Chris Coco – 8808

5th October 2010

[description] Abstract visuals created by Anthony Burrill and Jack Featherstone to accompany a track by Chris Coco called 8808 taken from his current album Feel Free Live Good on The Big Chill Label. Anthony and Chris are long-time friends and collaborators. Anthony also designed the album artwork with the help of the No Days Off team. [/description]

Lost in Music, Slaves to Sound

4th October 2010

The rain falls. On the train, on the city, on Euston, on Runcorn, on Liverpool. I’m up on Coach A (Quiet) to play at Mama Said, the new night at the Magnet, that proper underground dirty little club down Hardman Street. The rain falls. On the Novotel, on the street signs, on the boozers and bars of Wood Street, on the boys’ trainers and the girls’ heels, on the bare legs and shoulders, the micro skirts and polo shirts. It’s a bubbly cauldron of alcoholic punch, a whirlwind of dogs chasing tails.

The rain falls. On tattered posters and rushed graffiti, on special constables standing on splashes of sick, on the street corner smokers, on the swishing black cabs.

Soon I am safe in the pulpit, in the corner, a tiny crawl-in DJ booth, in the back of the bar at the Magnet, doing the thing, lost in time, lost in music for the slaves to the rhythm. There’s the big girl in DMs with pink hair who can’t stop asking for You’ve Got The Love (after I play it I discover her mother died last week and that was her funeral song). There’s the lady of a certain age who looks the worse for wear, even in the dim light, dancing with every young man who will have her, holding tight but never kissing. There are the usual late night cross-eyed pointers, pupils deep jet black, dripping palms help up for a soggy high five. The earnestly snogging student couple, the girl’s copy of selected English poetry slipping out of her bag as his hand slides down her back. It ends up on the floor, sticky with night club glue. I’m flipping through the CDs, alternately sipping on beer and water, trying to take it somewhere special. And tonight it’s house and disco and a little reggae. Nicolas Jaar, Sister Nancy, Kaspar Bjorke, Sydney Youngblood, Falty DL, Mark E, Roxy Music. Like I think it should be. Like it feels like. Outside, the rain falls. And inside I’m storm-eye happy, blur wind delirious, lost in music.

Chilled Deep Dubstep (2010)

2nd October 2010

[description]Co-compiled by Chris Coco – the sound of now, deep and Balearic sounds. Download features a DJ mix from Coco.[/description]




Harmonica Track

27th September 2010

Coming October 3 2010 on Leaders of the New School Records (Beatport and Toolroom website exclusive) – Chris Coco & Captain Bliss – Harmonica track with a nice bouncy remix from Sergio Fernandez and a spacy house remix from Chris Coco.

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Dirty Weekend

27th September 2010

Beyond on the farm gate

Somewhere behind the line of trees

Over the fields and far away

There is an empty beach

Messages from other people’s lives

Some sense of belonging to something much bigger than all of us.