Melodicablog 21.11.11

21st November 2011 Comments Off on Melodicablog 21.11.11 ,

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: MAYA JANE COLES – DUBCHILD Prolific and very busy house artist, Maya Jane Coles, back with another EP of fine groovy, dubby electronic music, this time on Hypercolour. FEEL IT Feel It is a new, rather groovy single from Mr Scruff. As the press release said it has “a groove designed by Long John Silver’s wooden leg”, which means it’s rather wobbly, in a typically Scruffy style. The single is coming soon in Ninja Tune. JACKPOT JAMAICA This week I’m playing a couple of old school reggae tunes from Aggrovators. You can find a good selection of their releases on JunoDownload. Jackpot Jamiaca on Juno.

Tongue And Groove

17th November 2011 Comments Off on Tongue And Groove

It’s amazing how, in London city, the buildings remain constant as the cultural geography changes around, and in, them. Tonight we are at 123 Bethnal Green Road. Four years ago this place was a gun shop masquerading as, well, actually, a gun shop, but selling bad guns rather than good guns, if you see what I mean. Anyhow, now, as adjoining Redchurch Street awaits the arrival of Gucci and Paul Smith, 123 has been transformed into a shopping mecca, the Liberty of the East, selling local stuff, all British goods, new designers, and cool desirables like shaving brushes (want – for no good reason, I only shave once a week, with foam). Slowly, over the last couple of years, like tongues slotting into grooves on the wood panelling on the walls, this building and this area have been transformed into a new kind of lovely, post coked-up members club, post post modernism, post crash, post brash, some kind of understated cool epitomised by the Disappearing Dining Club events called Too Much Is Never Enough . Even though, of course, it is. But let’s forgive them their exaggeration and celebrate their dedication to exquisite detail, pure indulgence, fine food, great stuff and altogether good times.

Melodica 14 November 2011

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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. This episode is all about Autumnal atmospherics, music that sounds good in the dark, music that makes you feel a little sad in a happy way, music that keeps away the cold. There’s new Nicolas Jaar, King Krule and Double Hill plus one for the house dads. Melodica – unmissable. [setlist] 1 Wet Illustrated – Pete Jogs Poodle – True 2 Daphni aka Caribou – Ahora – Amazing Sounds 3 Christophe & Lukas – Reel Love – Future Boogie 4 Turntable Orchestra – You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone (Fingerman’s Edit) – Digital File 5 Double Hill & Jerome C – I Need Love – Double Standard THAT FUZZY FEELING (TUNE OF THE WEEK) 6 King Krule – Portrait In Black And Blue – True Panther Sounds 7 Nicolas Jaar – Don’t Break My Love – Clown & Sunset 8 Darkside – A1 – Clown & Sunset STRINGS, WOOD AND A BOX OF AIR 9 Atlas Sound – Flagstaff – 4AD 10 Washed Out – Amor Fati (Au Revoir Simone Remix) – Weird World 11 Background Sound – Close – Join The Dots 12 Sepalcure – I’m Alright – Hotflush 13 Chicago Damn – Romcom – Wurst Music

Melodicablog 14.11.11

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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: KING KRULE – PORTRAIT IN BLACK AND BLUE King Krule, aka Zoo Kid, aka Archie Marshall from Peckham, south London, hits again with this great, moody song. It’s taken from the King Krule EP, out now on True Panther Sound Records. Turntable Edit It’s Dad House at it’s best -, You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone, the 80s classic from Turntable Orchestra, in fine re-edit form from FingerManEdit. Still irresistible. New Clown & Sunset There are two new bits from Nicolas Jaar’s Clown & Sunset label on this week’s show. His new one, Don’t Break My Love, can be downloaded for free from the C&S website. It’s as dark and deep and glitchy as you would expect. As is the forthcoming single from new artist Darkside. More late night locked in the basement winter music for sure. The Wurst Music Ever This new compilation from Wurst Music is worth checking, first for the title, because it’s one of the worst, and therefore most brilliant, puns ever. But also, of course, for the music, which is strangely compelling, funky and Balearic. My favourite track is from Chicago Damn.

More signs from the City

14th November 2011 Comments Off on More signs from the City