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The playlist – the sounds of the week at OTR HQ

Tracks from Jessy Lanza, DJDS, James Blake, Laszlo Dancehall, Terry Callier, Dexys, Mark Pritchard and more

Jessy Lanza

Fri, May 13, 2016, 08:59


James Blake “The Colour In Anything” (Polydor)

A week on and James Blake’s third album is still turning up moments to treasure. Music for all kinds of weather.

Laszlo Dancehall “Channel” (Wolf Music)

Man-of-the-season Leon Vynehall and A1 Bassline join forces for a waltz around the Laszlo Dancehall on this finely tuned house groove.

Titus Andronicus “Dimed Out” (Merge)

A thumper from 2015′s “The Most Lamentable Tragedy” and as heard on the final episode of the first series of Billions.

Gabriel Garzón-Montano “6 8″ (Jaws & Paws)

You got to hand it to Drizzy, he’s a dab hand at using smart samples. Brooklyn musician Garzón-Montano’s original is a delicate, tender, emotional lullaby from his “Bishouné: Alma Del Huila” album.

Terry Callier “What Colour Is Love?” (Geffen)

From 1973, a beautiful blend of soul, jazz and folk with orchestral sweetness galore from the late, great Chicago singer with the magnificent voice.

Dexys Midnight Runners “Don’t Stand Me Down” (Mercury)

As get set for the release of “Let The Record Show: Dexys Do Irish and Country Soul” next month, a dive into Kevin Rowland’s back-catalogue and this set of adventurous and absorbing gems from 1985.

Dirty Projectors “Bitte Orca” (Domino)

Extravagant, sinewy and idiosyncratic frooves from David Longstreth and friends making merry with a great dash and rash of sounds from 2009

Jessy Lanza “Oh No” (Hyperdub)

Colourful electronic hues and music with great space and pace galore on the Canadian producer’s beguiling second album.

DJDS “One Good Thing” (Loma Vista)

Opening track from “Stand Up and Speak”, the second album from Jerome LOL and Samo Sound Boy

Mark Pritchard “Under the Sun” (Warp)

Intriguing album of pastoral hooks and grooves from the well-travelled producer with Global Communications, Jedi Knights, Africa Hitech, Harmonic 313 and NY Connection releases under his belt.

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.