year’s Choice Music Prize-nominated debut album from Greystones’ producer Niall Mannion still sounds quite marvellous.
Marcel Dettmann “BBC Radio One Essential Mix” (BBC)
The sound of Berghain on a Sunday afternoob with Dettmann pushing you into a different kind of euphoria.
The 2 Bears “The Night Is Young” (Southern Fried)
Second album of full-bodied, mature house from Raf Rundell and Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard as they excercise their ursine urges again.