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luv400 Before I Knew The Orchid Was

Before I Knew The Orchid Was

after 10 years the battle still wages between stress and stresslessness. having been at the forefront of the ambient revolution for the past decade we have truly seen the dire need for things to chill out. with this mixtape of goodwill and ultra-chill we want you all to know that the ambient revolution is still going strong, aiding you in your quest for quietude of the soul.
photo : Roamer Farechild
Tracklist:
  1. Starsail – Emerald Web – Stargate / Finders Keepers Records (1980/2014) > buy link
  2. Drifting In Wire – Single Cell Orchestra – Astralwerks (1995)
  3. Audax – Biosphere – Biophon Records (2016) > buy link
  4. Gold And Lead – Tom Dissevelt – Philips / Sonitron (1963/2014) > buy link
  5. Dem Wanderer – Cluster – Sky Records (1976) > buy link
  6. A Saucerful Of Ambience Part IV – The Dark Side Of The Moog – Fax +49-69/450464 / Music On Vinyl (1995/2018) > buy link
  7. A Saucerful Of Ambience Part XII – The Dark Side Of The Moog – Fax +49-69/450464 / Music On Vinyl (1995/2018) > buy link
  8. Optimistic In Wonderland – Pub – Ampoule (2001) > buy link
  9. Land – Delia Derbyshire & Barry Bermange – Fantôme Phonographique (1964/2019)
  10. Metaz form8 – Autechre – Warp (2020) > buy link
  11. 坂東太郎のりうきょう / Flow Of The Tone River – Sugai Ken – Field Records (2020) > buy link
  12. Bön 5 – Förlåt Oss Våra Skulder (Prayer 5 – Forgive Us Our Debts) – Ralph Lundsten – His Master’s Voice / Light in The Attic (1972/2016) > buy link
  13. Crashing Sphere – Starkey – Civil Music (2012) > buy link

luv399

luv399 Sweet Daddy Got You Covered

Sweet Daddy Got You Covered

a collection of quirky covers of popular tunes. if that’s what you’re lookin’ for then sweet daddy got you covered.
photo : Crafting Leads
Tracklist:
  1. 2001 Sprach Kazoostra -The Temple City Kazoo Orchestra – Rhino Records (1978) (original written by Richard Strauss and used as the theme for the movie 2001 : A Space Odyssey)
  2. Eleanor Rigby – Gershon Kingsley’s First Moog Quartet – Audio Fidelity (1970) > buy link (original by The Beatles)
  3. Good Vibrations (Kundalini Mix) – Psychic TV – Temple Records (1984) (original by The Beach Boys)
  4. Gone Daddy Gone – Gnarls Barkley – Warner Bros. Lex Records (2006) > buy link (original by Violent Femmes)
  5. The Model – Big Black – Touch and Go (1987) > buy link (original by Kraftwerk)
  6. Ashes To Ashes – LB – Output (2000) > buy link (original by David Bowie)
  7. That’s All – Clare And The Reasons – Frog Stand Records (2009) > buy link (original by Genesis)
  8. He Hit Me – Grizzly Bear – Warp (2007) > buy link (original by The Crystals)
  9. Jambalaya – The Residents – Ralph Records (1986) > buy link (original by Hank Williams)
  10. Midnight Cowboy – Faith No More – Slash Records (1992) > buy link (original written by John Barry as the theme for the movie Midnight Cowboy)
  11. Baby I Love Your Way – Scorpio Universel – Macaya Records (1979) > buy link (original by Peter Frampton)
  12. Ooh Child – Kamasi Washington – Young Turks (2018) > buy link (original by The Five Stairsteps)
  13. Light My Fire – The Burbank Philharmonic – Bravo / RCA Victor (1970) (original by The Doors)
  14. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) – Cornershop – Wiiija Records (1997) > buy link (original by The Beatles)
  15. Peng! 33 – Iron And Wine – Sub Pop (2003/2017) > buy link (original by Stereolab)
  16. Danny Says – Tom Waits – Anti – (2006) > buy link (original by The Ramones)
  17. We Will Rock You – Taut French Joel – Planet Mu (2000) (original by Queen)
  18. God Bless The Child – Fifty Foot Hose – Limelight / Aguirre Records (1968/2017) > buy link (original by Billie Holiday)
  19. Planet Rock – Jason Moran – Blue Note (2002) > buy link (original by Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force)
  20. Give Peace A Chance – Louis Armstrong & His Friends – Flying Dutchman / Ace Records (1970/2018) > buy link (original by Plastic Ono Band)

luv398

luv398 The Next Day

The Next Day

there is much work to be done as we head into The Next Day, so let’s get it started with the forward propulsion of these 21st century jazz delights. this mixtape is dedicated to my long time J.A.S.S. partner Andy Williams. i am missing our sessions in the Record Canyon, hopefully we will be able to meet there again real soon.
photo : Hugo Rodas
Tracklist:
  1. Yūgen – Sven Wunder – Piano Piano (2020) > buy link
  2. tremendoce – Otis Sandsjö – We Jazz (2020) > buy link
  3. Haumea – Planet Battagon – On The Corner Records (2020) > buy link
  4. And There They Stood – Steiger – Sdban Ultra (2018) > buy link
  5. Du Morgon Au Moulin-À-Vent – Jahari Massamba Unit – Madlib Invazion (2020) > buy link
  6. New Heights (Visions of Aisha Malik) – Kamaal Williams – Black Focus Records (2018) > buy link
  7. Bronsgebuzze 8.2 – De Beren Gieren – Sdban Ultra (2019) > buy link
  8. Afloat In Dub – The NJE with Adrian Sherwood – Sartorial Records (2019) > buy link
  9. Spinning Leaf – STUFF. – Gondwana Records (2018) > buy link
  10. Devastation – The Heliocentrics – Madlib Invazion (2020) > buy link
  11. Distant Mode – Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Gary Bartz – Jazz Is Dead (2020) > buy link
  12. Max Brown – Jeff Parker & The New Breed – International Anthem Recording Company / Nonesuch (2020) > buy link

luv397

luv397 Well That was Fucked Up

well that was fucked up

“well that was fucked up” sums up 2020 pretty well. things felt uneasy at the end of 2019, like the cracks in the bottom of the basin were getting bigger and bigger, and things were getting heavier and heavier. something was about to give. that’s why i titled the first mixtape of last year “Hold On” because it felt like 2020 was gonna be a rough ride. as i started putting together 2021’s inaugural mix i intentionally chose only new music from 2020 and unintentionally created a mix that represented the crazy year that was. “well that was fucked up” is designed to help exorcise our collective ill feelings from 2020 by grooving them out of our system. clearing our minds and souls to help us better tackle the challenges that lay ahead. may it help you power the future.
Tracklist:
  1. excerpt from One Way Mirror – Mark Pritchard – Warp (2020) > buy link
  2. Moving 909s (Plaid Remix) – John Tejada – Palette Recordings (2020) > buy link
  3. J Is For _ _ _ _ – Mark Pritchard – Warp (2020) > buy link
  4. School – Four Tet – Text Records (2020) > buy link
  5. Wolf (John Talabot’s Euphoric Remix) – Darkstar – Warp (2020) > buy link
  6. O-Ton Reassembled 2 – Luke Slater – Ostgut Ton (2020) > buy link
  7. Box – Shed – Tectonic (2020) > buy link
  8. Machine Gun – East Man – Planet Mu (2020) > buy link
  9. Transit – Commodo – Black Acre (2020) > buy link
  10. Detrand – Ricardo Villalobos – Rawax (2020) > buy link
  11. Snake Dance – Al Wootton – Livity Sound (2020) > buy link
  12. untitled side B track 2 – BEAUTIFULPLACE – BEAUTIFULPLACE (2020)
  13. Canone Infinito – Lorenzo Senni – Warp (2020) > buy link
  14. TV Do Dub – Jay Glass Dubs vs Guerilla Toss – DFA (2020) > buy link
  15. Sterling Bridge (DJ Dairy & DJ Orient (black midi) Remix) – Battles – Warp (2020) > buy link
  16. Idontknow – Jamie xx – Young Turks (2020) > buy link
  17. Hillbilly Moonshine – Shit & Shine – Rocket Recordings (2020) > buy link
  18. Nervelevers – Squarepusher – Warp (2020) > buy link
  19. excerpt from One Way Mirror – Mark Pritchard – Warp (2020) > buy link
  20. Brand E – John Frusciante – Timesig (2020) > buy link
  21. Oblivion Theme – Ital Tek – Planet Mu (2020) > buy link
  22. excerpt from One Way Mirror – Mark Pritchard – Warp (2020) > buy link

luv396

luv396 - Townsend Family Soul

Townsend Family Soul

at the beginning of the year a family friend whose parents were moving to a smaller home, very kindly dropped off their family’s record collection. a collection that spanned decades and was full of soul, jazz, reggae, calypso, hip hop, funk, disco and r&b, as well as their family history and lots and lots of love. it was overwhelming and a little daunting; and then the pandemic came. with nothing but time i dove right in, listening and learning and really digging the music. it was a good companion during this strange year. i don’t really know how to thank the wonderful people that bestowed this gift of music, but i do know i can share it. so here’s a mix of uplifting soul music full of life and love to help us ride out the rest of this arduous year with a bounce in our step and groove in our hearts. much luv.
image : Fong Qi Wei
Tracklist:
  1. Our Day Will Come – Fontella Bass – Checker (1966) > buy link
  2. Ton Of Joy – Otis Redding – Volt (1966) > buy link
  3. I’ve Never Found A Girl – Booker T. & The MG’s – Stax (1969) > buy link
  4. Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything) – Donny Hathaway – ATCO Records (1970) > buy link
  5. Keep It Coming – Valerie Simpson – Tamla (1972)
  6. You’re All I Need To Get By – Dionne Warwick – Scepter Records (1969) > buy link
  7. This Will Be – Natalie Cole – Capitol (1975) > buy link
  8. Heighty-Hi – Mongo Santamaria – Atlantic (1970) > buy link
  9. We’ve Got To Have Love – Wilson Pickett – Atlantic (1968) > buy link
  10. (As Long As I Can) Get You When I Want You – Ike & Tina Turner – Liberty Records (1970) > buy link
  11. It’s Your Thing – The Isley Brothers – T-Neck (1969) > buy link
  12. Now That You Got It – Millie Jackson – Spring Records (1973) > buy link
  13. When The Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes – Bonnie Pointer – Motown (1979)
  14. Can I Change My Mind – Shirley Scott – Atlantic (1970) > buy link
  15. Lovely Day – Bill Withers – Columbia (1977) > buy link
  16. Where Are We Going? – Donald Byrd – Blue Note (1973) > buy link
  17. Message In The Music – Patrice Rushen – Elektra (1979) > buy link
  18. Suzanne – Roberta Flack – Atlantic (1973) > buy link
  19. New World Coming – Nina Simone – RCA Victor (1971) > buy link

luv395

luv395 No Town Exit

No Town Exit

it’s a driftyshoegazinfuturekrautrockishpsychedelectronicsoundcollage type thing.
if you ain’t from Exit Zero maybe you won’t understand.
photo : view from Marsonic Studios
Tracklist:
  1. This Is Nowhere – The Oscillation – DC Recordings (2007) > buy link
  2. 405 Lines / Loko Motive – Blackhill Transmitter – fsoldigital.com (2016) > buy link
  3. You Must Wake / One Million Years Ago – Broadcast and The Focus Group – Warp (2009) > buy link
  4. Jacknuggeted – Manitoba – Leaf (2003) > buy link
  5. Wheels Rolling / Young Man / Feed’em Up – Orange Can – Regal (2000)
  6. New Toytown Walk – The Focus Groop – Ghost Box (2017) > buy link
  7. Crazy For You – Ulrich Schnauss – Morr Music (2002) > buy link
  8. Platonic Rate – Parsley Sound – Mo Wax (2003) > buy link
  9. Listening To The Frogs With Demon Eyes – The Flaming Lips – Warner Bros. (2016) > buy link
  10. Black Forest Gateaux – Higamos Hogamos – DC Recordings (2009) > buy link
  11. Black Glass Actions – Cavern Of Anti-Matter – Duophonic Ultra High Frequency Disks (2016) > buy link
  12. Stay With Me – Spiritualized – Dedicated / Arista / Plain Recordings (1997/2010) > buy link

luv394

luv394 A Shade Of Blue

A Shade Of Blue

well, it finally happened. she kicked me out. it’s over. i’m left to my own devices, picking up the pieces of my life. all i got going for me is this dingy, run down, lonely hotel room, a bottle of whiskey, some reefer, the night, the rain and some blue jazz on the radio. it’ll do for tonight. after i sleep this off i will deal with tomorrow.
image : Lionel
Tracklist:
  1. My One And Only Love – Grant Green – Blue Note (1962/1985/2019) > buy link
  2. You’ve Changed – Yusef Lateef – Prestige (1961/1966) > buy link
  3. N.Y.C.’s No Lark – Bill Evans – Verve (1963/2013) > buy link
  4. Everything Happens To Me – Tina Brooks – Blue Note (1958/1980/2019) > buy link
  5. Drad-Dog – Miles Davis Sextet – Columbia (1961) > buy link
  6. What’s New – Ahmad Jamal Trio – Argo / Cadet (1958) > buy link
  7. Le Fleurs Africaines (African Flower) – Duke Ellington / Charlie Mingus / Max Roach – United Artists Jazz / Blue Note (1962/2020) > buy link
  8. What Is There To Say? – Sonny Rollins – Riverside Records / Milestone (1957/1973) > buy link
  9. Time After Time – Ben Webster – Verve (1959) > buy link
  10. Alicia – Eddie Harris – Exodus Records (1961) > buy link
  11. Modal – The Joe Harriott Quintet – Columbia / DOXY (1963/2014) > buy link
  12. Something I Dreamed Last Night – John Coltrane – Prestige (1958/1965/1990) > buy link

luv393

luv393 Lolloping Loops

Lolloping Loops

lay back into this heavy blend of blunted beats and lidded grooves. a classic trip hop sound from luv (circa mid-nineties) formed with three turntables, a mixer and a deep dive into the Record Canyon.
image : Freddie Four-Eyes
Tracklist:
  1. No Turn Unstoned – Luke Vibert – Mo Wax (1997)
  2. Fuck Dub (Baby Mammoth Mix 1) – Tosca – G-Stone Recordings (1997) > buy link
  3. Pathways – Runaways – Ultimate Dilemma (1995)
  4. Vampyress (Demo Dub) – Depth Charge – DC Recordings (1995)
  5. Thin Blue Line – Inevidence – Pussyfoot (1997)
  6. The Night Side – The Prunes – Mo Wax Excursions (1995)
  7. Lord Forgive Me Part III – DJ Vadim – Ninja Tune (1997) > buy link
  8. Small World – Small World – Hard Hands (1995)
  9. East West (MaKru Dub by Makossa + Peter Kruder) – Mama Oliver – Uptight (1996)
  10. Mr. Kiss Kiss Bong Bong – James Bong – 2 Kool (1995)
  11. Original Bedroom Rockers – Kruder & Dorfmeister – G-Stone Recordings (1993) > buy link
  12. What’s Behind Darkness – DJ Krush – Mo Wax (1995)
  13. Djed (Bruise Blood Mix by U.N.K.L.E.) – Tortoise – Thrill Jockey (1996)
  14. Radio Nova – Sie – Pussyfoot (1996) > buy link
  15. Nikto – Margoo – Lo Recordings (1997)
  16. Subculture – REQ – Skint (1996) > buy link
  17. Japanese Flute (DJ Food Remix) – Spaceways – Cup Of Tea Records (1995)

luv392

luv392 Upholstery Farm

Upholstery Farm

back in the day Davey, Mickey, John and i would head downtown to this boss club called the Uphostery Farm. it was an amazing space, lots of levels, hideaway nooks and a big dancefloor. the place was totally psychedelicized. it use to be a fabric warehouse back in the 1940s but for a few years in the sixties it was the best place to hang out, pick up chicks and dance our cares away. it closed at the end of 1968 due to shady dealings but i will never forget the groovy tunes we would shake and shimmy to every night at the Upholstery Farm.
image : Jack Jodie
Tracklist:
  1. Come On In – The Association – Warner Bros. (1968) > buy link
  2. Here Comes My Baby – The Tremeloes – Epic (1967) > buy link
  3. All Strung Out Over You – The Chambers Brothers – Columbia (1966/1971) > buy link
  4. Just The Way You Are – The Strangeloves – Bang Records / Real Gone Music (1965/2019) > buy link
  5. Breathe In My Ear – The Shags – Kayden Records / Particles (1967/2019) > buy link
  6. Stone Free – The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Polydor / Experience Hendrix / Legacy (1966/2016) > buy link
  7. Shape Of Things To Come – Davie Allan and The Arrows – Tower / Sundazed (1969/2004) > buy link
  8. Incense And Peppermints – The Strawberry Alarm Clock – UNI Records (1967) > buy link
  9. The Eagle Never Hunts The Fly – The Bonniwell Music Machine – Warner Bros. / Real Gone Music (1968/2020) > buy link
  10. Sock It To Me, Baby – Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels – Bell Records / Quality Records (1967/1981) > buy link
  11. Drunken Maria – The Monks – International Polydor Production / Universal Music Special Markets (1966/2011) > buy link
  12. Gingerbread Man – Tommy James and The Shondells – Roulette (1968) > buy link
  13. I Can Dig It – Booker T. & The MG’s – Stax (1968) > buy link
  14. Gonna Hang Around – The Golliwogs – Fantasy / Craft Recordings / Scorpio (1965/2017) > buy link
  15. 3/5 Of A Mile In 10 Seconds – Jefferson Airplane – RCA Victor / Sundazed (1967/2002) > buy link
  16. Throw My Love Away – The Honeybus – Deram / Hanky Panky Records / Mapache Records (1967/2019) > buy link
  17. Color Me True – Sly & The Family Stone – Epic (1968) > buy link

luv391

luv391 Flummoxed

Flummoxed

my mind has been a jumble of confusion. so i took the swirling sounds, off-kilter rhythms and odd sonic signatures running loose in my mind and, with a synthesis of new and old, created a timeless void where we can go when we need to lose ourselves.
image : Nester Stronghook
Tracklist:
  1. Dark Plasma – Joel Vandroogenbroeck – Coloursound Library / Aguirre Records (1980/2015) > buy link
  2. Frankel – Mapstation – Soul Static Sound (2000) > buy link
  3. Elettronica [#5] – Ennio Morricone – Death Waltz Recording Company (1975/2017)
  4. Describing Bodies – Oneohtrix Point Never – Editions Mego (2010) > buy link
  5. アトムのB.G.M. – Matsuo Ohno – ALM Records / Survival Research (1975/2019)
  6. Without Excess – Speaker Music – Planet Mu (2019) > buy link
  7. Fabbrica N.4 – Gerardo Iacoucci – Canopo / Intervallo (1972/2017)
  8. Drone – Tod Dockstader – Owl Records / DOXY (1962/1966/2014) > buy link
  9. The Crocodile – Shit And Shine – Editions Mego (2017) > buy link
  10. Summit Melody – Team Doyobi – Skam (2004) > buy link
  11. 葆光飴 Hokouame – Sugai Ken – Discrepant (2018) > buy link
  12. Butterfly No. 3 – Morton Subotnick – Columbia (1974) > buy link
  13. Vegetable – Black Dice – Paw Tracks (2009) > buy link
  14. Walk – Freeform – Skam (2005) > buy link