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luv428 Modern +

Modern +

in the late sixties and early seventies the drinking water in Europe started to show traces of the funk. initially showing up in major urban centers it slowly spread all over the continent. by the late seventies funk was rampant and the long term affects are still being felt today. here are a few examples of what happened to the music coming out of Europe after the contagion of funk first started creeping in. fortunately, there was no turning back.
image : The Royal Beatrice Raphelena
Tracklist:
  1. The Recluse – Cymande – Janus Records / Mr Bongo (1974/2018)
  2. Drug Song – Janko Nilovic – Editions Montparnasse 2000 / Underdog Records (1975/2015)
  3. Use Me – Ultrafunk – Contempo / Trading Places (1975/2020)
  4. Ode To Billy Joe – Karin Krog & Dexter Gordon – Sonet / Light In the Attic (1970/2015)
  5. Halucal – Cos – Plus Records / Finders Keepers Records (1974/2021)
  6. No Way – Keith Papworth – Music De Wolfe / Fat Beats (1975/2022)
  7. The Feed-Back – The Group – RCA Italiana / Schema (1970/2014)
  8. Vitamin C – Can – United Artists Records / Spoon Records / Mute (1972/2017)
  9. Funky Dla Franki – Laboratorium – Polskie Nagrania Muza (1976/2016)
  10. Rien Ne Va Plus – Funk Factory – ATCO Records / Be With Records (1975/2016)
  11. 1973 Carmen Avenue – Airto Fogo – Decca / Pharaway Sounds (1976/2017)
  12. Hromovka (Thunderhouse) – Emil Viklický Studio Big Band – Vampi Soul (1979/2009)

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luv427 Stumbled Into

Stumbled Into

so i was wandering around the Record Canyon the other day when i tripped up and stumbled into this deep mix of idm and abstract house. it might trip you up as well.
image : Swaddled Tuvey
Tracklist:
  1. Willow Patch Wormhole / Neon Bridge – Secret Frequency Crew – Touchin’ Bass (2005)
  2. Making Friends With The Invader – Andrew Weatherall – Byrd Out (2018)
  3. TB2 – Piezo with K-LONE – Wisdom Teeth (2022)
  4. Four Steps I – Alexandre Bazin – Umor Rex (2022)
  5. African Man (Ricardo Villalobos & Max Louderbauer Remix) – Tony Allen – Jazz Village (2015)
  6. White Cigarettes – Konrad Black – Swayzak Recordings (2002)
  7. Hold On – Black Jazz Chronicles – Nuphonic (1997)
  8. 4 AM Exhale (Dave DK Accellerator Mx) – The Orb – Kompakt (2017)
  9. Levitating Pharoahs (Full Frontal Spacehead Ambient Mix) – DJ Mad A & Dr. Stevie The Ambient Guru – Smiling C (1990/2019)
  10. Arria – Daniel Maunick – Far Out Recordings (2022)
  11. Styge – Ed Chamberlain – BaseLogic / Lapsus Records (2007/2021)
  12. untitled side A track 2 – BEAUTIFULPLACE – BEAUTIFULPLACE (2020)
  13. You Are Loved – Four Tet – Text Records (2017)
  14. Bloscid – Boxcutter – Planet Mu (2007)
  15. Mouves (FaltyDL Remix) – Tropics – Planet Mu (2010)

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luv426 Skinny Ties

Skinny Ties

bouncing between the guard rails of punk and mainstream radio rock this mixtape finds common ground in power pop. where household names and total unknowns use the forward thrust of chugging chords and driving drums to create a chewed up late 70s / early 80s bubblegum pop sound and energy that hits a bunch of my nostalgia centers.
image : Guy Departees
Tracklist:
  1. Photograph – The Movies – Snap Shot Records / Mean Bean Records (1982/2020)
  2. Ask For Jill – The dB’s – Albion Records (1982)
  3. Soul Kitchen – X – Slash Records (1980)
  4. A Hundred Feet Away – Joan Jett And The Blackhearts – Blackheart Records / Epic (1983)
  5. I’ve Done Everything For You – Rick Springfield – RCA (1980)
  6. Love Comes In Spurts – Richard Hell And The Voidoids – Sire (1977)
  7. Key Of E – John Lovsin – Terminal Records / Superior Viaduct (1982/2020)
  8. Government Center – Jonathan Richman – Beserkley (1975)
  9. What I Like About You – The Romantics – Epic / Columbia Special Products (1979/1980)
  10. Is This Real? – The Wipers – Park Avenue Records / Jackpot Records (1979/2014)
  11. Some Of My Lies Are True (Sooner Or Later) – Huey Lewis And The News – Chrysalis (1980)
  12. Stuck On You – The Toasters – Bagel Records / Mean Bean Records (1979/2022)
  13. I Didn’t Have The Nerve To Say No – Blondie – Chrysalis (1977)
  14. Girl U Want – Devo – Warner Bros. (1980)
  15. Just What I Needed – The Cars – Elektra (1978)
  16. 867-5309/Jenny – Tommy Tutone – Columbia / K-Tel International (1981/1982)
  17. Guilty As A Killer Wave – The Toms – Feel It Records (1979/2020)
  18. Can’t Stop the World – Go-Go’s – I.R.S. Records (1981)

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luv425 Purely Refractive

Purely Refractive

wind blows music into the room. washes of sound and drum patterns fill the space, making it seem larger than it appears to be. as the sound waves bounce around they begin lifting you up in a gentle cradle of refracted frequencies. both alert and relaxed, gently moving to the ebb and flow of rhythms, you start to drift away.
image : Lesser Fennels
Tracklist:
  1. Glacier – Drum Island – Apollo (1997)
  2. Survival – A Guy Called Gerald – Juice Box (1995)
  3. Galapagos (Version One) (remixed by Spring Heel Jack) – Tortoise – Thrill Jockey (1996)
  4. Repertoire – J. Majik – Metalheadz (1997)
  5. Balaklava – Pessimist – A14 (2016)
  6. Diskophrenia (Seba & Lo-Tek Remix) – Ralph Lundsten – Svek (1998)
  7. Complex – Photek – Photek (1995)
  8. Gas Leak (Coma remix) – Sonorous Star – Catskills Records (1997)
  9. Lazarus – Boymerang – Regal (1997)
  10. Kairo – Spacetime Continuum – Reflective / Astralwerks (1996)
  11. Rain Fall – L.T.J. Bukem – Looking Good Records (1995)
  12. The Chase The Escape – Jacob’s Optical Stairway – R&S Records (1995)
  13. Kauna – Aquasky – Moving Shadow (1996)

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luv420 luv's 420 joint

luv’s 420 joint

when dj luv’s records started i had the idea of making a mixtape dedicated to marijuana. every mix up here was made in a haze of pot smoke so it was inevitable that time and inspiration would coalesce into luv’s 420 joint. an epic journey that crosses many genres and eras exhibiting how this glorious weed is for everyone and all can reap it’s benefits. to quote Louis Armstrong :
“We did call ourselves Vipers, which could have been anybody from all walks of life that smoked and respected ‘gage’. That was our cute little name for marijuana… We always looked at pot as a sort of medicine, a cheap drunk and with much better thoughts than one that’s full of liquor… the respect for it (gage) will stay with me forever. I have every reason to say these words and am proud to say them. From experience.”
so from one viper to another, happy 4/20. now take a hit off luv’s 420 joint.
image : Don Willis on weed
Tracklist:
  1. excerpt from The History Of Marijuana : A Child’s Garden Of Grass (A Pre-Legalization Comedy)Ron Jacobs – Elektra (1971)
  2. I’m Gonna Get High – Tampa Red and The Chicago Five – Bluebird / Stash Records Inc. (1937/1977)
  3. excerpt from Turning Arnold On (from Arnold’s Wrecking Co.) – East Coast Records (1973)
  4. Weed – The High & Mighty – Rawkus (1999)
  5. excerpt of Turning Arnold On (from Arnold’s Wrecking Co.) – East Coast Records (1973)
  6. Smokin’ Cheeba-Cheeba – Harlem Underground – Paul Winley Records / Demon Records (1976/2020)
  7. excerpt from Physical Effects : A Child’s Garden Of Grass (A Pre-Legalization Comedy)Ron Jacobs – Elektra (1971)
  8. Theme From Mary Jane (from Mary Jane) – Mike Clifford – Sidewalk / Reel Time (1967/2012)
  9. subway train from The New CBS Audio-File Sound Effects Library – Columbia Special Products (1977)
  10. Big High Song For Somebody – Roy Glenn – Pesky Serpent Records (????)
  11. subway train from The New CBS Audio-File Sound Effects Library – Columbia Special Products (1977)
  12. Killin’ Jive – The Cats & The Fiddle – Bluebird / Fantastic Voyage (1939/2013)
  13. excerpt from Toledo Window Box – George Carlin – Little David Records (1974)
  14. Till Sun’s In Your Eyes – DJ Vadim ft. Motion Man and Blurum 13 – Ninja Tune (2002)
  15. excerpt from Toledo Window Box – George Carlin – Little David Records (1974)
  16. Mary Jane Is To Love – Sweet Smoke – Jan-Gi Rcords / Amy / Stoned Records (1968/1997)
  17. excerpt from 1st Gear, 2nd Gear (from Up In Smoke) – Cheech & Chong – Warner Bros. (1978)
  18. Sweet Leaf – Black Sabbath – Vertigo / Warner Bros. (1971)
  19. Marijuanaut’s Theme – Sleep – Third Man Records (2018)
  20. excerpt from Making Love : A Child’s Garden Of Grass (A Pre-Legalization Comedy)Ron Jacobs – Elektra (1971)
  21. Mary Jane – Rick James – Gordy – (1978/1984)
  22. excerpt from Love Of Grass – The Conception Corporation – Cotillion (1970)
  23. I Love Marijuana – Linval Thompson – Trojan Records / Music On Vinyl (1978/2019)
  24. Free The Marijuana – Audio Active ft. Bim Sherman – On-U Sound (1994)
  25. excerpt from Cruisin’ With Pedro De Pacas – Cheech & Chong – Ode Records (1971)
  26. Bring Me Weed – Sherwood & Pinch – On-U Sound / Tectonic (2013)
  27. excerpt from 1st Gear, 2nd Gear (from Up In Smoke) – Cheech & Chong – Warner Bros. (1978)
  28. One Toke Over The Line – Brewer & Shipley – Kama Sutra / Geffen / Universal Music / Music On Vinyl (1970/2019)
  29. excerpt from Fear And Loathing In Las VegasJohnny Depp – Geffen / Universal Music / Music On Vinyl (1998/2019)
  30. excerpt from Psychological Effects : A Child’s Garden Of Grass (A Pre-Legalization Comedy)Ron Jacobs – Elektra (1971)
  31. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 – Bob Dylan – Columbia (1966)
  32. excerpt from I Tried It Once, It Just Gave Me A Headache – Lenny Bruce – Lenny Bruce / Comedy Dynamics (1964/2020)
  33. All The Jive Is Gone – Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds Of Joy – Decca / Stash Records. Inc. (1936/1976)
  34. Quinton’s On The Way (Skit) – The Pharcyde – Delicious Vinyl (1992)
  35. Pack The Pipe – The Pharcyde – Delicious Vinyl (1992)
  36. excerpt from The Alphabet Song – David Peel & The Lower East Side – Elektra (1968)
  37. Greenery – Quasimoto – Stones Throw Records (2005)
  38. One Draw – Rita Marley – Tuff Gong (1981)
  39. excerpt from Love Of Grass – The Conception Corporation – Cotillion (1970)
  40. Big Spliff – Ralph Thomas – Zebra Jazz / Soul Jazz Records (1980/2009)
  41. excerpts from A Better World (Are You Cool With That?) – Bill Hicks – Comedy Dynamics (1993/2016)
  42. excerpt from Everything They Tell You About Pot Is A Lie (Play The Sitar) – Bill Hicks – Comedy Dynamics (1993/2016)
  43. Cosplay – Panda Bear – Domino (2015)
  44. excerpt from Listening To Music : A Child’s Garden Of Grass (A Pre-Legalization Comedy)Ron Jacobs – Elektra (1971)
  45. Sin Semilla Kaya Dub – The Upsetters – Clocktower Records (1981)
  46. Acapulco Gold Filters – Cheech & Chong – Ode Records (1971)
  47. Marijuana In My Brain – Dillinger – Jamaica Sound / Radiation Roots (1978/2019)
  48. Stoned Again (from Arnold’s Wrecking Co.) – Adom – East Coast Records (1973)
  49. I Got Stoned And I Missed It – Shel Silverstein – Columbia (1972)
  50. Up In Smoke (from Up In Smoke) – Cheech & Chong – Warner Bros. (1978)
  51. Illegal Smile – John Prine – Atlantic (1971)
  52. excerpt from The History Of Marijuana : A Child’s Garden Of Grass (A Pre-Legalization Comedy)Ron Jacobs – Elektra (1971)
  53. Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die (Solo Version) – Willie Nelson – Legacy (2013)

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luv424 Ampulex Dementor

Ampulex Dementor

a swarm of techno buzzin’ around your brainbox while you wig out in the middle of a filthy warehouse space at 10 in the morning. you’re covered with the grime of a whole night of intense partying and are finely attuned to the hive. it’s the beat that connects, and the beat don’t stop. so you don’t stop.
image : Lemmy Paxton
Tracklist:
  1. Fred’s Geisha – Super Groupies – Sockett (1996) > buy link
  2. Slot Machine – School Of Thought – Natural Music (1996) > buy link
  3. The Dancing Box – James T. Cotton – Spectral Sound (2004) > buy link
  4. Break Force – Helena Hauff – Werkdiscs (2013) > buy link
  5. Puch – Foam Electric – Mutter (2002)
  6. Atmos Fear ‘12 – Roy Of The Ravers – Winthorpe Electronics (2020) > buy link
  7. Das Programm – Fjaak – Monkeytown Records (2016) > buy link
  8. Orion – Joey Beltram – Warp (1994) > buy link
  9. Earth-Sinking-Into-Water – Surgeon – Dynamic Tension (2018) > buy link
  10. Fashion Show – Oliver Huntemann – Confused Recordings (2006) > buy link
  11. Sweepstake – I-f – Viewlexx (1995) > buy link
  12. Unwanted – Brian Aneurysm – Spectral Sound (2005) > buy link
  13. Echo Location – The Suburban Knight – Underground Resistance (1996) > buy link
  14. The Floor – Carl Craig presents Paperclip People – Open (1996) > buy link
  15. Natural Impasse – Avalon Emerson – Spectral Sound (2016) > buy link

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luv243 Ennio Above Suspicion

Ennio Above Suspicion

just over 10 years ago i put up a mixtape of Ennio Morricone’s spaghetti western soundtracks called A Gringo Like Ennio (luv112). when tackling a mixtape of Morricone’s compositions part of the challenge is what to choose, considering the hundreds of soundtracks he has composed. that’s why i chose all westerns for the first Ennio solo. a decade on here’s a second all Ennio mix, the theme : crime and suspense. a moody blend of movie music magic for those who love all things Ennio.
image : Thammad Mead
Tracklist:
  1. Città Violenta (from Città Violenta a.k.a. Violent City) – Ennio Morricone – RCA / Dagored (1970/2015)
  2. Dialogo No 2 (from Le Clan des Siciliens a.k.a. The Sicilian Clan) – Ennio Morricone – 20th Century Fox Records / Label Panthéon / Decca / Universal Music France (1969/2020) > buy link
  3. Al Capone (from The Untouchables) – Ennio Morricone – A&M (1987) > buy link
  4. Indagine (from Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto a.k.a. Investigation Of A Citizen Above Suspicion) – Ennio Morricone – Cinevox / Dagored (1981/2001) > buy link
  5. Le Grand Air De La Collaboration (from René La Canne) – Ennio Morricone – Polydor / Telson (1977)
  6. Fuga In Svizzera – (from Der Richter und sein Henker a.k.a. End Of The Game) – Ennio Morricone – Dagored (1975/2019)
  7. Dangerous Curves – (from Le casse a.k.a. The Burglars) – Ennio Morricone – Bell Records (1971/1972)
  8. Trafelato (from Giornata nera per l’ariete a.k.a. The Fifth Cord) – Ennio Morricone – Dagored (2001)
  9. Cinque Quarti (from Il bandito dagli occhi azzurri a.k.a The Blue-Eyed Bandit) – Ennio Morricone – CAM Sugar / Decca (1980/2021) > buy link
  10. Espion Lève-Toi (Final) (from Espion Lève-Toi) – Ennio Morricone – Kébec-Disc / Général Music (1982) > buy link
  11. Inseguimento e Fuga (from Revolver) – Ennio Morricone – General Music / Dagored (1973/2000)
  12. Un uomo da rispettare (from Un uomo da rispettare a.k.a. The Master Touch) – Ennio Morricone – CBS / Superior Viaduct (1972/2017) > buy link
  13. The Link (from The Link a.k.a. Blood Link) – Ennio Morricone – Dagored (1982/2014) > buy link
  14. One Flugel Horn (from Frantic) – Ennio Morricone – Elektra (1988) > buy link
  15. Le Retour (Sur Le Nom De Bach) (from Le Professionnel) – Ennio Morricone – Kébec-Disc / Général Music (1981) > buy link

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luv422 Pillow Fort

Pillow Fort

when we were small nothing felt better than climbing into a comfy pillow fort made by our own design to fit us perfectly. everything was soft to the touch with no harsh edges, filled with low light and familiar smells. when things got stressful it was the perfect place to escape. this is an auditory pillow fort and you are welcome to hide out here, from the troubles of the day, for a short while.
Tracklist:
  1. Sarcelle – Plone – Ghost Box (2020) > buy link
  2. Peacock Tail – Boards Of Canada – Warp (2005) > buy link
  3. Cut It Upwards – Kelpe – DC Recordings (2007) > buy link
  4. Pancake Lizard – Aphex Twin – Warp (1995) > buy link
  5. Ende – Kettel – Sending Orbs / Lapsus Records (2008/2020) > buy link
  6. Under The Pier – Bibio – Mush / Warp (2009/2021) > buy link
  7. We Waltzed At The Astoria Theatre – The Hardy Tree – Clay Pip Music (2010/2021) > buy link
  8. Turtle (Bonobo Mix) – Pilote – Certificate 18 (2001) > buy link
  9. Hawkmoth – Plaid – Warp (2014) > buy link
  10. Cathart – ISAN – Morr Music (2001) > buy link
  11. Cherry – Ratatat – XL Recordings (2004) > buy link

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luv421 Skipped A Beat

Skipped A Beat

to appease everybody out there demanding that i make an all experimental percussion mixtape i have finally succumbed to the pressure. Skipped A Beat has got everything you were looking for : modern classical greatest hits, rock drummers off the deep end, newspaper drum sticks, sirens, Moog drums, unhinged jazz workouts and weirdo sound explosions. the music is 97% percussion instruments played by solo artists or drum ensembles. you’re welcome.
image : Pia Stapilton
Tracklist:
  1. Drumming Part I – Steve Reich and Musicians – Elektra Nonesuch (1987) > buy link
  2. Mbira – Olatunji – CBS (1966)
  3. Side Looking Radar Image – Bruce Ditmas – Chiaroscuro Records / Finders Keepers Records (1977/2015) > buy link
  4. Dripstone Shift – Drums Off Chaos – Nonplace (2018)*** > buy link
  5. Persephassa (Fin) – Iannis Xenakis performed by Les Percussions De Strasbourg – Philips (1971) > buy link
  6. Onomatopoeia – M’Boom – Columbia (1980) > buy link
  7. The Swift And Sordid Purification Of Jimi Jihad – Michael Zerang – Holidays Records (2019) > buy link
  8. Ionisation – Edgard Varèse performed by Robert Craft conducting The Columbia Symphony Orchestra – Columbia Masterworks (1972) > buy link
  9. The News – Andrew Cyrille – Ictus Records (1978)
  10. Aussi Long Que Large – Jacques Thollot – Futura Records / SouffleContinu Records (1971/2019) > buy link
  11. Drum Ensemble – Art Blakey, Elvins Jones (first solo) & Charlie Persip (second solo) – Roulette / Disques Vogue (1960/1969)
***track played at wrong speed, on 33rpm instead of 45rpm.

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luv419 Psychlophonic Miracle Sound

Psychlophonic Miracle Sound

another end of the sixties rock’n’roll mixtape made with luv. odd pop recorded in magnificent Psychlophonic Miracle Sound.
photo : Trace Sheppard A.G.E.
Tracklist:
  1. What Can I Give You – Margo Guryan – Modern Harmonic (1967/2016) > buy link
  2. Knit Me A Kiss – Big Boy Pete – Mono-Tone Records (1967/2021)
  3. Smell Of Incense – Southwest F.O.B. – GPC / HIP / Craft Recordings (1968/2019) > buy link
  4. I Found You In The Night – JODI – Out-Sider (1969/2018)
  5. He’s A Keeper Of The Fire – Buffy Sainte-Marie – Vangaurd / Craft Recordings (1969/2019) > buy link
  6. Short Circuit – The Id – RCA Victor (1967) > buy link
  7. I Enjoy Being The Boy – Giant Crab – UNI Records (1968) > buy link
  8. Cardboard Watch – The End – Decca / Demon Records (1969/2018) > buy link
  9. I Can Go – Roger Nichols & The Small Circle Of Friends – A&M / Tapete Records (1968/2018) > buy link
  10. U.F.O. – Jim Sullivan – Monnie / Light In The Attic (1969/2020) > buy link
  11. Sunday Morning – The Five Day Week Straw People – Saga FID / Morgan Blue Town (1968/2018) > buy link
  12. Icicle Star Tree – Asylum Choir – Smash Records / Mercury (1968) > buy link
  13. The Golden Hill (part 1) – The Beat Of The Earth – Radish (1970/2015)
  14. The Jumping Frog – West Coast Natural Gas – RD Records (1968/2012)
  15. Paint A Lady – Susan Christie – Finders Keepers Records (1969/2019) > buy link
  16. (Oh Dear) Miss Morse – Pearls Before Swine – ESP Disk / Drag City (1967/2017) > buy link
  17. Hold On, Hold On, The Garden Sure Looks Good Spread On The Floor – Marc Brierley – CBS / Magic Box (1968/2019)
  18. Superman – The Clique – White Whale (1969) > buy link
  19. Last Cloud Home – The Orange Bicycle – Parlophone (1969/2017) > buy link