Today I went to Metro to get the package containing the film of the shots I shot in the summer on the Diana. I had almost forgotten about it, but now I have started mixing the next album I need the analogue information. The album needs to sound like the film. The film needs to look like the music. So you can see what I mean I took some pictures of the pictures. Now stick that in your i-phone analogue-ap and suck it.
Chris Coco: Number 8 in Mixcloud’s best Cloudcasters of 2010 Here’s what they said: “Mixcloud is very proud of its strong relationship with Chris Coco. He truly is one of the most respected tastemakers of modern music. If you want to know what the next big thing is going to be then chances are you will hear it on Chris’s Melodica show first.” – Tea and Cake Here’s the link
This week it’s extremes. Yesterday was the average most miserable day of the year. The day that people find most depressing. And it was a little grim. Today the sun is shining and I am reviewing my work on a trombone session with Mike Bone. Yes, the tracks really did need trombone to make them sing. You will see.
Chris Coco’s weekly radio broadcast. An eclectic selection of brilliant new music starting with house and moving on to electronica, downtempo, acoustic and all sorts of other styles loosely connected to dance and electronic music. Let tastemaker Chris Coco guide you through his selection of the week’s best new music. In this week’s episode: new house, new Balearic disco, new dubstep, a strings, wood and a box of air time travel special, a wonderful collaboration between two Melodica favourites – Ducktails and Panda Bear and the Buddha Machine. It’s all here and it all makes sense. [setlist] 1 Maya Jane Coles – Humming Bird – Hypercolour 2 Duff Disco – I Need Ya (Eddie C’s Sober Summer Remix) – Composite THAT FUZZY FEELING (TUNE OF THE WEEK) 3 Bubble Club – The Goddess – International Feel 4 Tevo Howard – The Age Of Compassion (House Mix) – Buzzin’ Fly 5 SPMC & LX One – Down Judgement – Tempa 6 Sepalcure – Fleur – Hotflush 7 Astrud Gilberto vs Shigeto – Berimbau Interlude – digital file STRINGS, WOOD AND A BOX OF AIR – TIME TRAVEL 8 Simon Ogaya – Joseph Wamidha – Honest Jon’s 9 Ducktails feat Panda Bear – Killin’ The Vibe – Woodsist 10 Zoo Kid – Out Getting Ribs – House Anxiety 11 Jim Sullivan – UFO – Light In The Attic 12 Toro Y Moi – Still Sound – Carpark 13 Soundstream – All Night – Soundstream 14 Stuffa – Proof (Wolf + Lamb) – Trunkfunk 15 The Gathering – In My System (i-Cube Remix) – Silver Network
More stuff about the music and stories on this weekâs Melodica In tune with the Melodica aesctetic, covering a broad range of exciting, inspiring, beautiful new music from electronica to house to experimental. Melodica chart on Juno Download: here. That Fuzzy Feeling – Bubble Club -The Goddess – International Feel More mellow Balearic disco goodness from our favourite label from Uraguay. Coming out on March 7 on super fat 180g vinyl. Artwork is by Phantom. Buddha Machine On this week’s show I try to give a little audio demonstration of the Buddha Machine version three, Chan Fang. It plays a series of loops very slowly, creating a lovely sound for relaxing, meditation or massage. You really need to see these little beauties to appreciate their true lo-tech loveliness, so here’s a picture. Buddha Machine website Cool collaboration of the week Big news is that two of Melodica’s favourite artists, Ducktails and Panda Bear have made a tune together. The result is as lo-fi and lovely as you would imagine. It’s an extra track from the new Ducktails album Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics. Strings, Wood and a Box of Air – Time Machine This week’s Strings, Wood and a Box of Air section of the show is extended and features old and new music in the guitar based world. One of the featured tracks is from a highly recommended new album on the Honest Jon’s record label. It’s called Something is wrong and explains it’s contents with it’s subtitle – Vintage Recordings From East Africa 1952-57. Another featured Time Machine track, from 1969, is Joe Sullivan’s UFO, a lovely slice of country soul that has been almost impossible to track down for years. The epic story of the re-release is here. In My System This week’s show finished with a great remix of one of the best club tunes of last year, The Gathering’s In My System. i-Cube have taken the original, amped up the atmosphere and created a lovely late-night dark basement gem.