Coco DJ Set on the final day of Anthony Burrill’s exhibition/workshop Facebook page. Website. [setlist]arty party[/setlist]
Out on the decks again. Tonight the city feels like fumes. Fog-breath over Waterloo Bridge. Swimming against the commuter tide heading south, heading home. I am in Somerset House for the opening of Anthony Burrill’s latest show. Soundtracking the the movement of the invited, the graph geeks in big glasses, the show girls clutching their Chardonnay. Anthony has the top room in this show, he is the top typographical dog, the only one with music, the only one with enough space, the only one with a portrait of the the artist as a young man with a horse. There’s a prefab photo booth so Wes takes a picture of me and I take a picture of Wes. And there’s a newspaper called It All Makes Sense. And honestly, it does.
Following up their brazen debut on Nang in 2010 Ibiza lord, Pete Gooding and Chill Capitano Chris Coco return with their follow up. This time their have enlisted the silky vocals of Peter Coyle, best known as the voice of Liverpool based Lotus Eaters who made the amazing âFirst Picture of Youâ in the early 80âs. âBelieveâ turns down the BPM quotient a few notches and sets the destinations for Balearic. Pete Gooding has been spending a fair chunk of the year in Ibiza and this certainly shows through in this track. Chris Coco, ever the cool customer adds his polish and laid back Korg MS20 grooves to the proceedings. Peter Coyle, now a resident of France adds his vocals in a relaxed and well-measured timbre. Remixes come from groovy Swiss customer Pharoh Black magic who manages to re-use some extra vocals (not even in the original) and turn in a underbelly growler of a remix, one for the floor. Next its off to Italy where Ajello (AKA DJ Rocca, studio partner of Dannele Baldelli) gives us some Italian sheen, analog burbles and warbling moroder-eque basslines. Back to all things chilly and back to Western Russia (Ulyanovsk to be precise) and Volta Cabâs grooves match the climate, icy and solid. For all those who prefer things less vocal we also have included a whole swath of dubs, instrumentals and extra mixes on the digital side. âBelieveâ is out in May on Nang Records
Back at Supperclub in the heart of Notting Hill for another session through dinner and on into the night. [setlist]dinner set[/setlist]
More stuff about the music and stories on this weekâs Melodica – this week it’s all about bears (sort of). In tune with the Melodica aesthetic, covering a broad range of exciting, inspiring, beautiful new music from electronica to house to experimental. Melodica chart on Juno Download: here. THAT FUZZY FEELING: FATIMA & FLOATING POINTS – RED LIGHT This is the first track to emerge from a new EP of glitchy soul from Flaoting Points, the masters of that style, and the wonderful Fatima. The EP is called Follow You and it’s coming in May on Elgo Records. TWISTED ROOTS On my recent trip to Finland I found a most excellent album made by Marko Nyberg from Husky Rescue. It soundtracks the movie Twisted Roots in a city folk acoustic style but stands up as a good album listen in it’s own right too. THE MYTHICAL BEASTS Those lovely people at International Feel keep coming up with the Balearic disco goods. Hear The Mythical Beasts – Communicate on this week’s show. This excellent slab of slo mo disco is coming in May on 180g vinyl with deluxe packaging. DJ KICKS The big album release of the week is the new DJ Kicks mix from Melodica favourites Wolf + Lamb and Soulclap, and yes it’s as deep and eclectic as you would expect. It’s also one of those albums that you can play again and again, it’s good a great consistently deep feel even though there are plenty of tempo and mood changes. It’s going to be hard to beat this one as mix compilation of the year.