Melodica (best of 2012)

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.
It’s Christmas week, there’s no denying, which mean everything stops, we look back at the year and get a little melancholy and tearful about all those magic moments and lost opportunities. So, instead of a countdown or a chart or anything too nerdy, here’s a selection of tunes that will help with the contemplation of time passing. The songs are taken from some of my favourite albums of 2012. And I’ll tell you about them briefly as we go along. OK? Good. Let’s do it.


  1. 1 Idjut Boys – Rabass
  2. LP: Cellar Door
  3. 2 Taken By Trees – In Other Words
  4. LP: Other Worlds
  5. 3 Levek – Solemn Feeling Forever Healing
  6. LP: Look A Little Closer
  7. 4 The Gaslamp Killer – Apparitions (With Gonjasufi)
  8. LP: Breakthrough
  9. 5 Peaking Lights – Beautiful Dub
  10. LP: Lucifer In Dub
  11. 6 The Orb feat Lee Scratch Perry – Golden Clouds
  12. LP: The Orb Presents The Orbserver In The Star House
  13. 7 Grizzly Bear – Gun Shy
  14. LP: Shields
  15. 8 Tame Impala – Music To Walk You Home By
  16. LP: Lonerism
  17. 9 Flying Lotus – DMT Song
  18. LP: Until The Quiet Comes
  19. 10 Dirty Projectors – Dance For You
  20. LP: Swing Lo Magellan
  21. 11 Alabama Shakes – Be Mine
  22. LP: Boys & Girls
  23. 12 Bobby Womack – Nothing Can Save Ya (feat Fatoumata Diawara)
  24. LP: The Bravest Man In The Universe
  25. 13 One Little Plane – Hold You Down
  26. LP: Into The Trees
  27. 14 Chilly Gonzalez – Kenaston
  28. LP: Solo Piano 2
  29. 15 Brian Eno – Lux 1
  30. LP: Lux