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luv255 Hodgepodge

Hodgepodge

a quirky collection of fun electronic listening music made by people with silly names.
image : Snow Cone Masks in Montreal, 1939, turned in on itself
Tracklist:
  1. It’s The Weirdest Thing – Si Begg – Noodles Discotheque (2001)
  2. Hey Bonus – Octet – Diamond Traxx (2004)
  3. Whoosh – Bentley Rhythm Ace – Skint (1997)
  4. King Wasp – Add N To X – Satellite Records (1997)
  5. Pietrafita – Le Tone – MangeDisc / Naïve (1998)***
  6. Error – Hexagon Sun – Worm Interface (2000)
  7. Vended Food – Cabbageboy – Ntone (1999) > buy link
  8. Fuck Tha Police – Team Doyobi – Tigerbeat6 (2000)
  9. The Commercial – Wildstyle Bob Nimble – Under 5’s (1998)
  10. Natt I Spårvagnen – Eero Johannes – Planet Mu (2008) > buy link
  11. Roman Candle – Dr. Rockit – Lifelike (2000)
  12. Love/Hate – Cheesy Keys – Bovinyl (1997)
  13. Jelly Fish – Mike & Rich – Rephlex (1996)
  14. Dat Hou Je Toch – Like A Tim – Djax-Up-Beats (2001)
  15. Cheese Rider – Wevie Stonder – Skam (2003) > buy link
  16. Funny Little Man – Aphex Twin – Warp (1997) > buy link
  17. Putza Tock Baby – Mou Ars On – Noodles Foundation / Leaf (2001)
  18. Bonus Life – Radarsat-1 – Ancient Robot (2011) > buy link
  19. Divine Lowlife – Joseph Nothing – Planet Mu (2001) > buy link
  20. Von Kopf Bis Fuss – Siriusmo – Monkeytown Records (2009) > buy link
***track played at wrong speed, on 45rpm instead of 33rpm.

luv254

Clinging To Stars

it was the 1930’s and the US was in a Great Depression. money was tight, jobs were scarce and the country was running on empty. at the time popular music oscillated between reflecting on the reality of the situation and an uncontrollable urge to forget it and think about better days. keep in mind these recordings are 80 years old so the fidelity between songs may vary.
Tracklist
  1. (Potatoes Are Cheaper, Tomatoes Are Cheaper) Now’s The Time To Fall In Love – Victor Young and His Orchestra ft. Fran Frey – Brunswick (1931)
  2. Ragamuffin Romeo (from The King Of Jazz) – Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra ft. Jeanie Long – Columbia (1930) > buy link
  3. Are You Makin’ Any Money? – Chick Bullock and His Levee Loungers – Perfect (1933) > buy link
  4. Honey Hush – Eddie Cole’s Solid Swingers – Decca (1936) > buy link
  5. Got The Jitters – Adrian Rollini and His Orchestra – Oriole (1934) > buy link
  6. Lulu’s Back In Town (from Broadway Gondolier) – Dick Powell – Brunswick (1935) > buy link
  7. I’m A Ding Dong Daddy – Louis Armstrong and His Sebastian New Cotton Club Orchestra – Okeh (1930) > buy link
  8. Hong Kong Blues – Hoagy Carmichael – Brunswick (1938) > buy link
  9. Remember My Forgotten Man – Bunny Berigan and His Orchestra ft. Helen Rowland – Banner (1938)
  10. It Ain’t Necessarily So – Paul Robeson – Columbia Masterworks (1938) > buy link
  11. You Let Me Down (from Stars Over Broadway) – Kay Thompson & Her Boys – Brunswick (1935)
  12. When I Get Low I Get High – Chick Webb & His Orchestra ft. Ella Fitzgerald – Decca (1936) > buy link
  13. Come Up And See Me Sometime (from Take A Chance) – Cliff Edwards – CBS (1933) > buy link
  14. You’re An Old Smoothie – The Smoothies – Bluebird (1939)
  15. Dinah (from The Big Broadcast) – The Mills Brothers with Bing Crosby – Brunswick (1932) > buy link
  16. Most Gentlemen Don’t Like Love (from Leave It To Me) – Mary Martin with Eddy Duchin and His Orchestra – Brunswick (1939)
  17. There’ll Be Some Changes Made – The Boswell Sisters – Brunswick (1932) > buy link
  18. Heart and Soul – Connie Boswell – Decca (1938) > buy link
  19. Two Sleepy People (from Thanks For The Memory) – Bob Hope and Shirley Ross with Harry Sosnik and His Orchestra – Decca (1938) > buy link

luv253

Travel At Magnificent Speeds

some real hip hop right here. deft verbosity over 25 years of choice instrumentals. let’s travel at magnificent speeds around the universe.
image : sweet daddy
Tracklist
  1. Hello – Prince Po – Lex Records (2004) > buy link
  2. Ca$h Flow – Scaramanga – Sun Large Music (1998)
  3. Now Listen – Downtown Science – Bulletproof Records (1988)
  4. Sleep – Automator – Ubiquity / 75 Ark (1996/2000)
  5. Labels – Genius/GZA – Geffen (1995) > buy link
  6. All Of These Beats – AK Planet Asia ft. Premier – DJ’s Workshop (2006)
  7. City – Freddie Gibbs / Madlib / Karriem Riggins – Madlib Invasion (2013)
  8. Non Stop – Young M.C. – Delicious Vinyl (1989) > buy link
  9. Pack Of Wolves – Dels – Big Dada (2014) > buy link
  10. Droppin’ Bagels – Dr. Octagon – Funky Ass Records (1994/2014)
  11. Hip Hop VS Rap – KRS-ONE – Jive Records (1993/2004) > buy link
  12. Do It Do It – Schoolly D – PSK Records (1999) > buy link
  13. How Your Sprinkler System Works – Busdriver ft. Del the Funky Homosapien – Big Dada (2014) > buy link
  14. 58 Perfectly Angled Facets – Micranots – Sub Verse Music (2000)
  15. Clinical Rhymes – Edan ft. Skillz Ferguson – Lewis Recordings (2002) > buy link
  16. CSD – Lab Tek Won – Black Owned Records (1993)
  17. Fulcrum (Insight Mix) – Mr. Lif ft. Opio from Souls of Mischief – Def Jux (2000)

luv252

Searchlight

i like to start off each new journey around the sun with a deftly blended mix of future sound from the past year. this edition depicts a deep ‘n’ moody journey that works many layers into contained emotional outbursts. all the while searching out the light.
image : slag the rich
Tracklist
  1. Awakening – Submotion Orchestra – Counter Records (2014) > buy link
  2. Circlont6a (Syrobonkus Mix) – Aphex Twin – Warp (2014) > buy link
  3. House of Horus – Matthewdavid – Brainfeeder (2014) > buy link
  4. Velcro – Rustie – Warp (2014) > buy link
  5. Power Cut – Champion – Hyperdub (2014) > buy link
  6. Near The End – Illum Sphere – Ninja Tune (2014) > buy link
  7. Draft Culture – Dorian Concept – Ninja Tune (2014) > buy link
  8. Mars – Caribou – Merge Records (2014) > buy link
  9. Letters Of Past – Fhloston Paradigm ft. Pia Ercole – Hyperdub (2014) > buy link
  10. Ganda Rising – Shackleton – Bleep (2014) > buy link
  11. Buchla (Seven Davis Jr remix) – Four Tet – Text Records (2014) > buy link
  12. Rings – Moiré ft. Charlie Tappin – Werk Discs (2014) > buy link
  13. Tuning Out – Ekoplekz – Planet Mu (2014) > buy link
  14. Secrets – Martyn – Ninja Tune (2014) > buy link
  15. Tether – Plaid – Warp (2014) > buy link

luv251

Yearly Contemplation

closing out the year with a collection of songs by jazz artists that represent their searching souls. a mix of heavy and uplifting to help get your head on straight for the upcoming challenges the new year will bring. here’s hoping we will all walk down freedom’s road together and drink from the plenty cup.
photo : Dated Soul
Tracklist
  1. Contemplation – Doug Carn ft. Jean Carn – Black Jazz Records (1973/1998)
  2. Won’t You Open Up Your Senses – Horace Silver Sextet ft. Andy Bey – Blue Note (1970) > buy link
  3. Freedom Death Dance – Eugene McDaniels – Atlantic (1970) > buy link
  4. Shape Your Mind To Die – Leon Thomas – Flying Dutchman (1972) > buy link
  5. Incognito – Oneness of JuJu – Black Fire (1975/1993) > buy link
  6. Root In 7/4 Plus – Maulawi – Strata Records, Inc. / Universal Sound (1974/2005)
  7. What We Need – Tribe – Tribe Records / Universal Sound (1973/1996)
  8. Black Maybe – Gary Bartz Ntu Troop – Prestige (1972)
  9. Brown Baby – Nina Simone – Colpix Records / DOXY (1962/2012) > buy link
  10. The Rain – Eddie Gale – Blue Note / 4 Men With Beards (1968/2003) > buy link
  11. The Man part c. Reach For A Star – Duke Edwards and The Young Ones – Prestige (1968)
  12. The Voyage – Hannibal and The Sunrise Orchestra – MPS (1975)
  13. Love Is Everywhere – Pharoah Sanders – Impulse! / ABC Records (1973) > buy link
  14. The Creator Has A Master Plan (Peace) – Louis Armstrong ft. Leon Thomas – Flying Dutchman / Irma (1970/2000) > buy link

luv250

Wintor

the final mixtape of this year’s seasonal series is an aural journey through winter that will help us get through the coldest night of the year with dreams of flowers that will bloom again.
image : Elaina Grainey
Tracklist
  1. Winter Now – Broadcast – Warp (2003) > buy link
  2. excerpt from Winter – Walter Carlos – Columbia (1972)
  3. Father Christmas – Ryuichi Sakamoto – Virgin (1983) > buy link
  4. Little Drummer Boy/Silent Night/Auld Lang Syne – Jimi Hendrix – Experience Hendrix / Legacy (1969/2010) > buy link
  5. excerpt from Wind/Hail Storm from an Alpine Blizzard – Syntonic Research, Inc. (1979)
  6. Winter 2 – Vivaldi Recomposed by Max Richter – Deutsche Grammophon (2012) > buy link
  7. Winter Prayers – Iron and Wine – Nonesuch (2013) > buy link
  8. California Dreaming – George Benson – CTI Records (1971)
  9. Coldest Night Of The Year – Twice As Much and Vashti – Immesiate / Dicristina (1966/2007) > buy link
  10. Iced Cooly – Boards Of Canada – Music70 / Warp (1995/2002) > buy link
  11. Ice Capades (Moog Music ’67) – Van Dyke Parks – Bananastan (1967/2011) > buy link
  12. Skating – Vince Guaraldi Trio – Fantasy (1965) > buy link
  13. Winters Love – Animal Collective – FatCat Records (2004) > buy link
  14. Wintertime Love – The Doors – Elektra (1968) > buy link
  15. Hutchinson Jail – Lee Hazlewood – Reprise / 1972 (1966/2014) > buy link
  16. Snowbird – Anne Murray – Capitol (1970) > buy link

luv249

The Dahling Limited

does your party have the blahs? for a quick remedy pop on the latest mixtape of swinging sixties sounds from sweet daddy luv. it’s a surefire way to light up your affair. you’re welcome dahling.
image : Francine Anjoux
Tracklist
  1. Soul Bossa Nova – Quincy Jones – Mercury / Wax Time (1962/2013) > buy link
  2. Jungle Beat (from The Man From U.N.C.L.E.) – Hugo Montenegro – RCA Victor (1966)
  3. Out Of Nowhere – Bob & Phil and the Orchestra – Project 3 Total Sound (1966)
  4. Operation Smash (from Hawaii Five-O) – Morton Stevens – Capitol (1969) > buy link
  5. Blues A-Go-Go – Lalo Schifrin – Verve (1965)
  6. It Ain’t Necessarily So – Doc Severinsen – Command Records / Sparton (1966)
  7. Holy Flypaper (from Batman) – Nelson Riddle – 20th Century Fox Records (1966) > buy link
  8. Sunshine Superman – Enoch Light’s Action – Project 3 Total Sound (1967)
  9. Bee’s Knees – The John Barry Seven – Parlophone / EMI (1958/1979) > buy link
  10. Big Noise From The Jungle – Sandy Nelson – Sunset Records (1967) > buy link
  11. Theme From ‘The Munsters’ – Jimmy Smith – Verve (1965)
  12. Sneaky Search (from The Girl From U.N.C.L.E.) – Teddy Randazzo – MGM Records (1967) > buy link
  13. What Now My Love – Urbie Green – Project 3 Total Sound (1967)
  14. The Tiber Twist (from The Pink Panther) – Henry Mancini – RCA Victor (1963) > buy link
  15. The Chelsea Memorandum – Lalo Schifrin – MCA Records (1967)

luv248

Time Shard

a polyrhythmic techno journey into a time vortex that is both trance inducing and body moving.
Tracklist
  1. Kenetic (Orbital Remix) – The Golden Girls – R&S Records (1992) > buy link
  2. Breathe – The Wee Djs – Touchin’ Bass (2006) > buy link
  3. Real (Nathan Fake Remix) – Avus – Border Community (2003) > buy link
  4. Me and My Shadow – Cristian Vogel – Novamute (2000)
  5. Scattering Pulsars – Shifted Phases – Tresor (2002)
  6. Phase (Speedy J Remix) – Human Beings – Deviate (1996)
  7. Charged Up – Salt Tank – Internal (1994)
  8. We Have Explosive (King Roc Remix) – The Future Sound Of London – EMI (2006)
  9. Frame Out – Ken Ishii – R&S Records (1995) > buy link
  10. Left Turned – Petter – Border Community (2004) > buy link
  11. Dataromance – Ellen Allien – Bpitch Control (2000) > buy link
  12. Time & Space – François K. – Wave Music (1998) > buy link
  13. Mercurial (The Ernie & Bert Stone High Mix) – Euphoria – Guerilla Records (1992) > buy link
  14. About That – Pentatonik – Deviant Records (1994)
  15. Bio Diesel – Cold Fusion Mafia – Trigger Recordings (2003)
  16. Phaze Test (30 Beat Cycle) – Eon  – Electron Industries (1996)
  17. Jason Vorhees – LFO – Warp (1996) > buy link
  18. Koax (2003) – Apparat – Bpitch Control (2003) > buy link
  19. Walk about – Orbital – Internal (1993) > buy link
  20. More & More & More – Funkstörung – Studio !K7 (2005) > buy link
  21. Analogue Bubblebath 1 – The Aphex Twin – Mighty Force Records / R&S Records (1991/1995) > buy link

luv247

The Collapsable Universe

the 1970’s were electric. synthesizers had crept into daily life, titillating eardrums with sounds from the future. in this environment, jammed full of new technologies, jazz mutated into elaborate soundscapes with layers and textures and grooves.
image : Zane Gnomimia
Tracklist
  1. Balek – Placebo – CBS / Music On Vinyl (1973/2014) > buy link
  2. Galaxy – Eddie Henderson – Blue Note (1975) > buy link
  3. Space Odyssey – Marcus Belgrave – Tribe / Universal Sound (1974/2004) > buy link
  4. The Cheshire Cat Walk – Maynard Ferguson – Columbia (1976) > buy link
  5. Sofistifunk – Return To Forever ft. Chick Corea – Polydor (1975) > buy link
  6. Synthesizers Dance – Miroslav Vitous – Warner Bros. (1976)
  7. Nothing To Declare – Wolfgang Dauner – ECM Records (1970)
  8. Hittin’ On 6 – Tony Williams – Columbia (1979) > buy link
  9. Jasper Country Man – Bobbi Humphrey – Blue Note (1974) > buy link
  10. High Stakers – Airto Fogo – Decca (1976)
  11. Delta Six / Brighter Days – Stanton Davis And The Ghetto Mysticism Band – Cultures Of Soul Records (1976/2013)

luv246

A Bit Willy Wonka

i dropped this mixtape and all the beats broke.
image : Charlie Bucket
Tracklist
  1. Processional (Moonstarr Remix) – Recloose – Public Transit Recordings (2006) > buy link
  2. Dressed To Ill – Domu – 2000 Black (1999)
  3. Techno Boogie (Edit 1) – Pavel Dego Kostiuk – Archive (1999) > buy link
  4. Frontal Funk – Château Flight – Versatile (2000) > buy link
  5. Groovesome – Domu – 2000 Black / Planet E (2001)
  6. Compressed Light (Black Science Borg Mix) – P’taah – Ubiquity (2000) > buy link
  7. GL2 – Danny Bonnici – Hiddenform (2006)
  8. Dauntless (Restless Soul South Pacific Remix) – 4hero – Talkin’ Loud (1999)
  9. Dust Remix (Dust + Water mix by Todd Sines) – Moonstarr – Public Transit Recordings (2003) > buy link
  10. Man With The Movie Camera (Domu Remix) – The Cinematic Orchestra – Ninja Tune (2003) > buy link
  11. Future Chicano – Maddslinky – Sirkus (2001) > buy link
  12. My Hi-Fi – Cousin Cockroach and Shox – Archive (2004) > buy link
  13. Into The Now – Seiji – 2000 Black (2007)
  14. Volcano Riddim – MJ Cole – Soul Jazz (2010) > buy link
  15. This Ain’t Tom n’ Jerry – Cousin Cockroach – Bitasweet Records (2002)
  16. Salvador (Seiji’s Bugz In The Attic Remix) – Hexstatic – Ninja Tune (2004) > buy link
  17. No One, No How, Never (Nubian Mindz Remix) – P’taah – Ubiquity (2000) > buy link