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luv387 Take That Long Walk With Me

Take That Long Walk With Me

guitar wielding troubadours strumming their way to salvation, singing their truth to the horizon for all to hear. music for all the mornings still to live.
image : Mike Toppe remixed with luv
Tracklist:
  1. Morning Morgantown – Joni Mitchell – Reprise (1970) > buy link
  2. She Came And She Touched Me – Townes Van Zandt – Poppy / Fat Possum Records (1969/2007) > buy link
  3. Cross Country Bus – Lee Hazlewood – Light In The Attic (1955/2019) > buy link
  4. Owls – Leo Kottke – Capitol (1972) > buy link
  5. Election Day – Blaze Foley – Fat Possum Records (1976/2010/2016) > buy link
  6. Down From Dover – Dolly Parton – RCA Victor / The Omni Recording Corporation / The Iron Mountain Analogue Research Facility (1970/2019) > buy link
  7. Sin City – The Flying Burrito Bros – A& M / Intervention Records (1969/2017) > buy link
  8. Billy Austin – Steve Earle – Geffen (1990/2016) > buy link
  9. Diagonal – Richard Crandell – Cutthroat Records / Numero Group (1980/2008) > buy link
  10. Star Of Bethlehem – Neil Young – Reprise (1975/2020) > buy link
  11. You’re Dead – Norma Tanega – New Voice Records / Real Gone Music (1966/2019) > buy link
  12. The Animal Of Man – Roger Miller – Columbia / The Omni Recording Corporation / The Iron Mountain Analogue Research Facility (1973/2020) > buy link
  13. Funeral Song For Mississippi John Hurt – John Fahey and His Orchestra – Reprise (1972) > buy link
  14. Your Memory Has A Mind Of It’s Own – Willie Nelson – Legacy / Sony Music (2017) > buy link
  15. I Shall Be Released – Bob Dylan – Columbia (1971) > buy link

luv386

luv386 Dance Our Way Out Of Our Constrictions

Dance Our Way Out Of Our Constrictions

uplifting disco sounds over hardwood floors covered with die hard dancers gettin’ down just for the funk of it. it’s either really late or really early but either way this loft, with it’s big windows overlooking the Big Apple, is movin’ to unstoppable jazz grooves spun out on 2 turntables plugged into an impeccable sound system. the party people here know that this place is special and they have waited the whole night to get to this point. welcome to the after the after party party, you can come in but you can’t stop dancin’.
image : Chules Panner
Tracklist:
  1. One Nation Under A Groove – Funkadelic – Warner Bros / Charly Records (1978/1993) > buy link
  2. Diskette – Henri-Pierre Noël – Hpn / Wah-Wah 45s (1979/2012) > buy link
  3. Do You Love What You Feel – Rufus & Chaka – MCA (1979) > buy link
  4. Lansana’s Priestess – Donald Byrd – Blue Note (1973) > buy link
  5. Change – Zulema – Lejoint (1978)
  6. Super Strut – Deodato – CTI Records (1973) > buy link
  7. I Thought It Was You – Herbie Hancock – Columbia (1979/2019) > buy link
  8. Los Conquistadores Chocolatés – Johnny Hammond – Milestone / BGP Records (1975/2015) > buy link
  9. Expansions – Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes – Flying Dutchman (1975/2020) > buy link
  10. Blackbyrd’s Theme – The Blackbyrds – Fantasy (1974) > buy link
  11. Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now – McFadden & Whitehead – Philadelphia International Records (1979) > buy link
  12. Me And My Music – Candi Staton – Warner Bros. (1979)

luv385

luv385 Black Rage Amplified Over Dope Beats

Black Rage Amplified Over Dope Beats

“We’ve been warning people about this, man, for like 30 years… injustice… you know pressure busts pipes, and it’s out of control. I don’t think Black people want anything more than justice… We’re angry at unarmed Black people being murdered in the streets.” – Ice-T in discussion with L.L. Cool J 6/1/2020

the Black Lives Matter protests are warranted, justified and needed. after all the footage, stories, documentation, lawsuits and societal consequences we have to admit that police brutality is a reality for a portion of our society and that is unacceptable. as a people we have to create a better way to care for everyone we share the planet with, no matter our differences.

hip hop produced artists who interpreted the Black experience in such a visceral way that it shook me as a youth. their revolutionary sounds showed me an alternate view of the world, one that differed from biased news reports and systematically racist entertainment industry offerings. these powerful voices made their way to the ears of a generation without any help from mainstream media outlets and a powerfully racist backlash that demonized their sounds and attempted to silence their truths. it seems, to quote Ice-T again, that “Black rage amplified over dope beats” was too powerful to contain; especially when that rage is justified and the beats are bumpin’.

now after centuries of injustices the pipes have burst and we can no longer be willfully ignorant of the demons in our past. we have to face the uncomfortable truths together, and collectively do the right thing for the future.
image : Black Lives Matter Plaza, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
Tracklist:
  1. Black Is Black – The Jungle Brothers ft. Q-Tip – Warlock Records (1988) > buy link
  2. Invasion – Jeru The Damaja – Payday / FFFR (1996) > buy link
  3. Sound Of Da Police – KRS-ONE – Jive (1993/2004) > buy link
  4. 100 Miles And Runnin’ – N.W.A. – Ruthless Records / Priority Records (1990/2002) > buy link
  5. Can’t Truss It – Public Enemy – Def Jam Recordings (1991/2015) > buy link
  6. Endangered Species (Tales From The Darkside) – Ice Cube ft. Chuck D – Priority Records (1990/2003) > buy link
  7. Freedom Or Death – Stetsasonic – Tommy Boy (1988/2001) > buy link
  8. Message To The Soldier – Ice-T – Rhyme $yndicate Records / Priority Recordss / RockBeat Records (1993/2011) > buy link
  9. Break The Grip Of Shame (The Final Call) – Paris – Scareface Records / Tommy Boy / FFFR (1989) > buy link
  10. excerpt from Ain’t A Damn Thing Changed – Ice-T – Rhyme $yndicate Records / Priority Recordss / RockBeat Records (1993/2011) > buy link
  11. Time For Us To Defend Ourselves – M.C. Shan – Cold Chillin’ / Warner Bros. (1990)
  12. Illegal Search – L.L. Cool J – Def Jam Recordings (1990) > buy link
  13. Who Protects Us From You? – Boogie Down Productions – Jive (1989) > buy link
  14. Police State – Dead Prez – Loud Records (2000/2015) > buy link
  15. Just A Friendly Game Of Baseball – Main Source – Wild Pitch Records (1991/2017) > buy link
  16. Officer – The Pharcyde – Delicious Vinyl / Four Music (1992/2000) > buy link
  17. F**K The Police – Jay Dee – Up Above Records (2001) > buy link
  18. Fight The Power – Public Enemy – Def Jam Recordings (1990) > buy link

luv384

luv384 Society Is Breaking Down

Society Is Breaking Down

amidst the heaviness of the global pandemic we have been living through i decided this mixtape was gonna be full of fun and ravey breaks both new and old to help shake the dust off everybody. of course i recorded this 2 days before the murder of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police. we are now witness to societal collapse on a scale not seen in our lifetime and this new backdrop makes me see this mix in a different light. now it’s a soundtrack to the breaking down of the systems of oppression to make way for the building of a more just future for everyone. Black Lives Matter.
image : a Hugo Rodas & sweet daddy luv collaboration
Tracklist:
  1. intro to Inner Mind (Bonus Mind) – Eon – Vinyl Solution (1990)
  2. Technology – Si Begg – Novamute (2003) > buy link
  3. Pico – Proc Fiskal – Hyperdub (2019) > buy link
  4. Ultraviolet (Rich Thair Remix) – Red Snapper – Flameboy Records (2004)
  5. Paroles (Original) – Mike Ink – Edge Records / Warp (1993/1996) > buy link
  6. Fast Food – Fjaak – Monkeytown Records (2016) > buy link
  7. Rinds Gulasch – Cold Fusion Mafia – Fuel (2003)
  8. Temper Tantrum – Millie & Andrea – Modern Love (2014) > buy link
  9. Gap Tools – B.S.O. Research – Hard Hands (1999) > buy link
  10. Euphoria – Zomby – Werk Discs / Cult Music (2008/2012) > buy link
  11. Make It Real – Special Request – Houndstooth (2017) > buy link
  12. side A track 1 of 14 Spliffs Of Inspiration – DJ Assasin & Lab 79 – Groove Yard Records (1996)
  13. Inf Inf Inf Inf – Clark – Warp (2016) > buy link
  14. Scream Acid – FaltyDL – Blueberry Records (2018) > buy link
  15. I Love Stephanie Staxx (East Coast Vibe Mix) – Frankie Bones – Groove World Records America (1994) > buy link
  16. Feet VanVleet – Ryan Crosson – BLKTRZ (2019) > buy link
  17. Trio BC – Masa – 1200 Music (1996)
  18. The Darkness – Meat Beat Manifesto – Flexidisc (2018) > buy link
  19. Something Stronger/Infinity Mix – Eon – Vinyl Solution (1990)

luv383

luv383 Near Quaint

Near Quaint

when time seems to stand still, the ambient revolution will be there.
when days turn into weeks that turn into months, the ambient revolution will be there.
when the world outside seems unreachable, the ambient revolution will be there.
so take this time to stop the clock and rest assured knowing the ambient revolution will always be there for you.
photo : Léonard Misonne
Tracklist:
  1. The Better Angels Of Our Nation – Stars Of The Lid – Kranky (1995) > buy link
  2. ending of Prélude Au Sommeil (side A) – Jean Jacques Perrey – Institut Dormiphone / Fantôme Phonographique (1958/2018) > buy link
  3. Visions During Movement – J.D. Emmanuel – Aguirre (1981/2017)
  4. ending of Waves Part II – Jade Warrior – Island (1975) > buy link
  5. Quiet Friend – Steve Roach – Fortuna Records / Soundquest Music / Telephone Explosion (1984/2017) > buy link
  6. Reaping – Meemo Comma – Planet Mu (2019) > buy link
  7. 12:18 – Global Communication – Dedicated / Music On Vinyl (1994/2020) > buy link
  8. Microstoria Runtime Engine – Microstoria & Oval – Thrill Jockey (1997) > buy link
  9. Saumpfad – Roedelius – Sky Records / Bureau B (1981/2010) > buy link
  10. Andata – Ryuichi Sakamoto – Milan (2017) > buy link
  11. Internal Bewildered World – The Caretaker – History Always Favours The Winners (2017) > buy link
  12. Mescalin Mix – Terry Riley – Jeanne Dielman (1962/2018) > buy link
  13. Father Of Light – Syrinx – True North / Rvng Intl. (1970/2016) > buy link
  14. The Moth And The Flame Part II – Keith Jarrett – ECM Records (1981) > buy link

luv382

luv382 Tudo Vai Dar Certo

Tudo Vai Dar Certo

light up this late sixties / early seventies blend of Brazilian goodness and exhale.
everything’s gonna be alright.
image : Katia Moraes
Tracklist:
  1. Luz Polarizada – Jorge Ben – Philips / Survival Research (1975/2019) > buy link
  2. Xibaba (She-ba-ba) – Airto – Buddah Records / Skye Records (1970/1976) > buy link
  3. Presente Grego – Arthur Verocai – Continental / Kindred Spirits (1972/2011) > buy link
  4. Mané João – Erasmo Carlos – Polydor / Soul Jazz (1972/2007) > buy link
  5. Escolinhas De Robô – Tom Zé – RGE / Mr. Bongo (1970/2014) > buy link
  6. Lingua Do P – Gal Costa – Philips / Elemental Music (1970/2018) > buy link
  7. Dominus Tecum – Célia – Continental / Mr. Bongo (1972/2019)
  8. Cidadão Da Mata – Baiano & Os Novos Caetanos – CID / Far Out Recordings (1974/2018) > buy link
  9. Pavane – Brazilian Octopus – Fermata / ViNiLiSSSiMO (1969/2017) > buy link
  10. Ye Mele – Luis Carlos Vinhas – CBS / Mr. Bongo (1967/1999) > buy link
  11. Jôgo De Calçada – Mutantes – Polydor / Vinyl Lovers 1970/2008) > buy link
  12. Castelo (Version 1) – Azymuth – Far Out Recordings (2019) > buy link
  13. O Caminho De Bem – Tim Maia – Seroma / Luaka Bop (1975/2012) > buy link
  14. Refém Da Solidão – Dila – CID / Far Out Recordings (1970/2019) > buy link
  15. Só Quero Um Xodó – Gilberto Gil – Philips / Sire (1975/1989) > buy link
  16. Na Baixa Do Sapateiro – João Gilberto – Polydor / Klimt (1973/2010)
  17. Me Deixa Em Paz – Elis Regina – Philips (1972/1987) > buy link
  18. Extremo Norte (The Gap) – Eumir Deodato – Equipe / Far Out Recordings (1973/2019) > buy link
  19. Na Onda Do Berimbau – Tamba 4 – A&M / Elemental Music (1969/2019)

luv381

luv381 Music For Empty Discotheques

Music For Empty Discotheques

ever since the clubs closed down it has been eerily quiet on dancefloors around the globe. there have been rumors from all sectors reporting folks hearing strange sounds and groove inducing rumblings emanating from many clubs that have been in lockdown for weeks. there is speculation that sound systems have spontaneously been turning on. trying to mimic through scraps of misremembered sounds and rhythmic patterns the music they used to play, in an attempt to lure us back to the dancefloor. it seems the relationship between dancers and sound systems is a symbiotic one. the machines miss their human counterparts, instinctively knowing we are both stronger when we are together.
photo : Club Lonely
Tracklist:
  1. Mahogany Brown – Moodymann – Peace Frog (1998) > buy link
  2. Volumes (The Mole’s MMD Mix) – Zero % – Here To Hell (2018) > buy link
  3. New Style Of – Gemini – Peace Frog (1997) > buy link
  4. Saying Nothing – Deadbeat – Cynosure (2002) > buy link
  5. Samma – Ricardo Villalobos – Perlon (2012)
  6. Next To Nothing (Exercise One Remix) – Shackleton ft. Jackson Del Rey – Crosstown Rebels (2007) > buy link
  7. Additional Elements – D.S. – F Communications (1994) > buy link
  8. Operaman – Height 611 – Oxygen Music Works (1995)
  9. Kross – Sensorama – Ladomat 2000 (1998) > buy link
  10. Running From Love – The Other People Place – Warp (2001) > buy link
  11. Extrude – Plastikman – Minus / Mute (2014) > buy link
  12. Honolulu (Digitaline’s Kamehameha I.) – Digitaline – Cadenza (2007) > buy link
  13. Ocoras – Four Tet – Text Records (2012/2015) > buy link
  14. UnEasy Horizons – Dinky Dog – Minus (2005) > buy link
  15. Refugio – Anthony Naples – Text Records (2015) > buy link
  16. Kungsbron – The Persauder – Svek (1998)
  17. I Miss You – Herbert ft. Shingai Shoniwa – !K7 Records (2001) > buy link

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luv380 Olive Dee

Sloppy Joe’s “Whatever’s Gonna Be Is Gonna Be” Fun Mix 5!

since the end of last year i’ve yearned to make a carefree groovy mix but was never in the right frame of mind to get it done. now that things have gotten quite heavy for all of us we could use a mix of music that will put a smile on our faces and boogie in our butts. so i called in my old pal Sloppy Joe, who never disappoints with his patented “Fun Mix!” series. it’s been a while, but boy was it worth the wait. we hope it moves you.
image : Olive Dee
Tracklist:
  1. Sleep On The Left Side – Cornershop – Wiiija Records (1997) > buy link
  2. Gambia Via Vagator Beach (Scruff Mix) – Nightmares On Wax – Warp (1996) > buy link
  3. Waterhouse Rock (Groove Corporation Mix) – Big Youth – Select Cuts / Ninja Tune (2002/2004)
  4. …And The Beat Goes Dub… (Kid Loco Mix) – Morwell Unlimited meets King Tubby – Select Cuts (2001)
  5. Dis Generation ft. Busta Rhymes – A Tribe Called Quest – Epic (2016) > buy link
  6. Wow – Beck – Fonograf Records / Capitol (2017) > buy link
  7. Piece Of Mind – Linkwood Family – Firecracker Recordings (2007) > buy link
  8. High Tide (Secret Circuit Remix) – XLNT – DFA (2019) > buy link
  9. 365 Days – Napoleon Solo – Glasgow Underground (2003)
  10. Fear Of A Man God – African Head Charge – On-U Sound (2011/2020) > buy link
  11. Teflon – T Tauri – Sunburn Records (1995)
  12. Nani Nani (Appleblim Edit Over Dub) – Sorry Bamba – Africa Seven (2017) > buy link
  13. Oriens. Oriri – Clap! Clap! – Black Acre (2016) > buy link
  14. Treasure Beach – Dego & Kaidi – Sound Signature (2017) > buy link
  15. You And Your Folks (Claude Young Jr Club Mix) – Funkadelic – Westbound Records (2017) > buy link
  16. Tuning Up! (Side Order Of Noodles – The Noodly One) – Ballistic Brothers vs. Two Lone Swordsmen – Soundboy Entertainment (1997)
  17. Afro-Perculator – Shoes – Shoes (2011)
  18. Visions (Sasso Remix) – Stevie Wonder – Sing Sing Music (2006)

luv379

luv379 - Courting Karma's Dismay

Courting Karma’s Dismay

this is a real mix made up of imaginary soundtracks. “imaginary soundtracks” being anything from concept albums presented as movie soundtracks to cinematic beat excursions to music made for films that never got released to library records to fake library records to vivid ambient digressions to modern soundtracks of previously silent films to original music by famous movie composers to musical homages to famed film composers. all curated with luv to help your ears project images onto the inside of your eyelids. enjoy the film.
photo : Zack Shave
Tracklist:
  1. P Walk – Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra – Ubiquity (2005) > buy link
  2. Flesh Peddler – The Inner Thumb – Emperor Norton (1999)
  3. Expectation – Roger Roger / Nino Nardini – Crea Sound Ltd. / Born Bad Records (1975/2016) > buy link
  4. Un Grand Cœur (Suspense) – Dimitri From Paris – Yellow Productions (1995)
  5. Sunshine On March – Bernard Fevre – Musax / Alter K / Anthology Recordings (1977/2015) > buy link
  6. Metropia – Roger Joseph Manning Jr. and Brian Reitzell – Emperor Norton (2000)
  7. Obsidian – John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies – Sacred Bones Records (2014) > buy link
  8. RNS – Deadly Avenger – Death Waltz Originals (2017)
  9. Suoni Dalle Ombre Oltre – Francesco Clemente – Crème Organization (1983/2004) > buy link
  10. Regrets And The Damage Done (Lost In Edit Remix Of “An Ocean Of Regret”) – The Amorphous Androgynous – Monstrous Bubble Records (2014) > buy link
  11. Herrmann – Arling & Cameron – Emperor Norton (2000) > buy link
  12. Survivor – Klaus Weiss Rhythm & Sounds – Selected Sound / Anthology Recordings (1978/2018) > buy link
  13. Dead Heat – Barry Adamson – Mute (1993/1995) > buy link
  14. M386 – Brian Eno – Polydor / Virgin EMI Records (1978/2018) > buy link
  15. Whirlcage – The Pluto Walkers – Sundazed Music (2012) > buy link
  16. The Awakening Of A Woman (Burnout) – The Cinematic Orchestra – Ninja Tune (2003) > buy link

luv378

luv378 Definitely A Juxtape

Definitely A Juxtape

it was the year 2000. i was running hip hop in this town when word came down the wire that El-P from the amazing NYC crew Company Flow had started a new label called Def Jux (later changed to Definitive Jux due to legal entanglements with a similarly named hip hop label). what followed was a deluge of great new forward thinking hip hop joints containing a similar strain of darkness that matched the uncertainty of the new millennium. this 20th anniversary Juxtape contains only Def Jux heavy hitters spitting tongue twisters. Definitive Jux indeed.
photo : detail from the poster for the Montreal date (2/10/03) of the Def Jux All-Stars Who Killed The Robots Tour featuring Cannibal Ox, Mr. Lif, Aesop Rock, Eyedea & Abilities with local support from Wig & luv
Tracklist:
  1. Ox Out The Cage – Cannibal Ox – Def Jux (2001) > buy link
  2. Paper Mache – Masai Bey – Definitive Jux (2002)
  3. Def Cover – Murs – Definitive Jux (2002) > buy link
  4. Pull Out Your Cut – Mr. Lif – Definitive Jux (2002)
  5. Feelin Da Highs – Dysfunctional Family – Def Jux (2001)
  6. Thug Melody – C-Rayz Walz – Definitive Jux (2003)
  7. Wireless – Camu Tao – Definitive Jux (2001)
  8. War With Orcs – 4th Pyramid – Definitve Jux (2004)
  9. Lord Have Mercy – Cage – Definitive Jux (2005) > buy link
  10. DPA (As Seen On T.V.) – Company Flow – Def Jux (2000)
  11. Shoplift – Rob Sonic – Definitive Jux (2004) > buy link
  12. Slide On ‘Em – S.A. Smash ft. Vast Aire – Definitive Jux (2003)
  13. Black Dialogue – The Perceptionists – Definitive Jux (2005)
  14. Lazerfaces’ Warning – El-P – Definitive Jux (2002)
  15. I Really Like Your Def Jux Baby Tee – RJD2 – Definitive Jux (2001)
  16. The Harbour Is Yours – Aesop Rock – Definitive Jux (2007) > buy link