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Love Injection Spring/Summer 2024

02/17 - Together Again w/ Toribio, musclecars @ h0l0 (NYC)
04/06 - Public Records (NYC)
04/20 - Resolute: Masters at Work, Love Injection b2b Toribio
​04/21 - Paradisco w/ Occupy The Disco @ Le Bain
05/17 - Sans Soleil ​w/ Kris Guilty (Montreal)
05/18 - Multi Culti (Montreal) w/​ Guthrie
​05/19 - TBA (Montreal) 05/24 - Cosmodelica x Love Injection @ Good Room (NYC)
​07/04 - Universal Lessons @ Glen Falls House (Round Top, NY)
0​7/12 ​- BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!
07/21 - The Nursery (Public Records) with The Carry Nation

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DJ Mix

Our set from Making Time 2023 in Philadelphia has been mixed in spatial audio and is now available on Apple Music. We were thrilled to kickoff the afternoon at Fort Mifflin and set the tone for the rest of the day's performances.

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Making Time Love Injection Apple Music DJ Mix
Record Label

Our remixes of Jennifer Pastoral are out today digitally! Vinyl arrives April 5.

88 Days Ago
Jennifer Vanilla Love Injection Remixes
Record Label

Announcing the arrival of our next release on Love Injection Records, up for preorder today and releasing worldwide on March 15th.

This one is a production of our own: two unique takes on Jennifer Vanilla’s Jennifer Pastoral featuring Toribio on keys, mixed by Dave Darlington and mastered by François Kevorkian. The Earthly and much-awaited Celestial mixes are paired with the original version on a DJ-friendly 12” single.

“Jennifer Pastoral (Love Injection's Earthly Mix)” is out today along with a preorder for the 12" vinyl release, which features the previously unreleased "Celestial Mix" and the Original Mix.

123 Days Ago
Jennifer Vanilla - Jennifer Pastoral (Love Injection Remixes)

Dope Jams' Paul Nickerson remembers his friend, the late Funmi Ononaiye, who passed on yesterday, December 18, 2023.

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Funmi Ononaiye Dope Jams
Special Projects

Our remix of Jennifer Vanilla is out today via Sinderlyn, included in Castle In The Sky (Expanded Edition). Our thanks go to the duo and label for the opportunity and to Toribio for his keyboard contributions, as well as the legendary Dave Darlington for mixing it. We set out to strip down and rebuild our version of an ethereal world, Jennifer Pastoral as the track is named, resulting in two versions: Earthly and Celestial. More news on the Celestial Mix soon, but the Earthly Mix releases today. Turn it up and let loose.

193 Days Ago
Jennifer Vanilla Love Injection Remix
DJ Mix

A 90 min session we recorded back in August for Faith Fanzine at the Defected HQ in London. It was just days after playing We Out Here Festival so there's some music in common between those sets as well as things we'd go on to play all summer. Thank you to Simon and everyone at Faith for making room for us in the programming, and thanks to all of our friends new and old in London who made us feel so welcome. Certainly a highlight of our year.

238 Days Ago
Love Injection at Faith Fanzine HQ
Record Label

Announcing the arrival of A Place In The Sun, out Nov 17th on 7" clear yellow vinyl and digital.

Over the course of a storied 40+ year career, Tokyo-based DJ and producer Yasushi Ide’s work has drawn variously from hip-hop, dub, house, punk, jazz dance, exotica and electronic music, and includes collaborations with Masters At Work, Tom Verlaine, Don Letts, James Chance, DJ Krush, and Bongo Herman, and many others.

“A Place In the Sun (Kaoru Inoue Remix)” is out today along with a preorder for the 45RPM vinyl release, which features Ide's own "Dub Version" and a 45 edit of Kaoru Inoue's remix.

250 Days Ago
Yasushi Ide A Place In The Sun Kaoru Inoue Remix Love Injection Records

We were invited to join a panel discussion on identifying good sound, hosted by Resident Advisor and moderated by Nyshka Chandran. Fellow speakers include Karl Scholz (Karlala Soundsystem) & Reynaldo Hernandez (Bassbear!!). It's going down at Outer Heaven NYC on Wednesday Oct 4th at 8pm. Will be recorded!

251 Days Ago
Resident Advisor Identifying Good Sound Love Injection

It's been 4 years since we last went to Japan, and we couldn't be more excited! We'll be sharing music, seeing old pals, and enjoying one of our favorite places on Earth over the course of our trip.
Read on for dates and links.

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Love Injection's 2023 Japan Tour
DJ Mix

While in London, we stopped by the NTS studio for our first solo Love Injection appearance. Head here for a full mix and tracklist.

297 Days Ago
Love Injection on NTS Radio - August 18 2023
DJ Mix

We were honored to join Kyle Hall in Paris at the nightclub institution that is Djoon, this past June 2nd. Our set was recorded and can be revisited on their YouTube channel.

314 Days Ago
Love Injection's Djoon Mix - June 2 2023
Record Label

A central figure within New York City’s electronic music community, Phil Moffa is renowned as a go-to mixing and mastering engineer, studio owner of Butcha Sound Studios, a revered artist/producer, and an educator and mentor teaching studio production at both SUNY Purchase and Brooklyn College. His latest project is uniquely collaborative and intergenerational: the “Second Foundation” Remixes EP features Phil’s music re-imagined by a quartet of prodigiously talented remixers - AceMo, Photay, Alredna, and Zianni Orange - all of whom are either former or current students of his production masterclass.

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Introducing Phil Moffa's Second Foundation EP | Love Injection Records

We are returning to Public Records on Saturday, June 10 from open to close!

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Love Injection at Public Records on 6/10
Record Label

Announcing 𝙎𝙀𝘾𝙊𝙉𝘿 𝙁𝙊𝙐𝙉𝘿𝘼𝙏𝙄𝙊𝙉, an intergenerational EP of Phil Moffa's work reimagined by AceMo, Alredna, Photay, and Zianni Orange. The first single, Photay's Remix of Alma Del Mundo is out everywhere today.

389 Days Ago
Phil Moffa, Second Foundation EP Announcement, Love Injection Records

Every year DJ Mag rounds up a list of 'Best of' in North America. We've been nominated for two awards this year—Underground Hero and Best Remix [Barbie Bertisch - Is This What You Wanted (Olive T's Late To The Party Remix) (Love Injection Records). Voting is open until May 17th 2023. Thank you to everyone who's supported us over the years.

406 Days Ago
Love Injection DJ Mag Underground Hero
DJ Mix

We're thrilled to have been invited to host a monthly radio show in Japan's terrestrial radio J-WAVE 81.3FM for their global series called "Sounds & Cities." We'll be representing NYC in 20 minute segments airing once to twice a month. Fellow hosts include John Gomez, Roberta Martinelli, Lefto, and more. Only available for listeners in Japan.

417 Days Ago
J-WAVE Sounds & Cities

We were interviewed for the Spring '23 New York issue of UK's Faith Fanzine. Preorder your copy here.

425 Days Ago
Faith Spring '23 Love Injection

The second of a new monthly column from Dope Jams' Paul Nickerson ahead of the Dope Jams Spring Ball at Public Records on April 9.

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FOREST FINDS by Paul Nickerson — Love Injection Fanzine

Philip Cho sat down with us to talk about our Kickstarter campaign to publish the first-ever book compiling all of Paul W. Klipsch's audio newsletters, Dope From Hope.

474 Days Ago
Universal Lessons 2022 In Sheep's Clothing

The first of a new monthly column from Dope Jams' Paul Nickerson. This month he explores the work of the peerless Charles Webster in anticipation of Charles joining him at the Dope Jams Valentines Day Ball at Public Records on February 11th.

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FOREST FINDS by Paul Nickerson: Charles Webster — Love Injection Fanzine

Barbie Bertisch's Prelude makes it to Bandcamp's Best Albums of 2022 list.

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bandcamp best albums 2022

Nyshka Chandran writes about independent magazines that have shaped electronic music around the world for Resident Advisor (December, 2022).

556 Days Ago
Love Injection by Faiza Ilyas
DJ Mix

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.

609 Days Ago
Mixtape Shop Record Club 035 Love Injection

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.

636 Days Ago
love injection playlist

The RA Exchange Critics' Roundtable for September 2022 highlights, amongst others, Prelude as one of the staff favorites from this summer. Thank you to Nyshka Chandran for connecting so deeply with this record.

637 Days Ago
RA Exchange 627 Critics Roundtable September 2022
DJ Mix

Our contribution to the revered mix series, Juanitas, is up now for listening on their soundcloud.

669 Days Ago
Love Injection Juanitas DJ Mix

Annabel Ross invites Barbie to her column "Permanent Rotation" on The Vinyl Factory, to talk about one album that inspired her. Read why Barbie chose Depeche Mode's Songs of Faith & Devotion here.

691 Days Ago
DJ Mix

A one-hour tapestry to celebrate Prelude being out in the world, aired on NTS Radio CH1. Listen to the archive and check out the tracklist here.

692 Days Ago
Barbie Bertisch NTS Prelude

Barbie Bertisch's debut album "Prelude" makes Bandcamp's Best Albums of Spring 2022 list.

696 Days Ago
Barbie Bertisch Prelude Bandcamp Best Of Spring

Photay's remix of "All That I Need" was the finale song for Hermès Men's Summer '23 runway show at Manufacture des Gobelins, Paris.

714 Days Ago
Conclave Photay Remix Hermes Paris Fashion Week

Love Injection Fanzine joins 8-Ball Community and Printed Matter/St. Marks for their 2nd East Village Zine Fair. Saturday June 18th 2022 11a-6pm at St. Marks between 1st and 2nd Avenues. Expect zines, merch, LPs, and more.

723 Days Ago
East Village Zine Fair 8-Ball Community Printed Matter

“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.

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Barbie Bertisch Prelude Debut Album Love Injection Records

An in-depth interview with Japanese blog Ban Ban Ton Ton ahead of Barbie Bertisch's album debut. Read it in full here.

725 Days Ago

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."

725 Days Ago
Barbie Bertisch Is This What You Wanted Official Video

Nyshka Chandran breaks the news of Prelude by Barbie Bertisch on Resident Advisor (May, 2022).

752 Days Ago
Barbie Bertisch Prelude Resident Advisor

Announcing "Water Moves Slowly", the first single from Barbie Bertisch's forthcoming debut album aptly titled Prelude. Watch the official video on YouTube with Special FX by Rollinos.

752 Days Ago
Barbie Bertisch Water Moves Slowly Prelude LP

Our first-ever production as Love Injection is a remix of Jumprope by New York band Psymon Spine. The remix is out on Northern Spy Records. It is rooted in euphoric dance floor moments experienced time and time again under the mirrorball. Listen here.

801 Days Ago
Love Injection Euphoric Mix Jumprope Psymon Spine
DJ Mix

We sit down with Lakuti for a Q&A followed by an hour-long DJ mix highlighting club-oriented tracks in heavy rotation.

806 Days Ago

Jeff Mao interviews Barbie and Paul for Analog Foundation's "Analogue Is..." series. Photos by Meredith Jenks.

808 Days Ago
Love Injection Analogue Foundation
Special Projects

Over a year in the making, we hereby present the Impulse! 60 zine made in collaboration with the label to celebrate their 60 years in heavy rotation.

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Impulse 60 love injection zine

The EP featuring Photay, musclecars, Jenifa Mayanja, and Mike Simonetti releases digitally worldwide on December 15, 2021.

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Conclave Remixes EP
DJ Mix

A 5.5 hour mix recorded from when we DJ'd all night at 718 Sessions on November 21, 2021.

932 Days Ago
Love Injection at 718 Sessions DJ Mix

Sonic Cloisters, a series of site-specific electronic music performances, launched at The Met in Spring '21 featured a special performance by Conclave.

991 Days Ago
Conclave The Met Cloisters Live

Ahead of the release of Black Meteoric Star’s NYC Beat Boxx, an album that "draws inspiration from vinyl ‘beat collections’, which heavily circulated in New York during the 80’s", Barbie writes in-depth about the lineage of DJ Tools for Voluminous Arts.

994 Days Ago
DJ Mix

Listen to Love Injection VF Live #2 on YouTube via The Vinyl Factory (August, 2021).

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Vinyl Factory Love Injection DJ Mix

Zoë Beery calls Conclave "A vibrant house album that beautifully celebrates rhythms, collaboration and musical history." Read the full piece at Resident Advisor (June, 2021).

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Conclave Resident Advisor

Bandcamp Daily's Matthew Ismael Ruiz reviews Conclave's self-titled debut and dubs it "Album Of The Day" (June, 2021).

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Conclave Toribio Bandcamp Album Of The Day

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.

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Conclave Debut LP Album Love Injection Records

Conclave's official video for Twice, the third single from the self-titled debut album, is out now. Directed by Guarionex Rodriguez Jr and edited by Filipe Zapelini.

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Conclave Twice Official Video
DJ Mix

Listen to Love Injection VF Live #1 on YouTube via The Vinyl Factory (April, 2021).

1152 Days Ago
Love Injection VF Live #1
DJ Mix

A mix from us for Deep Coffee Roasters in Marseilles, highlighting some favorites old and new.

1177 Days Ago

"Perdon" the latest single from Conclave's forthcoming LP is out today. It includes three stellar remixes by the one and only Louie Vega, featuring Josh Milan on keys and Nico Vega on production.

1188 Days Ago
Conclave Perdon Louie Vega Remixes

“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).

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We are proud to present Conclave, a coming together, via their first single "There's Enough" out October 9, 2020 on Love Injection Records.

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Conclave There's Enough

Love Injection cited in "The Disco Soundsystems That Birthed Modern Dance Music" by Alex Maiolo via Reverb.

1462 Days Ago

Love Injection interviewed for "How Modern Fanzines are Giving a Voice to Underrepresented Scenes" by Dan Cole for Electronic Beats (April 22,2020)

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DJ Mix

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.

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Love Injection Tribute Mix Anita Sarko

Still Saving The Day: The Most Influential Dance Party In History Turns 50 by Piotr Orlov via NPR

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Still Saving The Day: The Most Influential Dance Party In History Turns 50

Michelangelo Matos writes up our Love Injection X Cosmodelica party at Public Records featuring Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy in the New Yorker (Valentine's Day, 2020)

1578 Days Ago

Love Injection Conversations on dublab invites Bruce Forest for a two-hour chat. Resident DJ of Better Days and renowned remixer. For those who loved the long-form piece in Love Injection Zine #15, this could be considered part two.

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Love Injection Dublab Bruce Forest

We spoke to Monocle's The Stack host Fernando August Pacheco about the focus and process of making Love Injection (July, 2019).

1780 Days Ago

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.

1831 Days Ago

Sophie Kemp profiles Barbie Bertisch over at "Meet the Reformed Argentine Club Kid Making Zines a Fashion Statement" (April, 2019)

1873 Days Ago

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.

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West End Records @ MoMA PS1's Come Together 2019

Renowned platform for record aficionados, Dust & Grooves, enlists DJ Scribe to outline the albums that shaped us. Photos by Eilon Paz.

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Love Injection Dust & Grooves Eilon Paz

We spoke to T. Cole Rachel at The Creative Independent about the origins of Love Injection, the value of making physical objects, and why it never hurts to ask for what you want.

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Love Injection The Creative Independent Interview

We spoke to office about the beginnings of Love Injection, multitasking, having a mission, the ever-evolving New York nightlife, creative process, and more. Photos by Nadine Hess. Words by Caroline Brown (August, 2018).

2127 Days Ago
Love Injection Office Magazine
DJ Mix

The word icon is used too much nowadays. But few warrant the sobriquet like Grace Jones. Barbie was asked by Crack Magazine to highlight her favorites Grace moments for their Specialist Mix series, coinciding with the legend's birthday.

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Barbie Bertisch Crack Mix Grace Jones

Jeff Mao respectfully compiles an oral history of the Loft, a community that "helped define the ethos of dance music". Read our contributions, alongside friends and fellow Lofties, at Red Bull Music Academy. Illustration by Joe Prytherch.

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Love Injection The Loft Joe Prytherch Jeff Mao RBMA

Vivian Host of RBMA's Peak Time sits down with us at home to do a deep dive on all things driving our curiosity, plus a variety of Valentine's Love Saves The Day selections.

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Ahead of his all-nighter at Le Bain, Paul Raffaele sits down with the folks at Standard Culture for a catch-up. Photos by Neil Aline.

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Paul Raffaele Love Injection Neil Aline

Colleen 'DJ Cosmo' Murphy invites us and Greg Wilson to join on her Cosmodelica show, airing regularly on Worldwide FM.

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Love Injection Worldwide FM Cosmodelica Greg Wilson

Nik Mercer writes about the inception of the Fanzine, and tracks its progress over the first two years. Photos by Chris Mayes-Wright. Published by Novation Notes (December, 2017).

2364 Days Ago
Love Injection Novation Notes
DJ Mix

Paul Raffaele compiles a tribute mix to George Duke, as part of The Vinyl Factory mix series. Just under 2 hours, the mix focuses on Duke's 70s output and leaves off where the composer's 80s work begins. Listen to VF 109 here.

2419 Days Ago
Paul Raffaele VF Mix George Duke The Vinyl Factory

Love Injection joins the Rush Hour takeover at The Lot Radio, invites the legend Justin Strauss for a live interview from the Greenpoint studio.

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Rush Hour Takeover The Lot Radio Love Injection Justin Strauss

‘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).

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Love Injection at White Columns

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.

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Love Injection Dublab Colleen Cosmo Murphy

We sit down to interview Russell Elevadoo, the engineer behind D'Angelo's Voodoo and architect to the sound of the Soulquarians, for Classic Album Sundays on Worldwide FM.

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Russell Elevado Voodoo Classic Album Sundays

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.

2760 Days Ago
Love Injection Dublab Justin Strauss

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.

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Love Injection Conversations Dublab Tim Lawrence

We interviewed DJ Spinna for Classic Album Sundays' Worldwide FM show. The episode is focused on Songs In The Key Of Life, the masterful double album by Stevie Wonder.

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Songs In The Key Of Life DJ Spinna Classic Album Sundays

Love Injection Conversations on dublab invites Alex From Tokyo, in town ahead of the release of his new album as Tokyo Black Star, "1999" on World Famous Records.

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Love Injection Dublab Alex From Tokyo
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