Black Milk Music‘s Joseph is a likely candidate for a Best Pitch Award for introducing LTF to me: “Based in Moscow, LTF is running a record store on a houseboat and keeps producing, sometimes unearthing rare Soviet loops, and doing beat-juggling on current releases.” That surely sparked my interest.

His Facebook page is the place to go for those beat-juggling sessions and features of new-found loops: from a Bulgarian orchestrated version of The Mohawks’ “Champ” to breaks and loops from old Soviet state label Melodiya. Partly coming from the Onkai Master houseboat-slash-record store as his crate digging playground.

LTF has been part of Black Milk’s roster since 2015. On his (excellent!) latest 7″, Catapult / Spiral, he creates acid jazz and house grooves using his sampler, double bass and old Soviet synths, while working together with Russian trumpet player Ivan Akatov. Saint Germain on a field trip to Moscow.

LTF – High Spin (Mix & Tracklist)

His 1-hour, all-vinyl guest mix got a tracklist where dreams are made of… Press play, enjoy, and listen to LTF’s turntable dynamics while he unfolds as one-to-follow. He sure did for me.

Cro-Magnon-Jin – Peacemaker Jazzy Sport
J-Zone – The Art Of Shit Talkin’ (shut up/Instrumental) Fat Beats
Boora – On The Ship’s Launch feat. Chinmachine KingUnderground
D Styles – Felonious Funk (Instrumental) Audio Research
Cypress Hill – I Wanna Get High Ruffhouse Records
The Skatalites – Africa Dub Motion Records
Beatconductor – Hotter Track GAMM
El Michels Affair – 4th chamber Big Crown
Muro – XXX-Large Pt. 2 (Instrumental) Spellbound Records
Diverse – Aint Right (instrumental) Chocolate Industries
Gagle – 夜ナ夜ナ / Scene #2 Jazzy Sport
Latherette – Rich & Dan Ninja Tune
Mark de Clive-Lowe – Blue Note Remixed Part 1 Not On Label
FloFilz – Nuvem feat. Olivia Wendlandt Melting Pot Music
Embezzlement Society – Kickin The Kebs Up Banoffee Pies
indigo jam unit – Dooinit Basis Records
Jackie McLean – Hootnan Blue Note
LTF – Spiral Black Milk Music
The Fabreeze Brothers – Golden Crown AE Productions
The Invaders – Spacing Out Duane Records
Supastition – Changing Of The Gods World Expo
The Natural Yogurt Band – Satelites Black Milk Music
GLUE – Stride (Instrumental) Fat Beats
Waxfactor – Haunted Hairpiece Lex Records
Mr. Backside – Maria Vinyldigital.de
Motion Man – Hold Up (Instrumental) Threshold Recordings
DJ Honda – Biz Freestyle Relativity
Giant Panda – Classic Rock Tres Records
Souls Of Mischief ‎– 93 ‘Til Infinity (Remix) Random Rap
Akrobatik – Be Prepared (instrumental) Fat Beats
Mary J. Blige – Family Affair (Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth Remix) (Instrumental)
Funky DL – God Lives Through Washington Classics
ProleteR – Badass Girlz Banzaï Lab
Fulgeance & DJ Scientist – Katerina First Word Records

Mix: LTF – High Spin (Mixcloud)

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