Melodicablog 23.05.11 More stuff about the music and stories on this weekâ€™s Melodica – this week it’s all about bears (sort of). In tune with the Melodica aesthetic, 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: HOT TODDY FEAT DANIELLE MOORE – WON’T LET GO A lovely slice of acid disco from Hot Toddy and Danielle Moore from Crazy P. This one has been in my record bag for ages but is now released as a single with a new rather dark mix from Black Strobe. Great stuff. WE LOVE… ALBUMS We Love, the club promoters behind the epic night at Space in Ibiza have started a label. Thankfully they are not doing the usual cheesy club compilation CD. They are, instead, featuring on artists’ own work, starting with their Space resident DJ Matt Playford. Surprisingly Matt doesn’t just make banging terrace tunes, he has an alter-ego, Weirdo Police, for more Balearic gear, featured here across the whole of one disc. Disc two is a collection of more clubby stuff and collaborations. VINCENZO – WHEREVER I LAY MY HEAD Vincenzo is an artist in the process of discovering that there is more to house music that big room club stuff. On this album he gets really deep, making a great listening as well as a good dancing experience. Nice. HALF MAN HALF COYOTE Coyote, our musical friends from Nottingham have an album coming called Half Man, Half Coyote, on their own Is It Balearic? label. They are pressing just 500 copies on super fat, super heavy vinyl. The music is, as you would expect, a mix of dubby, downtempo bits. More from this on next week’s show. SHIPBUILDING A real classic song, first released in 1982 as a 12″ single on Rough Trade Records gets a spin this week. It’s juxtaposes the promise of work in the shipyards with the thought that the new boat will be sent off to a new war. It’s still as relevant today as the day it was released and in my opinion it is one of the greatest, most emotional, moving songs ever written.
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. This episode we dive deep – long, languid floating melodies over gaps of quiet and hiss. There’s new music from a wave of Melodica faves: Hot Toddy, James Blake, Coyote, Bon Iver and some new names but it’s all got that flow and space. [setlist] 1 Weirdo Police – Evidence – We Love 2 Vincenzo – 106 Downtown – Dessous THAT FUZZY FEELING (TUNE OF THE WEEK) 3 Hot Toddy feat Danielle Moore – Won’t Let Go – Smoke N Mirrors 4 Mitzi – India (LTJ Remix) – Future Classic Australia 5 Coyote – Material Dub – Is It Balearic? 6 78 Edits – I Don’t Care – Giant Cuts 7 James Blake – Give Me A Rod (Second Version) – Hessle Audio STRINGS, WOOD AND A BOX OF AIR 8 Minks – Indian Ocean – Captured Tracks 9 Torn Sail – Birds – Claremont 56 10 Robert Wyatt – Shipbuilding – Rough Trade 11 Bon Iver – Calgary – Jagjaguwar 12 Linkwood – Two – Prime Numbers
Chris Coco features twice on the new Cafe Mambo compilation. Find Chris’s cover of the Fleetwood Mac classic Albatross and the new Gooding & Coco tune Believe. Mambo album on Juno Download: here.