Off The Hook Music challenged Alex Ohm a fantastic singer songwriter to share with us his 5 must listen to tracks and we have put them in a playlist for you so enjoy.
Love the way this track builds from a soft piano start to a monster of brass that hits hard at the end. Never get bored of listening to this.
This song holds lots of fond memories from seeing Doves play to it soundtracking many a long drive on tour. From the hypnotic intro to the euphoric chorus highs. There’s always room on the stereo for it.
This track is here representing the album ‘An Awesome Wave’. I could listen to that album from start to finish over and over. This track has it all from grit to grace. Top stuff.
Never gets old. This and ‘Still Dre’ actually. Great energy in both the production and delivery. Always gets turned up when it comes on.
How can you not keep playing this track?
Pushing the boundaries for it’s time and still sounds just as fresh today.
John Westberry drummer for The Mute Group has developed a 5 track playlist with added extra tracks from his band The Mute Group which has inspired him during his musical journey. This is a great chance to find out what music has had an influence on John.
"When I first started making electronic music, Rounds by Four Tet was one of the first records I got into. The production on Hands still blows me away. Been on repeat for some time."
"I fell in love with this song during a difficult time in my life. It became something I listened to often as a sort of an anthem. It hangs around a lot of my playlists now."
"For me, this song exemplifies the incredible experience of playing as a duo. There can be a point where two musicians start sounding like they have multiplied into a full band, and the result is magic"
"I love when an artist can draw me into their experience, and make me reevaluate my own."
"I tend to gravitate towards artists that aren't afraid of taking bold risks. No one demonstrates why audacity is a virtue like Joni Mitchell."
Off The Hook Music challenged Tali Kallstrom former lead singer of the wonderful Estrons, to share with us her current 5 must listen to tracks and we have put them in a playlist for you so enjoy.
Asking Tali why she's listening to these songs at the moment Tali replied "Music is therapy and these tracks are helping me through the break up of the band".
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