CC podcast for Electronic Groove

31st May 2012

Coco’s podcast for Electronic Groove is here.

So very Btn

28th May 2012

In Brighton on a sunny day, you can taste the air, thick with sea mist and barbcue smoke and sun block and sex. The beachfront is a carnival of sizzling white flesh, the back streets as calm as the flat sea.

Champions

21st May 2012

Coco & Kupper collaboration

18th May 2012

link to Traxsource

In the spring of 2005, two pioneers or electronic music, Chris Coco and Eric Kupper, got together in a basement studio in London. Armed with a Roland Juno 106, a ProTools rig and a few other bits of gear, they created this truly timeless piece of music. A shortened version of this epic gem was released back in 2005 on a U.K. compilation, but this is the first time it is seeing a “proper” single release, and is available for digital download… Lush and layered with subtleties, this is a deep and sexy atmospheric soundscape that sounds like an Ibiza sunrise… The previously released edited version was praised and supported by numerous leading DJs worldwide. Now for the first time, the original journey is available, just in time for some warm weather enjoyment. Produced by Chris Coco and Eric Kupper Written by Chris Coco (Copyright Control) & Eric Kupper {Squalene Music/Fat Fox Music (ASCAP)} Recorded and mixed at Fat Fox Studios (London) and Hysteria Recording (Weston, CT, USA) Keyboards and guitar by Eric Kupper

Thyme & Capers – Alternative Views of Santorini

11th May 2012

No apologies for being away, been away. Now back. Here are some pictures.

I have been thinking about why I take digital photos. They are, of course, a memory store, the archetypal crap holiday snaps, or travel pics, a moment captured. But I tend to focus, mind and then lens, on details, tiny things that so often go unnoticed, views that you will not find in the travel brochure that accompanies Brand Holiday Destination. The sun bouncing off the paintwork on a tantalizingly padlocked door; a piece of graffiti declaring love between two unknown and never to be met people, on a black rock next to a church on a hill; the rusting wheelbarrow at the back of the church; a discarded flower, perhaps passed to a child or a lover as a gift or an attempt at reconciliation, tossed away and stamped on, left as unloved and unnoticed as the giver of the gift. All this attention to detail, beyond capturing, I hope, some beautiful images out of the casual chaos of an everyday life, also helps me in some therapeutic way to find beauty in the everyday. I delight in the detail. At the best moments I feel a childlike wonder at the world and all it’s tiny elements. Of course, it doesn’t always work, and the feeling never lasts, but for those moments when I see a lonely chair on the edge of a dusty, cracked concrete jetty and think – yes, this is beauty, it’s really rather wonderful. So here are a selection of pictures taken on a real holiday in Santorini, the Greek island that really is one of the most beautiful places on the face of the earth. There are plenty of padlocked doors and wide open spaces, vertiginous views and delightful details. Enjoy.