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The playlist – the sounds of the week at OTR

Tunes from Justice, The Saxophones, Everything Shook, Michael Jackson, Ryley Walker, Hieroglyphic Being and others

Everything Shook. Photo: Laura Aurora

Fri, Aug 12, 2016, 09:45


Michael Jackson “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough” (CBS)

Randomly heard twice this week – what a giddy, gorgeous, gregarious groove.

Isaiah Rashad “Free Lunch” (Top Dawg)

Hazy southern style from the Top Dawg don you should keep your eyes on.

Justice “Safe & Sound” (Ed Banger)

Five years later, Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay’s new cut is unmistakably Justice, with some nods in the arrangements to David Shire,

The Saxophones “New Tradition” (Self release)

Beautiful throwback 1950s’ melancholy from Oakland husband-and-wife duo Alexi Erenkov and Alison Alderdice

Factory Floor “25 25″ (DFA)

An album of dark, hypnotic and nocturnal grooves from Nik Void and Gabe Gurnsey. “Dial Me In” from album below

Ryley Walker “Golden Sings That Have Been Sung” (Dead Oceans)

A wild, idiosyncratic, freewheeling and fascinating blast of colourful, intricate folk and jazz pieces from the dude behind last year’s ace “Primrose Gree”. Check out “The Halfwit In Me” from the album below

Hieroglyphic Being “The Disco’s Of Imhotep” (Technicolour)

Jamal Moss’ nods to the ancient Egyptian engineer, architect and doctor before launching a set of magical, hard-hitting, tough-edged house grooves which are nigh on impossible to resist.

Clams Casino “32 Levels” (Columbia)

Chilled, slomo and spacey cuts from the New Jersey producer featuring collabs with A$AP Rocky, Vince Staples, Lil B, Samuel T Herring, Kelela, Mikky Ekko and others.

Everything Shook “Drinking About You” (Self release)

Debut album from the Dublin electrowonkypop group who launch the release at The Co-Op in Dublin tomorrow night with support from Patrick Kelleher and His Cold Dead Hands, White Collar Boy and Donal Dineen. Check out “I Got A Gun” from the album below, “a meditation on revenge, whiskey-drinking and solitude, inspired by cowgirl westerns.”

Ronin & Deverano “Fall” (Lush)

Chilled, mellow, end-of-summer mood-setter from the Brooklyn producer and Staten Island vocalist.

The OTR Spotify playlist: the best in fresh tunes and vintage cuts which we’ve dug in 2016 to date. Updated weekly(-ish). Note: no money has exchanged hands for placement on this playlist.