WE HAVE A REALLY EXCLUSIVE TREAT FOR YOU HERE: THE CONCEPT IS THE SAME AS THE BBC DESERT ISLANDS DISCS - YOU HAVE TO CHOOSE 8 SONGS THAT YOU WOULD TAKE IF THEY WERE THE LAST YOU WOULD HEAR AGAIN, AS YOU'RE STRANDED ON AN ISLAND. BUT OUR ISLAND IS AN ACID DESERT ISLAND DISCO AND IT'S MUCH MORE FUN!
This time out we've got the pleasure of a selection curated by Chris Coco: DJ, journalist, radio broadcaster and more. From a career that started at the onset of the Acid House explosion, taking in a high profile BBC Radio 1 show, a stint editing the ubiquitous DJ Magazine, and many a Balearic sunset gig, we just knew this would be good. He didn't disappoint.....
Luca Averna Chris Coco - Mare
For me this is the epitome of modern Balearic, itʼs an Italian / British / Irish collaboration, made in Ibiza, so properly European; you can chill to it or dance to it; it sounds old and new at the same time.
A Man Called Adam - Estelle
A classic from way back in the day that still sounds fresh, this one will always remind me of the sunset maestro, Jose Padilla, and the first time I heard him playing at Cafe Del Mar.
Augustus Pablo - King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown
I have to have a dub track in here, for me this is the sound of freedom. When I first discovered the sound as a teenager it was some sort of mind expanding revelation. It sounds daft, but it was a life changing experience.
Phuture - Acid Tracks
Another explosive life changing listening experience occurred the first time I heard this in a record shop in Brixton. Itʼs still a monster today. Close your eyes and breath in the smoke from the smoke machine.
Kraftwerk - Europe Endless
Trains, electronic music, cafes, restaurants, cathedrals, majestic rivers snaking through mysterious cities, twilight, meeting someone to fall in love with, the magic of our continent in summer time, I can feel it now.
Brian Eno - Music For Airports 1/1
This is music as process, music as art. Itʼs something to drift away to. Itʼs a trip, a very, slow dreamy trip down a sleepy river. Eno is a hero of course, for his work with Byrne, Bowie and a stack of others but his ambient work is peerless.
New Order - Everythingʼs Gone Green
A heady mix of electronica, dub and a slice of youthful angst all come together in this early tune from New Order. You can dance to it, or just sit in your bedroom and look miserable, itʼs up to you.
Diana Ross - Itʼs My House
This is a perfect song, itʼs a joy to listen to, and the chorus lifts you up to the emotional stratosphere. Itʼs built for love, love, love.
We'd like to thank Chris for his brilliant selections. We'll see you on the island next time!