More stuff about the music and stories on this weekâs Melodica.
In tune with the Melodica aesthetic, covering a broad range of exciting, inspiring, beautiful new music from electronica to house to experimental.
THAT FUZZY FEELING: VALENTIN STIP – ANYTIME WILL DO
Valentin Stip is a new name, though, almost inevitably he is a 19 year old, chain smoking, classically trained prodigy from Montreal. His first EP of skittery programmed beats and fragments of melody and found sound comes on last year’s 19 year old, chain smoking… etc etc, Nicolas Jaar’s Clown & Sunset label. Anyway, suffice to say that the material is up to Jaar’s exacting standards. Expect to hear plenty of this on Melodica.
THAT FUZZY FEELING TOO: JAMIE XX – I FEEL BETTER WHEN I HAVE YOU NEAR ME
We’re not really supposed to but this week there are two tunes of the week on the show. The second one, I Feel Better When I Have You Near Me, comes from Jamie XX. It’s his first solo material for the Numbers label. There will be plenty of hype around this tune, but it is really rather good so at least some of it is justified.
JACK IS BACK
Back in the day when we all used to buy records Heidi worked behind the counter at Phonica in London. Now she’s an international jetset DJ putting on parties called Jackathon in Berlin, London and other blessed cities. There’s a compilation featuring the kind of music that gets played at the parties too and it’s very, very good, simple old school, new school jacking house music. Great comp. Now when’s the next party in London?
STRINGS, WOOD AND A BOX OF AIR
This week the acoustic section of the show features two really special tunes.
One is the first fruits of a collaboration between Scottish singer songwriter King Creosote and English electronic experimentalist Jon Hopkins. It’s called Bubble and it’s a real beauty.
The other is Be All Be Easy from an album called Sun and Shade by Woods, featuring plenty of that woozy, lo-fi, slightly psychadelic folk that Ducktails make.