Heavy Rotation, Vol. 11

Music is a constant source of inspiration for all of us at OTTO Brand Lab. Watch this space to hear what’s playing in our studios and put OTTO in your ears.



Currently these 5 discs are getting the most rotations @ 30 W 21st.

Boomtown Rats / Fine Art of Surfacing

Cymande / Cymande

Kendra Morris / Banshee

A Perfect Circle / Eat The Elephant

Redd Kross / Phaseshifter



Foxing / Nearer My God

Still undecided on this album after how great their first release is (the Albatross), but seeing them live will probably change all of that, as they are an incredible live band.

Zeal & Ardor / Stranger Fruit

Soul, Gospel, Blues and… Black Metal. Something truly different and unique, challenging and powerful.


The perfect soul and jazz mix to help you deal with those end of the summer blues.

Lee Fields – Honey Dove (Soul Fire)-2002
The Olympians – How Can I Love (Now That You’re Gone) (Truth & Soul)-2008
Durand Jones & The Indications – Is It Any Wonder (Colemine)-2016
Atlantis Jazz Ensemble – Pillars Of Hercules (Marlow)-2016
Aloe Blacc – Good Things (Stones Throw)-2010
The Iguanas – Pelican Bay (Yep Roc)-2008
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Better Things (Daptone)-2010
Slim Moore & The Mar-Kays – Riverside Drive (Marlow)-2011
Seu Jorge & Alma – Everybody Loves The Sunshine (Now Again)-2010
The Frightnrs – I’d Rather Go Blind (Daptone)-2015
James Hunter Six – So They Say (Fantasy)-2013
The Fabulous Three – Answer Me Softly (Psycho/Soul Fire)-2002
Kamasi Washington – Kipling Theme (RCA)-2016
Souljazz Orchestra – It’s Gonna Rain (Strut)-2015
Charles Bradley & Menahan Street Band – The World Is Going Up In Flames (Dunham)-2011
Sonny Knight & The Lakers – Oh Mary (Secret Stash)-2016
Menahan Street Band – Going The Distance (Dunham)-2008
Myron & E With The Soul Investigators – They Don’t Know (Timmion)-2013
Mayer Hawthorne – Thin Moon (Stones Throw)-2011

Stay tuned for what’s next…