LISTEN: Louisville Duo Otis Junior & Dr. Dundiff Create Soulful Hooks on ‘Rising With It’

Louisville, Kentucky-based hip hop/r&b duo Otis Junior & Dr. Dundiff released their new EP ‘Rising With It’ on 10/23 and it’s now available digitally and on vinylvia Jakarta Records.

Smooth is a massive understatement when describing the title track from Otis Junior & Dr. Dundiff’s latest EP. Junior brilliantly navigates this track chock-full of hooks and soul, boasting content worth repeating with a mantra we can get behind, “show me, slowly, expose me.”  There are reflections of a crooning Mos Def here, as  Junior serenades atop a tasteful and well-produced instrumental via his bandmate Dr. Dundiff. Check it out below…


Otis Junior is a singer, songwriter, and recording artist based in Louisville, KY and originally from North Carolina. While most of his youth was spent in various performing arts, it wasn’t until later that art became a viable career path. After a few months spent flirting with the local open mic scene in 2015, Otis met the founding members of his band, The Jesse Lees, and one of his biggest collaborators, Dr. Dundiff. The duo have released multiple albums through Berlin-based record label Jakarta Records, earning them international notoriety. Through much time spent immersing himself in the world of music, and collaborating with artists around the world and around the corner, Otis has solidified his profound passions for music and art.

Dr. Dundiff (Done Different) is known as one of Kentucky’s top hip hop producers. With dozens of beat tapes and EPs to his name, Dr. Dundiff has made official releases with labels such as Jakarta Records, Cold Busted, Grand Garden Records, and more. He is best known to create tracks by sampling everything from vinyl records, YouTube videos, Vine videos to local news reports and sounds from everyday life. He just as seamlessly creates songs in which he plays and layers all live instruments himself. While staying in the realm of hip hop any one of his tracks can be soulful, jazz, down tempo, indie or any type of genre he feels.


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