More stuff about the music and stories on this weekâs Melodica. All the shows are archived on the Chris Coco page at Mixcloud. There’s a new Melodica chart on Juno Download: here. Follow Chris Coco on MixcloudTHAT FUZZY FEELING: DISTANCE REVISITED EP Airtight/Distance will soon be releasing this fine EP of great remixes of tunes from the legendary Chicago house producer Larry Heard. It’s great to see the master of the past colliding so beautifully with some of today’s best electronic music practitioners. There are really good remixes from Julio Bashmore, Mak & Pasteman, Wolf + Lamb and The Emperor Machine. More from this EP in forthcoming Melodica shows for sure. 1BLIP2 The first release of 2012 from Melodica Recordings is from a mystery Balearic techno duo. Who cares who they are when the music is this good. GETTING CLOSER Here’s another mystery artist, known only as Close, for now. The Close Music Soundcloud page says this: “Close is the brainchild of an artist who initially wishes to remain anonymous. His upcoming debut album ‘Getting Closer’ is the result of a series of fruitful collaborations and musical alliances with some of the most exciting producers, musicians and vocalists out there.” POOL Pool are a three piece rock band from Hamburg in Germany. What makes them interesting for us is the fact that they have been remixed by man of the moment Solomun. He has the knack of knocking out fine bassline driven, sdeceptively simple tunes that work so well on the dancefloor. His mix of Game Over is another one of those.
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 is pure electronics – proper modern house music with a nod to the past (Julio Bashmore and Larry Heard to be precise); then some post dubstep experiments with a little future Balearic to finish. Scuba, junior Boys, James Blake, Art Department, Soft Rocks. How good is that? [setlist] 1 1Blip2 – Alone – Melodica Recordings 2 Gavin Herlihy – Endless Feeling (Larse Remix) – Culprit 3 Art Department – Tell Me Why (Brennan Green Remix) – Crosstown Rebels THAT FUZZY FEELING (TUNE OF THE WEEK) 4 Larry Heard – And So I Dance – Distance 5 Pool – Game Over (Solomun Remix) – 2DIY4 6 MAM – Crushed Ice – Fina 7 James Blake – Love What Happened Here – R&S 8 Little Dragon – Crystalfilm (Close Remix) – Unknown 9 Scuba – Never (Close Remix) – Unknown 10 Junior Boys – You’ll Improve Me (Caribou Remix) – Domino 11 Soft Rocks – Little Lights – ESP Institute
Collected on a clear day on the river, inbetween The Wandle and Albert Bridge.
More stuff about the music and stories on this weekâs Melodica. All the shows are archived on the Chris Coco page at Mixcloud. There’s a new Melodica chart on Juno Download: here. Follow Chris Coco on MixcloudTHAT FUZZY FEELING: JAMES BLAKE – LOVE WHAT HAPPENED HERE Blake, back to R&S, the home of CMYK, surely one of his finest moments. This could turn out to be another classic. Love What Happened Here is joyful, hooky, wonky r&b. buy it here. PILLOW TALK VS MAYER HAWTHORNE A bootie match made in heaven. Slo-mo disco stars and Melodica favourites Pillow Talk do good things to Mayer Hawthorne’s The Makings Of A Lover, turning it into an early doors and late bar sure shot for the new year. THE CURSE OF SOFT ROCKS Soft Rocks, the quintet of crate digging edit kings from Brighton get original on their first proper album that is, as they used to say at school, all their own work. In their press release they bewail a time when âany laptop-savvy poseur can upload their bland nu-disco or faux-Chi-house directly to the cesspool of digitally downloadable fodder,â forgetting to mention that that is exactly what some people would say they have been doing for the past few years. The album is a mix of styles that often sound like edits, in a good way. The standout track for me is the beautifully mellow, jazzy Wicker Man featuring Kathy Diamond on vocals. MR M Kurt Wagner and his band Lambchop are back in the limelight in February with the release of a new album simply entitled Mr M. The preview track, If Not I’ll Just Die, shows all the wit and panache we have come to expect from a man who has mastered the art of turning banal comments about the weather and his dogs into poignant and beautiful observational songs.
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. Welcome to 2012 peoples. This episode is all about keeping it mellow and a little soothing, a hangover cure for those sore party heads. [setlist] 1 Pillow Talk Vs Mayer Hawthorne – The Makings Of A Lover – Digital File 2 Georg Levin – Everything Must Change – BBE THAT FUZZY FEELING (TUNE OF THE WEEK) 3 James Blake – Love What Happened Here – R&S 4 Pedestrian – Hei Poa – Push And Run 5 Video In Description – Midsummer’s Common – Push And Run 6 Soft Rocks – Wicker Man (feat Kathy Diamond) – ESP Institute 7 Radiohead – Staircase – Ticker Tape 8 Two Wounded Birds – My Lonesome (Psychemagic Remix) – Digital File STRINGS, WOOD AND A BOX OF AIR 9 First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar – Wichita 10 Lambchop – If Not I’lll Just Die – City Slang 11 Duffstep – Together (Youandewan Dub) – Join The Dots 12 Ruede Hagelstein & The Noblettes – A Priori (Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts The Wind Blows Remix) – Souvenir 13 Cole Medina – House Feels So Good – Licorice Delight