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luv441 The Sub-Surface Unity Of All Things

Sub-Surface Unity

the wind blows through a stack of upright pianos stranded on a sandbar and the sound blends with the beat from a thousand all-nite afterparties far off in the distance. the music moves your feet, tugs on your heartstrings and existentially pulls apart the sinews of your mind connecting you to “the same force that lit the stars.”
image : Bea Chino P.A.
Tracklist:
  1. In Love (Chukwu Mix Instrumental by Tony Nwachukwu) – Fear of Pop – Giant Step Records (1998)
  2. excerpt from This Is Water by David Foster Wallace as read by Amy Wallace-Havens – Hachette Digital (2018)
  3. Crosswords (EP Mix) – Panda Bear – Domino (2015)
  4. Indurain – Coco Steel & Lovebomb – Other (1997)
  5. High Tide (Dr. Dunks Remix) – XLNT – DFA (2019)
  6. Lavanger – Wagon Christ – People Of Rhythm (2020)
  7. Phlanged Vortex (Faze Action Remix) – Eiki Nonaka – Studio Mule (2023)
  8. Never Get Out Of The Boat (The Flying Mix) – The Aloof – Ace (1990/2022)
  9. Sunshine’s Theme (Sunshine’s Remix) – Dubtribe Sound System – Organico / Music From Memory (1994/2020)
  10. Joppo + Eno – Antena – Les Disques Du Crépuscule / Numero Group (1983/2022)
  11. Tequila – Eric Copeland & Josh Diamond – Post Present Medium (2022)
  12. Beyond My Eyes – Bibio – Warp (2017)
  13. Henry McCullough (Andrew Weatherall Dub) – BP Fallon & David Holmes – LateNiteTales (2017)
  14. excerpt from This Is Water by David Foster Wallace as read by Amy Wallace-Havens – Hachette Digital (2018)
  15. Our Pathetic Age – DJ Shadow ft. Sam Herring – Mass Appeal (2019)

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luv440 The City Listens

The City Listens

the city listens to boom beats on summer streets as it’s children lick tricky tongue twisters like ice cream treats.
image : Rick Mason
Tracklist:
  1. Stone Planet – Master Minds – Third Earth Music (2002)
  2. 7th Seal – The Freestyle Fellowship – Sun Music / Key System Recordings (1991/2023)
  3. Boom Bip – Zion I – Ground Control Records (2001)
  4. Global Dynamics – Dilated Peoples – ABB Records (1997)
  5. Born To Roll – Masta Ace Incorporated – Delicious Vinyl / Craft Recordings (1995/2018)
  6. Sleep Speechless (Nightmare Mix) – Blu Rum 13 – Jazz Fudge (2001)
  7. Wicked Ways – Declaime – Good Vibe Recordings (1999)
  8. Julian’s Dream (Ode To A Bad) – Shabazz Palaces ft. The Shotgun Shot – Sub Pop (2017)
  9. What’s Up Fatlip? – Fatlip – Delicious Vinyl / ORG Music (2005/2019)
  10. BM’s – Del The Funky Homosapien – Hiero Imperium Records (2000)
  11. Just Because – The Gift Of Gab – Quannum Projects (2003)
  12. Live On Both Sides – Danger Mouse ft. Jemini The Gifted One – Lex Records (2002)
  13. Theme Music – Asheru And Blue Black Of The Unspoken Heard – Seven Heads (2001)
  14. Pyrite – Siah – Fondle ‘Em Records (1997)
  15. Breakadawn – De La Soul – Tommy Boy (1993)
  16. Super Soul Sis – Warren G ft. Jah Skillz – Violator / Rush Associated Labels / Def Jam (1994/2014)

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luv439 The Mechanics Of Laughter

The Mechanics Of Laughter

a deep dissection of laughter uncovers a darkness that lies intertwined within.
image : Dumont Bridgedly
Tracklist:
  1. introduction to I Love Pornography (live in Austin, TX, USA) – Bill Hicks – Comedy Dynamics (1991/2023)
  2. Inflatable Gravestone – Mun Sing – Planet Mu (2023)
  3. / – Second Woman – Spectrum Spools (2017/2022)
  4. Blade – Emptyset – Thrill Jockey (2019)
  5. Holomorphic n-0 Form – Dopplereffekt – Rephlex (2007)
  6. Uviol – Autechre – Warp (2001)
  7. Isopaska – Vladislav Delay – Planet Mu (2022)
  8. Thermoplastic Riot Shield – Matmos – Thrill Jockey (2018)
  9. Chaos Engine (Shatter Remix by Shapednoise) – Mumdance & Logos – Tectonic (2019)
  10. Rastplatz – Shit And Shine – Editions Mego (2015)
  11. Fréquences D’ombres – Vromb – Ant-Zen (2022)
  12. Journey To The Centre – Future Sound Of London – fsoldigital.com (2008/2014)
  13. Eu Jach – Quinoline Yellow – Skam (2003)
  14. Abgestelit – Thomas Fehlmann – Kompakt (2021)
  15. Forensics (For Guitar) Part 1 – James Plotkin – FatCat Records (2000)
  16. Omnia – Torus – Tresor (2022)

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luv438 Os Anos 70

Os Anos 70

Música Popular Brasileira (MPB), a little bit of what Brazil sounded like in the seventies.
Tracklist:
  1. Pernalonga – Di Melo – Odeon / Fatiado Discos (1975/2021)
  2. Pontos De Luz – Gal Costa – Philips / Mr. Bongo (1973/2017)
  3. A Hora É Essa – Célia – Continental / Mr. Bongo (1972/2018)
  4. Dor E Dor – Tom Zé – Continental / Três Selos Paralelo (1972/2022)
  5. Ele Vem Aí – Jair Rodrigues – Philips (1975)
  6. Preta Petinha – Novos Baianos – Som Livre / Mr. Bongo (1972/2022)
  7. Foicera – Guilherme Coutinho E O Grupo Stalo – Erla – Estudio / Mad About Records (1978/2020)
  8. Feminina – Joyce – Far Out Recordings (1977/2022)
  9. Samuel Arcanjo; Anjo – Jaime & Nair – CID / Vampi Soul (1974/2020)
  10. Briguei Com Ela – Edy Star – Som Livre / ViNiLiSSSiMO (1974/2019)
  11. Volkswagen Blues – Gilberto Gil – Philips / Fontana (1971/1974)
  12. Hipnose – Antonio Carlos & Jocafi – RCA Victor / Mr. Bongo (1971/2016)
  13. Tá Tudo Aí – Rubinho E Mauro Assumpção – Tapecar / Mr. Bongo (1972/2023)
  14. Na Água Negra Da Lagoa – Toquinho – RGE / Mr. Bongo (1970/2018)

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luv437 Obliquity Of The Ecliptic

Obliquity Of The Ecliptic

an arc of freak fusion that spans millennia made by jazz journeymen with spiritual leanings.
image : false-color image of the surface of Mars (80.3 degrees north latitude, 172.1 degrees east longitude) taken from the satellite of luv
Tracklist:
  1. Lullaby – Raymatics – Ultimate Dilemma (1996)
  2. The Winner – Alabaster Deplume – Lost Map Records (2018)
  3. That We Ask Our Creator – Kahil El’Zabar – Spiritmuse Records (2020)
  4. Crescent (Howie B mix) – Nobukazu Takemura – Bellissima Records (1994)
  5. Vibes From The Tribe – Build An Ark – Kindred Spirits (2004)
  6. For The Children (Slicker remix) – Phil Ranelin – Hefty Records (2001)
  7. I’m Gonna Go Fishin’ – Duke Ellington – Black Lion Records / ORG Music (1962/1988/2020)
  8. Choreographic Sketches – Jerzy Milian – Jazzanova Compost Records (1975/1999)
  9. A Green Caterpillar – Masaru Imada Trio +2 – Three Blind Mice / Le Très Jazz Club (1975/2020)
  10. Extreme Expressions – Nine Yards Orchestra – Groove Attack Productions (2000)
  11. Schrödinger’s Cat – Ian O’Brien – Ferox Records (1996)
  12. The Dancer (Stanley Dancer edit by Mr. PC) – Stanley Clarke – Mr. PC Versions (2016)
  13. Fulina – STUFF. – Gondawana Records (2018)
  14. Visions Of Love – Gary Bartz with Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge – Jazz Is Dead (2021)

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luv436 Heritage Rave

Heritage Rave

earlier this year the University Of Manchester released an article titled ’If God is a DJ’: Heritage Rave, the Ageing Raver and the Bodywork of the DJ by Helen Homes, Nick Crossley and Graeme Park. In it they “explore the revival of rave music in the UK, reporting original research findings and focusing, in particular, upon two emergent themes: (1) the lived experience of the ageing raver, and its embodied and collective nature; and (2) the changing role of the DJ. …how rave’s revival constitutes a form of heritage which is crucial to the UK’s creative economy and we illustrate how heritage rave events provide a collective space for ageing ravers to relive times, music and dances of old. A further finding centres upon the ways in which reviving rave and reframing it in terms of heritage has transformed the position and role of the DJ. Having been a background figure in rave’s first wave, the DJ has become a centralised and revered figure within the heritage rave sector.”

around the same time this paper came out a request was made by an old skool rave buddy for a 55th birthday mixtape. as i started working on it i realized it is also the 30th anniversary of the first rave i ever attended (Solstice in Montreal, 1993). since part of my rational for collecting this music was to help preserve it for the folks i partied with, here’s a Heritage Rave mixtape for all the old ravers out there, forever young in our minds.
image : a little Bob Newhart for Jane
Tracklist:
  1. Tricky Disco – Tricky Disco – Warp / Kompakt Extra (1990/2005)
  2. Total Confusion (Reprise) – A Homeboy, A Hippie & A Funki Dredd – Tam Tam Records (1990)
  3. Total Confusion (Heavenly Mix) – A Homeboy, A Hippie & A Funki Dredd – Tam Tam Records (1990)
  4. Nebula 1 – Nebula – G-Zone (1988)
  5. Feel The Drop (Renaissance Mix) – B.M. EX – Union City Recordings / Arctic (1992/1993)
  6. Arrival (Dub) – Revelation – Atmosphere Records (1990)
  7. Slid (Gildub) – Fluke – Circa (1993)
  8. Fresh Momentum – Rhythm Invention – Warp (1993)
  9. Eyes (The Depth Charge Dub) – Midi Rain – Vinyl Solution / Flying International (1991)
  10. Ulysses (The Groove) – Jolly Roger ft. E-Mix – Desire Records (1989)
  11. Thelma (Fallout Mix) – Sandmen – Warp (1993)
  12. 3 Moods In A Gurple Parden (remix by Robbie Hardkiss) – Hawke – Hardkiss (1993)
  13. So This Is Love – Mental Cube – Debut / fsoldigital.com (1991/2020)
  14. Subsonic Trance – Joey Beltram – R&S Records (1990/2023)
  15. Sal Batardes – Nightmares On Wax – Warp (1990)
  16. Logan’s Running – Todd Terry – TNT Records / Freeze Records (1992)
  17. 20 Hz – Capricorn – Global Cuts (1993)
  18. Crime – Orbital – FFRR (1992)
  19. Single Minded People – Jaydee – R&S Records / Downtown (1993)
  20. Acid Job – Kekkotronics & LTJ – Irma CasaDiPrimordine (1989/1993)
  21. Rockers To Rockers (Phat Lips Mix) – Original Rockers – Different Drummer (1993)
  22. Forever Young – Southern Fried Kickin’ – SOUR (1993)

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luv435 Free Moving Delocalized Electrons

Free Moving Delocalized Electrons

a free flowing collection of textural techno that roams the atmosphere in search of your ear holes.
image : Mary Gordon
Tracklist:
  1. Rise – Jeff Mills – Axis (2022)
  2. Mi Gallina (Rocketnumbernine Remix) – Santiago Ospino – Soul Jazz (2012)
  3. Yiox – Ibrahim Alfa Jnr – Mille Plateaux (2022)
  4. Vespula Pensylvanica – Polygonia – ara (2022)
  5. Té ! Merveilleux ! – Jako Maron – Nyege Nyege Tapes (2023)
  6. Actress Meets Shangaan A – Actress – Honest Jon’s Records (2011)
  7. Full Up – Anti-G – Planet Mu (2011)
  8. Jacobites Order – Hieroglyphic Being – Soul Jazz (2015)
  9. Aquatic Cataclysm – Drexciya – Tresor (2001)
  10. Wa Chacha (Tessela Version) – Nozinja – Bleep (2015)
  11. Lingala – DRC Music ft. Bokatola System and Evala Litongo – Warp (2011)
  12. Neusa (Afro Trance) Club Edit – Normal Nada – Warp (2015)
  13. 11 – KMRU – Injazero Records (2021)

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luv434 Shadow Flash

Shadow Flash

a mixtape of post-punk / post-post-punk comes out of the darkness with a burst of existential societal angst over a medley of groove inducing back beats.
image : Flo Jian
Tracklist:
  1. Baby Dee – Konk – Les Disques Du Crépuscule / Soul Jazz (1983/2004)
  2. You Are The Space Invader (An Optimo (Espacio) Mix) – Prinzhorn Dance School – DFA (2007)
  3. Moody (A New Mood) – ESG – Popular Records / Soul Jazz (1988/2007)
  4. Maximum Sexual Joy – Glaxo Babies – Heartbeat Records / Cherry Red / Punk Disco Beat (1980/2003)
  5. Heal Us – The 63 Crayons – DC Recordings (2008)
  6. Punish Or Be Damned – Screamers – Superior Viaduct (1977/2021)
  7. One To Choose – Black Devil Disco Club – OUT / RCA / Rephlex (1978/2004)
  8. First Communion – Gang Gang Dance – The Social Registry / Warp (2008/2009)
  9. Twist – Tones On Tail – Beggar’s Banquet / Vertigo (1984)
  10. Earthbeat And Earthdub – The Slits – Epic (1981)
  11. Infinity Plus One (The Emperor Machine Dub Instrumental) – Higamos Hogamos – DC Recordings (2009)
  12. Ladytron (Man Power Mix) – Roxy Music – Virgin EMI Records (2019)
  13. Springfield – Arthur Russell – Audika (1988/2006)
  14. White And Green Place (Extraterrestrial Mix) – Maximum Joy – Y Records / Silent Street (1982/2017)

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luv433 A Real Humdinger

A Real Humdinger

as a fond farewell to my forties here’s a mixtape of music from the 1940s. 80 year old country, jazz, blues & moon moods stitched together with dialogue and sound effects from movies and radio plays. it’s A Real Humdinger!
image : Philips Radio
Tracklist:
  1. excerpt from the Suspense radio series, episode Sorry, Wrong Number – Radiola (1943/1970)
  2. Hello – Sherman Williams Orchestra – Excelsior / Fantastic Voyage (1947/2014)
  3. Oop Bop Sh’Bam – Dizzy Gillespie – Musicraft / Book-of-the-Month Records (1946/1980)
  4. Tantalizing A Cuban – Earl Hines and His Orchestra – Bluebird / RCA (1940/1975)
  5. Laguna – Slim Gaillard & Bam Brown with Dodo Marmarosa & Zutty Singleton – Savoy Records (1945/1976)
  6. I Like To Riff – King Cole Trio – Ammor / MCA (1940/1973)
  7. Sweet Lorraine – Art Tatum – Onyx Records (1941/1972)
  8. excerpt from the movie They Drive By Night – Warner Bros. / United Artists Records (1940/1977)
  9. Junker’s Blues – Champion Jack Dupree – Jass Records (1940/1986)
  10. excerpt from The Shadow radio series, episode The Carnival Of Death – Biograph Records (1947/1977)
  11. The Devil’s Dream – Sid Hemphill – Alan Lomax Archive / Mississippi / Change Records / Global Jukebox (1942/2013)
  12. Dream – The Pied Pipers with Jo Stafford – Capitol Records / Realistic (1945/1975)
  13. Moon Moods – Les Baxter – Capitol Records / Vinyl Passion (1947/22018)
  14. excerpt from the Escape radio series, episode Leinengen vs. The Ants – Radiola (1949/1970)
  15. Pink Elephants On Parade from Dumbo – Disneyland Records (1941/1959)
  16. The Man On The Flying Trapeze – Spike Jones and His City Slickers – RCA Victor (1948/1975)
  17. Air Conditioned Jungle – Duke Ellington and His Orchestra ft. Jimmy Hamilton & Oscar Pettiford – Unique Jazz (1947/1977)
  18. Noites Cariocas – Jacob Do Bandolim – Sound Miracle Recordings (1943/2019)
  19. Sophtown Special – Sophtown Cool Seven – Ubuntu Publishing (1940/2011)
  20. The Little Goose – Rex Stewart’s Big Eight – Keynote Recordings / Stag-O-Lee (1944/2017)
  21. Smoke, Smoke, Smoke (That Cigarette) – Tex Williams – Capitol Records / Rhino Records (1947/1985)
  22. Django’s Tiger – Django Reinhardt et Le Quintette du Hot Club du France – Pathé Marconi (1946/1970)
  23. My Blue Heaven – Rose Murphy – Stash Records (1947/1978)
  24. Samisen Boogie Woogie – Ichimaru – Canary / Mississippi / Change Records (1947/2012)
  25. GI Jive – Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five – Decca / Fantastic Voyage (1944/2014)
  26. The Applejack – Joe Morris – Atlantic (1948/1985)
  27. excerpt from the movie Casablanca – Warner Bros. / United Artists Records (1943/1977)
  28. I’m My Own Grandpa – Lonzo & Oscar with The Winston County Pea Pickers – RCA Victor / Rhino Records (1948/1985)
  29. excerpt from the movie Citizen Kane – RKO Pictures / Mark Records (1941/1978)
  30. Only One Step More – Blue Sky Boys – Bluebird / RCA (1940/1976)
  31. excerpt from the movie Yankee Doodle Dandy – Warner Bros. / United Artists Records (1942/1977)
  32. Life Is Fine – Jimmie Lunceford – Decca / MCA (1942/1980)

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luv432 Headlong Into The Tempest

Headlong Into The Tempest

the past few years have been pretty heavy, and that doesn’t look like it’s gonna change anytime soon, so as i finish my 50th orbit around our closest star i choose to go Headlong Into The Tempest. attempting to weather this storm with my chin up, a stupid grin on my face, dancing all the way. doing the best i can and hopefully helping a few folks endure and embrace the absurdity of the chaos. starting with this mix of new electronic sound from 2022.
image : Col. Wolf Kunzite
Tracklist:
  1. Autres Voix – The Advisory Circle – Ghost Box (2022)
  2. Informal Horizon – Future Sound Of London – fsoldigital.com (2022)
  3. Drivion – Oscean – Tresor (2022)
  4. Alles Paletti – Sascha Funke – Kompakt (2022)
  5. The Offereing – Pépé Bradock – Atavisme (2022)
  6. Steps To Klapa – Caruan – Perlon (2022)
  7. TB-SB – Jorg Kuning – Wisdom Teeth (2022)
  8. Liquid Lights – Pantha du Prince – Modern Recordings (2022)
  9. Afloat – Earth Trax – Aus Music (2022)
  10. Transmania – Dan Piu – Terrestrial Funk (2022)
  11. WOT – Belief – Lex Recordings (2022)
  12. Lacovset – The Fear Ratio ft. Ella Fleur – Tresor (2022)
  13. Incus – Ricardo Villalobos & Samuel Rohrer – Arjunamusic (2022)
  14. Hatsumi – Jeff Mills – Axis (2022)
  15. Chroniko VIP – Torus – Tresor (2022)
  16. Emotinium (Ambient Dub) – Roy Of The Ravers – Emotional Response (2022)