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luv374 Virgin Ambient Flyer

Virgin Ambient Flyer

i have always had the sneaking suspicion that Richard Branson co-founded Virgin Records in 1972 to better soundtrack his future hot air balloon adventures. as you may recall, in 1987 he became one of the first people to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a hot air balloon, crash landing in the water off the coast of Northern Ireland. at the time their balloon, the “Virgin Atlantic Flyer’ was the largest in the world; so naturally it sunk.

recently i met a longtime employee for the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, England, where the ‘Virgin Atlantic Flyer’ now resides. he was part of the team that salvaged and cleaned out the craft after the emergency landing and he confirms that there was a good sound system and a box of reel-to-reel tapes stowed on board. of course they were all destroyed but he recalls one of the reels being clearly labeled “Avant Garde Virgin Cuts”. this mix is what i imagine was on that tape Sir Branson listened to while he floated among the clouds.

image : a Thunder & Colt decal on the outside of the Virgin Atlantic Flyer.
Tracklist:
  1. Romance – Peter Baumann – Virgin (1976) > buy link
  2. excerpt from Percolations : Part One – Gong – Virgin (1976)
  3. Garden Of Paradise – Steve Hillage – Virgin (1979) > buy link
  4. The Octave Doctors And The Crystal Machine – Gong – Virgin (1973) > buy link
  5. Träum Mal Wieder – Holger Czukay – Virgin (1984) > buy link
  6. The Blue Blue Third – Rip Rig + Panic – Uh Huh Prods / Virgin (1981)
  7. Glass C/W Steel – Fred Frith – Caroline / Virgin (1974)
  8. Circulation Of Events – Tangerine Dream – Ohr / Virgin (1973/1976) > buy link
  9. Glimmer – John Foxx – Metal Beat / Virgin (1980/1981) > buy link
  10. Tropic Of Capricorn – Edgar Froese – Virgin (1978) > buy link
  11. Toyota City – The Human League – Virgin (1980) > buy link
  12. Linguaphonie – Henry Cow – Virgin / Red Records (1974/1979)
  13. Krautrock – Faust – Virgin (1973) > buy link
  14. Caucasian Lullaby – Slap Happy / Henry Cow – Virgin (1975) > buy link
  15. Gegenstand – John Greaves / Peter Blegvad / Lisa Herman – Virgin (1977) > buy link
  16. Étoile Polaire (North Star) – Philip Glass – Virgin (1977)

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luv373 luvsiq

luvsiq

a mixtape of downtempo bleeps and beats for when you have a broken art.
image : Quivls Paradigm
Tracklist:
  1. Laundry – edIT – Planet Mu (2004) > buy link
  2. No Idol – DJ Haram – Hyperdub (2019) > buy link
  3. Sisters (OG Drum Version) – Odd Nosdam – Leaving Records (2016) > buy link
  4. Nowt Tu Doo Wi Me – J.P Buckle – Rephlex (1998)
  5. Hopper – The Fear Ratio – Skam (2015) > buy link
  6. Not Modular (The Bug Straight Mix) – Mr. Mitch – Pressure (2019) > buy link
  7. Strange Man – Alexanders Dark Band – DC Recordings (2000) > buy link
  8. Ceelink – Ceephax – Lo Recordings (2000) > buy link
  9. Low Par – Cabbage Boy – Ntone (1997)
  10. Greatest Silence – Lorn – Brainfeeder (2010) > buy link
  11. Katt Witt 700 Watts – Eero Johannes – Planet Mu (2008) > buy link
  12. VAX – Mouse On Mars – Monkeytown Records (2012) > buy link
  13. Butch (Tipper Remix) – Slag Boom Van Loon – Planet Mu (2001) > buy link
  14. diskhat1 – Aphex Twin – Warp (2015) > buy link
  15. Meds Fade – Plaid – Warp (2019) > buy link
  16. Turn It All Down – Bibio – Warp (2017) > buy link
  17. Säule Acid – Konx-Om-Pax ft. Silvia Kastel – Planet Mu (2019) > buy link
  18. Dig Up Stupid – Kelpe – DC Recordings (2009) > buy link
  19. L Tronic – Luke Vibert – Planet Mu (2015) > buy link
  20. Calculatrix – Mr. Oizo – Ed Banger Records / Because Music (2012)
  21. Brandished – Wertheimer – Lex Records (2014) > buy link
  22. Church – Kettel – Sending Orbs / Lapsus Records (2008/2018) > buy link
  23. Landor 50X2 – Bola – Skam (2017) > buy link

luv372

luv372 Reigning The Swamp

Reigning The Swamp

deep grooves scraped from the bottom of the melting pot and mixed together to create a gumbo that’s full of country heat and down home funky soul.
image : Enola Gray
Tracklist:
  1. Occapella – Lee Dorsey – Polydor (1970) > buy link
  2. Cabbage Alley – The Meters – Reprise (1972) > buy link
  3. I Walk On Guilded Splinters – Cher – ATCO / Soul Jazz (1969/2011) > buy link
  4. Who Is He (And What Is He To You)? – Bill Withers – Sussex (1972) > buy link
  5. Cajun Moon – J.J. Cale – Shelter Records / Mercury (1974/1984) > buy link
  6. I’m Glad You’re Mine – Al Green – Hi Records (1972) > buy link
  7. Papa, Woncha Let Me Go To Town With You – Bobbie Gentry – Capitol (1967) > buy link
  8. Light Blue – Bob Darin – Direction / Light In The Attic (1969/2012) > buy link
  9. El Diablo – ZZ Top – London Records / Warner Bros. (1976) > buy link
  10. Marposa / Butterfly – Benitez And Nebula – Vaya Records / Soul Jazz (1976/1998) > buy link
  11. The Ballad Of Hollis Brown – Leon Russell – Shelter Records / Philips (1974) > buy link
  12. On The Road Again – Canned Heat / Blind Owl Wilson – Liberty / Sutro Park / Mississippi Records (1968/2016) > buy link
  13. Spaced Cowboy – Sly & The Family Stone – Epic (1971) > buy link
  14. What Do You See In Her – Inell Young – Libra Records / Soul Jazz (1972/2008) > buy link
  15. A Joyful Process – Funkadelic – Westbound Records (1972) > buy link
  16. Peace Frog – The Doors – Elektra (1970) > buy link
  17. Who’s Making Love – Tony Joe White – Monument / Soul Jazz (1969/2012) > buy link
  18. How Long (Betcha’ Got A Chick On The Side) – The Pointer Sisters – Blue Thumb Records (1975) > buy link
  19. Hey Pocky A-Way – The Wild Tchoupitoulas – Island (1976) > buy link
  20. Life – Dr. John – ATCO (1973) > buy link

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luv371 Revolution Number Nine

Revolution Number Nine

sweet daddy luv has been making odd mixes for odd people since 2010 and here, now, at the beginning of dj luv’s records ninth trip around the sun, he has curated a collection of songs all about the #9. so here’s to another nine years digging around the Record Canyon finding the nuggets you never knew you needed to know. thanks for listening.
image : brought to you by the number 9
Tracklist:
  1. If Six Was Nine – The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Reprise (1967) > buy link
  2. Warp 9 – The Oakland Elementary School Arkestra – Retro / Modern Harmonic (1984/2018) > buy link
  3. Cloud Nine – The Temptations – Gordy (1969) > buy link
  4. Westbound #9 – The Flaming Ember – Hot Wax (1970)
  5. Number Nine – Depth Charge – Vinyl Solution (1994)
  6. 9th Wonder (Blackitolism) – Digable Planets – Pendulum Records(1994) > buy link
  7. Take Nine – 9lazy9 – Ninja Tune (1993) > buy link
  8. excerpt from Revolution 9 – The Beatles – Apple Records (1968) > buy link
  9. Rocket Number Nine – Sun Ra & His Arkestra – El Saturn Records / Modern Harmonic (1960/2016) > buy link
  10. excerpt from The Pointing Game (Combinations To Make 8, 9 & 10) – Jiminy Cricket & Rica Moore – Disneyland (1963)
  11. Nine – RAC – Warp (1995) > buy link
  12. excerpt from Space-Patrol (Raumpatrouille) – Peter Thomas Sound Orchester – Philips / Bungalow (1966/1996) > buy link
  13. 9 Samurai (Quarta 330 Rmx) – Kode9 – Hyperdub (2007) > buy link
  14. excerpt from Count Up To Nine – The Count with Ftatateeta and The Bats – Children’s Television Workshop (1983) > buy link
  15. Radio Nine – Buzzcocks – United Artists Records / I.R.S. Records (1979/1980) > buy link
  16. Nine Times Out of Ten – The Undertones – Sire (1980) > buy link
  17. “9” in Morse Code loop – Russ Farnsworth – Ameco Publishing Corp. (????)
  18. Naughty Number Nine – Grady Tate – Capitol (1973) > buy link
  19. Nine Funerals Of The Citizen King – Henry Cow – Virgin (1973)
  20. Craft Nine – Plaid – Warp (2011) > buy link
  21. When I Was Nine – John D. Loudermilk – Warner Bros. (1971)
  22. Nine Pound Hammer – Johnny Cash – Columbia (1962) > buy link
  23. Nine Times Blue – Michael Nesmith & The First National Band – RCA Victor (1970) > buy link
  24. Nine Out Of Ten – Caetano Veloso – Philips (1972) > buy link
  25. Nine – Autechre – Warp (1994) > buy link

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luv370 Unnatural Mystic

Unnatural Mystic

for a brief moment the fabric of time and space folded in on itself creating an inter-dimensional vortex. it was at that instance the Unnatural Mystic appeared above us, hovering motionless in the sky. as it set it’s gaze upon us we slowly drifted upwards, lifted on layers of rhythms and sounds from the future past. entranced by the journey. lost in space.
photo : Lanny Straumm
Tracklist:
  1. The Glass Dome – Ethik – Eat Raw / Kompakt (1993/2019) > buy link
  2. Vanttool – The Black Dog – General Production Recordings (1992/1995) > buy link
  3. Bodyjazz Bodyfusion (Ether Spiritool) – Aquarhythms – Aquarhythms / Phono (1995/1997)
  4. Gimp – B12 – Warp (1996) > buy link
  5. Phantom Heart Brother Part III – The Dark Side Of The Moog – Fax +49-69/450464 / Music On Vinyl (1995/2018) > buy link
  6. Prodrome – Ken Ishii – R&S Records (1993)
  7. Running Time – Terence Dixon – Tresor (2000/2016)
  8. Justice Loop – Autocreation – Inter-Modo / Medical Records (1994/2017) > buy link
  9. Expedition – Andrea Parker – Quartermass (2001)
  10. Botanical Dimensions – Biosphere – Origio Sound / Apollo / Biophon Records (1994/2016) > buy link
  11. JDC – The 7th Plain – A-TON (1995/2018) > buy link
  12. Home – Robert Hood – Tresor (1994/2018) > buy link
  13. Symmetry – Speedy J – Warp (1994)
  14. Departure – Mind Over Rhythm – Rumble Records (1994) > buy link
  15. Face The Day – Readymade / Thomas Fehlmann – Volume / Apollo (1993/1998) > buy link

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luv022 Makin' Cash Money

Makin’ Cash Money

this 15 year old mixtape of robot rock is a tornado of electro techno 8-bit acid breaks from the mind of a 10 year old raver under the influence of multiple layers of madness, barely keeping it together while escaping into he night.
image : Sir Webster Mollins
Tracklist:
  1. Girls – Prodigy – XL (2004) > buy link
  2. Myami Style – Bass Junkie – Touchin’ Bass (2003) > buy link
  3. Toy Boxx – The Octagon Man vs. Depth Charge – DC Recordings (2000) > buy link
  4. Repossessed – Son of the Electric Ghost – Bless (2004)
  5. Theme from the Antics-Chip War – Chris Huelsbeck – Enduro (1987/2001)
  6. Territory (FCB vs AMB mix) – Loes Lee & Meneater – Moving Target (2003)
  7. Trip Harder – The Ultraviolet Catastrophe – Ultra Violet Recordings (1994)
  8. Playstation #2 – I-F feat. Helga La Blaque – Disko B (1998) > buy link
  9. Gak 3 – Gak – Warp (1994) > buy link
  10. Freestyle Disco (S.I. Futures Rework) – S.I. Futures – Novamute (2001)
  11. Twenty Minutes of Disco Glory (The Acid Rock Mix) – DJ Garth & E.T.I. – Wicked (1996) > buy link
  12. Work With What You Got – Laszlo Becket and Steve Taylor – Hand On The Plow (2003)
  13. Bobby R. – Dietmar Lehner & Thomas Biebl – Gold & Liebe Tonträger (1999)
  14. Miss.Adventure – Environmental Science – Skint (1997) > buy link
  15. Live at the Capri (Supermix) – Deadly Avenger – Illicit Recordings (1999) > buy link
  16. Comfortably Numb (Tiga Dub) – Scissor Sisters – A Touch of Class (2004)
  17. Comfortably Numb (Tiga Remix) – Scissor Sisters – A Touch of Class (2004)

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luv369 Languidity

Languidity

late afternoon reggae style deep cuts mixed with hot summer chill out roots vibes. a sound you can get with in your down time.
image : J. Havul
Tracklist:
  1. Only Jah Knows – Kingston All-Stars ft. Carol Brown – Roots & Wire Records (2018) > buy link
  2. Dread Locks Dread – U-Roy – Virgin (1975) > buy link
  3. They Never Love In This Time – Culture – Front Line / Virgin (1979/2000) > buy link
  4. The Youth – Burning Spear – Spear / Pressure Sound (1976/2001) > buy link
  5. Let Love Shine Along The Way – U Brown – Blood & Fire (1976/1997)
  6. Finger Out – The Icebreakers with The Diamonds – Front Line / Caroline (1978/2000) > buy link
  7. Live Up – Wayne Jarrett – Jah Life (1981) > buy link
  8. Travelling – Debra Keese & Black Five – Black Art / Trojan (1977/1990) > buy link
  9. Street 66 – Linton Kwesi Johnson – Island/ Mango (1980) > buy link
  10. Burial – Bunny Wailer – Solomonic / Island / Mango (1980) > buy link
  11. Look At Life – Jackie Mittoo – Jamaican Recordings (2008) > buy link
  12. Not Follow Fashion – Linval Thompson – Trojan / Music On Vinyl (1978/2019) > buy link
  13. Natty Dread She Want – Big Youth – Klik / Virgin (1975/2001)
  14. Thief In The Night – The Gladiators – Virgin / Caroline (1976/2000) > buy link
  15. Pablo’s Delightful Dub – Augustus Pablo – Rhino / Radiation Records (1999/2019)
  16. World Of Dispensation – Singers & Players – On-U Sound (1981/2015) > buy link
  17. Time Will Tell – Johnny Clarke – Weed Beat / Blood & Fire (1978/1998) > buy link

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luv368 You May Never Go Home

You May Never Go Home

he wakes up every morning in his beautiful apartment, goes to his ideal job, earns enough to live a satisfying and comfortable life. but lately he finds himself feeling too comfortable and less satisfied, in fact he is even a little bored. he needs to shake things up, break free from the monotony of his routine, even if only for a little while. a vacation, that’s what he needs.

searching for the ideal holiday he stumbles upon a travel agency specializing in “extreme” vacation destinations whose slogan is “vacations so good you may never go home!”. intrigued he sets up an appointment that day and heads on over to their office to discuss options. when he arrives he is sat at a table with two representatives who go right into their spiel. they talk about exotic locales with lots of excitement, about being taken out of your element to gain a new understanding of the world and yourself. emphasizing that it will be an experience he will never forget.

completely sold on the idea and very much ready to go on an adventure the agency reps hand him a pen and a contract. hastily going over the details he signs on the dotted line, thrilled at finally getting the change of pace he was yearning for. then something from inside the pen pricks his finger. suddenly he starts feeling woozy, voices get muffled, his vision blurs and he passes out.

after what feels like an eternity of drugged unconsciousness he wakes up lying on the floor of a less than reputable establishment that he does not recognize. as he tries to stand he notices that people around him are speaking in a language he doesn’t understand and can’t place. he reaches for his cell phone and wallet, but they are gone. leaving the barroom he steps out into bright daylight onto a street he’s never been on before. this is when he realizes that he is in a foreign country with no money and no passport.

this is the adventure the agency had planned. they would strand him in a far off land with nothing and see if he can find his way home. so still a bit dazed but determined, with a will to survive and no other options, he sets off on an adventure homeward bound.

this deep dive into original movie scores is an attempt to soundtrack his journey.

Tracklist
  1. Mexican Dream (alt.) (from Colpo Rovente) – Piero Piccioni – Easy Tempo (1970/1999)
  2. To Jean (from Kill!) – Berto Pisano & Jacques Chaumont – General Music / The Omni Recording Company / The Roundtable (1972/2014)
  3. On The Tumbril (from The Omega Man) – Ron Grainer – Silva Screen Records (1971/2018) > buy link
  4. Nella Moschea (from Kill!) – Berto Pisano & Jacques Chaumont – General Music / The Omni Recording Company / The Roundtable (1972/2014)
  5. Silver Ball (Věra In Cameo) (from IKARIE XB-1) – Zdeněk Liška – Finders Keepers Records (1963/2019) > buy link
  6. It’s All Yours (from Sitting Target) – Stanley Myers – Finders Keepers Records (1971/2006)
  7. Cloquet’s Parrots / Midnight Sunrise (from Naked Lunch) – Howard Shore / Ornette Coleman / London Philharmonic Orchestra – Milan / Mondo (1992/2016) > buy link
  8. Untitled Percussion Composition (from Shadows) – Charles Mingus – Doxy Cinematic (1959/2015)
  9. No Dining Allowed (from Murderer’s Row) – Lalo Schifrin – RCA Victor (1967) > buy link
  10. Battle At Piz Gloria (from On Her Majesty’s Secret Service) – John Barry – United Artists Records (1969) > buy link
  11. La Dimostrazione (from Metralleta Stein) – Daniele Patucchi – CAM / Cinedelic Records (1974/2015) > buy link
  12. The Really Big Heist (from The Thief Who Came To Dinner) – Henry Mancini – Warner Bros. (1973)
  13. Running Out Of Time (from Miracle Mile) – Tangerine Dream – Private Music (1989)
  14. Back To Earth (from Chappaqua) – Ravi Shankar – Columbia Masterworks (1966) > buy link
  15. The Shark Cage Fugue (from Jaws) – John Williams – MCA / Mondo (1975/2017) > buy link
  16. Videophonic (from Kamikaze 1989) – Edgar Froese – Virgin (1982)
  17. Cadavre En Série (from Le Pacha) – Serge Gainsbourg & Michel Colombier – Wewantsounds (1968/2018) > buy link
  18. Cue 6M2 / 1M2 (from The Family Way) – Paul McCartney – Decca (1967) > buy link
  19. Catalogo Completo (from La Cosa Cómica a.k.a. La Cosa Buffa) – Ennio Morricone – Cinevox / Diresa (1972/1973) > buy link
  20. Main Title (from Reach The Rock) – John McEntire – Hefty Records (1998)
  21. short theme from Bruce Lee’s Game Of Death – John Barry – TAM (1978)

luv367

luv367 Electro Superstructure no 51

Electro Superstructure no. 51

welcome to Electro Superstructure no. 51. open up your mind and let your ears crawl around inside the complex framework firmly built on a foundation of ancient synths and drum machine clatter. flow freely through the architecture of electronic construction and come out the other end stronger, faster & wiser, but still more human than machine.
image : The Honeycomb Kid
Tracklist
  1. Krunk – Hydraulix – Touchin’ Bass (2004)
  2. You Don’t Know – Drexciya – Underground Resistance / Clone Classic Cuts (1996/2013) > buy link
  3. Winning Signal – Bell – Soul Jazz (2003) > buy link
  4. Perverted Truth – Himadri – Plus 8 Records (1994) ***
  5. Walking With Clouds – Transllusion – Supremat / Tresor (2001/2014) > buy link
  6. Piledriver – Single Cell Orchestra – Astralwerks (1996)
  7. untitled (track 1 , side B of Codebreaker 12”) – UR – Underground Resistance (1997)
  8. Thin Hair – Repeat – Pure Plastic (1999)
  9. 10ft Bass – The Octagon Man – Electron Industries (1997)
  10. 8_OP – Lowfish – Satamile Records (2006)
  11. Reuniq – Ruxpin – Uni:form Recordings (1999)
  12. Flux – Shifted Phases – Tresor (2002)
  13. Machine Maid – Two Lone Swordsmen – Warp (2000) > buy link
  14. Sonar Base #6 – Sonar Base – U-Trax / Deeptrax Records (1997/2017) > buy link
  15. Diagram 2 (Original Mix) – D’Arcangelo – Rephlex (2006)
***track played at wrong speed, on 45rpm instead of 33rpm.

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luv366 Almost Beastly

Almost Beastly

21st Century rock’n’roll from the deviants and descendants of the Freak Scene.
image : a Hugo Rodas & sweet daddy luv collaboration
Tracklist
  1. Tall Man Skinny Lady – Ty Segall – Drag City (2014) > buy link
  2. Panda – Dungen – Subliminal Sounds (2004) > buy link
  3. The Gravy – Japanther – Tapes Records / Wäntage USA (2006) > buy link
  4. Gamma Ray – Beck – DGC (2008) > buy link
  5. Megumi The Milkyway Above – Connan Mockasin – Mexican Summer (2010/2014) > buy link
  6. Cannibal Planet – OCS – Castle Face (2017) > buy link
  7. Pink Steam – Sonic Youth – Goofin’ Records (2006) > buy link
  8. Glass Tassle – Absolutely Free – One Big Silence (2012) > buy link
  9. In Another Way – My Bloody Valentine – MBV Records (2013)
  10. After Class – Atlas Sound – Kranky (2008/2016) > buy link
  11. Time To Live – Ariel Pink – Mexican Summer (2017) > buy link
  12. Headin’ For The Top Now – Spiritualized – Double Six / Fat Possum Records (2012) > buy link
  13. Same Side – The Casket Girls – Graveface Records (2014) > buy link
  14. My Intention – Ape School – Counter Records (2009) > buy link
  15. My British Tour Diary – Of Montreal – Polyvinyl Record Company (2004) > buy link
  16. Tricky – Born Ruffians – Paper Bag Records / Yep Roc Records (2018) > buy link
  17. Those Days Is Comin’ Soon – The Lemon Twigs – 4AD (2016) > buy link