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The playlist – the tunes of the week at OTR HQ

Including Elliott Smith, Xylouris White, Dorothy Ashby, Romare, “American Honey”, Solange etc

Dorothy Ashby

Fri, Oct 21, 2016, 09:39


Elliott Smith “A Fond Farewell” (Domino)

Remembering the great singer-songwriter 13 years on. From 2004′s posthumous “From a Basement on the Hill” album.

Xylouris White “Black Peak” (Bella Union)

Wild music for mountainy men and women from Cretan lute player, George Xylouris and Dirty Three drummer Jim White. Playing Dublin’s Bello Bar on October 27 and Cork’s Triskel Arts Centre on October 28.

Dorothy Ashby “Aeolian Groove” (Save the Last Rec)

Hear the harpist get wicked. Wide-ranging set of wigged out tracks from the hugely inspiring jazz player and composer.

Romare “Love Songs Part Two” (Ninja Tune)

The dude behind last year’s mesmerising “Projections” returns to the long playing pitch with deep, swinging sounds digging a groove from psych to disco. “Who Loves You” from the album below.

Solange “Cranes In the Sky (Kaytranada edit)” (Columbia)

The producer behind one of the albums of the year tweaks and twists one of the highlights from another of the albums of the year.

Children of Zeus “Still Standing” (First Word)

We featured this act yesterday, but this is a tune which deserves another listen today.

Members of the House “Summer Nites (Kornél Kovács Remix)” (Numbers)

Massive tune with bags of floorfilling appeal as the Studio Barnhus producer gives the 1987 vintage house cut a new lease of life.

Castro “Toot Toot” (Enchufada)

Zouk bass winner from the Welsh lad making a splash on the Portugese label

Kenton Slash Demon “Peace” (Future Classic)

Danish duo make a dash for the dancefloor with this timeless nugget

Various “American Honey” (UMC)

The soundtrack to this mighty film about a bunch of kids travelling from pillar to post flogging magazines comes with some boomin’, bumpin’ hip-hop in the middle of some more idiosyncratic cuts.