A little Balearic House mix for you. [setlist] 1 This Ainât Chicago – Ride The Rhythm (Soul Mekanik) 2 Adonis – No Way Back 3 Teki Latex – Answers 4 Nacho Lovers – Deeper 5 Riva Starr – Tribute 6 Marcel Knoppf – Rechord (Luna City Express) 7 Merveille Cahnspeyer – Tribute 8 The Clash – Mustapha Dance (Chris Coco Edit) 9 Foals – Total Life Forever (Chris Coco Edit) 10 Greg Paulas – Such A Shame 11 Deepswing – In The Music 12 Sidwho – Pay For Love 13 Johnny Dynell – Jam Hot (Tensnake) 14 Floating Points – Shark Chase 15 Caribou – Sun 16 Talking Heads – Gotta Tape I Wanna Play (GW Edit) 17 Gooding & Coco – Night Dance (Max Essa) 18 Gadi Mizrahi – I Can Never Get Enough 19 Moodymanc – Melanchronic (Soul Minority) 20 Gichy Dan – A Day Like Today (Todd Terje)
Brixton – It takes more than a big balloon to make a party go with a bang. Midnight 30, Saturday night, a party to celebrate Nicky Siano’s new old movie, shot at The Gallery, New York in 1977. The archive footage is gold, beautiful, evocative, exciting, the after party is a little less burning and glorious. Borough – Contemplating other people’s microphones in the pissoir. The Gladstone, the biggest little venue in London, has been given a make-over, even the toilets look smart and have a music theme. Clapham – Savouring moments of sun and beauty on a short winter day. The sun shining on the Sun in Clapham old town. Something to smile about as Chelsea go down three nil at home just across the river.
More stuff about the music and stories on this weekâs Melodica This is the start of something new. A weekly blog loosely based around the Melodica radio show with more information, pictures, links and comment. That Fuzzy Feeling: Caribou – Jamelia (Gold Panda Remix) My tune of the week is a track from the deluxe edition of Swim, featuring the original album plus a CD of excellent remixes. It’s in the shops now, so get it if you don’t have the original album yet. It’s definitely going to be one of the LPs of the year. FÃ¼nf FÃ¼nf is a new compilation album celebrating five years of the Beriln-based Ostgut Ton label. For this project they have gone all arty in a way which is immensely appealing. They have made field recordings at Berghain and Panorama Bar, basically the sound of the clubs when they are empty, then given these sounds to a stellar bunch of producers as a starting point for a new track. The results are suitably deep and moody and effective. The set list includes work by Shed, Marcel Dettmann, Shed, Steffi and Ben Klock. The Cd packaging is suitably elaborate and beautiful too. A sense of place DJ Dom has a new track on his new EP, The Mind Of DJ Dom, that also references a club and gives a sense of the place. His tune Plastic People is a tribute to the little nightclub with the big soundsystem in London. It’s also worth checking Lone’s Petracane Beach, their take on the location for the Garden and Stop Making Sense festivals in Croatia for more place-based electronica. Molly Wagger Molly Wagger are an indie band from Glasgow. They make music that fits the big skies and buildings of the their home city. Richard Norris aka Time & Space Machine has injected a little Balearic beauty into their wonderful song Weekend. The mix is a real winner, just the right amounts of dour and happy to make a proper big tune. Vote now for your Tracks And Albums Of The Year Weâre starting to collect your charts for albums and tracks of the year. The aggregated results will make two killer shows at the end of December. So get thinking now and start making your top 10 tracks (thatâs sort of singles in old money but any big tune can be in it) and top 10 albums and leave them as a comment here or send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This episode is all about atmospheric electronica and tunes that are about a sense of place, or even a real place, like Berghain in Berlin or Petracane beach in Croatia. That plus new music from Caribou, Henrik Schwarz and the inevitable Nicolas Jaar. Itâs all here. [setlist] Molly Wagger – Weekend (Time & Space Machine Balearic Remix) – Tirk Marsmobil – Gonna Be My Day (Henrik Schwarz Acoustronic Remix) – Compost Black Label Zev – Thatâs Us – Supernature Caribou – Jamelia (Gold Panda Remix) – City Slang Levek – Look On The Bright Side – Father Daughter Clown & Sunset Collective – Her String – Clown & Sunset The Mummers – March Of The Dawn (Time & Space Machine Remix) – Nang Sound Capsule – When A Man Becomes Electric – digital file Murat Tepeli feat Elif BiÃ§er – Hold On – Ostgut Ton DJ Dom – Plastic People – Pattern Lone – Petracane Beach – Magic Wire Console – Her Eyes – Disko B Darkstar – Gold (John Roberts Remix) – Hyperdub
It’s a beautiful day because, at last, there is some reaction from real people to the coalitions plans to cut pretty much everything by 20%. The streets around Westminster were filled today by students, bussed in from all over the country to protest at the cuts in help and hike in fees for students. I arrived on my bike and got swept along in the banner-waving mass down Whitehall, past Parliament and Millbank. It was all very well mannered and friendly and orderly and very middle class, as you would expect from a bunch of students, but the message was clear, don’t fuck with our future. It was wonderful to see a new generation discovering their power, finding something to kick against, something to believe in, even if they are doing it in a slightly self-conscious, ironic C21 way. I am sure this is just the beginning of a winter of discontent, fighting the so called inevitability of the savage slashing of public services. Beautiful.