Category Archives: abstract house

luv411

luv411

too spoiled by luv

this chipper mixtape of early nineties happy house music marks the 11th anniversary of dj luv’s records. it has been longer than i like since i last put up a new mix. my 3 turntables were in the shop for their 400th mix tune up (by the Technics 1200 wizard at DCElectronics). after getting them back i wanted to give them a good work out so i went back to the reason i started using 3 turntables in the first place. to properly mix house music. using three decks makes the mixing experience less linear and leaves more room for experimentation and heavy mixing. my personal style, dubbed “abstract house”, is a relentless kind of dance music made up of layers upon layers of rhythms, melodies, vocals, oddities and grooves intended to keep the dancefloor bumpin’. these early nineties house music 12”s are firmly embedded in the foundation of my abstract house. play loud for maximum bounce. thanks for listening.
image : the first 400 mixtape images by luv
Tracklist:
  1. Ain’t Got No Party (Free Vibe Mix) – Todd Edwards – 111 East Records (1993)
  2. Check This Out (The Bump Mix) – Madd African – Freshly Squeezed (1994)
  3. It’s Just Another Groove – The Mighty Dub Katz – Southern Fried Records (1995)
  4. Tribal Rydims – Kenny “Dope” presents The Bucketheads – Henry Street Music (1994) > buy link
  5. Always & Forever – The Keyboard Guy – House Jam Records (1994)
  6. Daylite (Club Mix) – Gypsymen – E Legal (1991) > buy link
  7. Movin’ – Johnny Fiasco – Cajual Records (1993)
  8. Not Feeling It – Daniel Wang – Balihu Records (1995) > buy link
  9. Feeling Free (Eurodisnee Mix) – Liquid City – Tribal America (1993)
  10. Brighter Days (Underground Goodie Mix) – Cajmere ft. Dajae – Cajual Records (1992) > buy link
  11. Oregano (Mix 3) – Oregano – Freeze Records (1994)
  12. Dance – Alternations – TNT Records / Freeze Records (1994)
  13. Luv Anthem – Dirty Harry – Henry Street Music (1995) > buy link
  14. I Like It (Mix 2) – Denial – Dansa Records (1995) > buy link
  15. Moments Of Samples – Soichi Terada – Far East Recording (1995)
  16. Runaway (Junior’s Tribal Mix) – Janet Jackson – AM:PM (1995)
  17. Addictions (Untitled Remix #1) – 25¢ – Heartbeat UK (1993)
  18. Scat Cat – Todd Terry – TNT Records / Freeze Records (1992)
  19. Believe In Dub – Smokin Beats – Smokin Beats (1994)
  20. Fuk Dat (Remix Instrumental) – Sagat – Maxi Records (1993)
  21. You Make Me Happy – Serious Rope presents Sharon Dee Clarke – Rumour Records (1993)

luv408

luv408 They Found Us

They Found Us

it was 20 years ago, way back in 2001. i was wandering around the countryside with my old buddies Pliskin and Dr. B.J. Harris. it was just after nightfall when the still of the evening was disturbed by the sudden appearance of a U.F.O. we stood there stunned for a moment, basked in the alien light that shone down upon us. the last thing i remember was B.J. saying “they found us.” then there was a bright flash that knocked me unconscious. i came to the next morning in the middle of a field alone, haven’t seen Pliskin or the Doctor since.
photo : E. Menda Barcelon
Tracklist:
  1. The Return Of Pliskin – Bishop – Emissions Static (1995)
  2. Sunk Ice – 2000 & One – 100% Pure (1995)
  3. March Violets – Andrew Weatherall – Pamela Records (2020)
  4. Astronomical Guidepost – Drexciya – Clone (2002/2017) > buy link
  5. Eye Robot – Plaid – Warp (2011) > buy link
  6. The Return of Dr. B.J. Harris – Beanfield – Compost Records (1996) > buy link
  7. Blue Sky Reprise (Derrick Carter Mix) – Stranger – Plink Plonk (1996)
  8. The Brief – Lava Lava – Honeydipped Records (1995)
  9. Ole (A Remix By Moritz von Oswald) – Tony Allen – Honest Jon’s Records (2007) > buy link
  10. Rhumba Roland (Fibla Rhumbolento Mix) – Lisa Carbon – Quartermass (2000)
  11. What The… – Doctor Rockit – Lowlife (1999)
  12. Pistol Oderso (Mehr Acid Mix) – Daniel Wang – Ghostly International (2004) > buy link
  13. Ass Therapy For Bunny Girls – Music For Freaks And Their Friends – Plink Plonk (1996)
  14. Lowdown – Deep Fuzz – Noid Recordings (2000)
  15. Move (Volume Mix) – Moby – Volume (1993)
  16. Squaredance – Kerrier District – Rephlex (2004) > buy link

luv397

luv397 Well That was Fucked Up

well that was fucked up

“well that was fucked up” sums up 2020 pretty well. things felt uneasy at the end of 2019, like the cracks in the bottom of the basin were getting bigger and bigger, and things were getting heavier and heavier. something was about to give. that’s why i titled the first mixtape of last year “Hold On” because it felt like 2020 was gonna be a rough ride. as i started putting together 2021’s inaugural mix i intentionally chose only new music from 2020 and unintentionally created a mix that represented the crazy year that was. “well that was fucked up” is designed to help exorcise our collective ill feelings from 2020 by grooving them out of our system. clearing our minds and souls to help us better tackle the challenges that lay ahead. may it help you power the future.
Tracklist:
  1. excerpt from One Way Mirror – Mark Pritchard – Warp (2020) > buy link
  2. Moving 909s (Plaid Remix) – John Tejada – Palette Recordings (2020) > buy link
  3. J Is For _ _ _ _ – Mark Pritchard – Warp (2020) > buy link
  4. School – Four Tet – Text Records (2020) > buy link
  5. Wolf (John Talabot’s Euphoric Remix) – Darkstar – Warp (2020) > buy link
  6. O-Ton Reassembled 2 – Luke Slater – Ostgut Ton (2020) > buy link
  7. Box – Shed – Tectonic (2020) > buy link
  8. Machine Gun – East Man – Planet Mu (2020) > buy link
  9. Transit – Commodo – Black Acre (2020) > buy link
  10. Detrand – Ricardo Villalobos – Rawax (2020) > buy link
  11. Snake Dance – Al Wootton – Livity Sound (2020) > buy link
  12. untitled side B track 2 – BEAUTIFULPLACE – BEAUTIFULPLACE (2020)
  13. Canone Infinito – Lorenzo Senni – Warp (2020) > buy link
  14. TV Do Dub – Jay Glass Dubs vs Guerilla Toss – DFA (2020) > buy link
  15. Sterling Bridge (DJ Dairy & DJ Orient (black midi) Remix) – Battles – Warp (2020) > buy link
  16. Idontknow – Jamie xx – Young Turks (2020) > buy link
  17. Hillbilly Moonshine – Shit & Shine – Rocket Recordings (2020) > buy link
  18. Nervelevers – Squarepusher – Warp (2020) > buy link
  19. excerpt from One Way Mirror – Mark Pritchard – Warp (2020) > buy link
  20. Brand E – John Frusciante – Timesig (2020) > buy link
  21. Oblivion Theme – Ital Tek – Planet Mu (2020) > buy link
  22. excerpt from One Way Mirror – Mark Pritchard – Warp (2020) > buy link

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

luv376

luv376 Hold On

Hold On

as per regulations, this first mix of the year is comprised only of cuts released in 2019. some new sounds to help your mind, body and soul prepare for what’s to come in 2020. hold on, it’s gonna be a bumpy one.
photo : a still from Harold Lloyd’s 1923 movie Saftey Last
Tracklist:
  1. Optimism Over Despair – Konx-Om-Pax – Planet Mu (2019) > buy link
  2. Ectroscop – Ricardo Villalobos – Deset (2019)
  3. Only Human – KH – Text Records (2019) > buy link
  4. Nyusa – DJ Lag & Okzharp – Hyperdub (2019) > buy link
  5. Unbeknown To Us – Freaks – Music For Freaks (2019) > buy link
  6. If I Gave U My Love – Moodymann – KDJ (2019) > buy link
  7. Archangel – Daniel Maunick – Far Out Recordings (2019) > buy link
  8. Peeped Booths – Pépé Bradock – Atavisme (2019)
  9. HIAEA – Afrodeutsche – Skam (2019) > buy link
  10. TLA – Dark Sky – Monkeytown Records (2019) > buy link
  11. excerpt from If I Gave U My Love – Moodymann – KDJ (2019)
  12. Memory Lake – Special Request – Houndstooth (2019) > buy link
  13. Time Million (Pépé Bradock’s Bonus Bit) – Feater ft. Vilja Larjosto – Running Back (2019) > buy link
  14. Envenom – Lee Gamble – Hyperdub (2019) > buy link
  15. Club Dread – Antwood – Planet Mu (2019) > buy link
  16. Claustro – Burial – Hyperdub (2019) > buy link

luv362

luv362 Hot Jupiter Candidates

Hot Jupiter Candidates

fifteen layers of hot future space disco.
image : a collection of Hot Jupiter Candidates taken from the satellite of luv
Tracklist
  1. Moving Cities (Alternative Version) – Faze Action – Nuphonic (2000) > buy link
  2. Watersports (A Track For Rednail) – House Of Whacks – Luxury Service Records (1995)
  3. Love Call (Restless Soul Peaktime Remix) – Ramsey & Co. – BBE (1997) > buy link
  4. He Not In – Chicken Lips – Kingsize (2002) > buy link
  5. Who La La? (Linkwood Edit) – Linkwood – Firecracker Recordings (2009) > buy link
  6. Hangin On – Deep Fuzz – Noid Records (2000)
  7. Philadelphia – The Black Science Orchestra – Junior Boy’s Own (1994)
  8. Misen Gymnastics (ext. version) (Idjut Full Version) – Oorutaichi – Bear Funk (2005) > buy link
  9. Brooklyn Club Jam (Brennan Green’s Version) – Runaway – DFA (2008) > buy link
  10. Day One – Deadly Avenger – Illicit Recordings (2002) > buy link
  11. Non (Cruel Edit) – Quakerman – U-Star Records (2001)
  12. Bloody Hell – The Emperor Machine – DC Recordings (2004) > buy link
  13. Encounters – Ray Mang – Noid Recordings (1996)
  14. I.F.G. – Darkfader – Hairy Claw (2003)
  15. The Work Song (Faze Action Instrumental Reprise) – Pat Lundy – Central Records (2000)

luv359

luv359 Land Of Abundance

Land Of Abundance

as it’s the top of a new year i went back through the stacks and culled some future sounds from the year that was 2018.
photo : Roget Lisky-Donnegan
Tracklist
  1. Buried Deep Within – Orbital – ACP Recordings (2018) > buy link
  2. Master Of All Visible Shapes – Surgeon – Dynamic Tension Records (2018) > buy link
  3. Bodied – Ital Tek – Planet Mu (2018) > buy link
  4. Cloudy Back Yard – RP Boo – Planet Mu (2018) > buy link
  5. Advanced Aerial Threat – Hugo Massien – Tectonic (2018) > buy link
  6. Blue Bullet – Andrew Weatherall – ByrdOut (2018) > buy link
  7. Heal – John Tejada – Kompakt (2018) > buy link
  8. Slow Fade (Actress Remix) – Daniel Avery – Phantasy Sound (2018) > buy link
  9. Subtitles – Throwing Snow – Houndstooth (2018) > buy link
  10. Cutting Tone – Martyn – Ostgut Ton (2018) > buy link
  11. The Things We Don’t Know – The Sun God a.k.a. Jamal Moss – Modern Obscure Music (2018)
  12. Slicing – Randomer – Dekmantel (2018) > buy link
  13. Oustrue – Richard Devine – Timesig (2018) > buy link
  14. Romantic DNA – Pépé Bradock – Atavisme (2018)
  15. Cracked – Demdike Stare – Modern Love (2018) > buy link
  16. Blackheath – Mythologen – Höga Nord Records (2018)
  17. Flash React – Batu – XL Recordings (2018) > buy link
  18. Dopamine – Proc Fiskal – Hyperdub (2018) > buy link
  19. Abundance10edit [2 R8’s, FZ20m & A 909] – Aphex Twin – Warp (2018) > buy link

luv354

luv354 Glass 4heads

Glass 4heads

wood, breath, earth, journey, electronic, drum, string, heartbeat, glitch, loop, live, layer, metallic, digital, glass, sound, world
image : Last Leg Sam
Tracklist
  1. Los Corraleros – The Disposable Rhythm Section – Nonplace (2000) > buy link
  2. Santiago Marena (Aurelian Riviere remix) – Cumbia 20 De Enero – Soul Jazz (2012)
  3. Kime Ne (Ricardo Villalobos Version 2) – Insanlar – Honest Jon’s Records (2015)
  4. Sounding Lines 6 – Moritz Von Oswald Trio – Honest Jon’s Records (2015) > buy link
  5. The Elephant In The Pool – Deadbeat – BLKRTZ (2012)
  6. Rubaczech – Burnt Friedman vs. Konono Nº1 – Congotronics (2010) > buy link
  7. Tendency – Jan Jelinek – ˜scape (2000) > buy link
  8. Don Fiore (original mix) – Michel Cleis – Cadenza (2010) > buy link
  9. Bring Trance Back (To Las Vegas) – Burger / Ink – Harvest / Matador (1997/1998) > buy link
  10. Microcosmoism (Ricardo Villalobos remix) – Samuel Rohrer – Arjunamusic (2017) > buy link
  11. Afrika Afrika (John Talabot & Pional ‘Lost Scripts’ Rerub) – Ekambi Brillant – Africa Seven (2017) > buy link
  12. Jellybones – Pinch & Shackleton – Honest Jon’s Records (2011) > buy link
  13. Chlorophyll Drop Shot – Flanger – Nonplace (2015)
  14. Neverevernever – Thomas Fehlmann – Kompakt (2018) > buy link
  15. He Loves Me – To Rococo Rot – City Slang / Emperor Jones (1997) > buy link

luv338

luv338 weve come a long way maybe

we’ve come a long way, maybe

exploring the Record Canyon the other day i slipped into a deep, dark chasm full of slowly oozing abstract house grooves and strains of rarefied robot rock. i was down there for just over an hour but with help of my trusted trio of Technics i was able to mix my way out.
image : 2000 Man
Tracklist
  1. 5th Dimensions (Joerg Burger Dschungeloper Mx) – The Orb – Kompakt (2017) > buy link
  2. Lost Star6 – REKID – Soul Jazz (2006) > buy link
  3. And Zen There Were – Esoterica – Elusive Recordings (2001)
  4. Lovin’ U – Newworldaquarium – Peacefrog Records (2001)
  5. Keep That Money For Us (Shiraishi’s Cash Prize Remix) – The Mighty Quark – Play Label (2000) > buy link
  6. Soul Down – Losoul – Playhouse (2003)
  7. Sweet Gerry Dynamite – Idjut Boys – Noid Recordings (1998)
  8. Slak (Live At Spastik 94) – Plastikman – Plus 8 Records (2002)
  9. CYN – Actress – Ninja Tune (2017) > buy link
  10. 300mil (Milk) – Rei Harakami – Sublime Records (1998)
  11. Voyager – Falty DL – Planet Mu (2011)
  12. Grapes (Larry Gus Remix) – Eric Copeland – DFA (2015) > buy link
  13. An Open Secret – Derrick Carter’s Sound Patrol – Organico (1994)
  14. She Wiggles When She Walks – Dobie – Big Dada (2013) > buy link
  15. 4° C – Prism – Sublime Records (1997)
  16. Out Of The Storm (C’s Planet E Special Mix) – Incognito – Talkin’ Loud (1996) > buy link

luv333

luv333 If 7 Was 9

If 7 Was 9

i started heavily getting into electronic music in the early nineties. at that time rave culture was still fairly new but there were a number of artists that were considered pioneers in the scene; those who helped define the sound that we were all maniacally dancing to and hunting down for home listening. now it’s well over 20 years later and many of these musicians are still forging ahead, honing their craft while continuing to influence the sound of today. this, the 7th anniversary mix for dj luv’s records, is a journey consisting of more recent productions by some these legendary artists. i hope you enjoy listening to If 7 Was 9… and all of the other 320 mixtapes up on this site.
image : Dian Realms
Tracklist
  1. Ulams Spiral – Dopplereffekt – Leisure System (2017)
  2. Dilatone – Plaid – Warp (2016) > buy link
  3. Beautiful People – Mark Pritchard ft. Thom Yorke – Warp (2016) > buy link
  4. Midi Pipe1c Sds3time Cube / Klonedrm – AFX – Warp (2015) > buy link
  5. Cease To Function – Blackhill Transmitter – FSOL Digital Recordings (2016) > buy link
  6. H (The Orb Orbient Mix) – Prins Thomas – Smalltown Supersound (2017) > buy link
  7. Gearknot Cherry – Mouse On Mars – Monkeytown Records (2012) > buy link
  8. Puurkusiv – Richie Hawtin – Plus 8 Records (2015) > buy link
  9. Kiyadub 47 – Andrew Weatherall – ByrdOut (2017)
  10. Your Love Will Set You Free (c2’s Set U Free RMX) – Caribou – Jiaolong (2014) > buy link
  11. Dirty Triumphant – Nightmares On Wax x Acid Mondays – Warp (2016) > buy link
  12. Concave 2 – Juan Atkins & Moritz von Oswald – Tresor (2017) > buy link
  13. Snowcrunch – Cristian Vogel – Shitkatapult (2016) > buy link
  14. Sweet Dreams From A Shade – Biosphere – Smalltown Supersound (2016) > buy link
  15. Rimmy – μ-Ziq – Planet Mu (2014) > buy link