luv271

luv271 All Clear

All Clear

Clear was a short lived UK label specializing in future electro and jazzish IDM that just about blew my mind in 1995. harboring early works from luminaries such as Global Communications, μ-Ziq, Autechre, Matthew Herbert, Acen, Kirk Degiorgio, Morgan Geist, etc. made Clear a mecca for fans of electronic music. here is a 20th anniversary mix to pay homage to one of my favorite labels. long live Clear.
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Tracklist
  1. Intergalactic Funk Transmission – Jedi Knights – Clear (1995)
  2. Jismentalsupersexi-Funkatasmicthrobali-Ngusaural Delight – Jedi Knights – Clear (1995)
  3. Hi-Speed Rockit – Doctor Rockit – Clear (1996) > buy link
  4. Sexy Sandpeople – Tusken Raiders – Clear (1995) > buy link
  5. The Pimp (The Lino-Cut) – Spacepimp – Clear (1995)
  6. Ur Flava – Clatterbox – Clear (1996)
  7. Go Sumo – Gescom – Clear (1995)
  8. Juicy Jazz Girls (Jade Gates Mixed In The Bubble By Plaid) – Gregory Fleckner Quintet – Clear (1995)
  9. The Wall With Paintings – Reflection – Clear (1997)
  10. Fatfacts – Metamatics – Clear (1996)
  11. Slit – Reflection – Clear (1998)
  12. How Do You Do? – Doctor Rockit – Clear (1995) > buy link
  13. The Bends – Daniel Ibbotson – Clear (1996)
  14. Dope For The Robot – Metamatics – Clear (1997) > buy link
  15. The Kiss – As One – Clear (1996)
  16. Food & Fuel – Morgan Geist – Clear (1997) > buy link
  17. Sann Sann – Clatterbox – Clear (1995)
  18. Angry Dolphin – Plaid – Clear (1995) > buy link
  19. Onyx – Metamatics – Clear (1988)
  20. The Electric Hymn – As One (1997) > buy link
  21. Runner On Hastings Beach – Doctor Rockit – Clear (1996) > buy link
  22. Another Sun (Lithium Project 3-Style Mix) – Reflection (1997)
  23. EDP Blues – Gregory Fleckner Quintet – Clear (1995)
  24. Megaphonk – Jake Slazenger – Clear (1995) > buy link
  25. excerpt from Goodbye – Doctor Rockit – Clear (1995)

luv270

luv270 Head Talks

Head Talks

a far out mix of groovy spoken word from the minds of poets, jazz legends, disc jockeys, junkies, actors, gurus, aliens, storytellers, schoolhouse rockers, beatniks, writers, rebels, proto-rappers, messengers and freaks.
image : Jim Flora
Tracklist
  1. What Time Is It? – Ken Nordine ft. The Fred Katz Group – Dot Records / MCA (1957/1983) > buy link
  2. I Am Strange – Sun Ra – Norton Records (1957/2010) > buy link
  3. excerpt from Timothy Leary, Ph. D. Speaks On L.S.D. – Dr. Timothy Leary – ESP Disk (1966) > buy link
  4. Scenes In The City – Charles Mingus – Bethlehem Records / Get Back (1958/2001) > buy link
  5. Blues At Dawn (by Langston Hughes) – Doris Belack – United Artists Records (1968)
  6. Walking Through Harlem – Universal Messengers – Turbo Records / Barnyard Records (1971)
  7. My People – Duke Ellington – Contact / Flying Dutchman (1964/1970) > buy link
  8. Jazz Poem (by Carl Wendell Hines) – Vinie Burrows – Spoken Arts (????)
  9. Mama’s Place – Bing Day – Mercury Records / Pesky Serpent Records (1959/2009) > buy link
  10. Poems From The Unpublished “Book Of Blues” – Jack Kerouac ft. Al Cohn & Zoot Sims – Hanover / DOXY (1959/2011) > buy link
  11. Dog – Bob Dorough Quintet – World Pacific Records / Pesky Serpent Records (1958/2009) > buy link
  12. Plastic Pattern People – Gil Scott-Heron – Flying Dutchman (1970) > buy link
  13. Wailers – Amiri Baraka – Giorno Poetry Systems (1982)
  14. Bird’s Word – The Last Poets – Blue Thumb Records (1972) > buy link
  15. Jack And The Beanstalk – Al Jazzbo Collins And The Bandidos – Impulse! (1967) > buy link
  16. Burroughs Called The Law – William S. Burroughs – Sub Rosa (1986/2008) > buy link
  17. Heh Heh (Chuckle) Good Morning Sunshine – Melvin Van Peebles – A&M Records (1971)

luv269

luv269 - Crawlin' On Yer Belly Blues

Crawlin’ On Yer Belly Blues

desperate blues from rock bottom.
photo : Deaf Lucius McGhee
  1. Rolling Log Blues – Lottie Kimbrough – Gennett Records / Mississippi Records (1928/2006) > buy link
  2. Hellhound On My Trail – Robert Johnson – Vocalion / Columbia (1937/1961) > buy link
  3. Gravel Road Blues – Fred McDowell and Fanny Davies – Mississippi Records (1959/2010) > buy link
  4. Broke and Hungry Blues – Peg Leg Howell – Columbia (1929/1969) > buy link
  5. Unhappy Blues – Mississippi Sheiks – Okeh / Third Man Records (1930/2013) > buy link
  6. Country Blues No. 1 – Muddy Waters – Library of Congress / DOXY (1941/2013) > buy link
  7. Devil Got My Woman – Skip James – Paramount / Mississippi Records (1931/2008) > buy link
  8. Mean Old Train – W. B. “Piano Bill” Bryson – Milestone Records (1966)
  9. Jack Ain’t Had No Water – Jack Owens – Testament Records / Mississippi Records / Change Records (1971/2013) > buy link
  10. Heart In Sorrow – Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry – Folkways Records (1958) > buy link
  11. Trouble Brought Me Down – Green Paschal – Mississippi Records (1969/2010) > buy link
  12. Dying Gambler – Blind Willie McTell and Kate McTell – Decca / Third Man Records (1935/2014) > buy link
  13. High Sheriff Blues – Charley Patton – Vocalion / Third Man Records (1934/2014) > buy link
  14. Undertaker Blues – Buster Johnson – Champion / Mississippi Records (1932/2009) > buy link
  15. Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground – Blind Willie Johnson – Columbia / Mississippi Records (1928/2011) > buy link

luv268

luv268

Electro Superstructure no. 34

as soon as the sound hits your eardrum you are drawn into a superstructure made of electricity and webbed drum patterns. it’s immenseness swallows you instantly and as you flow through it’s sonic skeleton you get lost amid the inner depths. inevitably to float out the other side into the silence of space.
  1. Calypso Electronique – Freddy Fresh – Electric Music Foundation (2002) > buy link
  2. Marathon One – üNN – Elektrolux (1999)
  3. Raw – ADJ – Touchin’ Bass (2003) > buy link
  4. Electro Fish – RAC – Warp (1994) > buy link
  5. Symmetron – Sem – Electron Industries (1996)
  6. Unexpected Visitor – Jonah Sharp – Parallel Recordings, Ltd. (1998) > buy link
  7. Overpass – Nomadic – Touchin’ Bass (2007) > buy link
  8. Odd Job (Soul Oddity Get Fresh) – Phoenecia – Schematic (1999) > buy link
  9. Ballbreaker – Andrea Parker – Mo Wax (1998)
  10. Boo Dwah Butt – Rude Solo – New Emissions (1997)
  11. Simulationszeitalter (Bonus Beats) – Anthony Rother – Psi49net (2000)
  12. Mind Frame – 4E – Sockett (1996)
  13. Ursa Major 7 – Shiver – Shiver Records (1994)
  14. L.E.D. Down (Radioactive Man Mix) – Tipper – Higher Ground (1999) > buy link
  15. Stereo Calcium – Krok – Sabotage Records (1996)
  16. Stormtrooper Revolt – Duplex – Djak-Up-Bitch (DUB) (1997)
  17. Motor1 – Gescom – Source Records (1994)

luv267

luv267 Triptychlish pt1

Triptychlish part 1

Triptychlish is a three part mixtape series that delves into my personal musical evolution over the first 30 years of my time on Earth. part 1 is the first ten years (1973-1982) and only includes music that i have clear memories of, songs that affected me before i really started making my own musical choices. it reminds me of family and friends and the beginning of my lifelong romance with music.
image : A Son
  1. Sesame Street – The Kids – Children’s Televison Workshop (1969/1977) > buy link
  2. The Electric Company Theme – Short Circus and friends – Children’s Television Workshop (1974)
  3. Ready Or Not, Here I Come – Bob Dorough – Capitol (1973)
  4. Lookin’ Out My Back Door – Creedence Clearwater Revival – Fantasy (1970) > buy link
  5. Runaway – Del Shannon – Big Top / MCA Records (1960/1973) > buy link
  6. Rock Around The Clock – Bill Haley and his Comets – Brunswick / MCA Records (1954/1973) > buy link
  7. Devil With A Blue Dress / Good Golly Miss Molly – Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels – New Voice Records / Quality (1966/1981) > buy link
  8. The Lion Sleeps Tonight – The Tokens – Buddah Records (1961/1970) > buy link
  9. Liar, Liar – The Castaways – Soma Records / Elektra / Rhino (1965/1972/2006) > buy link
  10. Purple People Eater – Sheb Wooley – MGM Records / Ronco (1958/1978) > buy link
  11. The Bug Song – Stompin’ Tom Connors – Boot Records (1971) > buy link
  12. Phantom 309 – Red Sovine – Gusto Records / Birchmount (1967/1975) > buy link
  13. Hotel California – The Eagles – Asylum Records (1976) > buy link
  14. The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald – Gordon Lightfoot – Reprise (1976) > buy link
  15. Lydia The Tattooed Lady – Kermit the Frog – Arista (1977)
  16. Cantina Band – John Williams and The London Symphony Orchestra – 20th Century Records (1977) > buy link
  17. Has Anybody Seen My Dog? – Marty and Grover – Children’s Television Workshop (1978) > buy link
  18. We Will Rock You – Queen – Elektra (1977) > buy link
  19. Break It To Them Gently – Burton Cummings – Portrait / CBS (1978) > buy link
  20. Baker Street – Gerry Rafferty – United Artists Records / Liberty Records (1978) > buy link
  21. The Rose – Bette Midler – Atlantic (1979) > buy link
  22. The Tide Is High – Blondie – Chrysalis (1980/1981) > buy link
  23. Who Can It Be Now? – Men At Work – Columbia (1982) > buy link
  24. Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield – RCA (1981) > buy link
  25. Jack & Diane – John Cougar – Riva Records (1982) > buy link
  26. Do You Really Want To Hurt Me? – Culture Club – Virgin (1982) > buy link
  27. Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye – Columbia (1982) > buy link

luv266

luv266 Quilted

Quilted

here’s another hand-crafted mellow beat quilt. made with sounds from the finest records layered two or more at a time to create a thicker padding of music for your eardrums. wrap yourself up in my luv.
image : Max Booth Moon
Tracklist:
  1. Theme 357 – The Mighty Bop – Yellow Productions (1995)
  2. Dirty Great Marble (Digi Dubs Malana Disk Mix) – Bubbahs Tum – iLL (1998)
  3. Frogs Belly – Luke Vibert – Mo Wax (1996)
  4. Throwing Down A Shape – Fila Brazillia – Pork Recordings (1998) > buy link
  5. Half Spun – Kelpe – DC Recordings (2003) > buy link
  6. Violin Madness – Da Damn Phreak Noize Phunk – Studio !K7 (1999) > buy link
  7. With A Professional – Dabrye – Ghostly International (2001) > buy link
  8. Supernatural Jazz – Mad Doctor X – Freskanova (1997)
  9. Hot Winter’s Day – Prefuse 73 – Warp (2001) > buy link
  10. Anafey (Half A Stinky Submarine) (remix by Mustang) – Hip Optimist – Skint (1995) > buy link
  11. Monopoly Money – Take ft. Colourform – Inner Current Recordings (2007) > buy link
  12. Han Zen – James Bong – 2 Kool (1996)
  13. Old Stool – It Spy – Skint (1996) > buy link
  14. Don’t Die Just Yet. Don’t Chant Just Yet. (Holmes & Goldsworthy Remix) – David Holmes – Go! Beat (1998)
  15. Assimilation – Cool Breeze – Dorado (1995)
  16. Transition Suite : Part II-Papillon – Caural – Mush (2006) > buy link
  17. Capumcap – Nightmares On Wax – Warp (1999) > buy link

luv265

luv265-noopS

noopS

this is a chronological Can collection with a track off of each of their studio albums. if you do not know about Can, one of the most influential bands to come out of Germany during the whole krautrock explosion, you should. if you already dig Can then you know how awesome this mixtape is.
image : Nancy Becker
Tracklist:
  1. Little Star Of Bethlehem – Can – Spoon Records (1968/1981) > buy link
  2. The Empress And The Ukraine King – Can – United Artists Records / Virgin / Spoon Records– (1969/1974/1976) > buy link
  3. Father Cannot Yell – The Can – Music Factory GmbH / Spoon Records (1969) > buy link
  4. Tango Whiskeyman – Can – Liberty (1970)
  5. Bring Me Coffee Or Tea – Can – United Artists Records / Spoon Records (1971) > buy link
  6. Spoon – Can – United Artists Records (1972) > buy link
  7. Future Days – Can – United Artists Records (1973) > buy link
  8. Chain Reaction – Can – United Artists Records (1974) > buy link
  9. Hunters And Collectors – Can – HÖR ZU / EMI Electrola / Spoon Records (1975) > buy link
  10. Laugh Till You Cry – Live Till You Die (O.R.N.) – Can – Harvest / EMI Electrola (1976) > buy link
  11. Don’t Say No – Can – Harvest / EMI Electrola (1977) > buy link
  12. One More Day – Can – Harvest / EMI Electrola / Spoon Records (1978) > buy link
  13. All Gates Open – Can – Harvest / EMI Electrola / Spoon Records (1979) > buy link
  14. Like A New Child – Can – Mercury / Spoon Records (1989) > buy link

luv264

luv264 Digital Camouflage

Digital Camouflage

a hard beat collection of jungle and drum’n’bass that will wake you up, shake you down and rinse you out.
image : Fatiglie MacDougal
Tracklist:
  1. Junglebunny – Amen Andrews – Rephlex (2003)
  2. Wardance (Unreleased Dub Mix) – Rebel MC – Congo Natty (2004)
  3. The Truth – Break – Symmetry Recordings (2006) > buy link
  4. Bad Sound – Soundmurderer + SK-1 – Rewind Records (2004)
  5. Sidewinder (Hochi & Infiltrata Remix) – Special Forces – Photek Productions (2006)
  6. Skin Out (Drum & Bass Dub) – Admiral Bailey & Mad Cobra – Greensleeves Records (2007) > buy link
  7. Baby I Wanna Live (DJ Pulse Mix) – Espiritu – Heavenly (1996)
  8. Mr. Right (OD5150 Dub Mix) – Operator – D’Lux Dropz (2003)
  9. Standby – Genotype – Reinforced Records (2001)
  10. Can’t Punish Me – Dom & Roland – Moving Shadow (1999/2006)
  11. Breakdown – Paradox – Paradox Music (2006)
  12. Da Clash – Remarc – Planet Mu (2004)
  13. Ninja Chicks – Fanu – Darkestral Ice (2007)
  14. Fi You – Murderbot – Mashit (2005)
  15. Nasty Rabbits – Shitmat – Planet Mu (2009) > buy link
  16. Ragga Ragga – Terry Tee ft. Terry Ganzie – Knowledge & Wisdom Records (2001)
  17. Rockers International – Equinox – Bassbin Recordings (2006)
  18. See You Smile – 16 Armed Jack – JungleXpeditions (2004)

luv263

luv263 WRTSMMAR

Why Are There So Many Mixtapes About Rainbows?

a conceptual collection of songs about rainbows and the colors that make them up. a wide spectrum of odd pop to help answer Kermit’s question, “why are there so many songs about rainbows?”
warning : mixtape contains double rainbow
Tracklist:
  1. roygbiv – Boards Of Canada – Warp (1998) > buy link
  2. She’s A Rainbow – The Rolling Stones – Decca (1967) > buy link
  3. Red Rubber Ball – The Cyrkle – Columbia (1966) > buy link
  4. Orange Skies – Love – Elektra (1966) > buy link
  5. Big Yellow Taxi – The Neighborhood – Big Tree Records (1970)
  6. The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine – Simon and Garfunkel – Columbia (1966) > buy link
  7. Tangled Up In Blue – Bob Dylan – Columbia (1974) > buy link
  8. Mood Indigo – Nina Simone – Bethlehem Records (1958) > buy link
  9. Violet – Mellow – Atmosphériques (1999)
  10. Rainbow River – Vashti Bunyan – Philips / Dicristina (1970/2004) > buy link
  11. Rainbo Conversation – Stereolab – Duophonic (1997) > buy link
  12. Rainbow’s End – Modern English – 4AD / Vertigo (1984) > buy link
  13. (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes – Elvis Costello – Stiff Records / Columbia (1977) > buy link
  14. Burnt Orange Peel – Beck – K (1994) > buy link
  15. Yellow Sarong – Yo La Tengo – Bar/None Records (1990/2014)
  16. All The World Is Green – Tom Waits – Anti- (2002) > buy link
  17. Crystal Blue Persuasion – Tommy James & The Shondells – Roulette Records (1969) > buy link
  18. Indigo – Peter Gabriel – Atlantic (1978) > buy link
  19. Wine and Violet – The Lemon Pipers – Buddah Records (1968) > buy link
  20. Rainbows – Dennis Wilson – Caribou Records / Sundazed Music (1977/2008) > buy link
  21. Rainbows All Over Your Blues – John Sebastian – Reprise / Edsel Records (1970/1980) > buy link
  22. Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows – Lesley Gore – Mercury (1963) > buy link
  23. Rainbow Connection – Kermit the Frog – Atlantic (1979) > buy link

luv262

luv262 Velha Bossa Nova

Velha Bossa Nova

here’s a mellow collection of old Brasilian music, mainly bossa nova with a few amazing vocal workouts for good measure. a mixtape to sway to while chilling on your chez lounge.
image : César G. Villela from the back cover of Rosinha de Valença’s debut album Apresentado
Tracklist:
  1. A Fãbrica – Sérgio Ricardo – Elenco / Soul Jazz (1967/2011) > buy link
  2. Resolução – Edu Lobo com a participação do Tamba Trio – Elenco / Universal Sound (1965/2012) > buy link
  3. Bolinha De Papel – João Gilberto – Odeon / DOXY (1961/2011) > buy link
  4. Saudades De Bahia – Baden Powell – Elenco / Universal Sound (1963/2012) > buy link
  5. Maria Moita – Nara Leão – Elenco / Soul Jazz (1964/2011) > buy link
  6. Menina Bonita Não Chora – Jorge Ben – Philips / DOXY (1963/2013) > buy link
  7. Tema Do Boneco De Palha – Rosinha de Valença – Elenco / Philips (1963/1975)
  8. Odeon – Céu Da Boca – Céu Da Boca / Philips (1981/1982)
  9. Samba Da Minha Terra – Dorival Caymmi – Warner Bros. (1967)
  10. Três Pontas – Milton Nascimento – Ritmos / Soul Jazz (1967/2011) > buy link
  11. Barumba – Tamba Trio – Philips / Universal Sound (1964/2012) > buy link
  12. Inverno – Roberto Menescal – Kapp Records / Soul Jazz (1965/2011) > buy link
  13. Aleluia – Elis Regina – Philips / Universal Sound (1965/2012) > buy link
  14. Noites Cariocas – Quarteto Em Cy e MPB4 – Philips (1978/1982)
  15. Canto De Xangô – Baden Powell e Vinicius De Moraes – Forma / Soul Jazz (1966/2011) > buy link
  16. Corcovado – Sérgio Mendes e Bossa Rio – Philips / DOXY (1964/2014) > buy link
  17. Agua De Beber – Astrud Gilberto ft. Antonio Carlos Jobim – Verve (1965) > buy link
  18. Samba Do Avião – Os Cariocas – Philips (1962/1975)