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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

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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)

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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

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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

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luv390 Don't Mind Me

Don’t Mind Me

oh, hi there. don’t mind me. i am just putting some beautiful music up on the interwebs. much like i have been doin’ for about… oh well would you look at that. seems that this here mixtape marks the 10th year that dj luv’s records have been going around. that’s a mighty long time. but i’m here to tell ya that i don’t mind. no sir, not one bit. why i would be making these darn mixtapes anyway so i figure why not share ‘em. so don’t you worry, you can keep expectin’ ’em, cos as far near as i can tell we have only scratched the surface of what the Record Canyon has tucked away. thanks to those who have listened and shared. spread the luv, that’s what i always say.
photo : Liz Pieries
Tracklist:
  1. Never In And Never Out – Animals On Wheels – Ntone (1999) > buy link
  2. Carousel – Iron and Wine – Sub Pop (2007) > buy link
  3. Being It – Arthur Russell – Upside Records / Audika (1986/2005) > buy link
  4. Seascape – Dick Mills for BBC Radiophonic Workshop – BBC Records / Silva Screen (1983/2016) > buy link
  5. I Know They Say – Spectrum – Silvertone Records / Medical Records LLC (1994/2018) > buy link
  6. Preludietto – Alessandro Alessandroni – SR Records / Sonor Music Editions (1972/2019)
  7. Wesak – Gimmer Nicholson – Peabody / Light In The Attic (1969/1981/2016) > buy link
  8. Mama Kilio E – Jean-Bosco Mwenda – Mississippi Records (2019)
  9. Blumenthal – Ulrich Schnauss – City Centre Offices / Scripted Realities (2003/2020) > buy link
  10. Master Of The Game – Silica Gel – Wifflefist / Future Logic Development Corporation (1993/2016)
  11. Cave Ballad – Andy Hull & Robert McDowell ft. Paul Dano – Lakeshore Records (2016) > buy link
  12. Deep – Hex – Ninja Tune (1993) > buy link
  13. This Side Of The Blue – Joanna Newsom – Drag City (2004) > buy link
  14. The Distance – Manual – Morr Music (2002) > buy link
  15. Long Distance Look – Steve Hiett – CBS/Sony / Efficient Space / Be With Records (1983/2019)
  16. Canto Triste – MPB-4 – Philips (1975/1982)
  17. Children Crying – The Congos – Black Art / Blood And Fire (1977/1996) > buy link
  18. Intogeymy – The Lower Buttons – Ubuntu Publishing (1964/2014)
  19. Naima – John Coltrane – Atlantic (1960) > buy link

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luv389 Down In The Basement

Down In The Basement

moody alternate reality radio from down in the basement.
photo : sdl
Tracklist:
  1. Anyone Around – Jessy Lanza – Hyperdub (2020) > buy link
  2. I Vanish – Ziúr – Planet Mu (2019) > buy link
  3. Sequential Circuits – Panda Bear – Domino (2014) > buy link
  4. Strawberry Privilege – Yves Tumor – Warp (2020) > buy link
  5. Amarillo – Gorillaz – Parlophone (2010) > buy link
  6. Text Of Intent – Larry Gus – DFA (2019) > buy link
  7. Off The Rails – The Notwist – City Slang (2002) > buy link
  8. City Hell – Jockstrap – Warp (2020) > buy link
  9. Foul Mouth – Mouse On Mars ft. Amanda Blank & Zach Condon – Thrill Jockey (2018) > buy link
  10. uknowhatimsayin¿ – Danny Brown ft. Obongjayar – Warp (2019) > buy link
  11. Enough – Kelela – Warp (2017) > buy link
  12. Down In The Basement – Catnapp – Monkeytown Records (2019) > buy link
  13. Loon – Darkstar – Warp (2020) > buy link
  14. You And I – Caribou – Merge (2020) > buy link
  15. Before – Bibio – Warp (2019) > buy link
  16. Talk To Me – John Matthias – Lifelike (2001) > buy link

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luv388 Showing You The Cracks

Showing You The Cracks

techno is a pure dance music designed to take the cacophony of everyday chaos and organize it in just the right manner as to make a dancefloor erupt with timeless uncontrollable grooves. as serious rhythms free flow from the speakers we are witness to the breaking apart of all that we know. the cracks can no longer be hidden.
image : a close up of the surface of the Sun taken from the satellite of luv
Tracklist:
  1. FX Dial – Humanoid – Rephlex (1984/2003) > buy link
  2. Radius (Surgeon Remix) – Daniel Avery – Phantasy Sound (2018) > buy link
  3. Daddy’s In The Basement Diggin’ Gravy – Tube Jerk – iLL (1999)
  4. Creature – 80xx – Plus 8 Records (2015) > buy link
  5. Off – Ellen Allien – Bpitch Control (2016) > buy link
  6. Who Diz? – Puente Latino – Pirmevil (1998)
  7. War Of The Worlds (Epic Mix) – Dark Comedy – Transmat / Mint Condition (1992/2019) > buy link
  8. O-Ton Reassembled 4 – Luke Slater – Ostgut Ton (2020) > buy link
  9. Baradatrax – Barada – Definitive Records (1994) > buy link
  10. A Walking Contradiction Part II – Adam Beyer – Plus 8 Records (2005)
  11. The Visit – Cristian Vogel – Solid Recordings / Sub Rosa (1996/2016)
  12. Medium – Syntheme – Planet Mu (2007) > buy link
  13. Serpentine – My My – Playhouse (2005)
  14. Acknowledgements (V2) – Cari Lekebusch – H. Productions (1998)
  15. Chase – Robert Hood – Tresor (1994/2018) > buy link
  16. Lab Rat 5 – Lab Rat XL – Clone (2003/2017) > buy link
  17. Raw Trax 4 – Surgeon – Dynamic Tension Records (2019) > buy link
  18. Moment 2 – Transllusion – Clone Aqualung Series (2018) > buy link

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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

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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)

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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