Melodicablog 120430 This episode we’re celebrating the global phenomenon that is Record Store Day by, um, playing some records. Plus there’s the new Chris Coco single and some fine post dubstep stuff. 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: BEPU N’GALI – I TRAVEL TO YOU Bepu N’Gali is a musician from Botswana, discovered by International Feel after a chance encounter with a mate at a flea market in Buenos Aires and a bit of telephone detective work based only on a phone number scrawled on the back of a cassette containing a brilliant song. The result of this story is a fine debut single of Afro beat style Balearica with great remixes from Todd Terje, Rune Lindbaek and Tim ‘Love’ Lee. It’s coming on two slabs of high quality vinyl in May. RECORD STORE DAY Check the Record Store Day blog for more. APOLLO RENAISSANCE The re-launched Apollo Records, originally the ambient offshoot of electronic pioneers R&S, continues to impress with this EP from Jack Dixon.
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 celebrating the global phenomenon that is Record Store Day by, um, playing some records. Plus there’s the new Chris Coco single and some fine post dubstep stuff. [setlist] 1 Aeroplane – Caramellas (Joakim Remix) – Wall Of Sound 2 Chris Coco – Holiday (Sare Havlicek Disco Terrace Mix) – Melodica Recordings THAT FUZZY FEELING (TUNE OF THE WEEK) 3 Bepu N’Gali – I Travel To You – International Feel 4 Tennis – Make It Good (Larry Heard Mix) – Life And Death RECORD STORE DAY GOODIES 5 Hot Chip – Night And Day (Daphni Remix) – Domino 6 The Very Best – Yoshua Alikuti (Nadastrom Remix) – Moshi Moshi 7 Gotan Project – Check Mate / Jaque Mate – Ya Basta 8 Charles Bradley – Stay Away – Dunham Records STRINGS, WOOD AND A BOX OF AIR 9 Velvet Underground – Sweet Jane – Atlantic 10 Deadbeat & Danuel Tate – Lazy Jane – BLKRTZ 11 ASC / Synkro – Borderline – Auxiliary 12 Jack Dixon – Saviour – Apollo
Chris Coco – Holiday Remixes – out now on MelodicaRecordings. Mixes from Sare Havlicek, Deekie and Chris Coco. Buy on JunoDownload.
This episode we’re exploring some kind of soul music. Now, that might be Motown or it might be something inside the machine; it might be a guitar through an amp with reverb; it might be a digital bleep or a sonic squeak. So that’s Alabama Shakes, Ame, Moodymann, Odyssey, Paul Weller and much more 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: TENNIS – MAKE IT GOOD In real life Tennis is Manfredi Romano, the boss of Life And Death Records. He was born in New Jersey and raised there and in Sicily. This is his debut release for his own label and it’s rather good in an indie, electronic, soulful kind of way. There’s a good Larry Heard remix too which you will hear on next week’s show. MONSTER RALLY I really like Monster Rally. They take bits of 60s Tropicalia and quirky pop, chop it up and make, short, loopy, mad tracks that are really fun and exciting. They have a new album coming out on various wild aquatic coloured vinyl variations called Beyond The Sea. The lead track from the album is Jaguar and you can download it here. SOME KIND OF SOUL Motown’s Mowest Story 1971-73 is a rather good compilation LP that I have just discovered featuring some very laidback sunshine soul. MOODYMANN Moodymann, aka Detroit native Kenny Dixon, has a new EP of warped motor city soul out called Picture This. It’s on Scion music and while it is most definitely more of the same it is a welcome return for his unique sound.