Chris Coco’s weekly radio broadcast. An eclectic selection of brilliant new music starting with house and moving on to electronica, downtempo, acoustic and all sorts of other styles loosely connected to dance and electronic music. Let tastemaker Chris Coco guide you through his selection of the week’s best new music. This episode there’s new Maceo Plex, Nicolas Jaar and Quantic, plus the full 11 minutes of the new Todd Terje, fantastic music on Melodica Recordings and a song about an island in the Antarctic. So that seasonal, fresh, international produce for you from London city to the world. [setlist] 1 Odd Parents – Fame – Ellum Audio 2 Maceo Plex – Under The Sheets – No19 Music 3 Solomun – Something We All Adore – Supernature Records THAT FUZZY FEELING (TUNE OF THE WEEK) 4 Crackpot – Robopotamus – Melodica Recordings 5 Nicolas Jaar feat Scout LaRue – With Just One Glance 6 Dean Sunshine Smith – Oh Honey – Soulshare 7 Nicolas – Why Don’t You – 4 Lux Black STRINGS, WOOD AND A BOX OF AIR 8 Quantic & Alice Russell – Look Around The Corner – Tru Thoughts 9 Jim-E Stack – 3rd Soul – Good Years 10 Lucky Paul – Elephant Island (Midland Remix) – Somethinksounds 11 Todd Terje – Swing Star (Parts 1 & 2) – Smalltown Supersound
Like Eastman Kodak’s rose-tinted footage of the rose-covered cottage. Like Poloroid’s analogue memory fade. Like cassette and vinyl and minidisc. Like bus conductors, miners and socialists. It will not be long until we are all ghost.
More stuff about the music and stories on this weekâs Melodica. All the shows are archived on the Chris Coco page at Mixcloud. There’s a new Melodica chart on Juno Download: here. Follow Chris Coco on MixcloudTHAT FUZZY FEELING: DEAN SUNSHINE SMITH – OH HONEY Dean Sunshine Smith lives up to his adopted name again on the latest in the Sunshine Reworks series. More old soul cuts get a Balearic dub polish and shine to make them sound like a warm afternoon on the beach. As Junodownload put it – “dancefloor friendly re-interpretations of soul cuts that don’t so much glisten as blind with their inherent summeryness. Dean releases on his own label, Soulshare. Sunglasses required. SWING STAR Norwegian label Smalltown Supersound are the latest imprint to feel the love from Oslo based super producer Todd Terje. His latest EP, It’s The Arps features the throwaway Inspector Morse as well as the magnificent Swing Star. This 11 minute epic is split into two parts, the spacy, proggy part one and the more dancefloor friendly slo-mo-disco part two. LOCKED GROOVE Rooted is the debut release from Belgian producer Tim Van de Meutter, also known as Locked Groove. It’s a long, meandering experiment in atmospheric house and techno music. FLOODS Floods is the new album from ambient artist James Murray. I don’t like cutting and pasting but in this case he describes the work so well, it’s good to let him explain: On the flood plain where James Murray grew up, twin rivers rose each winter fed by rainfall from nearby Welsh mountains. Breaking their banks they swept over pastures and hedgerows, tore at the fabric of the land and isolated villages. In a makeshift studio on high ground, âFloodsâ is a return to that landscape, an acknowledgment of its impact on James’ nature and a celebration of the destructive and regenerative power of the waters. It is also an attempt by the artist to reconcile with his own personal floods, those mental waters that rise to submerge the will, that can at times be opposed and must at others be allowed to overwhelm. There. Now you know.
Chris Coco’s weekly radio broadcast. An eclectic selection of brilliant new music starting with house and moving on to electronica, downtempo, acoustic and all sorts of other styles loosely connected to dance and electronic music. Let tastemaker Chris Coco guide you through his selection of the week’s best new music. This episode we’re diving deep into the world of electronic music, this one will sound good by candle light, or in the dark, or at least with your eyes closed and headphones on. [setlist] 1 Todd Terje – Swing Star (part 2) – Smalltown Supersound 2 MAM Crushed Ice – Fina THAT FUZZY FEELING (TUNE OF THE WEEK) 3 Dean Sunshine Smith – Oh Honey – Soulshare 4 Larry Heard – And So I Dance – Distance 5 Alex Jones – Stamp (Dan Berkson Remix) – Hypercolour 6 Eric Ericksson – Somebody Else – Planet E 7 Joaan – Nocturnality – 7Even Recordings 8 Wasserfall – Tuwa – Greta Cottage Workshop 9 Locked Groove – Rooted – Hotflush STRINGS, WOOD AND A BOX OF AIR 10 James Murray – Greenlands – Slowcraft 11 Bonobo – Prelude (Lapalux’s Finger on the Tape Remix) – Ninja Tune
Hard times on the blog front. It’s January, so it’s all mixing, soup and misty sunsets. Nothing much to photograph. Too much time spent staring out of the window, trying to concentrate on another bassline, or work out why a song doesn’t quite, ever so slightly but ever so definitely, sound like a record. Plenty of hours spent trying to give a track that special Balearic attitude that will make it work in the sunshine, in the summer, in that far away country called the future. And hours at the block, chopping onions, mastering the art of squash dismemberment. The best of times, the worst of times, as some one once said. Now, where’s my Kindle?