Melodica 25 February 2013

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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 now house made with machines, then a little of that good old fashioned rock music, yes, really, there is still some good music made with guitars and singing and everything, then a little old stuff that sounds like machines, then back to the future with more machines, this time with a Balearic twist. [setlist] 1 Isolee – Allowance – Pampa 2 Citizen – Everything – Love Fever Records 3 Dusky – Nobody Else – Aus Music 4 Midland – Trace – Aus Music THAT FUZZY FEELING (TUNE OF THE WEEK) 5 Locked Groove – Wear It Well – Hotflush 6 Parisian – Diamond Variations – Push and Run STRINGS, WOOD AND A BOX OF AIR 7 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – We No Who U R – Bad Seed 8 Alabama Shakes – Always Alright – Digital File 9 The Asphodells – The Quiet Dignity (Of Unwitnessed Lives) – Rotter’s Golf Club 10 New Order – Ceremony – Factory LIFE’S A BEACH 11 The Sonic Aesthetic – Dark Of The Moon – International Feel 12 Space Dimension Controller – While I Was Away – R&S

Coffee, Fags and i-Pads

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So, I have been in Ireland at Sacha Puttnam’s Riverside Studio, making some new music with a lot of help from the magnificent Cairan O’Shea. Here is a collection of images that have already appeared on my Tumblr and Twitter but need to be here as well for the record. There are ten new tunes with these working titles: Poly 6 100 Billion Euros Drops Simple Bicycle Café Human Joy of Six (Jam 3) Flight (Chilly) Jam 2 (Kaoss) As you can see, most of those titles will change but the music will form the basis of the next Coco album.

Melodica 18 February 2013

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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 is blue, it’s in a funny shaped glass and it’s got a sparkler and an umbrella stuck into a bit of pineapple on the top. In other words this week’s Melodica is a bit of a musical cocktail – we have some spacy disco, a shot of new bass house, a muddle of 80s drum machines, a dash of deep meditative electronica, some Balearic indie and a splash of soundtrack jazz. Delicious. [setlist] 1 Medlar – The Sun – Wolf Music 2 Cosmic Kids – Freight To My Soul – Needwant 3 Compuphonic – Sunset (Aashton & Swift Remix) – Get Physical 4 Moonboots – No One – French Express THAT FUZZY FEELING (TUNE OF THE WEEK) 5 Midland – Trace – Aus Music 6 The Asphodells – The Quiet Dignity (Of Unwitnessed Lives) – Rotter’s Golf Club 7 Moiré – Lose It – Werkdiscs / Ninja Tune 8 Bering Strait – Apart – Apollo 9 James Cook – Half As Well – Greta Cottage Workshop 10 Nosaj Thing – Safe – Innovative Leisure STRINGS, WOOD AND A BOX OF AIR 11 Inc – Black Wings – 4AD 12 Ducktails – Sedan Magic – Domino LIFE’S A BEACH 13 Pool – Flex – 2 DIY 4 14 Hidden Orchestra – Fourth Wall – Tru Thoughts

Melodica 11 February 2013

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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. Forget about the biscuits, this episode it’s all about a fat doorstep of bread and honey with a cup of tea, deciding whether those new albums from Ducktails, Nosaj Thing, Darkstar and Asphodells are real contenders and wondering whether Apollo will ever release something that doesn’t make it to tune of the week. [setlist] 1 Claptone – No Eyes feat Jaw – Exploited 2 Round Table Knights – Graciela – Off Recordings 3 Francys – Water Woman – Souvenirplus 4 Deviation Heat Treated 002 – Heatsick Y – Sensate Focus THAT FUZZY FEELING (TUNE OF THE WEEK) 5 Bering Strait – Apart – Apollo 6 Darkstar – You Don’t Need A Weatherman – Warp 7 Nosaj Thing – Tell – Innovative Leisure 8 Ducktails – The Flower Lane – Domino LIFE’S A BEACH 9 The Players Union – Respect To Bill – Bay Ridge 10 The Asphodells – A Love From Outer Space (Version 2) – Rotter’s Golf Club 12 Sleepy Time Ghost / Joe Ariwa – Youthman Dub – Unit 137

James McArthur in the studio

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Down to Welling for a little view of James McArthur recording his new single. Drums, piano, guitar, vocals, mandolin, violin… This is real.