Mixcloud 2nd Birthday Party, Big Chill House, London

7th September 2011 Comments Off on Mixcloud 2nd Birthday Party, Big Chill House, London ,

[setlist] 10.09 – Bestival, Isle Of Wight 16.09 – Concrete, London 23.09 – Mixcloud 2nd Birthday Party, Big Chill House, London 27.09 – Space, Ibiza 06.10 – The Player, London 08.10 – Big Chill Bar, Bristol 22.10 – Oxjam, London 27.10 – The Player, London [/setlist]

I Love You Sky

5th September 2011 Comments Off on I Love You Sky

Approach the city like a stranger. Make her feel like someone new. Make flowers grow out of the concrete. Ride. Run. Make up a story. Do it now. Check the details. Find something to smile about.

Melodicablog 05.09.11

5th September 2011 Comments Off on Melodicablog 05.09.11 ,

More stuff about the music and stories on this week’s Melodica. All the shows are archived on the Chris Coco page at Mixcloud. Melodica chart on Juno Download: here. THAT FUZZY FEELING: STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS – NO ONE IS (AS I ARE BE) This week’s tune of the week is taken from the new Jicks album Mirror Traffic. Producer Beck has kept Malkmus’s proggy tendencies in check to make a great album of angular, melodic, witty, gritty guitar music. The playing is as amazing as ever and the lyrics don’t disappoint. Check Senator, some kind of ironic modern anthem with the classic line – I know what the Senator wants, what the Senator wants is a blow job. This tune is a lot more mellow than most of the album, the Jicks’s Pale Blue Eyes moment if you like. COMPILATIONS Two fine but very different compilation albums this week. MGMT have done the latest Late Night Tale, a collection of pretty mellow, mostly guitar based music that fits their style perfectly. Velvet Underground, Durutti Column, Felt, TV Personalities and Suicide all feature in the mix. Also worth checking is the latest edition of Permanent Vacation’s series – If This Is House I Want My Money Back, another great collection of old school new school post-house house. JUSTUS KOHNCKE’S COVER VERSIONS- Top electronic producer Justus Kohncke is re-releasing his album of electropop cover versions that first came out in 1999. The album, Spiralen der Erinerung features such magic moments as his cover of Wings’ Let Em In and a great version of Janis Ian’s 70’s angst classic At Seventeen. All sounding as great as ever. ULRICH TROYER – SOUNDS FOR WILLIAM Ulrich Troyer’s album of experimental electronic dub comes with chapter one of a graphic novel dedicated to William, who turns out to be a guitar stomp box. All the tracks on the album are made with real metal analogue gear. GRACE JONES Grace Jones has returned to the source of her most iconic images, photographer Jean-Paul Goude for her latest project Hurricane Dub, which is, as you might have guessed, a dub version of her last album, Hurricane.

Melodica 05.09.11

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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. In this episode you will be lulled into a false sense of security by some deliciously velvety slomo disco before you are taken away into a land of dub and twisted electronics. Sound good? You bet. [setlist] 1 Francis Inferno Orchestra – Come On Now – Melbourne Deepcast 2 Nicolas – Talking About Love – House Of Disco 3 Soho 808 – Get Up Disco – Super Sound THAT FUZZY FEELING (TUNE OF THE WEEK) 4 Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – No One Is (As I Are Be) – Domino 5 Suicide – Cheree – Demon 6 Gonno – Turn To Light – International Feel 7 Kura – Made For You – Stella Polaris 8 Justus Kohncke – At Seventeen – August Day 9 Ulrich Troyer – Driving To Cologne – Deep Medi Music 10 Grace Jones – Hurricane Dub – Wall Of Sound 11 CFCF – Cometrue – Uno 12 Slow Hands – Kreuzberg Blues – Permanent Vacation 13 Black Marlin – Autumn – Needwant 14 Alex Bowman – Europa – Barn