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luv460 Stay At Home Astronaut

Stay At Home Astronaut

after 30 years of djing and practicing the art of “traveling without moving” i have decided what i want to be when i grow up, a stay at home astronaut. trips will leave multiple times daily from Room Base Alpha nestled deep in the bosom of the Record Canyon. fourth dimensional travel is possible and encouraged! all you need to come along are open ears and an open mind, this stay at home astronaut will do the rest.
photo : some of the hi-tech equipment used at Room Base Alpha
Tracklist:
  1. Ascension – Laraaji & Kramer – Shimmy Disc (2023)
  2. Greeting in 55 Languages from The Voyager Golden Record sent into space aboard the two Voyager spacecraft in 1977 – Ozma Records (1977/2017)
  3. Mexican Helium – Adam Wiltzie – Kranky (2024)
  4. Cry – Howie B. – Polydor (1996)
  5. Automatic Writing (side a) – Robert Ashley – Lovely Music. Ltd. (1979/2019)
  6. Carribea – Raymond Scott – Basta (2017)
  7. Twenty Four – Cate Brooks – Clay Pipe Music (2023)
  8. Cul-de-Sac – Warrington-Runcorn New Town Development Plan – Castles In Space (2024)
  9. Cafe Del Mars – Actress – Smalltown Supersound (2024)
  10. Pacific Dawn – Tom Dissevelt – Philips / Sonitron (1963/2014)
  11. Like I Was A Spectator – Brian Eno with Daniel Lanois & Roger Eno – Virgin EMI Records / UMC (1983/2019)
  12. excerpts of Frank Borman, William A. Anders & James A. Lovell Jr.’s descriptions of the Moon from Apollo 8 on December 24th, 1968 – Time-Life Records (1969)
  13. Luna Park – Tod Dockstader – Owl Records / Doxy (1961/1966/2014)
  14. Danza Galattica – MOGGI (Piero Umiliani) – Omicron / Musica Per Immagini (1980/2022)
  15. Norms – MatthewDavid – Leaving Records (2023)
  16. Gliding Through Everything – Four Tet – Text Records (2024)
  17. Six – Black Decelerant – RVNG Intl. (2023)
  18. From The Bluff – Ernest Hood – Thistlefield / Rexus Records / Freedom To Spend (1975/2019)
  19. Crystal Eyes – Jonny from Space – Incienso Records (2024)
  20. Exoplanet Ross128B – The Orb – Cooking Vinyl (2024)

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luv459 Everything Will Probably Be Alright

Everything Will Probably Be Alright

everything you know is wrong. everything good is bad and everything bad is good. also, nobody cares.
phew! isn’t that a relief! ‘cos if nothing really matters than all of the expectations and societal pressures we put ourselves under to constantly perform and produce also don’t matter! there’s a kind of freedom to this notion of “cheery nihilism”.
here’s a mix that attempts to cover our collective existential dread in a veil of musical whimsy. enjoy the beauty you can find and revel in life’s absurdities because if nothing matters why wouldn’t you?
photo : Dirk Krause House.
Tracklist:
  1. Walkin’ My Cat Named Dog – Norma Tanega – New Voice Records / Real Gone Music (1966/2019)
  2. World Planets – Art Pettibone – Tiger Records / The Iron Mountain Analogue Research Facility (1968/2019)
  3. Tomorrow Is So Uncertain – Celestine Ukwu and his Philosophers National – Philips / Mississippi Records (1973/2022)
  4. It Comes On Anyhow – Lothar and the Hand People – Capitol / See For Miles Records Ltd. (1968/1986)
  5. Life Time Dub – King Tubby & The Aggrovators – Hot Stuff / Jamaican Recordings (1975/2014)
  6. Everything Good Is Bad – The Politicians ft. McKinley Jackson – Hot Wax / Demon Records (1972/2019)
  7. Quit Dreaming And Get On The Beam – Bill Nelson – Mercury (1981)
  8. New Mexico Dream – The Residents – Ralph Records / New Ralph Too / Cherry Red / MVD Audio (1974/1978/2023)
  9. Older – They Might Be Giants – Restless Records / Idlewild Recordings (2001/2022)
  10. Wrong – Family Fodder – Fresh Records (1980)
  11. Welcome To The Internet – Bo Burnham – Imperial (2022)
  12. StopStart – The Nanobot Auxiliary Ballet And The Museum Of Modern Insect Art With The Office Of Woodland Security Present Tylenol And Adida The Deadly Ballerina Featuring The Chillbot Slider, The Push Button Master, The White Hot Funkbot, And Maybe Dr. Idiotbot If It Can Make It – Ta-Da Records (2004)
  13. Do You Realize?? (T.P.S. Remix) – The Flaming Lips – Warner Bros. (2003/2023)
  14. Big Cheeseburgers and Good French Fries – Blaze Foley – Fat Possum Records (1976/2010)
  15. Nobody Cares – Jimmie Pearson and the Melody Boys – Dixie Records / The Iron Mountain Analogue Research Facility (1960/2017)
  16. Look On The Bright Side Of Life (All Things Dull And Ugly) – Monty Python – Warner Bros. (1979)
  17. Beautiful – The Lemon Twigs – 4AD (2017)

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luv458 Tres Pimientos Picantes

Tres Pimientos Picantes

some spicy goodies found during my continued education in Latin music. Nuyorican rhythms that beckon summer nights and letting loose.
image : a detail nicked from a Ray Barretto & Joe Cuba San Francisco show poster. Ruben Guzmán Graphics.
Tracklist:
  1. Micaela – Pete Rodriguez – Alegre Records (1967)
  2. Señora Lola – Willie Colon ft. Hector Lavoe – Fania Records / Craft Recordings (1973/2022)
  3. Control – Ismael Quinones – Vaya Records Inc / Soul Jazz (1976/2007)
  4. Mambo De Bataan – Joe Bataan – Fania Records (1968)
  5. Los Dos Hermanos – Los Jimaguas – Mericana Records / Honest Jon’s Records (1973/2004)
  6. Mambo Gozón – Tito Puente and his Orchestra – RCA Victor / So Far Out (1958/2013)
  7. Sigue Su Vida – Eddie Lebron – Ghetto Records / Now-Again Records (1971/2023)
  8. Para Ti – Machito – Follow Me Records (1971/2000)
  9. Bataola Boogaloo – Bobby Quesada and his Band – Fania Records / Secret Stash Records (1968/2012)
  10. Cadenciosa – Alfredo Linares y su Sonora – Mag / Vampi Soul (1967/2022)
  11. Descarga Cachao – Tito Rodriguez – United Artists Records / Soul Jazz (1965/2000)
  12. Ritmo De Pollos – Ocho – UA Latino / Universal Sound (1974/2000)
  13. Oye La Noticia – Ray Barretto – Fania Records / Craft Recordings (1970/2020)
  14. Recuerdos De Arcano – Bobby Rodriguez – Vaya / Soul Jazz (1975/1999)

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luv457 Big City Styli

Big City Styli

went out and got me some brand new needles for my trio of Technics. figured i would take them for a test spin and made this abstract house mixtape. to make things interesting each track selected is from a different year, spanning over three decades. abstract house survives the trends and continues to go deep.
photo : that time, in 1963, when a giant celestial stylus descended from the heavens and played the streets of downtown Montreal like grooves on a record.
Tracklist:
  1. Formation – ALSO – R&S Records (2015)
  2. Trivial Habitat – [a]pendics.shuffle – Leftroom (2006)
  3. Dimensions – M500 (Juan Atkins) – Buzz/ Life’s Good (1992/2018)
  4. Repeat After Me (DJ Deep & Traumer – Free Your Soul) – Klauss & Craig – Planet E (2018)
  5. Nodes – The Huggy Factor – 20:20 Vision (2001)
  6. Pow Pow (Idjut Boys Remix) – LCD Soundsystem – DFA (2024)
  7. Tronk – Mpari – Pssst Music (1995)
  8. Foodalg – Cabanne – Telegraph (2004)
  9. Edge Of Life – Len Lewis – Swag Records (1998)
  10. Subpad – Ricardo Villalobos – [a:rpia:r] (2017)
  11. Mattithyahû – Pépé Bradock – Atavisme (2020)
  12. Wanna Do – Byron “B Rude” Burke – Continuemusics (1996)
  13. Moment – Lee Jones – Aus Music (2011)
  14. Beautiful World – Paul Hester – Paper Recordings (1999)

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luv456 Elektronika-1

Elektronika-1

– electronic – abstract – krautrock – synthpop – minimal – new wave – experimental – industrial – ambient – Berlin-School –
all words used to describe the amazing machine music coming out of Germany in the early 1980s.
image : Elektronika-1, the first LED watch made in the U.S.S.R.
Tracklist:
  1. Rattenweisel – Moebius – Sky Records / Bureau B (1983/2023)
  2. Atlantisches Intermezzo – Pyrolator – Ata Tak / Bureau B (1984/2013)
  3. Beat For Ikutaro / Tape 52 – Heiko Maile – Bureau B (1985/2021)
  4. Pitch Control – Moebius-Plank-Neumeier – Sky Records / Bureau B (1983/2009)
  5. Surrender (from Angst) – Klaus Schulze – Inteam GmbH / Brain / Vertigo (1984/2017)
  6. Time Machine – Adelbert Von Deyen – Sky Records (1980)
  7. Desert Drive (from Wavelength) – Tangerine Dream – Varèse Sarabande (1983)
  8. Tanz Der Vampire – Elektronische Musik aus Köln – Origination West / EMI Electrola / Universal Sound (1983/2010)
  9. Auf Dem Schwarzen Kanal – Conrad Schnitzler – RCA Victor / Bureau B (1980/2020)
  10. Stahlherz – Rheingold – EMI Electrola (1982)
  11. Geradewohl – Roedelius – Sky Records (1980)
  12. Deutscher Wald – Deutsche Wertarbeit – Sky Records (1981)
  13. Metaluna – Supersempfft – Wunderwerke / Bureau B (1981/2023)
  14. Synthesist – Harald Grosskopf – Sky Records / Bureau B (1981/2014)

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luv455 Outside The Lines

Outside The Lines

a small sliver of jazz from the decade spanning 1947 to 1956. a time where jazz musicians started coloring outside the lines, pushing traditional forms to explore sonic terrains creating new styles and harmonic theories in the post-bop era. whether it be expanding the palette of big band or experimenting with rhythms and chord changes or just plain old jaw-dropping virtuoso playing, these cats were feeling out the new sounds. by coloring outside the lines these musicians expanded the boundaries of what jazz is and became the solid foundation for the next wave of jazz giants to build upon.
image : Lobo Thiorn
Tracklist:
  1. The Way You Look Tonight – Dave Brubeck Octet – Fantasy / Book-of-the-Month Records (1956/1980)
  2. Lydian M-1 – The Teddy Charles Tentet – Atlantic (1956/1986)
  3. Medicine For A Nightmare – Le Sun-Ra and his Arkestra – DOXY Music (1956/2009)
  4. Line Up – Lennie Tristano – Atlantic (1955/1986)
  5. Amoeba’s Dance – Herbie Nichols – Blue Note (1955/2021)
  6. Four Hands – Charlie Mingus – Period Records / Get Back (1954/1955/2002)
  7. Liberian Suite : Dance No. 5 – Duke Ellington And His Orchestra – Columbia / CBS (1949/1967)
  8. Tone Paintings II – Dodo Marmarosa – Spotlite Records (1947/1975)
  9. It’s Only A Paper Moon – Art Tatum – Book-of-the-Month Records (1953/1980)
  10. Morpheus – Miles Davis Sextet – Prestige / Original Jazz Classics (1951/1956)
  11. Four In One – The Thelonious Monk Quintet – Blue Note (1952/1956)
  12. It Could Happen To You (Alternate Master) – Bud Powell – Blue Note (1951/1955)

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luv454 Radio Junkie

Radio Junkie

this next mix of lo slung beats is about the djs who pollute our airwaves…
it’s called Radio Junkie.
photo : Telly Amster
Tracklist:
  1. excerpt from Radio Junkie – Da Slyme – Celluloid Lunch Records (1979/2023)
  2. Back To The Old School (Scratch Mix) – DJ Mike Dred – Rephlex (1998)***
  3. Spatial Convolution – Funckauma – Djak-Up-Bitch (DUB) (1999)
  4. Pentin Din – Geiom – Neo Ouija (2001)
  5. 30 ft Jelly – Echo Park – Lo Recordings (1999)
  6. Lord Calrec – Alexanders Dark Band – DC Recordings (2000)
  7. If That Were To Occur – Future Sound Of London – fsoldigital.com (2022)
  8. Carpenter – Cube & Sphere – Cheap (1998)
  9. Conundrum – DJ Faust, Shortee and Craze – Bomb Hip-Hop Records (1998)
  10. The Dead Chair – Mr. Oizo – F Communications (1999)
  11. The Prophecy – DJ Shadow – Mass Appeal (2023)
  12. Sub Species – Techno Animal – Matador / Relapse Records (2001/2024)
  13. Sluta Leta – Sluta Leta – Uptight (1996)
  14. APE – Mouse On Mars – Monkeytown (2012)
  15. Singing Distance – Kettel – Neo Ouija (2001)
  16. excerpt from Junky Relations – William S. Burroughs – Sub Rosa (1961/1986/2013)
***track played at wrong speed, on 33rpm instead of 45rpm.

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luv453 At The End Of Your Rope

At The End Of Your Rope

music, and all art in general, is a way of conveying feelings, emotions and ideas that are too complex to explain with just the basics of communication offered by language. we survive by using all our senses in tandem to help us understand and navigate our surroundings. sometimes we use our collective senses to protect us from the beasts that hunt us but other times we use the information to help those around us that are suffering. music connects people on a deeper level and reassures us that we are not alone in our thoughts and in the world. the intangible communication that comes from art provides a much needed connection. music has always been there for me when i have been at the end of my rope. i share these mixtapes in the hope that music is there for others when they are at the end of theirs.
image : a still from Frederico Fellini‘s
Tracklist:
  1. Ready For Duty – Ape School – Hometapes (2012)
  2. Holiday – Teebs ft. Jonti – Brainfeeder (2014)
  3. Ofrenda-Flanger-Ego-à Gogo – Of Montreal – Polyvinyl Record Company (2022)
  4. Whirlpool – Panda Bear & Sonic Boom – Domino (2022)
  5. The Wilhelm Scream – James Blake – Atlas Recordings (2011)
  6. Tales From The Trash Stratum – Oneohtrix Point Never & Elizabeth Fraser – Warp (2021)
  7. Krumville – Oneohtrix Point Never ft. Xiu Xiu, Lee Ranaldo & Nathan Salon – Warp (2023)
  8. Miles Away – Yo La Tengo – Matador (2022)
  9. She’s Not – Lee Gamble – Hyperdub (2023)
  10. Light & Grace – Schneider TM – Editions Mego (2021)
  11. Magicians From Baltimore – Animal Collective – Domino (2023)
  12. Ship – The Notwist ft. Saya – Morr Music (2020)
  13. Dreams – Dntel ft. Mystic Chords Of Memory – Sub Pop (2007)
  14. Enough – Fred again… & Brian Eno – Text Records (2023)

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luv452 Barry's Bonds

Barry’s Bonds

between 1962 and 1987 John Barry scored 11 movies from the James Bond canon of suspenseful spy flicks based on Ian Fleming’s novels from the fifties and sixties. even though ‘The James Bond Theme’ was originally written by Monty Norman, it is John Barry’s arrangement that is seared into our collective unconscious. having scored much of the franchise’s output over the first 3 decades (spanning 4 different actors portraying Secret Agent 007) John Barry’s work has left an indelible mark on Hollywood. this mix showcases music from all of the James Bond films John Barry scored, plus a few related extras, and loosely follows the “Bond Formula” (the general plot structure most of the movies follow).
image : from the cover of the Ian Fleming novel You Only Live Twice
Tracklist:
  1. The James Bond Theme (from Dr. No) – The John Barry Orchestra – United Artists Records / Easy Action (1962/2014)
  2. Goldfinger (instrumental Version) (from Goldfinger) – John Barry – United Artists Records (1964)
  3. May Day Jumps (from A View To A Kill) – John Barry – Capitol (1985)
  4. Diamonds Ar Forever (from Diamonds Are Forever) – John Barry ft. Shirley Bassey – United Artists Records (1971)
  5. Capsule In Space (from You Only Live Twice) – John Barry – United Artists Records (1967)
  6. This Never Happened To The Other Fella (from On Her Majesty’s Secret Service) – John Barry – United Artists Records (1969)
  7. Bond Meets Stacey (A View To A Kill) (from A View To A Kill) – John Barry – Capitol (1985)
  8. Arrival At The Island Of Octopussy (from Octopussy) – John Barry – A&M (1983)
  9. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service – John Barry – Columbia (1970)
  10. Hercules Takes Off (from The Living Daylights) – John Barry and Paul O’Duffy – Warner Bros. (1987)
  11. Bond Arrives In Rio And Boat Chase (from Moonraker) – John Barry – United Artists Records (1979)
  12. Let’s Go Get ‘Em (from The Man With The Golden Gun) – John Barry – United Artists Records (1974)
  13. 007 And Counting (from Diamonds Are Forever) – John Barry – United Artists Records (1971)
  14. Bond Below Disco Volante (from Thunderball) – John Barry – United Artists Records (1965)
  15. 007 Takes The Lektor (from From Russia With Love) – John Barry – United Artists Records (1963)
  16. Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (from Thunderball) – John Barry – United Artists Records (1965)
  17. You Only Live Twice – End Title (from You Only Live Twice) – John Barry ft. Nancy Sinatra – United Artists Records (1967)
  18. The James Bond Theme – The John Barry Seven And Orchestra – Columbia / EMI (1962/1979)

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luv451 Rocky Road

Rocky Road

in a vain attempt to keep 2024 as chill as possible here is a deep mix of reggae and dub to keep us unshaken while we’re out on this rocky road. in a world of catch-22 you can always rely on luv for a peace of mind.
image : R. U. Reddy
Tracklist:
  1. A Reasoning – Creation Rebel – Cherry Red / Lantern Records (1982/2022)
  2. Young Generation – Prince Far I – Joe Gibbs Record Globe / VP Records / 17 North Parade (1977/2023)
  3. The Children Rise – Earl 16 with The Heptones – Satiera Records /Trench Town Records (????/2002)
  4. Touching The President – Tall T. and The Touchers – Splash / Flashforward (1972/2002)
  5. Are You Sure? – Silvertones – Black Art Records / Trojan Records / Antarctica Starts Here (1973/2022)
  6. Quantum Physics Revisited – Scientist – Real Authentic Sound / Tafari Records (2000/2023)
  7. Brotherly Love – Henrick Nicholson / Lee Perry – Seven Leaves Records / Pressure Sounds (1978/2021)
  8. Truthful Dub – U-Roy – Sound System Records (1976/2021)
  9. Shupe Dub – Boris Gardiner Happening – Now-Again Records (????/2022)
  10. Mr. Bassie – Horace Andy – On-U Sound (2022)
  11. Vegetable Matter – Singers & Players – On-U Sound / Cherry Red / Lantern Records (1984/2023)
  12. Park Lane Special – Augustus Pablo – Pablo International / Nature Sounds (1978/2023)
  13. Buck Town Corner – The Jay Tees – Studio One / Soul Jazz (1980/2022)
  14. Viego – Tapper Zukie – Count Shelly / Lantern Records (1973/2023)
  15. Anti-Christ – Yabby You & The Prophets – Micron Music Limited / Pressure Sounds (1975/2021)
  16. Samia – Count Ossie and The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari – Right On / New Dimensions / Soul Jazz (1971/2023)