The playlist – the sounds of the week at OTR HQ
Featuring Shamir, Saun & Starr, Fetty Wap, Hot Chocolate, Pale Honey, Tony Allen, David Morales, Shanti Celeste and more
Shamir “Ratchet” (XL)
The funkyfunky pop sound of Shamir Bailey comingatcha with tons of fabulousness from Las Vegas. “Call It Off” from the album below
Cloud “Zen Summer” (Paper Trails)
Tyler Taormina’s second album is a beaut, a smart set of lush, hazy pop with just the right veneer of electronic whirr and friction.
Saun & Starr “Look Closer” (Daptone)
Starr Duncan-Lowe and Saundra Williams have got soul. The Bronx duo made their bones in gospel choirs and wedding bands before Sharon Jones brought them into her band as The Dapettes. Their debut album is chockablock with fantastic soul tunes full of passion, suss and raw emotion.
Hot Chocolate “Every 1′s A Winner” (RAK)
Remember Errol Brown this way
Pale Honey “Over Your Head” (Bolero)
Beautifully tense hook and riff from Swedish duo Tuva Lodmark and Nella Daltrey
Moses Sumney “Seeds” (Terrible)
One of our SXSW 2014 faves keeps on keeping on with mesmeric and captivating single for Grizzly Bear dude Chris Taylor’s label.
Fetty Wap “Trap Queen” (300 Entertainment)
The hypnotic monster tune that keeps on giving now comes with added Drake appeal
Tony Allen “African Man (Villalobos & Loderbauer remix)” (Jazz Village)
Afrobeat lodestar’s tune taken to new sci-fi disco dimensions by dastardly German/Chilian duo Ricardo Villalobos and Max Loderbauer.
David Morales “Needin’ U” (Manifesto)
It still sounds damn good 17 years on
Shanti Celeste “Moods” (Brstl)
A warm house mood-setter full of panache and sunnysideup Bristol cream