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 go a bit indie, a bit pop and a bit electronica, often all in the same tune. Melodica favourites Slow Hands cover Bon Iver, Damon Albarn messes with Bobby Womack, Grizzly Bear come back with a great single and Free School go all Pink Floyd. Maybe it’s all about finding new ways to do old things? [setlist] 1 Bon Iver – Towers (Slow Hands Cover) – Digital File 2 King – Hey – Rough Trade 3 Bobby Womack – The Bravest Man In The Universe – XL THAT FUZZY FEELING (TUNE OF THE WEEK) 4 Free School – Time Breaks – Tirk 5 Satin Jackets feat Eric Cozier – Hollywood (Chris Jylkke Miami Mix) – Ram Jam Artists 6 Pariah – Signal Loss – R&S 7 Eveson – Bluebirds And Powder – V Records 8 Mum – Lalalala Blai Hnotturninn – Morr Music STRINGS, WOOD AND A BOX OF AIR 8 Sin Fang – Only Eyes – Morr Music 9 Grizzly Bear – Sleeping Ute – Warp 10 Butch Cassidy Soundsystem – Melodic B – Olbap 11 Om Unit – For You – Bleep/Sonar 12 Thundercat – For Love I Come (Lapalux Flip) – Bleep/Sonar 13 Boat Captain – Slower – Is It Balearic?
New Coco tune Cape Clear is out now on Cafe Del Mar Vol 18. find it on iTunes.
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 there’s the unveiling of Cafe Del Mar Volume 18, after a few dodgy years, it’s back on track; there’s a classic slice of dub, a little new new house, and some beautifully sunny Balearic disco. Lovely. [setlist] 1 Havana Cultura Band – Orisa (Atjazz Love Soul Remix) – Brownswood 2 Dusky – Henry 85 – Simple Records 3 George Fitzgerald – Unilateral – Aus Music THAT FUZZY FEELING (TUNE OF THE WEEK) 4 Satin Jackets feat Eric Cozier – Hollywood (Chris Jylkke Miami Mix) – Ram Jam Artists 5 Cameo Culture – Parts Of You And I (Slow Hands Remix) – No19 Music 6 3 Balearos – Summer Breezin’ – MelodicaRecordings 7 Mum – 0,000Oro – Morr Music CAFE DEL MAR – Volumen Dieciocho 8 Blank & Jones – Hideaway – Cafe Del Mar Music 9 Talvin Singh & Niladri Kumar – The Bliss – Cafe Del Mar Music 10 Ben Onono – Big Blue Moon – Cafe Del Mar Music 11 Walls – Sunporch (Holy Other Mix) – Kompakt Digital 12 Colourbox – Baby I Love You So – 4AD
So here, I suppose, is some kind of end point, a marker. The cutting of Freedom Street, the transfer of all that sweat and love, all those years, all those ears, all the tweaking, the agonising, the bouncing, the disappointment, near despair. This is resolution. Where it all comes together as the complete work of art. Where it transfers finally from digital bits to physicality. The spinning disc, the cutting needle, the lacquer, boxed up, taped up and off to the factory, ready for it’s limited edition mass production. Laurie’s being nice. He says the music reminds him of Grace Jones at the peak of her powers, as he changes the needle on the great VMS70 Neumann lathe, a hulking piece of ancient technology, like celluloid and analogue synths, now a choice, a luxury rather than a necessity. But god, it’s so exciting. Now I’m trying to stay calm, the box fresh lacquer is being cut, the sweet, familiar but forgotten smell fills the room, the lathe twists at precisely thirty three and a third revolutions per minute and, soon after venus finishes her transit of the sun, the strains of Word, side one, track one, fill the room. And, gosh, well, it sounds bloody good and I am happy.
3 Balearos – Summer Breezin’ b/w Do You Have Any Tea? Here’s a deliberately quirky, decidedly summery single for you. It’s ever so saucy and a little naive. It’s the sound of three Balearic DJs searching for something to play in the late afternoon as the sun scorch mellows and thoughts turn to cocktails and night time excursions. Summer Breezin’ is a simple and cool melody with a dash of acoustic guitar and bass. It floats along on the sea breeze and does exactly what you expect. In a good way. It features the fine vocals of Michiko, who made a rather lovely album called No Place Like Home for Lemongrass Music. Do You Have Any Tea? is a proper b side. It’s a bit weird but it’s bound to grow on you after a few plays and it might even end up being your favourite. Oh, and in case you’re wondering, the 3 Balearos are very Balearic DJs Phil Mison, who was the resident at Cafe Del Mar for some time; Jim Breese in his more laidback Fishtank guise; and MelodicaRecordings boss Chris Coco. Now it all makes sense.