Melodica 26.09.11

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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 it’s all about covers, versions and acoustic excursions. So we have some new and old dub, some Nick Drake, some Magnetic Fields, Fleet Foxes, PJ Harvey and… Elton John. Wait a minute… [setlist] 1 Monster Rally – Don’t Forget – Digital File 2 Poolside – Harvest Moon – Digital File 3 Flossy – Inflatable Doll – Digital File THAT FUZZY FEELING (TUNE OF THE WEEK) 4 Tontelas – The Flood – Gamm 5 Alfred McIntosh – Wicked – Bristol Dubs 6 Neon Heights – Nora – Digital File STRINGS, WOOD AND A BOX OF AIR (Covers, versions and acoustic excursions) 7 Monster Rally – Gotta Make A – Digital File 8 Elton John – Saturday Sun – Digital File 9 Katell Keineg – River Man – Field Recordings 10 Nick Drake – Northern Sky – Island 11 Jonathan Wilson – Ballad Of The Pines – Bella Union 12 PJ Harvey – The Last Living Rose – Island 13 Robin Pecknold – The Book Of Love – Digital File 14 Magnetic Fields – All My Little Words – Domino 15 Vetiver – Faint Praise – Bella Union

Melodicablog 26.09.11

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More stuff about the music and stories on this week’s Melodica. All the shows are archived on the Chris Coco page at Mixcloud. Melodica chart on Juno Download: here. THAT FUZZY FEELING: TONTELAS – THE FLOOD Tontelas are actually dubby chillout act Boozoo Bajou in disguise. Find this on the b side of their current single En Do on the mighty Gamm records label. FLOSSY Flossy aka Mike Gill comes with a great re-version/cover of Roxy Music’s In Every Dream Home A Heartache, updating in an effective, authentic Balearic manner. The original can be found of Roxy’s 1973 album For Your Pleasure. NICK DRAKE COVERS The Elton John cover of Nick Drake’s Saturday’s Sun is from a session that too place in 1970, arranged by legendary producer Joe Boyd to showcase some new songs. It was before Elton became famous and sees him in sensitive, singer songwriter mode. More info here and here. The Katell Keineg cover of River Man appears on the EP What’s The Only Thing Worse Than The End Of Time, that came out in 2002. ROBIN PECKNOLD AND ‘FLEET FOXES’ Robin Pecknold, lead singer from Fleet Foxes covers the cult band Magnetic Fields’ The Book Of Love on this week’s show. The original comes from the album 69 love song, that came out in 2004. It really does feature 69 tracks, presumably all love songs. The hear more Fleet Foxes covers check this story on the excellent CoverMeSongs website. But remember all is not as it seems. cover me. MONSTER RALLY Strange echoes from the past, the 50s and 60s chopped up and reassembled in ones and zeroes, on this album that I discovered on Bandcamp. If you want it you choose how much you pay. Crystal Ball by Monster Rally

Melodica 19.09.11 (Live from Bestival)

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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 episode we journey into the night to the Bestival Festival on the Isle of Wight for a section of Chris Coco’s ‘tree jay’ set in the wishing tree, a club inside a tree. Read the full story and see the shots at http://www.chriscoco.com/something-beautiful/3006 [setlist] 1 Sydney Youngblood – If Only I Could (Chris Coco Edit) 2 Odyssey – Native New Yorker (Ashley Beedle Mix) 3 Miguel Puente – Serious Compassion 4 Crazy P – Stop Space Return 5 Tensnake – Something About You 6 Sister S – Living Ecstasy 7 Solomun – Recycled 2 8 Ce Ce Rogers – Someday 9 Danny J Lewis – Stratosphere 10 Lump – Riding

Love You So on Dubstep comp

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DXTR and Chris Coco’s very bassy, very mellow tune Love You So can be found on the Chilled Dubstep & Bass compilation. Pre-order on iTunes.

CC on Ibiza Chill 2011

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Chris Coco and Captain Bliss’s rather fine Harmonica Track features on Toolroom’s Ibiza Chill 2011 compilation. Buy on Beatport.