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luv260 Ten Circles With Holes In The Middle

Ten Circles With Holes In The Middle

ten records by ten artists that are considered pioneers in the realm of free jazz. some of the first jazz musicians to look at their instruments and say “what more can I do with this?” people who took improvisation, self expression and even jazz itself into whole new dimensions. listen freely to Ten Circles With Holes In The Middle.
image : SDL
Tracklist:
  1. Iron Man – Eric Dolphy – Douglas (1969) > buy link
  2. The Circle With A Hole In The Middle – Ornette Coleman – Atlantic (1970) > buy link
  3. 27 Cooper Square – Marion Brown Quartet – ESP Disk / Base Record (1966)
  4. There Is The Bomb – Don Cherry – Blue Note (1966/1969) > buy link
  5. In A Sentimental Mood – Archie Shepp – Impulse! (1966) > buy link
  6. N508-10 (4G) – Anthony Braxton with Chick Corea – Arista Freedom (1971/1977) > buy link
  7. Enter, Evening (Soft Line Structure) – Cecil Taylor – Blue Note (1966) > buy link
  8. The Waltz – The Art Ensemble Of Chicago – BYG Records / Get Back (1969/2002) > buy link
  9. Holy Family – Albert Ayler – ESP Disk / Get Back (1965/1998) > buy link
  10. Peace On Earth – John Coltrane – Impulse! / ABC Records (1966/1972/1978) > buy link

luv259

luv259 The Winter Slide

The Winter Slide

an odd pop indie rock mixtape to complement your seasonal affective disorder.
photo : Jonathan Switcher
Tracklist:
  1. Afternoon Speaker – The Sea And Cake – Thrill Jockey (2000) > buy link
  2. Let Me Drive (Acoustic) – Winter Gloves – Paper Bag Records (2009)
  3. Something Green – Grizzly Bear – Warp (2013) > buy link
  4. A Thousand Syllables – Bibio – Warp (2014) > buy link
  5. Cold As Ice – Atlas Sound – Kranky (2008)
  6. Heart Is A Drum – Beck – Capitol (2014) > buy link
  7. Forever Dolphin Love – Connan Mockasin – Phantasy Sound / Mexican Summer (2010/2014) > buy link
  8. Under A Anvil Tree – Fog – Ninja Tune (2003) > buy link
  9. Canary – Liz Phair – Matador (1993) > buy link
  10. All Comes Down – Dusted – Polyvinyl Record Company / Hand Drawn Dracula (2012) > buy link
  11. The Prize – Gravenhurst – Warp (2012) > buy link
  12. Serious – Sportsguitar – Derivative (1996) > buy link
  13. Young Pilgrims – The Shins – Sub Pop (2003) > buy link
  14. Good Times – Jim O’Rourke – Drag City (2001)
  15. Casimir Pulaski Day – Sufjan Stevens – Asthmatic Kitty Records (2005) > buy link
  16. Black Flowers – Yo La Tengo – Matador (2006) > buy link

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luv258 Beautiful Detroit

Beautiful Detroit

post-industrial Detroit was a rough place in the 1980s. as a major metropolis in the U.S.A. it neared the top of the list for unemployment, poverty per capita, infant mortailty rates, gang violence and the drug trade. yet out of this a few blessed souls looked to the future and created techno. we are forever indebted to beautiful Detroit and the sounds it spawned.
photo : The City of Detroit
Tracklist:
  1. Words From Atlantis – Atlantis – Underground Resistance (2006) > buy link
  2. Dem Young Sconies – Moodymann – Planet E (1997) > buy link
  3. The Art Of Stalking (Stalker Mix) – Suburban Knight – Transmat (1990) > buy link
  4. Science Fiction (Paperclip Edit) – Carl Craig – Blanco Y Negro (1995) > buy link
  5. Black Sea – Drexciya – Warp (1995) > buy link
  6. Shufflephunk – Richie Hawtin – Plus 8 Records (2003) > buy link
  7. Black Man Orchestra – Eddie Flashin’ Fowlkes – City Boy (1997)
  8. Dark Winds – DJ Dijital – Direct Beat (1997)
  9. ESP – Kenny Larkin – Warp (1994) > buy link
  10. Rumors Of My Doom – Robert Hood – Drama (1998)
  11. Wiggan Re-Mix – Mayday co-produced by Stacey Pullen – Transmat / Buzz (1992)
  12. How To Play Our Music (Dub Mix) – Reese & Santonio – KMS (1987)
  13. Poi Et Pas – 69 – Planet E (1993) > buy link
  14. Huesca – Model 500 – R&S Records (2010)
  15. Codebreaker (side A) – UR – Underground Resistance (1997)
  16. Get Down (Future/Past Mix) – Common Factor – Planet E (2001)
  17. Catatonic (Third State) (Carl Craig Mix) – Kenny Larkin – R&S Records (1994)
  18. Magnetic Field – Elecktroids – Warp (1995) > buy link
  19. Kao-Tic Harmony – Rhythm Is Rhythm – Transmat (1991/1996)

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luv257 Lover's Mood

Lover’s Mood

lovers rock on and on. reggae for a lover’s mood.
photo : Lovers Rock
Tracklist:
  1. Let’s Get It On – Winston Samuels – Clintones (1973)
  2. I Love You – Anthony Brightly – Sir George / Soul Jazz (1982/2012) > buy link
  3. I Am In Love – Jennifer Lara – Studio One / Soul Jazz (1981/2005) > buy link
  4. Could Have Been Loving You – Frankie Paul – Techniques Records (1989)
  5. Young Love – Barbara Jones & Trinity – GG’s Records (1977/1980)
  6. Fever – Horace Andy – Hungry Town / Blood and Fire (1977/1995) > buy link
  7. Hurts So Good – Susan Cadogan – Perries Records (1973) > buy link
  8. You Care For Me – The Meditations – Wackie’s (1982/2002) > buy link
  9. Please Be True – Sugar Minott – Studio One / Soul Jazz (1982/2005) > buy link
  10. Dream – Ken Boothe – Wild Apache (????)
  11. Sing Me A Love Song – Carroll Thompson – Carib Gems / Universal Sound (1981/2012) > buy link
  12. All I Have Is Love – Gregory Issacs – Trojan Records (1976)
  13. Come Back To Me (Extended Version) – Johnny Clarke – Ariwa / Virgin (1983/2001)
  14. Lover’s Mood – Augustus Pablo – Kaya Records (1974) > buy link
  15. Stop And Think It Over – Full Wood – Freedom Sounds / Soul Jazz (1979/2012) > buy link
  16. Reunited – Louisa “Markswoman” Mark – Bushay Records / Soul Jazz (1981/2012) > buy link
  17. Turn Your Lights Down Low – Bob Marley & The Wailers – Island (1977) > buy link

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luv256 Far Edge Rose

Far Edge Rose

an extremely chill blend of experimental 70s & 80s electronic music that started the ambient revolution.
with a heavy nod to Edgar Froese, may he rest in peace.
photo : Arturo Flores
Tracklist:
  1. 3 a.m. At The Border Of The Marsh From Okefenokee – Tangerine Dream – Virgin (1976) > buy link
  2. Aurora – Robert Margouleff and Malcolm Cecil – Atlantic (1975) > buy link
  3. Thermo Vision – Vangelis – Deutsche Grammophon (1985)
  4. 21:32 – Cluster – Philips / 4 Men With Beards (1971/2007) > buy link
  5. Hudson – Electronic Art Ensemble – Gramavision Records (1982)
  6. Unfamiliar Wind – Brian Eno – E.G. Records (1982) > buy link
  7. Prinzregent – Hans-Joachim Roedelius – Sky Records (1979) > buy link
  8. Satz Exil Sils Maria – Klaus Schulze – Brain (1972) > buy link
  9. Analog Heaven #1 – Don Preston – Sub Rosa (1975/2012) > buy link
  10. Greenland – Richard Pinhas – Polydor – Ramses (1979)
  11. Epsilon In Malaysian Pale – Edgar Froese – Virgin (1975) > buy link

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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.

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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)

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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

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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