The playlist – what’s on OTR’s stereo this week
Tunes from Villagers, Jape, Dan Lissvik, Romare, Ryan Adams, Other Lives, Missy Elliot and many more
Villagers “Courage” (Domino)
There’s a new Conor O’Brien album coming and going on this sweet, stripped-back beaut and “Hot Scary Summer”, which he played at Banter recently with Caoimhín O Raghallaigh, “Darling Arithmetic” will be one of the spring season’s highlights.
Romare “Projections” (Ninja Tune)
Mark our words: this adventurous, exciting, spacey record from the British producer is going to be on a lot of hit lists in the coming months. Catch him at Dublin’s Opium Rooms on April 4 and listen to “Prison Blues” from the album below
Mark Ronson “Uptown Funk (Rhythm Scholar Jungle Funk Remix)” (Epic)
Chicago remixer Rhythm Scholar brings Kool & The Gang to the “Uptown Funk” party.
Grounds for Invasion “Dying Stars” (Ultrasaw)
Debut album from Galway duo Tracy Friel and Will O’Connor is a dark, enticing helping of sweetly defined electro-pop.
Jape “This Chemical Sea” (Faction)
Richie Egan’s fifth album is one you find yourself going back to again and again in the last few weeks to experience its gloriously textured electro-pop buzz.
The Very Best “Let Go” (Moshi Moshi)
Esau Mwamwaya and Johan Hugo get set for album number two “Makes A King” with this breezy tropical topper.
Missy Elliot “Get UR Freak On” (Atlantic)
Other Lives “Tamer Animals” (PIAS)
There’s a new Other Lives album on the way in a few months, which has sent us back to the Stillwater, Oklahoma’s previous album to get lost in its majestic, transcdental folk folds.
Dan Lissvik “Airwalk” (Smalltown Supersound)
Wigged-out Balearic bliss from the Swedish production don’s “Shuvit!” EP that had us daydreaming around azure seas and glorious sunsets this frosty week.
Ryan Adams “Gold” (Lost Highway)
Way back when. Still one of those rare albums which is truly great from opening bell to closing note.