THE SOUNDS OF SHUGGIE OTIS AND MICHAEL MCDONALD INSPIRED A MAN TO WRITE A SONG.

A COUPLE OF MONDAYS LATER, THAT SONG INSPIRED AN IDENTITY.

Otis McDonald’s BEATS, VOL. 2

From the mind and ears of producer/multi-instrumentalist, Joe Bagale comes a sound that is fresh but tangibly rooted in nostalgia. When taking a listen, one may recall the soul of the 60s or the funk of the 70s. Or perhaps it’s pop radio from the 80s or the boom-bap beats of the late 90s. Whatever it may be, Otis McDonald is the sound of an artist who manifests a lesson in versatility and growing perspective.

The production can be dense at times, yet through its syncopated rhythms and unexpected harmony, Bagale is able to find the space that counts. Starting out as a studio experiment, Otis McDonald was developed over a 3 month period which found Bagale writing short snippets of music, playing all of the instruments, sampling those snippets, playing more instruments, and eventually creating entirely new songs. 

Read more about Otis McDonald here, check out more music from the creative mind of otismacmusic.com

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