No Turn Unstoned #113: I hear you, LUKE VIBERT!

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Back from my summer hiatus, I created this set specifically to introduce John Waller to Luke Vibert’s music, but everybody needs to hear Luke Vibert’s music!

Constructing this mix was painful and a bit maddening. I had been putting off creating this set for literally months, waiting ’til I had the time and sanity to dedicate to this gargantuan task. The only thing worse would be putting together a 2-hour Prince set.

I haven’t spent this much time on a set ever, but I wanted to get it as close to “good,” as humanly possible, to represent and give reverence to the genius who is Luke Vibert!

For the mix, I had to create some limits (This really didn’t help much though. Luke is very prolific!).

  1. First of all, I tried to limit myself to my usual 2 hr set, but this was really very difficult. I got a rough mix of 3 hrs and tried to whittle it down to a little over 2 hrs and 30 minutes. Luke has soooooooo many freaking fantastic songs. There were so many I had to leave out. I got the song selection down to 84 songs. Normally for a good set, 40 is a manageable number… so, more songs, more problems with weaving together a smooth set ;) Selection is really key, but even moreso sequencing that selection. The mix is not perfect, but I gave it my all.
  2. I decided to not include any of his remixes or productions for other musicians (most notably his big dada productions), and concentrate on Luke and his many aliases. This was above and beyond more than enough; Luke Vibert records as Luke Vibert, Wagon Christ, Plug, Amen Andrews, Spac Hand Luke, The Ace of Clubs, Butler Kieve, and Visible Crater Funk.

I could write pages and pages on why I like Luke’s music so much, but this blog post by Gutterbreakz does it beautifully for me, “Good Luck in Easy Listening: AN APPRECIATION OF LUKE VIBERT, and to quote the post: “If I had to single out one individual artist who has consistently brought unadulterated pleasure into my life over the past decade, it would have to be Luke Vibert… The guy is well on the way to becoming a National Treasure (of the UK) and frankly I think we should all be grateful that he continues to eke out a living from his music, rather than getting a proper job.”

I, for one, am very, very happy that Luke continues to passionately and prolifically make music [and not succumb to the proper job] and LOTS of it! Unlike, Domu ;(

Bar none, nowadays, Luke is my main, musical, man, and has been for over a decade now. I never preview his albums. I don’t need to hear them; I know the songs will be phenomenal; I just buy them. When life gets me down, I just have to put on any Luke Vibert song and I know that “everything’ll be alright in the end.” His music always gives me something to look forward to, as I know he is always creating plenty of it!

I am absolutely elated that my lifespan has aligned with his. It has been an amazing, musical journey.

It is important to support musicians in any way possible so that they can continue to do what they do best, and I hope you will definitely support Luke and the labels that release his music. A lot of his back catalog can be found digitally @ bleep.com.

For updated info on Luke, definitely, check: http://www.wagonchrist.com

Here is an overview of the selection of songs and albums used for the set. Please keep in my mind, however, that for some songs I only used very small clips (in the seconds), for others, I sliced and diced ‘em to scatter the song throughout the set, and more often than not made edits throughout to the entire song:

Drum 'n Bass for Papa [Blue Angel] Plug’s Drum ‘n’ Bass For Papa [Blue Angel] 1996

This is my all-time favorite Luke Vibert album ever! The Life of the Mind is only available on this UK version.

1. Me & Mrs Jones (7:08)
6. The Life Of The Mind (8:10)
7. Subtle (In Your Face) (8:15)

Drum 'n' Bass For Papa [Nothing Records] Plug’s Drum ‘n Bass for Papa [Nothing Records] 1997

You gotta get both versions of drum ‘n bass for papa! This is the re-released version for the US.

From Disc One:
3. Cut ’97 Remix (8:03)
4. Feelings (9:15)
5. I Freak Techniques (7:31)
8. Maker Of All (8:09)
9. A Subtle Blend (8:50)

From Disc Two:
3. 7.10 (7:12)
8. Cheesy (Amen Mix) (4:58)

throbbing pouch Wagon Christ’s
Throbbing Pouch

[Moonshine Music] 1994

This is my 2nd favorite Luke Vibert album so far!

1. Intro (0:23)
2. Reedin (4:43)
4. Phase Everyday (7:35)
5. Throbbing Pouch (5:24)
6. Rexcist (2:23)
7. Floot (7:08)
9. Pull My Strings (5:10)
11. Scrapes (8:03)
12. Nightowls (2:41)
15. Underground Level (2:31)

amen andrews Luke Vibert’s
Amen Andrews Vs. Spac Hand Luke

[Rephlex] 2006

My 3rd favorite so far!

1. London (4:06)
4. Screwface (3:27)
6. Multiple Stab Wounds (4:35)
8. Intelligent (4:08)
10. Amen Andrews (4:58)
11. Junglism (3:40)
12. Play (4:04)
13. Murder (3:21)

big soup Luke Vibert’s Big Soup
[Mo’ Wax] 1997

1. Intro – Welcome (1:34)
3. Voyage Into The Unknown (7:04)
4. Fused Into Music (6:05)
10. 2001 Beats (6:03)
11. Music Called Jazz (5:23)
12. Space Race (7:20)
13. So Long – Outro (1:36)

tally ho Wagon Christ’s Tally Ho!
[Astralwerks] 2004

3. Tally Ho! (4:33)
6. Juicy Luke Vibert (2:18)
7. Piano Playa Hata (4:57)
10. Lovely (4:08)
11. My Organ In Your Face (5:12)
13. The End (2:05)

sorry i make you lush Wagon Christ’s Sorry I Make You Lush
[Ninja Tune] 2004

1. Saddic Gladdic (4:53)
2. I’m Singing (5:43)
4. Shadows (4:27)
6. UBFormby (3:37)
9. Kwikwidetrax (5:48)
10. Nighty Night (4:24)

musipal Wagon Christ’s Musipal
[Ninja Tune] 2001

1. The Premise (3:29)
6. Musipal (4:00)
8. Receiver (3:25)
10. Cris Chana (4:51)
11. Tomorrow Acid (3:43)
13. Perkission (5:32)

we hear you Luke Vibert’s We Hear You
[Planet Mu] 2009

1. Belief File (5:00)
2. We Hear You (3:13)
6. Batting For England (3:40)
7. Pretty Old Acid Music (4:22)

rhythm Luke Vibert’s Rhythm
[soundofspeed] 2008

3. Sparky Is A Retard (3:20)
4. A Fine Line (6:08)
10. James Bond In A Jimmy Hat (4:41)
11. Harmonica Selllers (5:30)

chicago detroit redruth Luke Vibert’s
Chicago, Detroit, Redruth

[Planet Mu] 2007

1. Comfycozy (5:35)
2. Brain Rave (4:32)
12. Swet (8:06)

stop the panic Luke Vibert & B. J. Cole’s
Stop The Panic

[Astralwerks] 2000

Whoever thought up this collaboration is simply brilliant! Besides, I am a sucker for slide guitar ;)

1. Intro (0:56)
2. Swing Lite – Alright (3:31)
9. Baby Steps (6:57)

rissalecki Wagon Christ’s Rissalecki EP
[Rising High Records] 1995

1. How You Really Feel (10:03)
2. Throbbing Snatch (6:14)

yoseph Luke Vibert’s YosepH
[Warp] 2003

7. Ambalek (2:52)
11. Slowfast (4:30)

rodulate Vibert / Simmonds’ Rodulate
[Rephlex] Released in 2008, but recorded in the early nineties.

The album doesn’t sound dated AT ALL! This album was compiled of old and unreleased tracks from around the Weirs release. However, I actually think these songs are much stronger than Weirs, personally.

3. Space Mist (5:38)
11. V.A.J. (6:53)

the power of love Wagon Christ’s
The Power of Love EP

[Virgin] 1998

3. Breakage No.2 (3:36)
4. Filthy Drummer (4:19)

kerrier district Luke Vibert’s Kerrier District
[Rephlex] 2004

2. Silhouettes (6:42)
4. Disclix (5:27)

Luke Vibert’s Compilation Tracks for Which I Was Never Paid
[Personal Stereo] 2007

2. Combination Reggae Dancing (5:39)
5. Lunar Laugh (4:12)

moog acid Jean-Jacques Perry &
Luke Vibert’s
Moog Acid
[Lo Recordings] 2007

1. Intro (1:45)

weirs Vibert / Simmonds’ Weirs
[Rephlex] 1993

1. Tinned Teardrop (7:20)

zen retrospective Zen: A Retrospective
[Ninja Tune] 2004

9. Get Your Head Down (7:42)

shadows Wagon Christ’s Shadows
[Ninja Tune] 2004

4. Deux Ans De Maia (2:47)

sunset boulevard Wagon Christ’s
Sunset Boulevard EP

[Rising High Records] 1994

1. (Lapping Up) Space Milk (6:15)

The playlist order, roughly:

  • Intro – Jean-Jacques Perry & Luke Vibert – Moog Acid [Lo Recordings]
  • Intelligent – Luke Vibert – Amen Andrews Vs. Spac Hand Luke [Rephlex]
  • Junglism – Luke Vibert – Amen Andrews Vs. Spac Hand Luke [Rephlex]
  • Multiple Stab Wounds – Luke Vibert – Amen Andrews Vs. Spac Hand Luke [Rephlex]
  • Screwface – Luke Vibert – Amen Andrews Vs. Spac Hand Luke [Rephlex]
  • Amen Andrews – Luke Vibert – Amen Andrews Vs. Spac Hand Luke [Rephlex]
  • Cheesy (Amen Mix) – Plug – Plug Ep’s 1, 2, & 3 [Nothing Records]
  • 7.10 – Plug – Plug Ep’s 1, 2, & 3 [Nothing Records]
  • Musipal – Wagon Christ – Musipal [Ninja Tune]
    Ninja Tune is celebrating 20 years!!
  • Rexcist – Wagon Christ – Throbbing Pouch [Moonshine Music]
  • Deux Ans De Maia – Wagon Christ – Shadows [Ninja Tune]
  • Tomorrow Acid – Wagon Christ – Musipal [Ninja Tune]
  • How You Really Feel – Wagon Christ – Rissalecki EP [Rising High Records]
  • Throbbing Snatch – Wagon Christ – Rissalecki EP [Rising High Records]
  • Throbbing Pouch [Moonshine Music] – Wagon Christ – Throbbing Pouch [Moonshine Music]
  • Harmonica Selllers – Luke Vibert – Rhythm [soundofspeed]
  • James Bond In A Jimmy Hat – Luke Vibert – Rhythm [soundofspeed]
  • Kwikwidetrax – Wagon Christ – Sorry I Make You Lush [Ninja Tune]
    Ninja Tune is celebrating 20 years!!
  • Combination Reggae Dancing – Luke Vibert – Compilation Tracks for Which I Was Never Paid [Personal Stereo]
  • I’m Singing – Wagon Christ – Sorry I Make You Lush [Ninja Tune]
  • Piano Playa Hata – Wagon Christ – Tally Ho! [Astralwerks]
  • Intro – Luke Vibert & B.J. Cole – Stop The Panic [Astralwerks]

    Oh, hi, neighbors!
    Tonight, we’ve chosen some of the songs
    that we sing and play on our dances across the country.

    Songs that reflect the emotion of the people that live in the night life.

    Songs of happiness, sadness, heartbreak. Songs of the night life.

    And we hope that you enjoy yourself, tonight, as you’ll listen to our latest.

    We hope you like it;
    it’s a little different from what we normally do,
    but we hope that it will be pleasing to ya.

    And we hope that you can just kinda, sit back, kick off your shoes, relax just a little bit
    And listen to our latest album
    And if you like it, tell us about it, won’t you?

    We’ll try to do
    more things for you
    the way we’re doin’ this one…

  • Get Your Head Down – Luke Vibert – Zen: A Retrospective [Ninja Tune]
  • Floot – Wagon Christ – Throbbing Pouch [Moonshine Music]
  • Nightowls – Wagon Christ – Throbbing Pouch [Moonshine Music]
  • We Hear You [Planet Mu] – Luke Vibert – We Hear You [Planet Mu]
  • Comfycozy – Luke Vibert – Chicago, Detroit, Redruth [Planet Mu]
  • UBFormby – Wagon Christ – Sorry I Make You Lush [Ninja Tune]
  • 2001 Beats – Luke Vibert – Big Soup [Mo Wax]
  • Ambalek – Luke Vibert – YosepH [Warp]
  • Play – Luke Vibert – Amen Andrews Vs. Spac Hand Luke [Rephlex]
  • Perkission – Wagon Christ – Musipal [Ninja Tune]
  • Tinned Teardrop – Vibert / Simmonds – Weirs [Rephlex]
  • Belief File – Luke Vibert – We Hear You [Planet Mu]
  • Receiver – Wagon Christ – Musipal [Ninja Tune]
  • Brain Rave – Luke Vibert – Chicago, Detroit, Redruth [Planet Mu]
  • Tally Ho! [Astralwerks] – Wagon Christ – Tally Ho! [Astralwerks]
  • A Subtle Blend – Plug – Drum ‘n’ Bass For Papa [Nothing Records]
  • Lunar Laugh – Plug – Compilation Tracks for Which I Was Never Paid [Personal Stereo]
  • I Freak Techniques – Plug – Drum ‘n’ Bass For Papa [Nothing Records]
  • Cut ’97 Remix – Plug – Drum ‘n’ Bass For Papa [Nothing Records]

    Honey, I wondered if I could get up from the table and go ask the disc jockey to play some songs for me.

    Why, sure, darling!

    Ya know, I really feel good, and I ain’t ready to leave.”

  • Subtle (In Your Face) – Plug – Drum ‘n’ Bass For Papa [Blue Angel]
  • Saddic Gladdic – Wagon Christ – Sorry I Make You Lush [Ninja Tune]
  • The Life Of The Mind – Plug – Drum ‘n’ Bass For Papa [Blue Angel]
  • Fused Into Music – Luke Vibert – Big Soup [Mo ‘Wax]
  • Baby Steps – Luke Vibert & B.J. Cole – Stop The Panic [Astralwerks]
  • Batting For England – Luke Vibert – We Hear You [Planet Mu]
  • (Lapping Up) Space Milk – Wagon Christ – Sunset Boulevard EP [Rising High Records]
  • Shadows [Ninja Tune]
    – Wagon Christ – Sorry I Make You Lush [Ninja Tune]
  • Silhouettes – Luke Vibert – Kerrier District [Rephlex]
  • Juicy Luke Vibert – Wagon Christ – Tally Ho! [Astralwerks]
  • Underground Level – Wagon Christ – Throbbing Pouch [Moonshine Music]
  • Intro – Welcome – Luke Vibert – Big Soup [Mo ‘Wax]
  • Space Mist – Vibert / Simmonds – Rodulate [Rephlex]
  • Lovely – Wagon Christ – Tally Ho! [Astralwerks]
  • London – Luke Vibert – Amen Andrews Vs. Spac Hand Luke [Rephlex]
  • Nighty Night – Wagon Christ – Sorry I Make You Lush [Ninja Tune]
  • Disclix – Luke Vibert – Kerrier District [Rephlex]
  • Cris Chana – Wagon Christ – Musipal [Ninja Tune]
  • Swet – Luke Vibert – Chicago, Detroit, Redruth [Planet Mu]
  • Pretty Old Acid Music – Luke Vibert – We Hear You [Planet Mu]
  • Slowfast – Luke Vibert – YosepH [Warp]
  • Breakage No.2 – Wagon Christ – The Power Of Love EP [Virgin]
  • Filthy Drummer – Wagon Christ – The Power Of Love EP [Virgin]
  • Swing Lite – Alright – Luke Vibert & B.J. Cole – Stop The Panic [Astralwerks]
  • The Premise – Wagon Christ – Musipal [Ninja Tune]
  • Pull My Strings – Wagon Christ – Throbbing Pouch [Moonshine Music]
  • Maker Of All – Plug – Drum ‘n’ Bass For Papa [Nothing Records]
  • Feelings – Plug – Drum ‘n’ Bass For Papa [Nothing Records]
  • Intro – Wagon Christ – Throbbing Pouch [Moonshine Music]
  • Phase Everyday – Wagon Christ – Throbbing Pouch [Moonshine Music]
  • My Organ In Your Face – Wagon Christ – Tally Ho! [Astralwerks]
  • Scrapes – Wagon Christ – Throbbing Pouch [Moonshine Music]
  • Voyage Into The Unknown – Luke Vibert – Big Soup [Mo ‘Wax]
  • V.A.J. – Vibert / Simmonds – Rodulate [Rephlex]
  • The End – Wagon Christ – Tally Ho! [Astralwerks]
  • Music Called Jazz – Luke Vibert – Big Soup [Mo ‘Wax]
  • A Fine Line – Luke Vibert – Rhythm [soundofspeed]
  • Space Race – Luke Vibert – Big Soup [Mo ‘Wax]

    That boy, he wants to know if everything is going to turn out alright in the end. I hope so. I, certainly, hope so. We’ll just have to see what’s going to happen in this SPACE RACE.

  • So Long – Outro – Luke Vibert – Big Soup [Mo ‘Wax]
  • Sparky Is A Retard – Luke Vibert – Rhythm [soundofspeed]
  • Me & Mrs Jones – Plug – Drum ‘n’ Bass For Papa [Blue Angel]
  • Reedin – Wagon Christ – Throbbing Pouch [Moonshine Music]
  • Murder – Luke Vibert – Amen Andrews Vs. Spac Hand Luke [Rephlex]

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