Category Archives: electro

luv316

luv316-20-minutes-into-the-future

20 Minutes Into The Future

here’s a conceptual mix about the “sound of the 1980s” that has been brewing since the SYNTAX ERA began. it’s that brand new synth sound palette that emerge in the late 70s and dominated the soundscape of the following decade. preset orchestral hits, gated drums, vocoded voices, the cleanest distorted guitar sounds you’ve ever heard, analog crashing into digital; a sound so unmistakably eighties. this is an immersive event so prepare yourself; you may come out the other end with A Flock Of Seagulls haircut wearing shoulder pads craving “new” Coke and scrounging in your pockets for quarters so you can hit the arcade. cue dramatic intro.
photo : opening shot from an episode of Max Headroom
Tracklist
  1. Gates Of Steel (EZ Listening Muzak Version) – Devo – Club Devo / Futurismo (1984/2016)
  2. Automan (Dub Version) – Newcleus – Sunnyview Records (1984)
  3. Shoot Out (from Beverly Hills Cop) – Harold Faltermeyer & Keith Forsey – MCA (1984)
  4. Was Dog A Doughnut – Jellybean – EMI America (1984)
  5. Faith In This Colour – Duran Duran – EMI (1983) > buy link
  6. Jennifer (End Titles) (from Phenomena) – Goblin – AMS Records (1985/2014) > buy link
  7. Intro – Theme From Starball – Chris Huelsbeck – Commodore 64 / Enduro (1989/2001)
  8. Energie-Dossier – Asmus Tietchens – Sky Records (1983) > buy link
  9. Mindscape – Gil Mellé – Blue Note (1989)
  10. So Weit, So Gut – Harald Grosskopf – Sky Records / Bureau B (1980/2014) > buy link
  11. Bogey Wobble – Paul McCartney – Parlophone / MPL / Hear Music (1980/2011) > buy link
  12. Love Theme (from The Breakfast Club) – Keith Forsey – A&M (1985) > buy link
  13. Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (from Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence) – Ryuichi Sakamoto – Virgin (1983) > buy link
  14. Conchita / Lament (from Siesta)– Miles Davis / Marcus Miller – Warner Bros. (1987) > buy link
  15. 3,000,000 Synths – Chas Jankel – A&M (1981) > buy link
  16. E.T. Boogie – Extra T’s – Sunnyview Records / Hot Classics (1982/1992) > buy link
  17. Commando – Keyboard Affair – Polydor (1983)
  18. Complex – Galaxy – Music De Wolfe (1982)
  19. Boulder Dash – Peter Liepa – Commodore 64 / Enduro (1984/2001)
  20. Is This Death? (from Doctor Who : The Caves Of Andrzani) – Roger Limb & The BBC Radiophonic Workshop – BBC / Silva Screen Records (1984/2013) > buy link
  21. Alien (Part 3) – Michael Mantler with Don Preston – WATT Works / ECM Records (1985) > buy link
  22. Basta (Dub) – Telex – Magnetic (1987)
  23. Papa’s Got A Brand New Pigbag – The Silent Underdog – Kaz Records (1985) > buy link
  24. Miami Vice (Instrumental) (from Miami Vice) – Jan Hammer – MCA (1985) > buy link
  25. Why Me? – The Art Of Noise – Chrysalis (1986)
  26. Stahlherz (from Der Fan) – Rheingold – Welt-Record / EMI Electrola (1982)
  27. Blush Response (from Blade Runner) – Vangelis – Atlantic / Audio Fidelity (1982/2013) > buy link
  28. Leopard Tree Dream (from Cat People) – Giorgio Moroder – Back Street Records / MCA (1982) > buy link
  29. La Fête Triste – Trisomie 21 – Play It Again Sam Records (1986)
  30. Here Come The Storms (from Big Trouble In Little China) – John Carpenter – Enigma Records (1986)
  31. Le Parc (L.A. – Streethawk) – Tangerine Dream – Jive Electro (1985) > buy link
  32. Eurotheme – Men Without Hats – Statik Records (1984) > buy link
  33. Go Bananas (Instrumental) – Superlife – Go Bananas / Peoples Potential Unlimited (1982/2011) > buy link
  34. Air Stack 1 – Alexander Robotnik – Crème Organization (1983/2005)
  35. Arkanoid – Martin Galway – Commodore 64 / Robot Elephant Records (1987/2012) > buy link
  36. Ewok Celebration (Dub Version) – Meco – Arista (1983)
  37. Endless Race (Paul “Groucho” Smykle Remix) – Wally Badarou – Island (1986)
  38. You’ve Got To Help Yourself (Instrumental) – Yellow Magic Orchestra – Alfa Records / Music On Vinyl (1983/2015)

luv314

luv314-sixth-piece-of-the-pi

Sixth Piece Of The Pi

this slightly delayed 6th anniversary mix for dj luv’s records characteristically contains the odd b-sides, off remixes and unknown artists that reside in the Record Canyon. a mix of off world techno, abstract house, busted electro and bugged breakbeats that falls under the classification : robot rock. enjoy and thanks for tuning in.
photo : Rupurt Visital
Tracklist
  1. untitled track 2, side b – unknown artist – Primitive (1997)
  2. Fair – Subtle Tease – Ladomat 2000 (1996) > buy link
  3. Glid – Actress – Werk Discs (2004)
  4. Bobby Strong (Anthony Naples Remix) – Eric Copeland – DFA (2014) > buy link
  5. Without Aim – Luke Abbott – Border Community (2008) > buy link
  6. Unflug (Franklin De Costa Remix) – Ricardo Villalobos – Frisbee Tracks (2006) > buy link
  7. Untitled States Of – Mouse On Mars – Sonig (2001) > buy link
  8. Hi-Hats Bring The Hiss (Hieroglyphic Being Remix) – Cavern Of Anti-Matter – Duophonic Ultra High Frequency Disks (2016)
  9. Thunderhead (Two Lone Swordsmen Remix) – Galliano – Talkin’ Loud (1996)
  10. Sonic Six – Fhloston Paradigm – Hyperdub (2015) > buy link
  11. Spectral Jack – Cristian Vogel – Shitkatapult (2014)
  12. Pink & Grooved – Djenga – Tag Records (1998)
  13. 12Turn13 – Pépé Bradock – Atavisme (2012)
  14. The Perfect Drug (Spacetime Continuum Remix) – Nine Inch Nails – Nothing Records (1997) > buy link
  15. untitled track 2, side b – Violet Tracks – Primitive (1997)
  16. 2001 – The Magician & The Scientist – Fenou (2005) > buy link
  17. Is It Serious (O.M.P Mix) – Elegia – F Communications (1997) > buy link

luv288

luv288 Following The Current pt3

Following The Current part 3

this is the final mix in the 3 part Following The Current : A Brief History Of Electronic Music series, an introduction to the course i will be teaching at McGill University this fall. only music from the new millennium (2000-2015) that showcases a steady blending of styles and sounds as electronic music artists continue to push forward with new genres and mutations. for more info on the class and how to enroll click on Following The Current : A Brief History Of Electronic Music.
photo : electricity
Tracklist
  1. Everything In Its Right Place – Radiohead – Parlophone (2000) > buy link
  2. Gaekwad – Autechre – Warp (2000) > buy link
  3. Poor Kakarookee – Venetian Snares – Planet Mu (2001) > buy link
  4. Dr. Blowfins’ Black Storm Stabilizing Spheres – Drexciya – Tresor (2002) > buy link
  5. Bahaha Hahi – Ricardo Villalobos – Playhouse (2003)
  6. Nothing Better – The Postal Service – Sub Pop (2004) > buy link
  7. Late Night Request Line – Skream – Tempa (2005) > buy link
  8. Nite Train – Burial – Hyperdub (2005) > buy link
  9. Pet Monster Shotglass – Flying Lotus – Plug Research (2006) > buy link
  10. Kitchen Sink – Amon Tobin – Ninja Tune (2007) > buy link
  11. For Wolves Crew – Clark – Warp (2008) > buy link
  12. The Upside – Scuba – Hotflush Recordings (2008) > buy link
  13. My Girls – Animal Collective – Domino (2009) > buy link
  14. If You Wish To Stay Awake – DRC Music ft. Washiba, Kwes & Richard Russell – Warp (2011) > buy link
  15. After Light – Rustie – Warp (2011) > buy link
  16. New Colour – Lone – R&S Records (2012) > buy link
  17. King Vincent – Solvent – Suction Records (2014) > buy link
  18. Xmas_Evet10 (Thanaton3 Mix) – Aphex Twin – Warp (2014) > buy link
  19. Black Ballet – Jlin – Planet Mu (2015) > buy link

luv287

luv287 Following The Current pt2

Following The Current part 2

this is the middle section of a 3 part introductory mix i prepared for the Following The Current : A Brief History Of Electronic Music course i will be teaching at McGill University this fall. covering the fertile years 1980-1999 it touches on new wave, hip hop, house, techno, drum ‘n’ bass and more; outlining some of the artists and music that will be discussed in class. for more info on how to enroll click on
photo : electricity
Tracklist
  1. Pac-Man Theme – Toshio Kai – Namco – Beige Records (1980/2001)
  2. Behind The Mask – Yellow Magic Orchestra – Alfa / A&M (1980)
  3. The Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash On The Wheels Of Steel – Sugar Hill Records (1981) > buy link
  4. Planet Rock (Extended Version) – Afrika Bambaataa And The Soul Sonic Force – Tommy Boy / 21 Records (1982) > buy link
  5. Clear – Cybotron – Fantasy (1983) > buy link
  6. Blue Monday – New Order – Factory (1983) > buy link
  7. Raga: Bhairavi – Charanjit Singh – His Master’s Voice / The Gramaphone Company Of India Ltd. / Bombay Connection (1983/2010) > buy link
  8. F-4000 – The Fearless Four – Elektra (1983) > buy link
  9. Sucker M.C.’s (Krush-Groove 1) – Run-D.M.C. – Profile Records (1983) > buy link
  10. 1984 – Praxis – Celluloid (1984) > buy link
  11. Time Space Transmat – Model 500 – Metroplex Records (1985) > buy link
  12. Radio People – Zapp – Warner Bros. (1985) > buy link
  13. Washing Machine – Mr. Fingers – Trax Records (1986) > buy link
  14. BMX Kidz Title Theme – Rob Hubbard – Commodore 64 / Enduro (1987/2001)
  15. Good Life (Mayday Mix) – Inner City – 10 Records / Virgin (1988) > buy link
  16. Voodoo Ray (Extended Mix) – A Guy Called Gerald – Warlock Records (1988)
  17. Radio Babylon – Meat Beat Manifesto – Play It Again Sam Records (1990) > buy link
  18. LFO (The Leeds Warehouse Mix) – LFO Warp (1990) > buy link
  19. Roundabout 727 / Ransom In The Sand – Art Of Noise – China Records (1990)
  20. Polynomial-C – Aphex Twin – R&S Records (1992) > buy link
  21. Illegal Subs – Kaotic Chemistry – Moving Shadow (1992/2005)
  22. Koma – Plastikman – Plus 8 Records / Novamute (1993) > buy link
  23. Cascade: Part 1 – The Future Sound Of London – Virgin / Astralwerks (1993) > buy link
  24. Bottom Heavy (Mud Club Dub) – Danny Tenaglia – Tribal America (1994)
  25. Lost and Found (S.F.L.) – DJ Shadow – Mo Wax (1994) > buy link
  26. At Home With The Hoppers – Doctor Rockit – Clear (1995)
  27. One Day Soon – Carl Craig – Blanco Y Negro (1995) > buy link
  28. Dayride – Ian O’Brien – Ferox Records (1996) > buy link
  29. excerpt from Refractions In The Plastic Pulse – Stereolab – Duophonic (1997) > buy link
  30. Pete Standing Alone – Boards Of Canada – Skam / Warp (1998) > buy link
  31. Hide In From The Day – Super_Collider – Loaded Records (1999) > buy link

luv277

luv277

Entrapment

here’s a mix of electronic music that will entice you to commit crimes and lure you deeper into the underworld.
image : Heather Max
Tracklist
  1. Dystopia – Starkey – Civil Music (2012) > buy link
  2. A Glimpse – Rustie – Warp (2014) > buy link
  3. Resurector – Feadz – Bpitch Control (2005) > buy link
  4. Make A Wish – Slugabed – Ninja Tune (2012)
  5. Whisper Fate – Kuedo – Planet Mu (2011) > buy link
  6. Neon Eyes – Jubei ft. Youngsta – Metalheadz (2013) > buy link
  7. Maybes (James Blake remix) – Mount Kimbie – Hotflush Recordings (2010) > buy link
  8. 550 – Desto – Rwina Records (2013) > buy link
  9. Foxy – Boxcutter – Planet Mu (2007) > buy link
  10. Chsen – Lazer Sword ft. Machinedrum – Monkeytown Records (2012) > buy link
  11. Draft Culture (Nathan Fake remix) – Dorian Concept – Ninja Tune (2015) > buy link
  12. Dark Clones – Odyssey – Bottom Heavy (1997)*** > buy link
  13. Do Me (Bruk Mix) – Falty DL – Ninja Tune (2014) > buy link
  14. Super FX – Eprom – Rwina Records (2013) > buy link
  15. Sleep Sound – Jamie XX – Young Turks (2014) > buy link
  16. Vanishment – Zomby – 4AD (2013) > buy link
***track played at wrong speed, on 45rpm instead of 33rpm.

luv012

luv012-Magic-Not-Tragic

Magic, Not Tragic

this mix has been trapped in a bottle and finely aged for 12 years. upon opening the ears are enveloped by classic robot rock with hints of electro, techno, house, broken and breakbeats heavily blended for overall satisfaction and an uplifting finish.
image : Bruce McGillicuddy
Tracklist
  1. I Know You Got Soul (Brothomstates remix) – Eric B. & Rakim – Arcola (2003)
  2. Feel The Groove – Freddy Fresh – Electric Music Foundation (2002) > buy link
  3. Oversteer – Tipper – Fuel (2001) > buy link
  4. Newsflash – Diplo ft. Sandra Melody – Big Dada (2003) > buy link
  5. Early Days – Andrea Parker and David Morley – Touchin’ Bass (2002) > buy link
  6. Donut (Wagon Christ remix) – Tipper – Fuel (2002)
  7. One Moment – Cari Lekebusch – DJUPT (1998) > buy link
  8. Approach and Pass with Contact (Psychonauts remix) – Big Two Hundred – DC Recordings (2002)
  9. Alles sehen – Ellen Allien – Bpitch Control (2003) > buy link
  10. Laguna Madre – Matthew Dear – Spectral (2003) > buy link
  11. Jumping Jack Trash – Anna Kaufen – A Touch of Class (2002)
  12. TV Talk – Like A Tim – Djax-Up-Beats (1994) > buy link
  13. Fireball Disco – Hertz – Hertz Recordings (1999)
  14. Hands Off the Controls – Cousin Cockroach – Bittasweet Recordings (2002)
  15. Shinbone – DJs Collapse – Soundslike (2003)
  16. Overland – Losoul – Playhouse (2000)
  17. Floating – S.T. Jones – Botchit & Scarper (1998)
  18. Die transsylvanische Verwandte ist da (Ekimas-Version) – PeterLicht – MOFA Schallplatten (2001)
  19. Phonok (Vacuum Party Mix by Gescom) – Passarani – SKAM (2001)

luv271

luv271 All Clear

All Clear

Clear was a short lived UK label specializing in future electro and jazzish IDM that just about blew my mind in 1995. harboring early works from luminaries such as Global Communications, μ-Ziq, Autechre, Matthew Herbert, Acen, Kirk Degiorgio, Morgan Geist, etc. made Clear a mecca for fans of electronic music. here is a 20th anniversary mix to pay homage to one of my favorite labels. long live Clear.
image :
Tracklist
  1. Intergalactic Funk Transmission – Jedi Knights – Clear (1995)
  2. Jismentalsupersexi-Funkatasmicthrobali-Ngusaural Delight – Jedi Knights – Clear (1995)
  3. Hi-Speed Rockit – Doctor Rockit – Clear (1996) > buy link
  4. Sexy Sandpeople – Tusken Raiders – Clear (1995) > buy link
  5. The Pimp (The Lino-Cut) – Spacepimp – Clear (1995)
  6. Ur Flava – Clatterbox – Clear (1996)
  7. Go Sumo – Gescom – Clear (1995)
  8. Juicy Jazz Girls (Jade Gates Mixed In The Bubble By Plaid) – Gregory Fleckner Quintet – Clear (1995)
  9. The Wall With Paintings – Reflection – Clear (1997)
  10. Fatfacts – Metamatics – Clear (1996)
  11. Slit – Reflection – Clear (1998)
  12. How Do You Do? – Doctor Rockit – Clear (1995) > buy link
  13. The Bends – Daniel Ibbotson – Clear (1996)
  14. Dope For The Robot – Metamatics – Clear (1997) > buy link
  15. The Kiss – As One – Clear (1996)
  16. Food & Fuel – Morgan Geist – Clear (1997) > buy link
  17. Sann Sann – Clatterbox – Clear (1995)
  18. Angry Dolphin – Plaid – Clear (1995) > buy link
  19. Onyx – Metamatics – Clear (1988)
  20. The Electric Hymn – As One (1997) > buy link
  21. Runner On Hastings Beach – Doctor Rockit – Clear (1996) > buy link
  22. Another Sun (Lithium Project 3-Style Mix) – Reflection (1997)
  23. EDP Blues – Gregory Fleckner Quintet – Clear (1995)
  24. Megaphonk – Jake Slazenger – Clear (1995) > buy link
  25. excerpt from Goodbye – Doctor Rockit – Clear (1995)

luv268

luv268

Electro Superstructure no. 34

as soon as the sound hits your eardrum you are drawn into a superstructure made of electricity and webbed drum patterns. it’s immenseness swallows you instantly and as you flow through it’s sonic skeleton you get lost amid the inner depths. inevitably to float out the other side into the silence of space.
  1. Calypso Electronique – Freddy Fresh – Electric Music Foundation (2002) > buy link
  2. Marathon One – üNN – Elektrolux (1999)
  3. Raw – ADJ – Touchin’ Bass (2003) > buy link
  4. Electro Fish – RAC – Warp (1994) > buy link
  5. Symmetron – Sem – Electron Industries (1996)
  6. Unexpected Visitor – Jonah Sharp – Parallel Recordings, Ltd. (1998) > buy link
  7. Overpass – Nomadic – Touchin’ Bass (2007) > buy link
  8. Odd Job (Soul Oddity Get Fresh) – Phoenecia – Schematic (1999) > buy link
  9. Ballbreaker – Andrea Parker – Mo Wax (1998)
  10. Boo Dwah Butt – Rude Solo – New Emissions (1997)
  11. Simulationszeitalter (Bonus Beats) – Anthony Rother – Psi49net (2000)
  12. Mind Frame – 4E – Sockett (1996)
  13. Ursa Major 7 – Shiver – Shiver Records (1994)
  14. L.E.D. Down (Radioactive Man Mix) – Tipper – Higher Ground (1999) > buy link
  15. Stereo Calcium – Krok – Sabotage Records (1996)
  16. Stormtrooper Revolt – Duplex – Djak-Up-Bitch (DUB) (1997)
  17. Motor1 – Gescom – Source Records (1994)

luv228

Electro Superstructure no. 19

entering the superstructure you sense it’s vastness as synths and robot voices endlessly float by, bouncing in mechanic rhythm off mammoth walls made of drum machine snares, girders of bass and tensile hi hats. the further in you go the more things abstract; sound clusters in corners and beats run on forever into the light.
photo : Stephen Lebovits remixed with luv
Tracklist
  1. Ignition – Dynamix II – Debonaire Records / Rephlex (1990/1998) > buy link
  2. Moebius – Voice Stealer – Subvert (1998)
  3. De-Escalation Of Time (Part II Edit) – Delta – Electron Industries (1996)
  4. Compression (Wet Baby Mix) – Anthony Rother – Psi City (2006)
  5. Black Zeppelin – Unknown Artist – Datapunk (2006)
  6. Floatation – Elecktroids – Warp (1995) > buy link
  7. Dicky Rockford – Sons Of Slough – Electrix Records (2005)
  8. Foreign Motel (I’m Sleeping In A) – Artificial Material – Studio !K7 (1997)
  9. Pop & Lock – Eggfooyoung – Touchin’ Bass (2004) > buy link
  10. Wastelands – Sniper Mode – Mikrolux (2002) > buy link
  11. Invasions – Andrea Parker – Touchin’ Bass (2007) > buy link
  12. Andreaen Sand Dunes – Drexciya – Tresor (1999) > buy link
  13. Boot – Mystic Letter K – Electrix Records (2001)
  14. Your Carrot Soup – Last Step – Planet Mu (2007) > buy link
  15. A-Mode (Wizards Are In The Cave Mix) – Team Doyobi – Skam (2004)
  16. Bilder – Kero – Touchin’ Bass (2007) > buy link
  17. Air Of Supremacy – Lowfish – Suction Records (2003) > buy link
  18. I Want To Fall – Single Cell Orchestra – Astralwerks (1996)

luv224

Just Dance

80selectroboogiefunksynthpopdisco.
ain’t nobody luvs you better.
photo : Christopher Morris, NYC 1981
Tracklist
  1. Body Work – Hot Streak – Easy Street Records / Polygram (1983/1984) > buy link
  2. Body Music – The Strikers – Prelude Records (1981) > buy link
  3. I Can’t Stop – West Street Mob ft. Cheryl The Pearl and Joey Robinson, Jr. – Sugar Hill Records (1984) > buy link
  4. You’re The One (You’re My Number One) (Dub Version) – Katie Kissoon – Jive (1983) > (searching for buy link)
  5. Let’s Start II Dance Again – Hamilton Bohannon ft. Perri Johnson – Phase II Records / Domino Records (1981/1986) > buy link
  6. Burn Rubber On Me – The Gap Band – Mercury (1980) > buy link
  7. The Bounce – Jumpp – RCA (1981) > (searching for buy link)
  8. Take Your Time (Do It Right) – The S.O.S. Band – Tabu Records (1980) > buy link
  9. Shy (Special Re-mix) – Patti Labelle – Philadelphia International Records (1985) > (searching for buy link)
  10. Walking On Sunshine – Rockers Revenge ft. Donnie Calvin – Streetwise / Mastercuts (1982/1994) > buy link
  11. Give Me Tonight (Dub Version) – Shannon – Emergency Records (1984) > (searching for buy link)
  12. Didn’t Mean To Turn You On – Cherrelle – Tabu Records (1984) > buy link
  13. Mama Used To Say (Club Mix) – Junior – Mercury (1981) > buy link
  14. Ain’t Nobody – Rufus and Chaka Khan – Warner Bros. (1983) > buy link
  15. I Hear Music In The Streets – Unlimited Touch – Prelude Records / Soul Jazz (1980/2002) > buy link
  16. Don’t Tell Me – Central Line – Mercury / Soul Jazz (1981/2003) > (searching for buy link)
  17. All American Girls – Sister Sledge – Cotillion Records (1981) > buy link