Miles Copeland is our trusted source when it comes to music and what we should be listening to on the office stereo. We felt it was about time we didn't keep his knowledge to ourselves any longer and so each month, Miles of Wonderfulsound will be sharing with you one of his favourite albums. To kick things off we have been treated to a record we have had on repeat ever since Miles played it to us during our 'Oliver Spencer in conversation with' chat.
Eddie Chacon. Pleasure Joy and HappinessCreative Director, fashion photographer, 90s popstar and all round super cool character Eddie Chacon, with producer John Carrol Kirby (Frank Ocean and Solange Knowles collaborator), release one of the sincerest modern Lo-Fi soul pop records so far this decade. Back in 1992 Eddie Chacon experienced proper peak 90s acclaim in the soul duo Charles and Eddie: they scored a global No.1 in 1992 with “Would I Lie To You,” appeared three times on Top of the Pops and featured on soundtracks from True Romance to Super Mario Bros..
Written in a DTLA warehouse over a period of months. Eddie brought the songs and John the sounds to create a naturally Balearic album. If you need a description, I’ve heard a few, from wobbly soul, to deep soul futureness. It’s Marvin Gaye with Sly Stone drum machines, produced by Larry Heard and channelling Prince. Honestly, it really is that good. The vinyl LP released in 2020 sold out and started changing hands for £70, so it got a repress and then sold out by release day. Digital is currently your only option, but Jack from the label (Day End Records) assures me they are repressing again, so visit Day End Records to listen and pre-order.