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You can find Chris Coco’s Melodica on BeatLoungeMusic.com on Friday June 1st at 21:00 BST. Repeats on: Tuesday June 05 at 21:00 (And the same schedule every week: premieres on Fri, repeats onTues)
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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 we start in the world of nu disco and end up deep in the echo chamber with some amazing dub. Inbetween, we walk on broken glass in a city back street and land in a field to chew a little grass in the sunshine. Nice. [setlist] 1 Locussolus – Telephone – International Feel 2 Moodymann – Pray 4 Love – ScionA/V 3 John Daly – Deep Heat – Drumpoet Community 4 Argy & Bajka – Upon Yourself (Yoruba Soul Mix) – Ibadan THAT FUZZY FEELING (TUNE OF THE WEEK) 5 Tomas Barfod – Broken Glass – Friends of Friends 6 Submerse – They Always Come Back – Apollo 7 Gold Panda – Mountain – Notown STRINGS, WOOD AND A BOX OF AIR 8 Susanna – Imagine – Rune Grammofon 9 One Little Plane – It’s Alright – Text 10 Sun Araw & M Geddes Gengras meet The Congos – Icon Give Thank – Freakways 11 The Congos – Congoman – Black Ark 12 The Flying Lizards – Skin And Stone – Piano 13 Linval Thompson-Show Babylon (Manasseh Dub) – Reggae Roast
. This episode we start in the world of nu disco and end up deep in the echo chamber with some amazing dub. In between, we walk on broken glass in a city back street and land in a field to chew a little grass in the sunshine. Nice. 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: TOMAS BARFOD – BROKEN GLASS Well, this is what the label say about Tomas Barfod’s album, Salton Sea, where you can find this week’s tune of the week: “At times bright with delicate pop melodies, Salton Sea boldly submerges into dark, morose rhythms, juxtaposing the graceful and desolate characteristics of the Californian lakebed the album shares its name with.” Which means, it’s sort of moody and melancholy, but not so out there that there are no melodies. Which means it’s a rather good listen. JOHN DALY – SUNBURST Another moody but good album, especially in the sunshine, is the latest offering from John Daly, it’s sort of deep house meets techno with some kind of expansive ourdoorsy feel. I suppose it makes sense that he comes from Cork, in the south of Ireland where there’s lots of green space and rainy days to help you stay in the studio. THE SECRET DUB LIFE OF THE FLYING LIZARDS Flying Lizards were a post punk, experimental electronic act who had one hit, a cover of the classic Money. I really like them. So I was excited when Mixmaster Morris put me on to this album. The Secret Dub Life of the Flying Lizards was recorded in Jamaica in 1978 by Jah Lloyd, apparently as part of a series of dub albums made around that time for Virgin’s Front Line label. It was mixed and mucked about with by David Cunningham from the band, but didn’t actually have a release until 1995. It’s pure 70s Jamaica really, the bass and drum and dub sounds are all there, but of course the vocals are more experimental European weirdness. What a great combination.