Chris Coco – Lazy Summer III compilation is out now on Cool D:Vision Italy. Making mellow music is more about atmosphere than impact; what’s required is the audio equivalent of floating somewhere between wakefulness and dreams. Making a mellow compilation, that works in the apartment, on a drive, a run, a bike ride, or on the beach is a similar process. There has to be enough range and depth to keep things interesting, and a few surprises along the way, but it has to be a little spacey and drifting from start to finish. There has to be a flow, that magic, other world glue that just works, that makes everything feel just right. So, here it is, my latest selection of the very best of the new music and a few choice classics, gently backed up to each other to make over an hour of flowing, lovely sounds. The best moments from a year of intense musical research, from making my weekly radio show, Melodica, from DJing in bars and clubs and on beaches, from processing untold hours worth of material to find the very best to share with you. This is music you can play again and again because it’s just so damn great. Brilliant songs like The Phenomenal Handclap Band’s Baby and Jonathan Wilson’s epic Desert Raven will stay with you for years to come. Every track here is an absolute pearl, a pure musical gem, whether it’s a stone cold classic like John Barry’s theme to the movie Midnight Cowboy or One Sunday, a new piece of perfect sunset soundtrack from Finnish duo Orion and J Shore. Every track is filled with sunshine and love, from the enigmatic Hafidis Huld’s cover of the Velvet Underground’s Who Loves The Sun to the eccentric Seahawks’ quirky No More Raindrops. I think Lazy Summer III is our most successful experiment in these summer dynamics yet. It’s the most Balearic and the most beautiful. It’s all here and it all makes sense in the sunshine. Thanks to Paolo, Alvaro and everyone at Energy / Cool D:Vision for making this happen and thanks to all the artists for making the music. Chris Coco 1 Pillow Talk – Long Lost Friends 2 Project Club – A Gypsy Trance 3 Miguel Migs – Close Your Eyes (Woolfy’s Mix) 4 Hafdis Huld – Who Loves The Sun 5 Dean Sunshine Smith – We Are African 6 CFCF – Cometrue 7 Noir / Haze – Around (Acoustic Version) 8 John Barry – Midnight Cowboy 9 Orion & J Shore – One Sunday 10 Seahawks – No More Raindrops 11 Nina Simone – Here Comes The Sun 12 The Phenomenal Handclap Band – Baby (Virgil Howe Mix) 13 White Elephant – Sir John 14 Jonathan Wilson – Desert Raven
Chris Coco has remixed A Reminiscent Drive’s chillout classsic Ambrosia for a best of project on the PeaceLounge label. here
SOJIRO “MIST” I.CHRIS COCO REMIX 2.CHRIS COCO NO OCARINA MIX 19BOX RECORDINGS / 19BOX058 RELEASE DATE:2012.06.27(beatport) , 2012.07.25(OTHER) beatport direct linkDETAILS DISTILLATION OF THE SOUND OF SUMMER This is a 2nd installment of Sojiroâs remix project follows up âDaintyâ remixed by A Man Called Adam. Sojiro is one of most respected new age artists in Japan and also well known as a great ceramic ocarina player.â¨ And this is a result that combine his organic sounds into chillout grooves. Chris Coco is a DJ, producer, broadcaster, journalist and musician. He has treated âMistâ with his trademark Ibiza chillout sound that stems from the days of being an artist on A Man Called Adamâs OTHER RECORDS. Currently he is working on new music with his partner Steve Miller (aka Afterlife) as The Normalites, with his band City Reverb and also with production partner Sacha Puttnam on a secret new project. Grab your favourite cocktail and a beach towel. This is a distillation of the sound of summer.
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 it’s house not house, music that sounds so old it’s new again, some timeless folk, hi fi lo fi and other contradictory musical notions that seem to be working rather well thank you very much. [setlist] 1 Jimmy Edgar – Let Yrself Be – Hot Flush 2 Locked Groove – Keep Running – Hot Flush 3 Mosca – Murderous (dub) – Hyperdub THAT FUZZY FEELING (TUNE OF THE WEEK) 4 Sensate Focus – Sensate Focus 5 : X – Sensate Focus 5 Kris Wadsworth – Mainline (Jimmy Edgar Remix) – Hyperdub 6 Poolside – Slow Down – Digital File 7 Peaking Lights – Cosmic Tides – Weird World 8 Ras Michael & The Sons – Good People – Studio One STRINGS, WOOD AND A BOX OF AIR 9 James McArthur – Citizen Cained – Melodica Recordings 10 Lali Puna – Hostile To Me (Cornelius Remix) – Morr Music 11 Francesca Lombardo – Is It True – Crosstown Rebels 12 Fur – Cocoon (Fred P Reshape) – UNO NYC