The Player, London

26th August 2010 Comments Off on The Player, London

The Player website [setlist] My regular gig at The Player, 8pm-1am, free to get in, Chris Coco and special guests, Balearic, house, all over the shop.[/setlist]

Club World Hotel World Ideal World

23rd August 2010 Comments Off on Club World Hotel World Ideal World

I am in Bristol at the Berkeley Square Hotel, room 39. Each room has a name. On my door it says Teach. This has no resonance for me. Room 40 is called Wesley. This is the boy’s name. When I think of him I hope he is thinking of me. Channel 12 on the TV is called Yesterday. There is no channel called Tomorrow. Channel 22 is called Ideal World, but it is just selling stuff. This is far from ideal. Channel 27 is called Home. There is nothing on it. Channel 97 is called Partyland. There’s nothing on that either. Channel 107 is called Gay Rabbit. Enough Channel surfing. I am out marching with my bag. It’s like being at a festival without the boots. I see bars, a man dressed as a pink panther, some girls dressed as nuns, these are stags and hens, creatures that I do not understand. I discover a new musical genre in a doorway. Folk House. Nice. I am on the train facing backwards to London. I forgot to take pictures of the people. I only have pictures of walls and words. No worries. My head hurts a little. This is my fault. It’s also, I suppose, a sign that last night’s gig at Big Chill Bar was much fun and, in it’s own way, a success. The the after effect of drinking of many bottles of Innes & Gunn, a fine beer brewed in oak casks in Scotland, is making it very difficult to write anything about the night. I know that I played some CDs for three hours in the bar, I remember a lot of house and One Step Beyond at the end. Before that I played some CDs for two hours in an excellent record shop called Rise. This is called work. And promotion. Everything was friendly, smooth and lovely in that low key Bristolian way. I like this city and these people.

Melodica 23.08.10

23rd August 2010 Comments Off on Melodica 23.08.10 , ,

In this episode: new Wolf + Lamb, new Aeroplane, New Friendly Fires, new Skream, new Harvey, some fresh city sounds from DVA Music plus another audio field trip to spaced out festival land. It’s all here. [setlist] No Regular Play – Slide Away (Zev’s Endless Summer Remix) – Wolf + Lamb Friendly Fires – Stay Here (Azari & III Remix) – Beggars Banquet Aeroplane – She’s A Superstar feat Chromeo – Wall Of Sound Arcade Fire – The Suburbs – Mercury Skream – I Love The Way – Tempa Cooly G – Dis Boy (DVA Hi Emotions Remix) – DVA Music Scratch DVA – Lost (Bakongo Remix) – DVA Music Lady Of The Sunshine – Lady Of The Sunshine – Needwant Drivan – Hej Da – Smalltown Supersound Ducktails – On The Boardwalk – Olde English Spelling Bee Yeasayer – Madder Red (The Golden Filter Remix) – Mute Delorean – Real Love (Tie Dye Remix) – True Panther Sounds Locussolus – Tan Sedan – International Feel

Chris Coco chart on Juno

20th August 2010 Comments Off on Chris Coco chart on Juno ,

Find tunes that I have played recently on my Melodica show here: Melodica still summer chart

Melodica on Big Chill Radio part 2

19th August 2010 Comments Off on Melodica on Big Chill Radio part 2 , ,

Here is hour two of the breakfast show I did on Friday morning at this year’s Big Chill Festival. [setlist] Kool & The Gang – Summer Madness Beck – Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime Cultural Attaches – Golden Light Joy Orbison – Hyph Mngo Sabres Of Paradise – Wilmot Sister Nancy – Bam Bam Quantic – Echa Ta Pella Aeroplane – We Can’t Fly James Reece & The Progressions – Let’s Go (It’s Summertime) Mr Hermano – Free As The Morning Sun Caribou – Sun Scott Hardkiss – You & I (Bjorn Torske Dub) Black Sun – Spread Love