Category Archives: odd pop

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

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

luv399

luv399 Sweet Daddy Got You Covered

Sweet Daddy Got You Covered

a collection of quirky covers of popular tunes. if that’s what you’re lookin’ for then sweet daddy got you covered.
photo : Crafting Leads
Tracklist:
  1. 2001 Sprach Kazoostra -The Temple City Kazoo Orchestra – Rhino Records (1978) (original written by Richard Strauss and used as the theme for the movie 2001 : A Space Odyssey)
  2. Eleanor Rigby – Gershon Kingsley’s First Moog Quartet – Audio Fidelity (1970) > buy link (original by The Beatles)
  3. Good Vibrations (Kundalini Mix) – Psychic TV – Temple Records (1984) (original by The Beach Boys)
  4. Gone Daddy Gone – Gnarls Barkley – Warner Bros. Lex Records (2006) > buy link (original by Violent Femmes)
  5. The Model – Big Black – Touch and Go (1987) > buy link (original by Kraftwerk)
  6. Ashes To Ashes – LB – Output (2000) > buy link (original by David Bowie)
  7. That’s All – Clare And The Reasons – Frog Stand Records (2009) > buy link (original by Genesis)
  8. He Hit Me – Grizzly Bear – Warp (2007) > buy link (original by The Crystals)
  9. Jambalaya – The Residents – Ralph Records (1986) > buy link (original by Hank Williams)
  10. Midnight Cowboy – Faith No More – Slash Records (1992) > buy link (original written by John Barry as the theme for the movie Midnight Cowboy)
  11. Baby I Love Your Way – Scorpio Universel – Macaya Records (1979) > buy link (original by Peter Frampton)
  12. Ooh Child – Kamasi Washington – Young Turks (2018) > buy link (original by The Five Stairsteps)
  13. Light My Fire – The Burbank Philharmonic – Bravo / RCA Victor (1970) (original by The Doors)
  14. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) – Cornershop – Wiiija Records (1997) > buy link (original by The Beatles)
  15. Peng! 33 – Iron And Wine – Sub Pop (2003/2017) > buy link (original by Stereolab)
  16. Danny Says – Tom Waits – Anti – (2006) > buy link (original by The Ramones)
  17. We Will Rock You – Taut French Joel – Planet Mu (2000) (original by Queen)
  18. God Bless The Child – Fifty Foot Hose – Limelight / Aguirre Records (1968/2017) > buy link (original by Billie Holiday)
  19. Planet Rock – Jason Moran – Blue Note (2002) > buy link (original by Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force)
  20. Give Peace A Chance – Louis Armstrong & His Friends – Flying Dutchman / Ace Records (1970/2018) > buy link (original by Plastic Ono Band)

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

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

luv380

luv380 Olive Dee

Sloppy Joe’s “Whatever’s Gonna Be Is Gonna Be” Fun Mix 5!

since the end of last year i’ve yearned to make a carefree groovy mix but was never in the right frame of mind to get it done. now that things have gotten quite heavy for all of us we could use a mix of music that will put a smile on our faces and boogie in our butts. so i called in my old pal Sloppy Joe, who never disappoints with his patented “Fun Mix!” series. it’s been a while, but boy was it worth the wait. we hope it moves you.
image : Olive Dee
Tracklist:
  1. Sleep On The Left Side – Cornershop – Wiiija Records (1997) > buy link
  2. Gambia Via Vagator Beach (Scruff Mix) – Nightmares On Wax – Warp (1996) > buy link
  3. Waterhouse Rock (Groove Corporation Mix) – Big Youth – Select Cuts / Ninja Tune (2002/2004)
  4. …And The Beat Goes Dub… (Kid Loco Mix) – Morwell Unlimited meets King Tubby – Select Cuts (2001)
  5. Dis Generation ft. Busta Rhymes – A Tribe Called Quest – Epic (2016) > buy link
  6. Wow – Beck – Fonograf Records / Capitol (2017) > buy link
  7. Piece Of Mind – Linkwood Family – Firecracker Recordings (2007) > buy link
  8. High Tide (Secret Circuit Remix) – XLNT – DFA (2019) > buy link
  9. 365 Days – Napoleon Solo – Glasgow Underground (2003)
  10. Fear Of A Man God – African Head Charge – On-U Sound (2011/2020) > buy link
  11. Teflon – T Tauri – Sunburn Records (1995)
  12. Nani Nani (Appleblim Edit Over Dub) – Sorry Bamba – Africa Seven (2017) > buy link
  13. Oriens. Oriri – Clap! Clap! – Black Acre (2016) > buy link
  14. Treasure Beach – Dego & Kaidi – Sound Signature (2017) > buy link
  15. You And Your Folks (Claude Young Jr Club Mix) – Funkadelic – Westbound Records (2017) > buy link
  16. Tuning Up! (Side Order Of Noodles – The Noodly One) – Ballistic Brothers vs. Two Lone Swordsmen – Soundboy Entertainment (1997)
  17. Afro-Perculator – Shoes – Shoes (2011)
  18. Visions (Sasso Remix) – Stevie Wonder – Sing Sing Music (2006)

luv377

luv377 The Cold War

The Cold War

as a kid in the early eighties new wave pop music of was a fitting soundtrack to the frozen landscapes of a Canadian winter. the blend of new technologies with a post-punk attitude intensified by a reawakening of Cold War tensions altered the narrative of pop music. icy synths, effected guitars and stark drum machines reflected the societal anxiety of hurtling toward an unknown future. as a younger version of myself looked over the ice and snow, unsure of my own place in the world, this sound made sense. still does.
photo : Rozanne Giraf
Tracklist:
  1. Your Silent Face – New Order – Factory (1983) > buy link
  2. A Forest – The Cure – Fiction Records / Polydor (1980) > buy link
  3. Love Song – Polyrock – RCA Victor (1981) > buy link
  4. Utter Space – Men Without Hats – H.A.T.S. Inc / Statik Records / Sire (1980/1985) > buy link
  5. A + B = C – Mathematiques Moderne – Dorian / Vogue / Medical Records LLC (1981/2013) > buy link
  6. Sleeper In Metropolis – Anne Clark with David Harrow – Ink Records (1985) > buy link
  7. In Your Memory (Slik Mix) – Depeche Mode – Mute (1984) > buy link
  8. Plenty – Kevin Hewick And The Sound – Cherry Red (1983) > buy link
  9. Weather Radio – Pylon – Armageddon Records / Vertigo (1980)
  10. Capital (It Fails Us Now) – Gang Of Four – Warner Bros. (1982) > buy link
  11. We Are Broken – Tears For Fears – Mercury / Vertigo (1982/1983) > buy link
  12. Seconds – The Human League – Virgin (1981) > buy link
  13. Vienna – Ultravox – Chrysalis (1980) > buy link
  14. The Aircrash Bureau – Gary Numan – Beggars Banquet (1980) > buy link
  15. Tattoo – Siouxsie And The Banshees – Wonderland / Polydor (1983) > buy link
  16. Beneath The Blade – Section 25 – Factory (1984) > buy link
  17. Eve Ryonne – Band Apart – Crammed Discs (1983) > buy link
  18. Glupi Numer – Madame – Tonpress (1985)
  19. Khanada – Duran Duran – EMI (1981) > buy link
  20. Forever Now – The Psychedelic Furs – Columbia (1982) > buy link
  21. Machines – Modern English – 4AD / Vertigo (1984) > buy link
  22. Porcupine – Echo & The Bunnymen – Korova (1983) > buy link
  23. The Unforgettable Fire – U2 – Island (1984) > buy link

luv363

luv363 I Am Trumpeter Landfrey

I Am Trumpeter Landfrey

Trumpeter Landfrey’s story is a complicated one as it starts at the end and ends at the beginning. through this collection of late sixties odd pop psyche rock we experience Landfrey’s final days; his memories, regrets, acceptance and death. after which we witness him reborn into a world of new beginnings full of love, loss, darkness, lightness, satisfaction and finally, recognition. all to end up right where we started with Trumpeter Landfrey’s introduction.
image : Peter “Lefty” Murrand
Tracklist
  1. Trumpeter Landfrey…. – Pearls Before Swine – ESP Disk / Drag City (1968/2018) > buy link
  2. A Beginning – The Beatles / George Martin – Apple Records (1968/1996) > buy link
  3. Le Vent – The Mystic Astrologic Crystal Band featuring Steve Hoffman – GNP Crescendo / Get Back (1967/1998)
  4. Transparent Day – The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – Reprise Records (1967) > buy link
  5. Lady Of The Lake – Strawberry Alarm Clock – UNI Records (1968) > buy link
  6. Have You Seen Your Brother Lately – Tages – Parlophone / Bear Family Records (1967/2017) > buy link
  7. Hunters Of Heaven – Harumi – Verve Forecast / Klimt Records (1968/2011) > buy link
  8. Free Form Freak-Out #5 – The Red Crayola with The Familiar Ugly – International Artists / Charly Records (1967/2014) > buy link
  9. Death – The Pretty Things – Columbia / Madfish (1968/2013) > buy link
  10. Rest In Peace – Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde – Columbia (1967) > buy link
  11. On With The Show – The Idle Race – Liberty / Music On Vinyl (1968/2018) > buy link
  12. How Nice? – The Tokens – Warner Bros. (1967) > buy link
  13. Emily Small (The Huge World Thereof) – Picadilly Line – CBS / Radiation Reissues (1967/2016) > buy link
  14. See Emily Play – Pink Floyd – Columbia / Starline (1967/1971) > buy link
  15. A Small Package Of Value Will Come To You Shortly / Young Girl Sunday Blues – Jefferson Airplane – RCA Victor (1967) > buy link
  16. Nightmares – The Creation – Hit-Ton Schallplatten / Numero Group (1967/2018) > buy link
  17. Mary Anne With The Shaky Hand – The Who – Track Record / Polydor (1967/1983) > buy link
  18. Supplicio – The Monkees – Colgems / Friday Music (1968/2017) > buy link
  19. Baby Please Don’t Go – The Ballroom – Warner Bros. / Rhino (1967/2017) > buy link
  20. Why Don’t You Just Drop In – Giles, Giles & Fripp – Tiger Bay (1968/2018)
  21. The Wedding Of Ramona Blair – The Mirage – Philips / Pilot Records (1967/2012) > buy link
  22. Lady’s Man – Paper Garden – Musicor Records / Sundazed Music (1969/2014) > buy link
  23. All Of My Friends Were There – The Kinks – Pye Records (1968) > buy link
  24. Sun And Sand – Rainbow Ffolly – Parlophone / Guerssen (1968/2011) > buy link
  25. The Equestrian Statue – Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band – Liberty / Parlophone (1967/2017) > buy link
  26. Ring Thing (outro) – Pearls Before Swine – ESP Disk / Drag City (1968/2018) > buy link

luv357

luv357 New Demon Radio

New Demon Radio

this is the kind of twisted odd pop that plays on mainstream radio in an alternate dimension. or as my youngest child observed, “it’s like the kind of music we listen to, only worse.”
image : Philip Xerminastips
Tracklist
  1. The Turn Down (Chopnotslop Remix) – Thundercat ft. Pharrell + OG Ron C & The Chopstars – Brainfeeder (2018) > buy link
  2. Ageing (Dam Mantle Remix) – GonjaSufi – Warp (2010) > buy link
  3. One Shot Killer – Miss Red – Pressure (2018) > buy link
  4. Ally – Lafawndah – Warp (2016) > buy link
  5. A Sport And A Pastime – Of Montreal – Polyvinyl Record Company (2016) > buy link
  6. Dun – Okzharp & Manthe Ribane – Hyperdub (2018) > buy link
  7. Patina – Siriusmo ft. Jan Driver – Monkeytown Records (2017) > buy link
  8. Alarm Call (Speech Therapy Mix by Matmos) – Bjork – One Little Indian (1998)
  9. Baylee – Boom Bip & Charlie White – Lex Records (2013) > buy link
  10. Part Of The Math – Panda Bear – Domino (2018)
  11. U Never Know – Lapalux ft. Andreya Triana – Brainfeeder (2015) > buy link
  12. Ruby – Gaika – Warp (2018) > buy link
  13. Human – Antwood – Planet Mu (2017) > buy link
  14. Wide Eyed – Animal Collective – Domino (2012) > buy link
  15. American Dream – LCD Soundsystem – DFA / Columbia (2017) > buy link
  16. The Pure And The Damned – Oneohtrix Point Never ft. Iggy Pop – Warp (2017) > buy link