Melodica 25.04.11

25th April 2011 Comments Off on Melodica 25.04.11 , ,

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, has been hastily assembled after a trip to Shanghai, but we do have some fine new slomodisco, house and a little jetlagged taste of a very British melancholy. It’s all here and it all makes sense. [setlist] 1 Mario Basonov – Lonely Days (Drop Out Orchestra Remix) – Needwant 2 Poolside – Do You Believe – Future Classic Australia 3 Azari & III – Hungry For The Power – Loose Lips 4 Kris Wadsworth – Lime And Pink (Burnski Remix) – One Records THAT FUZZY FEELING (ALBUM OF THE WEEK) 5 Pantha Du Prince – Welt Am Dracht (Animal Collective Version) – Rough Trade 6 Panda Bear – Benfica – Paw Tracks STRINGS, WOOD AND A BOX OF AIR – GREAT BRITISH MELANCHOLY 7 Alex Turner – Hiding Tonight – Domino 8 Metronomy – Trouble – Because Music 9 Jacques Greene – Another Girl – Lucky Me 10 Raphael Saadiq – Go To Hell – Columbia 11 Herman Kelly & Life – A Refreshing Love – Electric Cat 12 Yuki Suzuki – We Don’t Have Much Time (Neville’s Dub) – CDR 13 Seuil – Ultravision – Supplement Facts

Melodicablog 25.04.11

25th April 2011 Comments Off on Melodicablog 25.04.11 ,

More stuff about the music and stories on this week’s 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: PANTHA DU PRINCE – XI VERSIONS OF BLACK NOISE An album for this week’s That Fuzzy Feeling. It’s the remix version of Pantha Du Prince’s Black noise, with excellent deep and ambient electronica remixes from a stellar cast including Animal Collective, Four Tet, new Melodica faves Walls and Moritz Van Oswald. A KIND OF BRITISH MELANCHOLY You can’t really beat the warm feeling of young men getting a bit melancholy. It’s kind of sad in a lovely way, we don’t have a proper word for it in English, it’s Duende in Spanish, Saudade in Portuguese. There are two wonderful examples of this mood on the show this week in Alex Turner’s Tonight and Metronomy’s Trouble, taken respectively from the Submarine movie soundtrack and the new album The English Riviera. LIME AND PINK I’m very fond of the Burnski remix of Wadsworth’s new single Lime and Pink. This is proper C21 detroit at it’s best. It’s a great colour combo too, of course.

Melodicablog 18.04.11

20th April 2011 Comments Off on Melodicablog 18.04.11 ,

More stuff about the music and stories on this week’s 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: AZARI & III – HUNGRY FOR THE POWER Some fine, proper old school new school house music is this week’s choice for tune of the week. Azari & III always impress with their top quality tunes and remixes but this is definitely one of their best. The original is my favourite version, coming soon on Loose Lips Records. SLOMODISCO This week’s episode features a fine selection of one of my current favourite sounds, SloMoDisco, that’s kind of slower that house, anything from 80-115bpm disco influenced or sampling but still decidedly modern music. If you put SloMoDisco into Google Images it comes up with a picture of US actor Tom Selleck sporting a lovely moustache. Under The Shade label. Instruments Of Rapture releases on Juno. and of course, my current favourite… POOLSIDE ON FUTURE CLASSIC Poolside are a production duo from sunny Los Angeles releasing a single on Future Classic Records from sunny Sydney. Future Classic continue to come up with fine Balearic SloMoDisco. This release is one of their best. Future Classic Website.

Melodica 18.04.11

20th April 2011 Comments Off on Melodica 18.04.11 , ,

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 week has turned into SloMoDisco week for no better reason that – there’s a lot of good stuff about that demands to be played. So kind of get ready to groove people, in a poolside, laidback style, naturally. [setlist] 1 Poolside – Do You Believe – Future Classic Australia 2 The Groovers – The Spirit – Editorial 3 Outboxx – Berties Groove – Immersive THAT FUZZY FEELING (TUNE OF THE WEEK) 4 Azari & III – Hungry For The Power – Loose Lips 5 Todd Terje – Snooze 4 Love – Running Back Germany 6 The Soul Renegades – Darlin’ – Instruments Of Rapture 7 Burial – Stolen Dog – Hyperdub STRINGS, WOOD AND A BOX OF AIR 8 Nick Drake – Three Hours – G-Stone Austria 9 The Strokes – Life Is Simple In The Moonlight – Rough Trade 10 Radiohead – Lotus Flower (bhts Remix) – digital file 11 Jacques Greene – Another Girl – Lucky Me 12 Alphabet City – Love (Toby Tobias Remix) – Under The Shade

IBZ II

15th April 2011 Comments Off on IBZ II

Back in Ibiza for more songwriting with Rui. More house than pop this time, more me. I want to make a song called Fluffy, in honour of the singing cat. Maybe tomorrow it will happen. Maybe tomorrow. After. This is now. We run to Cala Llonga, she and I, up the hill, round the shadows, down to the bay. Sun streaming, cool breeze, spring light. Fresh paint on the buildings, clear skies, clear head, everything right in this world. Right now. Now. Arms burned red like the poppies in the field, burning. We have a tune, a track. After screaming attack, attack at the TV as the Chelsea fall to the Red Devils, we have one. Sounding fat on the big studio Genelecs. And another day down there are two tunes on the range and a long run in the legs. Caminos. Poppies. Dust. Pine. Mimosa. Magnolia. Wild Garlic. Nearly over to Santa Eularia and back in a wonderful sea-bound hill-top loop. And I think they should be called City and Fluffy, if I get my wish. They are definitely at the art end of the pop/art spectrum but pleasing in a… …but no. Actually they are not. They’re just boring, a distraction. As interesting as this: In the garden, in the pool, there is a floating foam float, one of those foamy things that you use to help you swim. On the float there are two geckos, floating, blown by the wind up and down the blue. They look like they are sunbathing. Or maybe waiting for the float / ferry to make contact with the other side. I stare at them for some time. It’s kind of zen, waiting for the wind to blow the float to the side of the pool. Waiting in the sunshine. Like the geckos. Waiting. As interesting as this: Out in the garden, in the undergrowth, the fresh spring green, in chicken world, the cocks are jostling for position in the pecking order. Scrappy struts round the garden, then, feathers ruffled, head held high, he crows with all his might. Like a football fan at a low point in a boring game: we’re the west side, we’re the west side, we’re the west side of the garden, Soon Pecky answers the call from over near the pen: we’re the middle, we’re the middle, we’re the middle of the garden. And so it goes on, day after day, the unfolding rhythms of chicken life. That’s how interesting these two tracks are. But we do have two others which we both like, that have more of a good vibe. They are called (with thanks to A.B.) Don’t Say Nothing and Say Something.