Melodicablog 14 May 2012

. This episode is, I suppose, a continuation of last week’s Balearic themed show, but with a lot less 80s and 90s and a lot more future music. But let’s start where we came from with a little dubbed up 80s disco and see where that goes. Yes?

All the shows are archived on the Chris Coco page at Mixcloud.

There’s a new Melodica chart on Juno Download: here.


Electric Zeus are DJ Shane SoS and producer Steve ‘The Captain’ Peacock.
Shane spends his life in the summer. When the sun is strong in the southern Hemisphere he’s at home in Sydney, as it makes it’s way north for the European summer he decamps to Ibiza. Is he living life at double speed? Who knows, but he certainly has a good tan.
The Captain used to live in UK but now spends most of his time in his studio in Sydney adding to his vast store of musical and technical knowledge.

As this is a MelodicaRecordings release there’s an a side and a b side.
The a is Believe, a chugging slice of slo mo electronic disco for back rooms, bars and after parties.
The b is Sunscape, which kind of does what it says on tin, it’s a beautiful Balearic piece, perfect for soundtracking a magic moment on the sunset strip or the ashram or a harbour side warehouse party.


If you like your dub distorted, if you like your reggae sunburnt and kind of crackly then Sun Araw & M Geddes Gengras meet The Congos’ new album Icon Give Thank is definitely for you. It’s raw and experimental and really rather strangely satisfying,a mix of Los Angeles psychedelia care of Geddes and San Araw and beautiful old school reggae courtesy of the legendary Congos.


Heirlooms is the second album from San Francisco Bay Area-based musician Marc Barrite. It’s sort of post everything electronica with influences ranging from hip hop to ambient to jazz, so, while some of it is a little hit and miss, there are moments of brilliance, like this track.


Experience the 21st century Balearic spirit at Stop Making Sense Festival in Croatia from Thursday 2 to Sunday 6 August in Tisno (on the coast between Split and Zadar)
Artists include Lil Louis, Ron Trent & Chez Damier, Adrian Sherwood, Correspondents and many many more. I’ll be there playing daytime sets.

win: 2x tickets for the festival.

Q: What band starred in the music bio pic that inspired the name for the festival.

answer to:

More details on the SMS website