DJ since the acid house explosion of the late 80s, Chris Coco has been around the block a fair bit since then. Editor for DJ Mag in the 90s, co-presenter of late-night Radio 1 show The Blue Room with Rob Da Bank and founder of Melodica, which has spawned an award-winning radio show and label. He was even the DJ on Robbie Williams’ 2006 world tour, but that’s a mere footnote in a musical career that has strived for creativity and innovation.
He’s also behind countless releases as a producer and compiler for Warp, Big Chill Records and Ministry of Sound, and next month sees the release of his next solo album, How To Disappear Completely. Inspired by Chris’ travels around the world and the personal encounters along the way, the album traces a series of experiences at festivals from Wales to Japan, London clubs or wide open spaces in the great outdoors. ‘Dreaming Of Love’ touches upon a bit of the former and latter, aimed for balmy summer festivals in the country. A blissed-out original is dubbed by the only man fit for such a job, Señor Ruf Dug. Summer feels a long way off now, but the magnetism of this remix will carry it through to warmer days without a problem.
Chris Coco – How To Disappear Completely is released 4th March on Disappear, also coming with remixes from Johnny Nash and Ultramarine – pre-order from Bandcamp. We’ll be teaming up with Ruffy on a brand new interactive stage at Gottwood – look out for more info soon.