Never miss an issue. 12 issues shipped to your door.
The zine is 8x11 inches, 28 pages, and with 3,000 units in circulation distributed globally. It is shipped First-Class Mail in a 9"x12" flat envelope via the United States Postal Service.
A collection of news, press, special projects, and DJ mixes from Love Injection HQ.
Love Injection Winter/Spring 2023 Upcoming
02/07 – Dope From Hope Release Event @ Head Hi
02/11 – Dope From Hope Release Event @ Standard Time (RSVP)
02/11 – Standard Time, Toronto (tickets)
02/19 – Love Injection x Cosmodelica @ Le Bain, NY
03/09 – Dante's Hifi, Miami
04/15 – Public Records, NY (tickets)
Every Saturday on The Lot Radio, 10am-12pm ET
We were invited to play live b2b for 90 min at The Mixtape Shop's studio, as part of their Record Club series. Hand dubbed tapes are available for sale through their website.
We're inaugurating our "Love Injection In Rotation" playlist, which will be an ongoing chronicle of what we're playing on our weekly show on The Lot Radio, listening to at home, etc. It will be updated monthly.
The playlist will live on Spotify and Apple Music—a sort of discovery tool. A lot of this music came to us through Bandcamp or as a physical release, so remember to invest in your favorite artists whenever possible.
“I’m closing a chapter in my life,” Barbie Bertisch says to me from a park bench in Greenpoint, “I spent the last four years working towards gaining confidence around my ideas and my creative perspective. This feels like a culmination of that process” The “this,” in question is Bertisch’s debut record Prelude, a collection of eleven songs that chronicle 5 years of Bertisch’s life.
The video for Is This What You Wanted is out now on our YouTube channel. Shot by Guarionex Rodriguez Jr, with editing and FX by Rollinos. In Barbie's words: "It is a burst of rage, dueling bass lines and screeching synth work, it’s chaos and resolution. It deals with suppressed anger and how it moves through us like a warning sign, and it was central to the album because of that."
Conclave is a live musical gathering of rotating musicians headed by multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Cesar Toribio, in which alchemy is evident in the ebb and flow of its compositions, and seductive juxtapositions of the delicate and powerful are inextricably woven around the living, breathing rhythm.
Conclave’s self-titled debut is out now via Love Injection Records.
“My goal is not to live in a jet every night, DJ festival stages for 30 minutes, and then leave and go to the next gig to just collect money,” Bertisch says. “A, it’s not sustainable. B, it doesn’t contribute anything to this culture. C, you just become a machine.” Barbie Bertisch is featured on The Cut (October, 2020).
Carving her mark on New York mythology, Anita Sarko was a different kind of DJ. “She was alone in a man’s world,” as put by Michael Musto. She stood out because she was truly dancing to the beat of her own drum. We pay tribute to the late pioneering DJ Anita Sarko on our mix for Herb Essentials.
Tim Lawrence invited us to join his inaugural radio show on Worldwide FM. Tim has authored fundamental reading on New York's underground dance music culture such as Love Saves the Day: A History of American Dance Music Culture, 1970-79, Hold On to Your Dreams: Arthur Russell and the Downtown Music Scene, 1973-92, and Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-83. Listen back here.
Love Injection joins forces with Holy Ghost! at MoMA PS1's Come Together 2019 to present a collection of rare printed materials from the foundational NYC record label West End Records. In the Dome, we co-curated a panel discussion moderated by Mark Riley, featuring West End recording artists Taana Gardner and Kenton Nix.
‘Love Injection’: A Modern Dance Music Fanzine was an exhibition curated by us and exhibited at the revered NYC gallery, White Columns, in 2017. It featured a large-scale mural, a display of ephemera relating to the Paradise Garage (1977-1987), and a display of spreads from 'Vinylmaniac', the in-house publication by New York's Vinyl Mania (1978-2007).
Love Injection Conversations on dublab invites Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy, renowned audiophile, seasoned selector, radio host, founder of Classic Album Sundays and co-founder of Lucky Cloud Sound System. Her resume is endless. Massachusetts born, she cut her teeth at NYU Radio and became close with Love Saves The Day father, David Mancuso. We spoke to her in October 2016 about her long career in music.
Love Injection Conversations on dublab invites Justin Strauss for a two-hour chat. He is one of NYC’s most important DJs and producers. From his teenage years at Milk n Cookies to DJing the city’s best to a massive list of remixing and original productions that speaks volumes, it’s hard to keep conversation to a 2-hour limit.
Love Injection Conversations on dublab invites Tim Lawrence for a two-hour chat as he tours his latest book entitled Life and Death on The New York Dancefloor: 1980-1983 (Duke University Press). Tim is a British author, professor and researcher who found himself documenting underground dance culture in NYC. He is one of the founders of Lucky Cloud Sound System in London.