Category Archives: robot rock

luv412

luv412 What The Beat

What The Beat??!!?

everytime i go to my favorite second hand record emporium in Montreal, Death Of Vinyl, i always look through their “What The Beat??!!?” section. initially created as a home for all the genre non conforming electronic music records; the house, techno, breaks & drum’n’ bass records that would never be played by djs that strictly abide by their genres. the section where producers who dared program their beats so as to not directly fall into any one category would end up; the “Island Of Misfit Toys” for electronic beat records. right up my alley. this mixtape is made up from records found in this bin over the years (or that would fit snug alongside the ones that were). what the beat indeed!
photo : What The Beat??!!? bin card from Death Of Vinyl
Tracklist:
  1. intro excerpt from Écoute Pas La Vitre – Maxime Robin – ErobotE (2008)
  2. Palumbo – Watch TV – HiTop Records (2000) > buy link
  3. Pubes In The Fruit Salad – Russ Gabriel – Freshstart (2000)
  4. Dope Duck – Like A Tim – Djax-Up-Beats (1995) > buy link
  5. Bug Juice 3.3 – Rei Mitsui – Ferox Records (1999)
  6. Take Me Home (Buckfunk 3000 Remix) – Super_Collider – Loaded (1999) > buy link
  7. Pissy Brick – Kruton – Unxplored Beats (2001) > buy link
  8. Surveillance – Bill & Ben – Harthouse (1997)
  9. September Eighteen (Re-Make) – K-Rock – Breakin’ Records (1998)
  10. Agent Dan (Unkle Remix) – Agent Provocateur – Wall Of Sound (1997)
  11. Hey Bonus (Hey Gugus Remix by Krikor) – Octet – Diamond Traxx (2004)
  12. Drum And Bass Fever – James S. Taylor – Swayzak Recordings (1999) > buy link
  13. Krakhauer – Harry Axt – Grand Petrol Recordings (2006) > buy link
  14. This Dark – Reimann – Cheap (1997) > buy link
  15. Cruising (HiFi Drive-By) – Marschmellows – INFRACom! (1997)*** > buy link
  16. Music Lovers – Walkner.Möstl – G-Stone Recordings (1999) > buy link
  17. Streams (Johnny Dog Remix) – Pilote – Certificate 18 (2001)
  18. My Mate Paul (My Mainman Paul Mix by Pulsinger/Tunakan) – David Holmes – Go! Discs / Exploding Plastic Inevitable (1996)
  19. Ondspiral – Mesak – Klakson (2006) > buy link
***track played at wrong speed, on 45rpm instead of 33rpm.

luv408

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

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

luv376

luv376 Hold On

Hold On

as per regulations, this first mix of the year is comprised only of cuts released in 2019. some new sounds to help your mind, body and soul prepare for what’s to come in 2020. hold on, it’s gonna be a bumpy one.
photo : a still from Harold Lloyd’s 1923 movie Saftey Last
Tracklist:
  1. Optimism Over Despair – Konx-Om-Pax – Planet Mu (2019) > buy link
  2. Ectroscop – Ricardo Villalobos – Deset (2019)
  3. Only Human – KH – Text Records (2019) > buy link
  4. Nyusa – DJ Lag & Okzharp – Hyperdub (2019) > buy link
  5. Unbeknown To Us – Freaks – Music For Freaks (2019) > buy link
  6. If I Gave U My Love – Moodymann – KDJ (2019) > buy link
  7. Archangel – Daniel Maunick – Far Out Recordings (2019) > buy link
  8. Peeped Booths – Pépé Bradock – Atavisme (2019)
  9. HIAEA – Afrodeutsche – Skam (2019) > buy link
  10. TLA – Dark Sky – Monkeytown Records (2019) > buy link
  11. excerpt from If I Gave U My Love – Moodymann – KDJ (2019)
  12. Memory Lake – Special Request – Houndstooth (2019) > buy link
  13. Time Million (Pépé Bradock’s Bonus Bit) – Feater ft. Vilja Larjosto – Running Back (2019) > buy link
  14. Envenom – Lee Gamble – Hyperdub (2019) > buy link
  15. Club Dread – Antwood – Planet Mu (2019) > buy link
  16. Claustro – Burial – Hyperdub (2019) > buy link

luv022

luv022 Makin' Cash Money

Makin’ Cash Money

this 15 year old mixtape of robot rock is a tornado of electro techno 8-bit acid breaks from the mind of a 10 year old raver under the influence of multiple layers of madness, barely keeping it together while escaping into he night.
image : Sir Webster Mollins
Tracklist:
  1. Girls – Prodigy – XL (2004) > buy link
  2. Myami Style – Bass Junkie – Touchin’ Bass (2003) > buy link
  3. Toy Boxx – The Octagon Man vs. Depth Charge – DC Recordings (2000) > buy link
  4. Repossessed – Son of the Electric Ghost – Bless (2004)
  5. Theme from the Antics-Chip War – Chris Huelsbeck – Enduro (1987/2001)
  6. Territory (FCB vs AMB mix) – Loes Lee & Meneater – Moving Target (2003)
  7. Trip Harder – The Ultraviolet Catastrophe – Ultra Violet Recordings (1994)
  8. Playstation #2 – I-F feat. Helga La Blaque – Disko B (1998) > buy link
  9. Gak 3 – Gak – Warp (1994) > buy link
  10. Freestyle Disco (S.I. Futures Rework) – S.I. Futures – Novamute (2001)
  11. Twenty Minutes of Disco Glory (The Acid Rock Mix) – DJ Garth & E.T.I. – Wicked (1996) > buy link
  12. Work With What You Got – Laszlo Becket and Steve Taylor – Hand On The Plow (2003)
  13. Bobby R. – Dietmar Lehner & Thomas Biebl – Gold & Liebe Tonträger (1999)
  14. Miss.Adventure – Environmental Science – Skint (1997) > buy link
  15. Live at the Capri (Supermix) – Deadly Avenger – Illicit Recordings (1999) > buy link
  16. Comfortably Numb (Tiga Dub) – Scissor Sisters – A Touch of Class (2004)
  17. Comfortably Numb (Tiga Remix) – Scissor Sisters – A Touch of Class (2004)

luv359

luv359 Land Of Abundance

Land Of Abundance

as it’s the top of a new year i went back through the stacks and culled some future sounds from the year that was 2018.
photo : Roget Lisky-Donnegan
Tracklist
  1. Buried Deep Within – Orbital – ACP Recordings (2018) > buy link
  2. Master Of All Visible Shapes – Surgeon – Dynamic Tension Records (2018) > buy link
  3. Bodied – Ital Tek – Planet Mu (2018) > buy link
  4. Cloudy Back Yard – RP Boo – Planet Mu (2018) > buy link
  5. Advanced Aerial Threat – Hugo Massien – Tectonic (2018) > buy link
  6. Blue Bullet – Andrew Weatherall – ByrdOut (2018) > buy link
  7. Heal – John Tejada – Kompakt (2018) > buy link
  8. Slow Fade (Actress Remix) – Daniel Avery – Phantasy Sound (2018) > buy link
  9. Subtitles – Throwing Snow – Houndstooth (2018) > buy link
  10. Cutting Tone – Martyn – Ostgut Ton (2018) > buy link
  11. The Things We Don’t Know – The Sun God a.k.a. Jamal Moss – Modern Obscure Music (2018)
  12. Slicing – Randomer – Dekmantel (2018) > buy link
  13. Oustrue – Richard Devine – Timesig (2018) > buy link
  14. Romantic DNA – Pépé Bradock – Atavisme (2018)
  15. Cracked – Demdike Stare – Modern Love (2018) > buy link
  16. Blackheath – Mythologen – Höga Nord Records (2018)
  17. Flash React – Batu – XL Recordings (2018) > buy link
  18. Dopamine – Proc Fiskal – Hyperdub (2018) > buy link
  19. Abundance10edit [2 R8’s, FZ20m & A 909] – Aphex Twin – Warp (2018) > buy link

luv339

luv339 Fump Truck

Fump Truck

Fump Truck is a clever anagram for the two words i said most in 2017. in a similar spirit this mix is full of techno dread, moody ambiance and jukin’ bass that was released in 2017; reflecting the year that was. hold on tight, its 2018.
image : Theodire N. Lipshets
Tracklist
  1. Setting Up – Wojciech Golczewski – Death Waltz Originals (2017) > buy link
  2. Entry To White Castle – Oneohtrix Point Never – Warp (2017) > buy link
  3. Wet Eyes and Exhilaration – Teengirl Fantsy – Planet Mu (2017) > buy link
  4. Digital Lotus Flower – Quarta 330 – Hyperdub (2017) > buy link
  5. X22RME – Actress – Ninja Tune (2017) > buy link
  6. Tiresias – Special Request – Houndstooth (2017) > buy link
  7. SW9 9SL – Four Tet – Text Records (2017) > buy link
  8. Hoova – Clark – Warp (2017) > buy link
  9. Showreel pt 1 – Djrum – R&S Records (2017) > buy link
  10. 1% – Jlin ft. Holly Herndon – Planet Mu (2017) > buy link
  11. Acidic Hoes – Proc Fiskal – Hyperdub (2017) > buy link
  12. Rodent (Kode9 Remix) – Burial – Hyperdub (2017) > buy link
  13. CPU – Jana Rush – Objects Limited (2017) > buy link
  14. If I Wanted – Mr. Mitch – Planet Mu (2017) > buy link
  15. Black Rain – Deadly Avenger – Death Waltz Originals (2017) > buy link

luv338

luv338 weve come a long way maybe

we’ve come a long way, maybe

exploring the Record Canyon the other day i slipped into a deep, dark chasm full of slowly oozing abstract house grooves and strains of rarefied robot rock. i was down there for just over an hour but with help of my trusted trio of Technics i was able to mix my way out.
image : 2000 Man
Tracklist
  1. 5th Dimensions (Joerg Burger Dschungeloper Mx) – The Orb – Kompakt (2017) > buy link
  2. Lost Star6 – REKID – Soul Jazz (2006) > buy link
  3. And Zen There Were – Esoterica – Elusive Recordings (2001)
  4. Lovin’ U – Newworldaquarium – Peacefrog Records (2001)
  5. Keep That Money For Us (Shiraishi’s Cash Prize Remix) – The Mighty Quark – Play Label (2000) > buy link
  6. Soul Down – Losoul – Playhouse (2003)
  7. Sweet Gerry Dynamite – Idjut Boys – Noid Recordings (1998)
  8. Slak (Live At Spastik 94) – Plastikman – Plus 8 Records (2002)
  9. CYN – Actress – Ninja Tune (2017) > buy link
  10. 300mil (Milk) – Rei Harakami – Sublime Records (1998)
  11. Voyager – Falty DL – Planet Mu (2011)
  12. Grapes (Larry Gus Remix) – Eric Copeland – DFA (2015) > buy link
  13. An Open Secret – Derrick Carter’s Sound Patrol – Organico (1994)
  14. She Wiggles When She Walks – Dobie – Big Dada (2013) > buy link
  15. 4° C – Prism – Sublime Records (1997)
  16. Out Of The Storm (C’s Planet E Special Mix) – Incognito – Talkin’ Loud (1996) > buy link

luv324

luv324 Hovering Above Unhindered And Shifty

Hovering Above Unhindered And Shifty

the free flow beats on this mixtape hover just above 150 bpm as the sweet daddy slips and slides between juke, dubstep, breaks, drum’n’bass, idm, and even some sped up trip hop creating jacked up robot rock for future generations to enjoy.
photo : Jesse Dixon’s Flying Car
Tracklist
  1. New Haven – Falty DL – Ninja Tune (2014) > buy link
  2. Lizard King – Lone – Bleep (2014) > buy link
  3. Flycatcha – Machinedrum ft. Body Language – Planet Mu (2011) > buy link
  4. Talk To Me – Distance – Tectonic (2016) > buy link
  5. Dark Energy – Aleksi Perälä – Rephlex (2007)
  6. Turn the hiphop on – Anti-G – Planet Mu (2011) > buy link
  7. Murda Bass – Taso – Teklife (2016) > buy link
  8. Void – Kode9 – Hyperdub (2015) > buy link
  9. Boog Me Out – Si Begg – Position Chrome (1996)***
  10. B Free – Dream Continuum – Planet Mu (2012) > buy link
  11. The Escape Of The Blvck Rxbbit – Jlin ft. Avril Stormy Unger – Planet Mu (2016) > buy link
  12. untitled track 3, side a – Astrobotnia – Rephlex (2002)
  13. L.S.D. – Kaotic Chemistry – Moving Shadow (1992)
  14. Pra Fechar – Nidia Minaj – Warp (2015) > buy link
  15. Bamboo (The From Workshop) – Spooky – Generic (1996)
  16. Floating Palace – Eprom – Rwina Records (2012) > buy link
  17. Big Catzz – Rustie – Warp (2015) > buy link
  18. Move Out – DJ Taye – Hyperdub (2016) > buy link
  19. Paul Is Dead – Taz & Akka – Rwina Records (2013) > buy link
***track played at wrong speed, on 45rpm instead of 33rpm.

luv314

luv314-sixth-piece-of-the-pi

Sixth Piece Of The Pi

this slightly delayed 6th anniversary mix for dj luv’s records characteristically contains the odd b-sides, off remixes and unknown artists that reside in the Record Canyon. a mix of off world techno, abstract house, busted electro and bugged breakbeats that falls under the classification : robot rock. enjoy and thanks for tuning in.
photo : Rupurt Visital
Tracklist
  1. untitled track 2, side b – unknown artist – Primitive (1997)
  2. Fair – Subtle Tease – Ladomat 2000 (1996) > buy link
  3. Glid – Actress – Werk Discs (2004)
  4. Bobby Strong (Anthony Naples Remix) – Eric Copeland – DFA (2014) > buy link
  5. Without Aim – Luke Abbott – Border Community (2008) > buy link
  6. Unflug (Franklin De Costa Remix) – Ricardo Villalobos – Frisbee Tracks (2006) > buy link
  7. Untitled States Of – Mouse On Mars – Sonig (2001) > buy link
  8. Hi-Hats Bring The Hiss (Hieroglyphic Being Remix) – Cavern Of Anti-Matter – Duophonic Ultra High Frequency Disks (2016)
  9. Thunderhead (Two Lone Swordsmen Remix) – Galliano – Talkin’ Loud (1996)
  10. Sonic Six – Fhloston Paradigm – Hyperdub (2015) > buy link
  11. Spectral Jack – Cristian Vogel – Shitkatapult (2014)
  12. Pink & Grooved – Djenga – Tag Records (1998)
  13. 12Turn13 – Pépé Bradock – Atavisme (2012)
  14. The Perfect Drug (Spacetime Continuum Remix) – Nine Inch Nails – Nothing Records (1997) > buy link
  15. untitled track 2, side b – Violet Tracks – Primitive (1997)
  16. 2001 – The Magician & The Scientist – Fenou (2005) > buy link
  17. Is It Serious (O.M.P Mix) – Elegia – F Communications (1997) > buy link