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 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 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.