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Love Injection Fall/Winter 2022 Upcoming

10/28 – Love Injection x Cosmodelica + Misschief Collective at Good Room, NY (tickets)
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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.

56 Days Ago
Mixtape Shop Record Club 035 Love Injection
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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.

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love injection playlist
Press

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.

84 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.

116 Days Ago
Love Injection Juanitas DJ Mix
Press

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.

138 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.

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

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Barbie Bertisch Prelude Bandcamp Best Of Spring
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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.

161 Days Ago
Conclave Photay Remix Hermes Paris Fashion Week
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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.

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East Village Zine Fair 8-Ball Community Printed Matter
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“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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An in-depth interview with Japanese blog Ban Ban Ton Ton ahead of Barbie Bertisch's album debut. Read it in full here.

172 Days Ago
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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."

172 Days Ago
Barbie Bertisch Is This What You Wanted Official Video
Press

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

199 Days Ago
Barbie Bertisch Prelude Resident Advisor
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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.

199 Days Ago
Barbie Bertisch Water Moves Slowly Prelude LP
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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.

248 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.

253 Days Ago
Press

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

255 Days Ago
Love Injection Analogue Foundation
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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.

379 Days Ago
Love Injection at 718 Sessions DJ Mix
Press

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

438 Days Ago
Conclave The Met Cloisters Live
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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.

441 Days Ago
DJ Mix

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

473 Days Ago
Vinyl Factory Love Injection DJ Mix
Press

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).

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

535 Days Ago
Conclave Toribio Bandcamp Album Of The Day
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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
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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).

599 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.

624 Days Ago
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"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.

635 Days Ago
Conclave Perdon Louie Vega Remixes
Press

“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).

773 Days Ago
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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.

787 Days Ago
Conclave There's Enough
Press

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

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

957 Days Ago
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.

966 Days Ago
Love Injection Tribute Mix Anita Sarko
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Still Saving The Day: The Most Influential Dance Party In History Turns 50 by Piotr Orlov via NPR

1020 Days Ago
Still Saving The Day: The Most Influential Dance Party In History Turns 50
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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)

1025 Days Ago
Interviews

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.

1203 Days Ago
Love Injection Dublab Bruce Forest
Press

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

1227 Days Ago
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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.

1278 Days Ago
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Sophie Kemp profiles Barbie Bertisch over at Vogue.com: "Meet the Reformed Argentine Club Kid Making Zines a Fashion Statement" (April, 2019)

1320 Days Ago
News

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
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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
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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.

1461 Days Ago
Love Injection The Creative Independent Interview
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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).

1574 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.

1662 Days Ago
Barbie Bertisch Crack Mix Grace Jones
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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.

1741 Days Ago
Love Injection The Loft Joe Prytherch Jeff Mao RBMA
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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.

1755 Days Ago
Press

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.

1764 Days Ago
Paul Raffaele Love Injection Neil Aline
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Colleen 'DJ Cosmo' Murphy invites us and Greg Wilson to join on her Cosmodelica show, airing regularly on Worldwide FM.

1792 Days Ago
Love Injection Worldwide FM Cosmodelica Greg Wilson
Press

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).

1811 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.

1866 Days Ago
Paul Raffaele VF Mix George Duke The Vinyl Factory
Interviews

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

1882 Days Ago
Rush Hour Takeover The Lot Radio Love Injection Justin Strauss
News

‘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
Interviews

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.

2144 Days Ago
Love Injection Dublab Colleen Cosmo Murphy
Interviews

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.

2164 Days Ago
Russell Elevado Voodoo Classic Album Sundays
Interviews

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.

2207 Days Ago
Love Injection Dublab Justin Strauss
Interviews

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.

2242 Days Ago
Love Injection Conversations Dublab Tim Lawrence
Interviews

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.

2262 Days Ago
Songs In The Key Of Life DJ Spinna Classic Album Sundays
Interviews

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.

2361 Days Ago
Love Injection Dublab Alex From Tokyo
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