Category Archives: rave

luv331

luv331 Upon Reentry

Upon Reentry

sweet daddy luv is back behind the decks with an unapologetically ravey nod to his old skool as a trio of turntables blast breakbeat classics with reckless abandon. luv spins records like no one’s listening so you can dance like no one’s watching.
photo : the Space Shuttle Columbia breaking apart during reentry, February 1st 2003
Tracklist
  1. Right Thing / GDMFSOB (Clean Instrumental Version) – DJ Shadow – MCA (2002) > buy link
  2. Estrangement – Automator – Break It Or Leave It (1999)
  3. Night Gasp – Cause 4 Concern – Idioma (2001)
  4. One (Mix 3 : Mass Orig Mix) – Mindwarp – Stress Records (1993)
  5. untitled (side a track 1) – CVB – Sellwell Productions (2000)
  6. My Auntie’s – Danielsan – Under 5’s (2000) > buy link
  7. Against The Clock – Fjaak – Monketown Records (2016) > buy link
  8. Doctor Break – Shiver – Shiver Records (1996)
  9. Transmission : Maya – Eden Transmission – Exist Dance (1991) > buy link
  10. Papua New Guinea (Hybrid Mix) – The Future Sound Of London – Jumpin’ & Pumpin’ (2001) > buy link
  11. The Phoenix (Throw Your Guns) (remixed by Dramaboy) – God Within – Hardkiss (1994)
  12. Umelectro – Frost Jockey – Planet Mu (2000) > buy link
  13. Incredible Acoustic Properties – Freq Nasty – Botchit & Scarper (1997) > buy link
  14. Loaded – Leadfoot – Sugar Spliff (????)
  15. Cash ‘N’ Carry Acid – Luke Vibert – Planet Mu (2002/2005) > buy link
  16. Dirty Capsules – Vincent Markowski – DC Recordings (2008) > buy link
  17. Plants, Animals, H2O – Cine City – Paper Recordings (1996)

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

luv225

Runnin’ Snares

i be runnin’ snares for ‘ardcore b-boys, breakbeat fiends, candy flippers and the old new skool.
image : some old raver, 1991
Tracklist
  1. Boom Box – Bitin’ Back – Fokus Recordings (1991) > (searching for buy link)
  2. Funky Break From Deep Space- DJ Icee – Zone Records (1993) > (searching for buy link)
  3. It’s A Moment In Time (Rising High Dub) – 4 For Money – Tam Tam Records (1990) > (searching for buy link)
  4. Hooligan Food – Roots – Ninja Tune (1991) > (searching for buy link)
  5. Let The Warriors Dance (Funky Funky Drum Drum Mix) – Addis Posse – Warriors Dance (1990) > (searching for buy link)
  6. Funky Zulu You’re So Fresh (Refreshing Mix) – The Moody Boys – City Beat / Beggar’s Banquet (1989) > (searching for buy link)
  7. Pitter Patter Biscuit (Drums Mix by J. Saul Kane) – Hades – Vinyl Solution (1989) > (searching for buy link)
  8. Hey! Hey! Can U Relate (Hard Instrumental) – DJ Mink ft. The K.I.D. & Carruthers – Warp (1990) > (searching for buy link)
  9. Eternity (Spiritual Dub Mix) – Subject: 13 – Vinyl Solution (1990) > buy link
  10. Nightmare – Kid Unknown – Warp (1992) > (searching for buy link)
  11. Dust-Up Beats – The Dust Brothers – Junior Boy’s Own (1994) > (searching for buy link)
  12. Heavy Water – Anoesis – D’fusion Records (1994) > (searching for buy link)
  13. Uneasy Listening – Plaid – Warp (1992/2000) > buy link
  14. Spliffhead – Ragga Twins – Shut Up And Dance Records / Soul Jazz (1990/2008) > buy link
  15. untitled side B, track 1 from EP 1 – Bassbin Twins – Bassbin Records (1992) > (searching for buy link)
  16. On A Ragga Tip – SL2 – XL Recordings (1992) > buy link
  17. Ware Mouse – 2 Bad Mice – Moving Shadow (1992) > buy link
  18. Drum Trip II – Kaotic Chemistry – Moving Shadow (1992) > buy link
  19. Exodus (Kindread Spirit Mix by Rebel MC) – Bob Marley – Tuff Gong / Island (1992) > (searching for buy link)

luv220

Never Ending Never Land

it’s 10 AM, we have been partying all night long. the music stops but the crowd wants to keep dancing. people refuse to leave, start stomping on the floor, demanding more. they want a never ending rave. this is what the dj gives them.
image : Sonny T. Rippington
Tracklist
  1. I Like To Do It (The Unreleased Project Mix) – Frankie Bones – Groove World Records America (1994) > (searching for buy link)
  2. Cat & Mouse – Mr. Scruff – Ninja Tune (2008) > buy link
  3. Alive (Soul Food Mix) – N.O.W. – Nucleus (1994) > (searching for buy link)
  4. Future Present (Carl Craig Break Mix) – Mister Monday – Open (1995) > (searching for buy link)
  5. Congratulator – Siriusmo – Monkeytown Records (2013) > buy link
  6. Whores For The Floor… (Hi Time) – Disco Pimp – Disco Pimp (1993) > (searching for buy link)
  7. Harmony In Confusion – Dimitri & Jaimy – Outland Records (1993) > (searching for buy link)
  8. Blip 124 – Dobie – Big Dada (2013) > buy link
  9. untitled track 2, side a – Sugar-Plum – white label (1995) > (searching for buy link)
  10. Billy – Jackson And His Computerband – Warp (2013) > buy link
  11. Chilli Burrito – DVA – Hyperdub (2013) > buy link
  12. Countdown – Luke Vibert – Warp (2003) > buy link
  13. Our Song (Lukas’ Cellular Song) – Travis Nelson – Planet Music (1993) > (searching for buy link)
  14. Interlude (Mix2) – Bochum Welt – Rephlex (2007) > (searching for buy link)
  15. Belfast – Orbital – FFFR / Ohzone Records (1991) > buy link
  16. RITM – μ-Ziq – Planet Mu (2013) > buy link

luv150

luv it up

a personal 20th anniversary classic rave mix reminiscent of the precious last set of the night when the dj would pull you out of the darkness and back into the light by making you dance your ass off.
this is also the 150th mix for dj luv’s records. thanks for listening.
without you, what would i do with the luv i give.
Tracklist:
  1. Water From A Vineleaf (Xylem Flow mix) – William Orbit ft. Beth Orton – Tribal America (1994) > (searching for buy link)
  2. ZENO XERO – Dave Clarke – Bush (1994) > (searching for buy link)
  3. Mo’ Jingo (Roxymix) – Johnny Vicious – Vicious Muzik Records (1993) > (searching for buy link)
  4. Non Stop – D.O.P. – Guerilla Records (1993) > buy link
  5. London X-Press (The Journey Continues) – X-Press 2 – Junior Boy’s Own (1993) > (searching for buy link)
  6. Lies (Madagascar’s Deep N Dirty Dub) – Danny Taurus – Dansa Records (1994) > (searching for buy link)
  7. Plastic Dreams (Long Version) – Jaydee – R&S Records (1993) > (searching for buy link)
  8. (As If By) Magic Dub – Sasha – Deconstruction (1994) > (searching for buy link)
  9. Disco Sound – Jump – Dark Records (1993) > (searching for buy link)
  10. Help My Friend (Aquarel’s Red Card Mix) – Slo Moshun – Six6 Records (1994) > (searching for buy link)
  11. Testament One – Chubby Chunks – Cleveland City Records (1993) > buy link
  12. Jump To My Beat – Wildchild – Loaded Records (1993) > (searching for buy link)
  13. Deep Inside – Hardrive ft. Barbara Tucker – Strictly Rhythm (1993) > buy link
  14. The Chant (Remix) – Hustlers Convention – Stress Records (1993) > (searching for buy link)
  15. Dreamer (Junior’s Sound Factory Mix) – Livin’ Joy – Undiscovered Records / MCA (1994) > (searching for buy link)
  16. Feel It (Cajmere Underground Goodie Dub) – Workin’ Happily – UDP (1993) > (searching for buy link)
  17. U R The Best Thing (Sasha Full Mix) – D:Ream – FXU / Magnet (1992/1993) > (searching for buy link)
  18. Ming’s Incredible Disco Machine – Brother Love Dubs – Stress Records (1993) > (searching for buy link)
  19. Everybody Dance (Chic Inspirational Mix) – Evolution – Deconstruction (1993) > buy link
  20. Thinking Of You (Ramp Club Mix) – Sister Sledge – Rhino / Atlantic (1993) > (searching for buy link)

luv123

We Are The Dreamers Of Dreams

this is an epic rave come down mixtape made up of tracks from a handful of rave come down mixtapes that my crew wore out back in the day. it’s a ‘7 A.M. Drug 2 Groove 2’ inspired by DJ DB, Tiga, the Interchill brothers and all the folks I used to after party with. much luv.
photo curated & created by Stephen Lebovits
Tracklist:
  1. Little Fluffy Clouds – The Orb – Wau! Mr. Modo Records / Island (1991) > buy link
  2. Cantamilla (Broadcast Standard) – Tranquility Bass – Exist Dance (1994) > buy link
  3. We Are The Beautiful (Spookys Extravaganja Dub Mix) – Chapterhouse – Dedicated (1993) > (searching for buy link)
  4. Breakdown (William Orbit Stereo Odyssey) – One Dove – FFRR (1993) > (searching for buy link)
  5. One Too Many Mornings – The Dust Brothers – Collect Boys Own (1994) > buy link
  6. Higher Than The Sun – Primal Scream – Creation Records (1991) > buy link
  7. Papua New Guinea (Dumb Child Of Q Mix) – The Future Sound Of London – Jumpin’ & Pumpin’ (1992) > buy link
  8. Stoned (Gold Seal Mix) – The Groove Corporation meet oRiginal Rockers – The Cake Label (1993) > (searching for buy link)
  9. Panther (Coco Steel & Lovebomb Remix) – Ultramarine – Dali Records (1993) > (searching for buy link)
  10. Halcyon… – Orbital – FFRR (1992) > (searching for buy link)
  11. Birthday (Justin Robertson 12” Mix) – The Sugarcubes – One Little Indian Records (1992) > (searching for buy link)
  12. River Of Bass – Underworld – Junior Boy’s Own (1994) > buy link
  13. Crazy (Acoustic Version) – Seal – ZTT Records (1990) > buy link
  14. Only Love Can Break Your Heart (A Mix In Two Halves) – St. Etienne – Warner Bros. (1991) > (searching for buy link)
  15. Who Is It (Moby’s Raw Mercy Dub) – Michael Jackson – Epic (1991) > (searching for buy link)
  16. We Are The Music Makers – Aphex Twin – R&S Records (1992) > buy link
  17. Spiritual High (The Very Original Mix) – Moodswings – Arista (1991) > (searching for buy link)
  18. Dalai Lama Loves You All – Kissing The Pink – Custer’s Last Stand Records (1993) > (searching for buy link)
  19. Daydreaming – Massive Attack – Wild Bunch Records (1990) > buy link
  20. Pacific State (Origin) – 808 State – ZZT (1989) > (searching for buy link)
  21. Move (Volume Remix) – Moby – Volume (1993) > (searching for buy link)
  22. Smokebelch II (Beatless Mix) – Sabres Of Paradise – Warp (1993) > buy link
  23. Dreams (7” Version) – Gabrielle – Go! Discs (1993) > buy link

luv116

Catching A Break

breaks for breaks sake. crack a smile and make your head shake.
image : Renton Maxwell III
    Tracklist:
  1. Catch The Break – Jedi Knights – Evolution (1997) > (searching for buy link)
  2. Get A Grip (Mission St Mix) – Bass Kittens – Mephisto Records (1994) > (searching for buy link)
  3. Hair Of The Dog – Cursor Miner – Lo Recordings (2006) > buy link
  4. Integration – A.T.O.I. Seattle – Visible Records (1994) > (searching for buy link)
  5. Omissions – Noisia – Vision Recordings (2006) > buy link
  6. Deal Widda Kaze (Cold Fusion Mafia Mix) – Matt Diamond – Moving Target Recordings (2003) > (searching for buy link)
  7. Who’s The Bad Man? (Solid Ground Remix) – Dee Patten – Higher Ground (1998) > (searching for buy link)
  8. Bbbrrr Go Go- DJ Icee – Zone Records (1993) > (searching for buy link)
  9. Planet Shock Future Rock (The Rum and Black remix by Shut Up & Dance) – Buckfunk 3000 – Language (1998) > buy link
  10. Music Is The Weapon – Aaron Spectre – Rag & Bone (2007) > buy link
  11. 2 Bad Mice (Remix) – 2 Bad Mice – Moving Shadow (1992) > buy link
  12. Drums Are Dangerous (Drugs Are Dangerous remix by Hardkiss) – The Drum Club – Instinct Records (1994) > (searching for buy link)
  13. Daze – Maldini – Trouble On Vinyl (1996) > (searching for buy link)
  14. Vanishing Point – Tipper – Fuel (1997) > buy link
  15. PHI*1700 (u/v) – µ-Ziq – R & S – Records (1994) > buy link
  16. The Pain – Kerosene – Hard Hands (1997) > (searching for buy link)
  17. Bassquake – SL2 – XL Recordings (1992) > (searching for buy link)
  18. Under Glass – Freq Nasty – Botchit & Scarper (1998) > (searching for buy link)
  19. Fractus – Sir Real – Snafu Recordings (2004) > (searching for buy link)
  20. Massif – Ramjac featuring Mixmaster Morris – Brainiak Records (1995) > (searching for buy link)

luv045

Pre-luved

a set of rave classics from the days when i was too busy dancing to ever imagine getting behind the decks. mixed with luv for the djs and dancers who were there from ’93 ’til infinity.
image : old skool t-shirt from the private collection of sweet daddy luv.
    Tracklist:
  1. Time becomes – Orbital – Internal (1993) > buy link
  2. Love Is The Message – LFO – Tommy Boy (1991) > buy link
  3. Slumberland (Rhythm Invention Remix) – Solitaire Gee – Warp (1993) > buy link
  4. I Can’t Stop (Mellow Club Mix) – Mellow Mellow – Caroline / Antler-Subway (1993) > buy link
  5. Out There (Technomix) – Friends of Matthew – Pulse 8 (1991) > (searching for buy link)
  6. Daylight (Dreamerdreamsalone) – God Within – Hardkiss Music (1993) > (searching for buy link)
  7. Reach Further (Remix) – Progression – Sorted Records (1994) > buy link
  8. I’m Breaking Thru This (Instrumental Mix) – Company 2 – Tam Tam (1989) > (searching for buy link)
  9. Two Fatt Guitars (Babetastic Mix) – Direckt – UFG (1993) > (searching for buy link)
  10. Song To The Siren (Sabre 100% Chunk Mix) – The Dust Brothers – Junior Boys Own (1993) > (searching for buy link)
  11. Feet (Wrong Side Of Town Mix) – Sandals – FFFR (1994) > (searching for buy link)
  12. Mr. Kirk’s Nightmare – 4Hero – Reinforced Records (1990) > buy link
  13. Sound Clash (Champion Sound) (Scientific Mix) – Kick Squad – Kickin Records (1990) > (searching for buy link)
  14. Next Is The E (I Feel It) – Moby – Instinct (1992) > buy link
  15. Pepper – Speedy J – Warp (1993) > buy link
  16. Mr. DJ (Remix) – Screen II – Cleveland City (1994) > (searching for buy link)
  17. Time becomes – Orbital – Internal (1993) > buy link