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The playlist – the songs of the week at OTR HQ

Including tracks from Mr Fingers, Santigold, Snarky Puppy, MMOTHS, El Vy, Brian Deady and Chvrches

The 99c shop: Santigold

Fri, Feb 19, 2016, 09:40


Suzanne Kraft “Talk From Home” (Melody As Truth)

Beautifully paced dusk-time soundscapes with added ambient oomph from Los Angeles DJ Diego Herrera employing the Suzanne Kraft moniker for this walk on the chilled side.

Snarky Puppy “Family Dinner Volume II” (Ground Up)

Who let the dogs out? The latest family re-up sees Michael Leagues and his Snarky Puppy hounds cut loose with vocalists like Susana Baca, Laura Mvula, Jacob Collier, David Crosby and Salif Keita for an album which is truly firing on all cylinders.

Mr Fingers “Qwasars” (Alleviated)

The house music original is still kicking out the jams with “Qwasars” full of lush, shiny sounds and tingles.

Santigold “99c” (Atlantic)

Now this is how you shape a political manifesto. Santi White and her cast of collaborators take aim at modern ills like narcissism and consumerism with a bright, breezy and bold soundclash of wonky breaks and beats. Definitely worth the money. “Can’t Get Enough Of Myself” from the album below

MMOTHS “Luneworks” (OYAE/Because)

Forthcoming debut album from Newbridge producer Jack Colleran is going to be one of the season’s big hits with its detailed textures, beautiful mood setters and audacious sense of ambition. One of those albums which took time but boy, it was time worth taking. “Eva” from the album below.

Brian Deady “Non Fiction” (Magic Machine)

A dude getting better and bolder with every release. Deep south soul and r’n'b embellished with Deady’s warm, rich vocals and his growing ability to write songs which stick to your ears like glue makes his second album one to relish.

El Vy “Need A Friend” (4AD)

The National’s Matt Berninger and Menomena/Ramona Falls’ Brent Knopf make merry on one of the sweetest anthems on debut album “Return to the Moon”

Chvrches “Clearest Blue” (Virgin)

A pop thriller full of heartbursting glee and euphoria from the band’s “Every Open Eye” album

Hazing “What Youth” (Happy Valley)

Spin yourself dizzy with this sythntastic, chiming, edgy beaut from the Dublin producer.

Swim Mountain “Yesterday” (Hey Moon)

This week’s Spotify Discover Weekly playlist find from the London band comes with psych-pop spirit, Bossa Nova breezes and a harmony-heavy groove.

The OTR Spotify playlist: the tunes we’ve given the thumbs up to over the last few weeks. New tracks added weekly. Note: no money has exchanged hands for placement on this playlist.