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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

luv396

luv396 - Townsend Family Soul

Townsend Family Soul

at the beginning of the year a family friend whose parents were moving to a smaller home, very kindly dropped off their family’s record collection. a collection that spanned decades and was full of soul, jazz, reggae, calypso, hip hop, funk, disco and r&b, as well as their family history and lots and lots of love. it was overwhelming and a little daunting; and then the pandemic came. with nothing but time i dove right in, listening and learning and really digging the music. it was a good companion during this strange year. i don’t really know how to thank the wonderful people that bestowed this gift of music, but i do know i can share it. so here’s a mix of uplifting soul music full of life and love to help us ride out the rest of this arduous year with a bounce in our step and groove in our hearts. much luv.
image : Fong Qi Wei
Tracklist:
  1. Our Day Will Come – Fontella Bass – Checker (1966) > buy link
  2. Ton Of Joy – Otis Redding – Volt (1966) > buy link
  3. I’ve Never Found A Girl – Booker T. & The MG’s – Stax (1969) > buy link
  4. Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything) – Donny Hathaway – ATCO Records (1970) > buy link
  5. Keep It Coming – Valerie Simpson – Tamla (1972)
  6. You’re All I Need To Get By – Dionne Warwick – Scepter Records (1969) > buy link
  7. This Will Be – Natalie Cole – Capitol (1975) > buy link
  8. Heighty-Hi – Mongo Santamaria – Atlantic (1970) > buy link
  9. We’ve Got To Have Love – Wilson Pickett – Atlantic (1968) > buy link
  10. (As Long As I Can) Get You When I Want You – Ike & Tina Turner – Liberty Records (1970) > buy link
  11. It’s Your Thing – The Isley Brothers – T-Neck (1969) > buy link
  12. Now That You Got It – Millie Jackson – Spring Records (1973) > buy link
  13. When The Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes – Bonnie Pointer – Motown (1979)
  14. Can I Change My Mind – Shirley Scott – Atlantic (1970) > buy link
  15. Lovely Day – Bill Withers – Columbia (1977) > buy link
  16. Where Are We Going? – Donald Byrd – Blue Note (1973) > buy link
  17. Message In The Music – Patrice Rushen – Elektra (1979) > buy link
  18. Suzanne – Roberta Flack – Atlantic (1973) > buy link
  19. New World Coming – Nina Simone – RCA Victor (1971) > buy link

luv395

luv395 No Town Exit

No Town Exit

it’s a driftyshoegazinfuturekrautrockishpsychedelectronicsoundcollage type thing.
if you ain’t from Exit Zero maybe you won’t understand.
photo : view from Marsonic Studios
Tracklist:
  1. This Is Nowhere – The Oscillation – DC Recordings (2007) > buy link
  2. 405 Lines / Loko Motive – Blackhill Transmitter – fsoldigital.com (2016) > buy link
  3. You Must Wake / One Million Years Ago – Broadcast and The Focus Group – Warp (2009) > buy link
  4. Jacknuggeted – Manitoba – Leaf (2003) > buy link
  5. Wheels Rolling / Young Man / Feed’em Up – Orange Can – Regal (2000)
  6. New Toytown Walk – The Focus Groop – Ghost Box (2017) > buy link
  7. Crazy For You – Ulrich Schnauss – Morr Music (2002) > buy link
  8. Platonic Rate – Parsley Sound – Mo Wax (2003) > buy link
  9. Listening To The Frogs With Demon Eyes – The Flaming Lips – Warner Bros. (2016) > buy link
  10. Black Forest Gateaux – Higamos Hogamos – DC Recordings (2009) > buy link
  11. Black Glass Actions – Cavern Of Anti-Matter – Duophonic Ultra High Frequency Disks (2016) > buy link
  12. Stay With Me – Spiritualized – Dedicated / Arista / Plain Recordings (1997/2010) > buy link

luv394

luv394 A Shade Of Blue

A Shade Of Blue

well, it finally happened. she kicked me out. it’s over. i’m left to my own devices, picking up the pieces of my life. all i got going for me is this dingy, run down, lonely hotel room, a bottle of whiskey, some reefer, the night, the rain and some blue jazz on the radio. it’ll do for tonight. after i sleep this off i will deal with tomorrow.
image : Lionel
Tracklist:
  1. My One And Only Love – Grant Green – Blue Note (1962/1985/2019) > buy link
  2. You’ve Changed – Yusef Lateef – Prestige (1961/1966) > buy link
  3. N.Y.C.’s No Lark – Bill Evans – Verve (1963/2013) > buy link
  4. Everything Happens To Me – Tina Brooks – Blue Note (1958/1980/2019) > buy link
  5. Drad-Dog – Miles Davis Sextet – Columbia (1961) > buy link
  6. What’s New – Ahmad Jamal Trio – Argo / Cadet (1958) > buy link
  7. Le Fleurs Africaines (African Flower) – Duke Ellington / Charlie Mingus / Max Roach – United Artists Jazz / Blue Note (1962/2020) > buy link
  8. What Is There To Say? – Sonny Rollins – Riverside Records / Milestone (1957/1973) > buy link
  9. Time After Time – Ben Webster – Verve (1959) > buy link
  10. Alicia – Eddie Harris – Exodus Records (1961) > buy link
  11. Modal – The Joe Harriott Quintet – Columbia / DOXY (1963/2014) > buy link
  12. Something I Dreamed Last Night – John Coltrane – Prestige (1958/1965/1990) > buy link

luv393

luv393 Lolloping Loops

Lolloping Loops

lay back into this heavy blend of blunted beats and lidded grooves. a classic trip hop sound from luv (circa mid-nineties) formed with three turntables, a mixer and a deep dive into the Record Canyon.
image : Freddie Four-Eyes
Tracklist:
  1. No Turn Unstoned – Luke Vibert – Mo Wax (1997)
  2. Fuck Dub (Baby Mammoth Mix 1) – Tosca – G-Stone Recordings (1997) > buy link
  3. Pathways – Runaways – Ultimate Dilemma (1995)
  4. Vampyress (Demo Dub) – Depth Charge – DC Recordings (1995)
  5. Thin Blue Line – Inevidence – Pussyfoot (1997)
  6. The Night Side – The Prunes – Mo Wax Excursions (1995)
  7. Lord Forgive Me Part III – DJ Vadim – Ninja Tune (1997) > buy link
  8. Small World – Small World – Hard Hands (1995)
  9. East West (MaKru Dub by Makossa + Peter Kruder) – Mama Oliver – Uptight (1996)
  10. Mr. Kiss Kiss Bong Bong – James Bong – 2 Kool (1995)
  11. Original Bedroom Rockers – Kruder & Dorfmeister – G-Stone Recordings (1993) > buy link
  12. What’s Behind Darkness – DJ Krush – Mo Wax (1995)
  13. Djed (Bruise Blood Mix by U.N.K.L.E.) – Tortoise – Thrill Jockey (1996)
  14. Radio Nova – Sie – Pussyfoot (1996) > buy link
  15. Nikto – Margoo – Lo Recordings (1997)
  16. Subculture – REQ – Skint (1996) > buy link
  17. Japanese Flute (DJ Food Remix) – Spaceways – Cup Of Tea Records (1995)

luv392

luv392 Upholstery Farm

Upholstery Farm

back in the day Davey, Mickey, John and i would head downtown to this boss club called the Uphostery Farm. it was an amazing space, lots of levels, hideaway nooks and a big dancefloor. the place was totally psychedelicized. it use to be a fabric warehouse back in the 1940s but for a few years in the sixties it was the best place to hang out, pick up chicks and dance our cares away. it closed at the end of 1968 due to shady dealings but i will never forget the groovy tunes we would shake and shimmy to every night at the Upholstery Farm.
image : Jack Jodie
Tracklist:
  1. Come On In – The Association – Warner Bros. (1968) > buy link
  2. Here Comes My Baby – The Tremeloes – Epic (1967) > buy link
  3. All Strung Out Over You – The Chambers Brothers – Columbia (1966/1971) > buy link
  4. Just The Way You Are – The Strangeloves – Bang Records / Real Gone Music (1965/2019) > buy link
  5. Breathe In My Ear – The Shags – Kayden Records / Particles (1967/2019) > buy link
  6. Stone Free – The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Polydor / Experience Hendrix / Legacy (1966/2016) > buy link
  7. Shape Of Things To Come – Davie Allan and The Arrows – Tower / Sundazed (1969/2004) > buy link
  8. Incense And Peppermints – The Strawberry Alarm Clock – UNI Records (1967) > buy link
  9. The Eagle Never Hunts The Fly – The Bonniwell Music Machine – Warner Bros. / Real Gone Music (1968/2020) > buy link
  10. Sock It To Me, Baby – Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels – Bell Records / Quality Records (1967/1981) > buy link
  11. Drunken Maria – The Monks – International Polydor Production / Universal Music Special Markets (1966/2011) > buy link
  12. Gingerbread Man – Tommy James and The Shondells – Roulette (1968) > buy link
  13. I Can Dig It – Booker T. & The MG’s – Stax (1968) > buy link
  14. Gonna Hang Around – The Golliwogs – Fantasy / Craft Recordings / Scorpio (1965/2017) > buy link
  15. 3/5 Of A Mile In 10 Seconds – Jefferson Airplane – RCA Victor / Sundazed (1967/2002) > buy link
  16. Throw My Love Away – The Honeybus – Deram / Hanky Panky Records / Mapache Records (1967/2019) > buy link
  17. Color Me True – Sly & The Family Stone – Epic (1968) > buy link

luv391

luv391 Flummoxed

Flummoxed

my mind has been a jumble of confusion. so i took the swirling sounds, off-kilter rhythms and odd sonic signatures running loose in my mind and, with a synthesis of new and old, created a timeless void where we can go when we need to lose ourselves.
image : Nester Stronghook
Tracklist:
  1. Dark Plasma – Joel Vandroogenbroeck – Coloursound Library / Aguirre Records (1980/2015) > buy link
  2. Frankel – Mapstation – Soul Static Sound (2000) > buy link
  3. Elettronica [#5] – Ennio Morricone – Death Waltz Recording Company (1975/2017)
  4. Describing Bodies – Oneohtrix Point Never – Editions Mego (2010) > buy link
  5. アトムのB.G.M. – Matsuo Ohno – ALM Records / Survival Research (1975/2019)
  6. Without Excess – Speaker Music – Planet Mu (2019) > buy link
  7. Fabbrica N.4 – Gerardo Iacoucci – Canopo / Intervallo (1972/2017)
  8. Drone – Tod Dockstader – Owl Records / DOXY (1962/1966/2014) > buy link
  9. The Crocodile – Shit And Shine – Editions Mego (2017) > buy link
  10. Summit Melody – Team Doyobi – Skam (2004) > buy link
  11. 葆光飴 Hokouame – Sugai Ken – Discrepant (2018) > buy link
  12. Butterfly No. 3 – Morton Subotnick – Columbia (1974) > buy link
  13. Vegetable – Black Dice – Paw Tracks (2009) > buy link
  14. Walk – Freeform – Skam (2005) > buy link

luv390

luv390 Don't Mind Me

Don’t Mind Me

oh, hi there. don’t mind me. i am just putting some beautiful music up on the interwebs. much like i have been doin’ for about… oh well would you look at that. seems that this here mixtape marks the 10th year that dj luv’s records have been going around. that’s a mighty long time. but i’m here to tell ya that i don’t mind. no sir, not one bit. why i would be making these darn mixtapes anyway so i figure why not share ‘em. so don’t you worry, you can keep expectin’ ’em, cos as far near as i can tell we have only scratched the surface of what the Record Canyon has tucked away. thanks to those who have listened and shared. spread the luv, that’s what i always say.
photo : Liz Pieries
Tracklist:
  1. Never In And Never Out – Animals On Wheels – Ntone (1999) > buy link
  2. Carousel – Iron and Wine – Sub Pop (2007) > buy link
  3. Being It – Arthur Russell – Upside Records / Audika (1986/2005) > buy link
  4. Seascape – Dick Mills for BBC Radiophonic Workshop – BBC Records / Silva Screen (1983/2016) > buy link
  5. I Know They Say – Spectrum – Silvertone Records / Medical Records LLC (1994/2018) > buy link
  6. Preludietto – Alessandro Alessandroni – SR Records / Sonor Music Editions (1972/2019)
  7. Wesak – Gimmer Nicholson – Peabody / Light In The Attic (1969/1981/2016) > buy link
  8. Mama Kilio E – Jean-Bosco Mwenda – Mississippi Records (2019)
  9. Blumenthal – Ulrich Schnauss – City Centre Offices / Scripted Realities (2003/2020) > buy link
  10. Master Of The Game – Silica Gel – Wifflefist / Future Logic Development Corporation (1993/2016)
  11. Cave Ballad – Andy Hull & Robert McDowell ft. Paul Dano – Lakeshore Records (2016) > buy link
  12. Deep – Hex – Ninja Tune (1993) > buy link
  13. This Side Of The Blue – Joanna Newsom – Drag City (2004) > buy link
  14. The Distance – Manual – Morr Music (2002) > buy link
  15. Long Distance Look – Steve Hiett – CBS/Sony / Efficient Space / Be With Records (1983/2019)
  16. Canto Triste – MPB-4 – Philips (1975/1982)
  17. Children Crying – The Congos – Black Art / Blood And Fire (1977/1996) > buy link
  18. Intogeymy – The Lower Buttons – Ubuntu Publishing (1964/2014)
  19. Naima – John Coltrane – Atlantic (1960) > buy link

luv389

luv389 Down In The Basement

Down In The Basement

moody alternate reality radio from down in the basement.
photo : sdl
Tracklist:
  1. Anyone Around – Jessy Lanza – Hyperdub (2020) > buy link
  2. I Vanish – Ziúr – Planet Mu (2019) > buy link
  3. Sequential Circuits – Panda Bear – Domino (2014) > buy link
  4. Strawberry Privilege – Yves Tumor – Warp (2020) > buy link
  5. Amarillo – Gorillaz – Parlophone (2010) > buy link
  6. Text Of Intent – Larry Gus – DFA (2019) > buy link
  7. Off The Rails – The Notwist – City Slang (2002) > buy link
  8. City Hell – Jockstrap – Warp (2020) > buy link
  9. Foul Mouth – Mouse On Mars ft. Amanda Blank & Zach Condon – Thrill Jockey (2018) > buy link
  10. uknowhatimsayin¿ – Danny Brown ft. Obongjayar – Warp (2019) > buy link
  11. Enough – Kelela – Warp (2017) > buy link
  12. Down In The Basement – Catnapp – Monkeytown Records (2019) > buy link
  13. Loon – Darkstar – Warp (2020) > buy link
  14. You And I – Caribou – Merge (2020) > buy link
  15. Before – Bibio – Warp (2019) > buy link
  16. Talk To Me – John Matthias – Lifelike (2001) > buy link

luv388

luv388 Showing You The Cracks

Showing You The Cracks

techno is a pure dance music designed to take the cacophony of everyday chaos and organize it in just the right manner as to make a dancefloor erupt with timeless uncontrollable grooves. as serious rhythms free flow from the speakers we are witness to the breaking apart of all that we know. the cracks can no longer be hidden.
image : a close up of the surface of the Sun taken from the satellite of luv
Tracklist:
  1. FX Dial – Humanoid – Rephlex (1984/2003) > buy link
  2. Radius (Surgeon Remix) – Daniel Avery – Phantasy Sound (2018) > buy link
  3. Daddy’s In The Basement Diggin’ Gravy – Tube Jerk – iLL (1999)
  4. Creature – 80xx – Plus 8 Records (2015) > buy link
  5. Off – Ellen Allien – Bpitch Control (2016) > buy link
  6. Who Diz? – Puente Latino – Pirmevil (1998)
  7. War Of The Worlds (Epic Mix) – Dark Comedy – Transmat / Mint Condition (1992/2019) > buy link
  8. O-Ton Reassembled 4 – Luke Slater – Ostgut Ton (2020) > buy link
  9. Baradatrax – Barada – Definitive Records (1994) > buy link
  10. A Walking Contradiction Part II – Adam Beyer – Plus 8 Records (2005)
  11. The Visit – Cristian Vogel – Solid Recordings / Sub Rosa (1996/2016)
  12. Medium – Syntheme – Planet Mu (2007) > buy link
  13. Serpentine – My My – Playhouse (2005)
  14. Acknowledgements (V2) – Cari Lekebusch – H. Productions (1998)
  15. Chase – Robert Hood – Tresor (1994/2018) > buy link
  16. Lab Rat 5 – Lab Rat XL – Clone (2003/2017) > buy link
  17. Raw Trax 4 – Surgeon – Dynamic Tension Records (2019) > buy link
  18. Moment 2 – Transllusion – Clone Aqualung Series (2018) > buy link