Having already appeared as part of both Hot Chip and The 2 Bears, Joe Goddard was already pretty familiar with the BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, but he’ll be feeling like part of the R1 furniture this week after Friday saw him release a first solo effort for the long-running series. Dipping into tracks by Fred Wesley, Michael Mayer, Herbert, Kornel Kovacs and more, electronic music’s jack of all trades delivered two hours of sweet tunes from behind the decks to get us hopping around in anticipation of his sets at various festivals this summer. Don’t forget to listen out for a few new tracks from his new album, which won’t hit the shops for another few weeks yet.
With second album Electric Lines due out on April 21st, Joe Goddard will have lots of shiny new tracks to show off as he plays at Field Day, Wild Life and Parklife this summer. Before all of that, he’ll be at Annie Mac’s Lost & Found Festival in Malta from Thursday 13th April, with the spring sunshine offering a perfect accompaniment to his warm electronics at St Paul’s Bay.
Photo courtesy of Marc Sethi