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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)

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luv410 The Start Of A Lovely Day

The Start Of A Lovely Day

this past Sunday some buddies from Montreal dj collectives the Jazz Amnesty Sound System, Canicule Tropicale and Tupi Collective spent over eight hours in the park playing uplifting music for the folks that came for some afternoon delight. it was very fun. this mix is a sketch of how the day started with luv behind the decks. i was going for a groovy mix of soul jazz with distinct Sesame Street flavors and some churchyard vibes for good measure. it was a lovely day.
photo : Parc Saint-Viateur
Tracklist:
  1. Nothin’ Can Stop Me Now – Horace Silver – Blue Note (1973) > buy link
  2. Footin’ It – George Benson – A&M / CTI Records (1968) > buy link
  3. No Sweat – The Dave Pike Set – Relax / Disques Wagram (1969/1998)
  4. Stoned Soul Picnic – Roy Ayers – Atlantic / Music On Vinyl (1968/2014) > buy link
  5. The Golden Striker – Eddie Harris – Janus Records (1970) > buy link
  6. Flatjacks – Willie Rodriguez Jazz Quartet – Riverside Records / BGP Records (1963/2014)
  7. Red Clay – Jack Wilkins – Mainstream Records / Wewantsounds (1973/2018) > buy link
  8. Smilin’ Billy Suite (Part II) – The Heath Brothers – Strata-East / Alpha Omega Recordings (1976/1998)
  9. Precious Mountain – Cedar Walton – Columbia (1978) > buy link
  10. Fire Eater – Rusty Bryant – Prestige (1971/2017) > buy link
  11. Shortnin’ Bread – The 3 Pieces – Fantasy (1975) > buy link
  12. In The Back Of The Churchyard – Julius Brockington – Today Records (1973)

luv409

luv409 - Mysterious Cosmic Jellyfish

Mysterious Cosmic Jellyfish

you arrive washed out by the sun, covered in salt from sweat and the sea, drifting along the inward journey to your paradise. you followed the call of the mysterious cosmic jellyfish that resides in the center of your own personal Bermuda Triangle, lost between mind, heart and soul. it summoned you so it could impart the wisdom of the deep. open yourself up and let the ancient understanding take you to a dreamy world of fantasy filled with warm sea breezes.
Tracklist:
  1. Siembra – Elisabeth Waldo – Barbary Coast Records / Pleasure For Music (1959/2021) > buy link
  2. Llanura Africanas – Don Gonzalo Fernandez – Toboga Records (1982) > buy link
  3. Advert – Mark Broom – Pure Plastic (1999)
  4. Beribau Variations – Paulinho da Costa – Pablo (1977)
  5. Misnomer – Four Tet – Output (1999) > buy link
  6. Seaweed – Tipsy – Asphodel (2001)
  7. The Moon Over Manakoora – Lenny And The Thundertones – Astra Recordings Company / Numero Group (1962/2018) > buy link
  8. I’ll Be Home – Flamingos – Checker / Chess (1955/1981) > buy link
  9. Sweet Leilani – The Waikikis – Kapp Records / MCA (1967/1973)
  10. Island Girl – Eden Ahbez – Del-Fi Records / Fantôme Phonographique (1960/2018) > buy link
  11. Lessivé – Le Tone – Naive (1999) > buy link
  12. Hotel California – Heineken Pan Vibes Steel Orchestra – ICE (1978)
  13. My Silent Song – Enoch Light And The Light Brigade – Project 3 Total Sound (1969)
  14. Flynn – Ratatat – XL Recordings (2008)
  15. Marihuana – Los Darlings De Huanuco – Rey Records / Repsychled / Lion Productions (????/2018) > buy link
  16. Julie – The Moonlighters – WRL / Death Is Not The End (1961/2019) > buy link
  17. When Beads Spell Power Leaf – Brightblack Morning Light – Matador (2008) > buy link
  18. Rule The Summer Clouds – Bobby Lee – Tompkins Square (2021) > buy link
  19. Blue Beach – Welcome To Your Beach – Steve Hiett – CBS/Sony / Efficient Space / Be With records (1983/2019)

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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

luv407

luv407 Future Heatwaves

Future Heatwaves

drift through the heat of the dog daze in slow motion as this collection of odd pop and new rock prepares us for the hot summers ahead.
photo : Jaiyn Wilbity
Tracklist:
  1. University Microfilms International – Stereolab – Duophonic Ultra High Frequency Disks (2004/2019) > buy link
  2. What Hurts Worse – Iron & Wine – Sub Pop (2018) > buy link
  3. Somebody Loving You – The Lemon Twigs – 4AD (2020) > buy link
  4. You n Me Sellin’ Weed – The Flaming Lips – Warner Records (2020) > buy link
  5. Shadow Of The Pyramids – Kristian North – Mothland Records (2021) > buy link
  6. I Stay Inside – Jamie Lidell – Jajulin Records (2016) > buy link
  7. Don’t Question Me – Scattered Clouds – Boiled Records (2019) > buy link
  8. Sans Soleil – The Notwist – Morr Music (2021) > buy link
  9. Damaged Eyes Squinting Into The Beautiful Overhot Sun – Deerhoof – Joyful Noise Recordings (2020) > buy link
  10. Long Time Woman – Night Lunch – Celluloid Lunch Records (2020) > buy link
  11. Psychotic Feeling – Of Montreal – Polyvinyl Record Company (2012) > buy link
  12. Forget Me – Born Ruffians – Paper Bag Records / Yep Roc Records (2018) > buy link
  13. If You Knew My Name – Figueroa – Nomark Records (2020) > buy link
  14. Woulda Coulda – Coriky – Dischord Records (2020) > buy link

luv406

luv406 overtired dub

overtired dub

you close your eyes but you can’t fall asleep, you’ve passed the crashing point and are drifting some place beyond. a little bit mad and a lot bit loopy. overtired is a special kinda feeling where your mind holds your body hostage by staying awake too long. now sink into this dub selection, as was intended.
photo : magnified marijuana
Tracklist:
  1. East Of Scientist Corner (II Pieces) – Scientist – Clocktower Records / Abraham (1981) > buy link
  2. Ites Gold Green Dub – The Agrovators – Grounation / Radiation Roots – (1976/2017) > buy link
  3. This A The Best Version – Bunny Lee / The Agrovators / Johnny Clarke – Jackpot / Jamaican Recordings (1975/2015)
  4. Cross To Theremin – Gaudi with Dennis Bovell – Dubmission Records (2020) > buy link
  5. Unclear – The New Age Steppers – On-U Sound (1981/2021) > buy link
  6. Asylum Of Dub – Mad Professor – Ariwa (1983) > buy link
  7. Must Be Dreaming – Dub Syndicate – On-U Sound (1984/2017) > buy link
  8. Crickets In Moonlight – Lee Scratch Perry – On-U Sound (2019) > buy link
  9. Prosperous Dub – I Benjahman – Hot Milk (1983/2017) > buy link
  10. A Fat Dub – The Congos – Jamaican Recordings (2012)
  11. A Heavy Dub – King Tubby & Prince Jammy – Blood & Fire (1996) > buy link
  12. Lava Flow – Twilight Circus Dub Sound System – M Records (2001) > buy link
  13. Exchange (Mountain Steppers Dub) – Massive Attack v. Mad Professor – Virgin (2019) > buy link
  14. Space Movement : Section 1 – Creation Rebel – 4D Rhythms / On-U Sound (1980/2017) > buy link
  15. Lime And Salt – The Flying Lizards – Piano / Staubgold (1995/2010) > buy link
  16. Technical Selection – Mikey Dread – Dread At The Controls / Music On Vinyl (1979/2021) > buy link

luv405

luv405 Sound As A Pound

Sound As A Pound

it’s good for the soul. it’s kind to the mind. it’s gonna make you shake your behind.
it’s jazz funk found, sound as a pound, gettin’ you up to get down.
photo : Céline Henry
Tracklist:
  1. Rockin Julius – Billy Brooks – Crossover Records Co. / Wewantsounds (1974/2020) > buy link
  2. More Mess On My Thing – The J.B.’s – Now-Again Records (1969/2019) > buy link
  3. March Of The Goober Woobers – Forty Seven Times Its Own Weight – Fable Records / Jazzman (1975/2019) > buy link
  4. Mr. Thomas – Donald Byrd – Blue Note (1973) > buy link
  5. Shifting Gears – Johnny Hammond – Milestone / BGP Records (1975/2015) > buy link
  6. Back To Front – Powerhouse – Peer International Library Limited / Yellow Productions (1975/1996) > buy link
  7. The Harlem Buck Dance Strut – Les McCann – Atlantic / Get On Down (1973/2018) > buy link
  8. Boogie Joe The Grinder – Ultrafunk – Contempo / Trading Places (1975/2020)
  9. Power – Ray Barretto – Fania / Craft Recordings (1970/2020) > buy link
  10. そうらん節 (Soran Bushi) – Tadao Sawai, Kazu Sawai, Takeshi Inomata, Norio Maeda, Hozan Yamamoto – RCA / Mr Bongo (1973/2020)
  11. One More Time – Billy Martin – Trans-World – Return To Analog (1970/2019)
  12. Watusi Dance – Funk Factory – ATCO Records / Be With Records (1975/2016) > buy link

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luv404 Not Found

Not Found

404 SYSTEM ERROR : NOT FOUND
not found = lost
lost = gone, adrift, wandering, off-course, obscured, disoriented, wayward, misplaced, missing
WARNING : the first few minutes of this mixtape are a slow building drone, but don’t worry, after that it gets weirder.
image : not found
Tracklist:
  1. Gegenstimmung – Reinhard Berg – Melbourne Records (1972/1975/1980)
  2. Nucleaire – Philippe Doray, Les Asociaux Associés – Gratte-Ciel / SouffleContinu Records (1977/2020)
  3. Весенний Этюд = Spring Etude – Vladimir Martynov – Мелодия / modern silence (1980/2016)
  4. Gwendoline Descendue! – Bernard Gagnon – Tenzier (1981/2012)
  5. Vagues – Rhythm & Noise – Ralph Records (1984)
  6. Mirror’s – Moolah – Atman Music & Recordings (1974/2012)
  7. Studie 1 – Karlheinz Stockhausen – modern silence (1953/2016) > buy link
  8. Infiltration – Moebius & Plank – Sky / Bureau B (1981/2010) > buy link
  9. Huh? – The New Obsolescents – Castles In Space (2021) > buy link
  10. track 5, side A of Negativland – Negativland – Seeland (1980)
  11. Knock At The Door – John Carpenter – Death Waltz Recording Company (1984/2013) > buy link
  12. Radio Void – Chris & Cosey – Rough Trade / Conspiracy International (1981/2019) > buy link
  13. Solar Ellipse – Barry Truax – Cambridge Street Records (1985)
  14. Prismatic Forest – Alwin Nikolais – Hanover / Cacophonic (1959/2013)
  15. A Thousand Whispers – Tim Story – Atem / Dias Records (1982/2021) > buy link
  16. Line Extension – Oval – Mille Plateaux / Thrill Jockey (1995/1996) > buy link

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luv403 Stephen Lebovits

Liquid Sound Dimensions

artificial intelligence creating patterns & textures on liquid television for our come down pleasure. a sound that enveloped us in the early nineties as the Interchill brothers (UK & France), Gnat, Twin Peetz & Wig spun out the future while we melted into couches and rolled another joint. too up to be down and too down to be up. the atmosphere when we returned after the after party to a chill out room curated by our buddy Steve (pkls 4 ever), giving us a soft place to crash land, embraced in dawn’s twilight, wasted on Coloniale.
photo : Stephen Lebovits
Tracklist:
  1. Fragile (Delicate Remix by Vapourspace) – L.S.G. – Superstition / Guerilla (1994) > buy link
  2. Frequency Band – Richard H. Kirk – Warp (1994) > buy link
  3. From Beyond – Psyche – Transmat / Planet E (1990/1996) > buy link
  4. Incidental Harmony – Global Communications – Dedicated (1994) > buy link
  5. Selinite – Higher Intelligence Agency – Warp (1994) > buy link
  6. Chromosphere – Biosphere – Origo Sound / Apollo / Biophon Records (1991/2015) > buy link
  7. Sunrise – Vernal Equinox – Atomeum Dawn Records / Aural Medium (1988/2019) > buy link
  8. Satellite Serenade (Trans Asian Express Mix by Orb) – Keiichi Suzuki – WAU! Mr. Modo Recordings / Deviant Records (1992/1996) > buy link
  9. Bio Dimension – B12 – Warp (1993) > buy link
  10. Flow, Form & Spiral – Thomas Fehlmann – R&S Records (1994) > buy link
  11. Delphium – Aphex Twin – Apollo (1992) > buy link
  12. Daybreak – Ismistik – Djax-Up-Beats / Emotions Electric (1995/2020) > buy link
  13. Frisbee Skip – The Black Dog – Warp (1994) > buy link
  14. Bluebelle – Ethik – Eat Raw / Kompakt (1993/2019) > buy link
  15. Lotus Position – The Irresistible Force – Volume (1994)

luv402

luv402 Call Me Sweet Daddy Rollin’ Stone

They Call Me Sweet Daddy Rollin’ Stone

remember the good old days? way back in the early fifties when everything was wholesome and good, before rock’n’roll took over the youth and steered our country to ruin. this collection of music from the years 1951 to 1954 contains a healthy dose of rhythm & blues and country & western with a smattering of jazz, calypso & Latin sounds. i hope you enjoy these wholesome sides, feel free to use them as a buffer to the lewd & crass times we find ourselves in.
image : Johnny Sampson’s Barn Yard Apocalypse
Tracklist:
  1. Daddy Rollin’ Stone – Otis Blackwell – Jay-Dee Records / Fantastic Voyage (1953/2014) > buy link
  2. I Ain’t For It – Boogie Bill Webb – Imperial Records (1952/1968) > buy link
  3. I’ve Got That Feelin’ – Lil Green – Atlantic (1951/1986)
  4. Tiger Man (King Of The Jungle) – Rufus Thomas – Sun / Charly Records (1953/1976) > buy link
  5. You Ain’t So Such A Much – Blanche Thomas – Imperial Records / Fantastic Voyage (1954/2015) > buy link
  6. Hey Bartender – Floyd Dixon – Cat / Fantastic Voyage (1954/2014) > buy link
  7. Drinkin’ Wine Spoodee O Dee – Malcolm Yelvington And Star Rhythm Boys – Sun / ORG Music (1954/2014) > buy link
  8. Snake Dance Boogie – Roy Hogsed – Capitol Records / Stag-O-Lee (1951/2013) > buy link
  9. Some Girl Something – The Lion – Melodisc / Honest Jon’s Records (1951/2002) > buy link
  10. ¿Que Pasa Chica? – Cab Calloway And His Orchestra – Regal Records / Stag-O-Lee (1951/2014) > buy link
  11. Bamalam – Du-Droppers – RCA Victor / Stag-O-Lee (1953/2013) > buy link
  12. Give Me A Red Hot Mama And An Ice Cold Beer – Smiley Maxedon – Columbia / The Omni Recording Corporation / The Iron Mountain Analogue Research Facility (1953/2019) > buy link
  13. Chopsticks-Mambo – The Cal Tjader Trio – Fantasy (1953/2013) > buy link
  14. Big Bamboo – Duke Of Iron – Monogram / Stag-O-Lee (1952/2014) > buy link
  15. Red Top – Jimmie Widener – Imperial / Doghouse & Bone Records (1953/2020)
  16. You Played On My Piano – Hank Penny & Jaye P. Morgan – RCA Victor / Fantastic Voyage (1951/2011)
  17. Marie – The Four Tunes – Jubilee / ABC Records (1954/1973) > buy link
  18. Blue Moon – Lynn Hope – Aladdin / Fantastic Voyage (1951/2014)
  19. Atomic Baby – Linda Hayes with Red Callender Sextette – Recorded In Hollywood / Fantastic Voyage (1953/2014) > buy link