More stuff about the music and stories on this weekâs Melodica.
All the shows are archived on the Chris Coco page at Mixcloud.
Follow Chris Coco on MixcloudTHAT FUZZY FEELING: CRACKPOT – ROBOPOTAMUS
The next release on Melodica Recordings really tells the story of what the label is about. Moose, from the band, listens to the show in his home town of Melbourne, Australia. When he was in London on a Euro excursion he popped in to the Player, a bar in Soho where I play sometimes, to listen to some music and hand me a CD of his tunes.
Now usually when this happens the music is, how can I put it, bloody awful. But in this case, the morning after the gig I put the CD in the player and listened all the way through, without skipping. The next week I played it on the show. So, when the label of the show started, Crackpot had to be one of the first signings. It all makes sense.
THE MUSICIAN AND THE ACTRESS
Underground wunderkind Nicolas Jaar has hooked up with actress and rather less underground sleb Scout LaRue for his latest internet giveaway. The song With Just One Glance, while definitely sounding like Jaar is a lot more commercial than his usual output. So is it a vanity project or pop genius?
QUANTIC & ALICE RUSSELL
This is the first fruits of an album collaboration between Quantic and his Combo Barbaro and singer Alice Russell. It’s super live, big, dramatic and very 60s in a cool way. The single is out on 10″ couloured vinyl in February, the album follows in April.
Jim-E Stack is a 20 yr old producer from New Orleans, USA. He’s been into dance music since he heard Daft Punk when he was little. Here’s a quote
From and interview with him by Sonic Router: “All the kids I knew in high school thought dance music was gay, so I was alone in my enthusiasm mostly. Now all those dudes want to fuck the guys from Swedish House Mafia, so itâs whateverâ¦”