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Interview with OTR

James Gilmore interviews the producer behind 'Bliss' and new single 'Close' about his new music and upcoming EP.

Atlanta-based OTR’s side-job is making incredible music, the type of which would make most producers jealous.

His day job is as an aerospace engineer.

When we first heard his single ‘Bliss’ featuring vocalist Ashley Leone were immediately hooked – taking influence from the likes of ODESZA and Porter Robinson, the track was so layered, with so many little sounds building up to something much bigger, it is easy to tell that this was a producer who takes his art seriously.


In new single ‘Close’ featuring Kai Straw, he proves his talent once again. Kai Straw’s unique voice bellows through OTR’s bottom line – as the synths and mini keyboards collaborate, you realise that this quality music will surely make OTR a star very soon.

To celebrate the launch of ‘Close’, James Gilmore interviewed OTR about his start in music, upcoming EP and more.

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Books

The Clean Conversations: If you had everything, would you take it for granted?

The Clean Conversations are presented in partnership with Juno Dawson’s new book, “Clean”.

The Clean Conversations: If you had everything, would you take it for granted?

The Clean Conversations are our series of conversations exploring addiction and the ways it impacts our lives as young adults. The Clean Conversations are presented in partnership with Juno Dawson’s new book, “Clean”.

Award-winning author Juno Dawson has released a new book called ‘Clean’. The book follows Lexi, a spoiled socialite who has hit rock bottom. After almost overdosing, her brother stages an intervention and takes her to a rehab clinic for troubled young people.

Growing up in a wealthy home, Lexi had everything she ever wanted and took it for granted. However, after her overdose, as she goes through her detox, she starts to open up and is able to re-evaluate the path she’s on. Stripped of her status, she is now free to laugh, dance, share and feel – and make true friends.

On one hand, ‘Clean’ tells the story of having to face the…

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Advice / Opinion

10 Minutes More (with Kup & Gurr) | Martin Luther King Jr's Dream

At the end of TeenScope, Kup & Gurr invite you to send in your opinions on the fourth topic. Listen to the discussion now on 10 Minutes More...

10 Minutes More (with Kup & Gurr) | Martin Luther King Jr's Dream

April 2018 marks 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr delivered his last speech, the day before his assassination.

In his final speech, known as ‘I’ve Been to the Mountaintop’, King calls for unity, economic actions, boycotts and non-violent protests, whilst challenging the United States to live up to its ideals. The day after he delivered the speech in Memphis, Tennessee he was assassinated in his motel.

As a society, we have come very far since Martin Luther King Jr delivered speeches such as ‘I’ve Been to the Mountaintop’ and, perhaps his most famous speech, ‘I Have a Dream’.

In the latest episode of 10 Minutes More (with Kup & Gurr), George Kup and Callum Gurr invite you to share your opinion on whether you think Martin Luther King Jr’s dream has become a reality, following the live vote on TeenScope.

Listen to the full podcast…

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