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The playlist – the sounds of the week at OTR HQ

Tunes for the weekend from John Grant, Compassion Crew, THEEsatisfaction, Delorentos, James Brown, R.S.A.G and Jim Sullivan

The Godfather of Soul, Mr Please Please Please, Soul Brother Number, The Hardest Working Man In Showbusiness, Mr Dynamite etc

Fri, Dec 5, 2014, 09:57


James Brown “In the Jungle Groove” (Polydor)

As prompted by the superfly Get On Up film: compilation of JB deep funk which inspired a zillion hip-hop producers to go to work.

John Grant with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra “Live In Concert” (Bella Union)

The big man retools his back catalogue with the help of Fiona Brice and the Beeb’s finest players. Exquisite.

Various “Beats In Space 15th Anniversary Mix” (Beats In Space)

Tim Sweeney marks 15 years of his seminal WNYU radio show with a stellar mix of exclusive tracks, knock-your-socks-off mixes and all-time classics. Turn on and tune in.

Penny & The Quarters “You & Me” (Numero)

Recorded by a bunch of teenagers in Columbus, Ohio and later dusted off to play a starring role in Blue Valentine.

Compassion Crew “Masters of the Gentlemanly Art” (Major Problems)

Neat, rich house trip from the Irish producer embellished with a Simon Landrein video

THEEsatisfaction “Recognition” (Sub Pop)

First taster from the dastardly duo’s forthcoming second album “EarthEE” due in February which will feature contributions from Shabazz Palaces, Meshell Ndegeocello, Porter Ray, Blood and Taylor Brown.

Delorentos “Show Me Love” (Universal Ireland)

The kind of thrilling earworm the Dublin band are now old hands at producing. From current album “Night Becomes Light”.

Grounds for Invasion “Dying Stars” (Self release)

Forthcoming debut album from Galway duo and recent OTR new music picks. Check out “Bruce Lee” and “Let Go” from the album below

R.S.A.G “Don’t Move So Fast” (Self release)

A sign of what Jeremy Hickey’s forthcoming third album might sound like when it lands in 2015. Hear more subtle, ascending grooves like this on when he plays Waterford’s Central Hall tonight and Dublin’s Grand Social next Friday

Jim Sullivan “UFO” (Light In the Attic)

Superb debut album from the Irish-American former high school champion quarterback who vanished from the face of the earth in 1975.