Category Archives: Lovecasts

LOVECAST #13 – Gil Masuda

Gil Masuda has been a staple in the underground Toronto music scene for nearly two decades. Under his ‘Astro’ guise he played host / Dj with the renowned Circle Research Crew during their run on CKLN. The insanity that accompanied the 2-6am slot brought out the best in Gil’s future sonic adventures. With over 100 releases under Circle Research (including 3 LPs) Gil is no newbie to the game. However it’s his new project with Circle Research compadre Nik T as well as Modern Funk junkie Tyler Smith, that has the heads buzzing. Check the Precious Lo’s take on Modern Funk / Boogie with their debut EP. And in the meanwhile, listen as Gil works the one’s and two’s with an all vinyl Love Handle set of funky sooky sooky.

LOVECAST #12 – Famous Lee & Catalist


Back II Back and keeping it Reel To Reel we gonna wrap you up in a Snuggie of FUNK by the Fireplace for Love Handle Number 12.  From Soulful Moderns to Funk Slappers and ending with someones (ahem) dusty-ass copy of Skool Boyz end of the night classic This Feeling Must Be Real, we send you off in some Ahhh Sooky Sooky Now style…

TRACKLISTING:
01. Back to Back – Shake That Body Music – Sheridan House
02. Jeff & Aleta – Love Touch – Spector Records International
03. Rodney Jerome Keitt – West Oak Lane Jam – Sirr Rodd Records
04. Gordon II – The Jets –  Peppermint
05. Janet Jackson – Don’t Mess Up this Good Thing – A&M Records
06. Together Band – California Girl, California Curl – Albradella Records
07. Street Kids – Try Me – Righttrack
08. Holt Brothers – Dance With Me – Mai-Monti
09. Jeanie Tracy – Can I Come Over And Play With You Tonight – Honey Records
10. Intrigue – Let Sleeping Dogs Lie – Best Records International
11. Bill Williams & Billeo – Things Will Be Better Tomorrow – WCM Records
12. O’Bryan – “Love Lite Instrumental – Capitol
13. Kim Covington – All Of My Love – Street Level
14. James Mason – The Dance Of Life – Rush Hour Recordings
15. Reel To Real – You’re The One – Silhouette Records
16. Skool Boyz – (dusty ass 45 copy of) This feeling must be real
17. Onstage – She’s a Lady of the Night – Jes Say Records

LOVECAST #11 – Famous Lee & Catalist

Like the animals queueing up for the Ark two by two, Famous Lee & Catalist dig deep into their crates and run a two for two session for your own personal extinction level event. Love Handle is coming back atcha like returning peace doves in the sea of life.

TRACKLISTING:

01. Psychic Mirrors – Midnight Special – PPU
02. Christine Lewin – Juicy Fruit – Kufe
03. Pink Fink – Fear the Night – Disko Obscura
04. Thundder – Move Everything You Got – PPL
05. Gwen McRae – Funky Sensation – Atlantic
06. Cameo – Use it or Lose It – Chocolate City
07. East Liberty Quarters – The Wave
08. Caprice – 100% – NIA
09. Betty Wright – Body Slang – Epic
10. Richard Jon Smith – Baby’s Got Another – Jive
11. Tyrone Mac – Don’t Cut Back (On Your Love) – Express
12. Rick James – You & I – Gordy
13. Mary Love-Comer – Caught Up – CoLove Records
14. Alexander Robotnick – C’est la Vie – Fuzz Dance

LOVECAST #10 – Sonny Dunn

Love Handle podcast numero 9 takes us into the Funk’d up mindstate of Sonny Dunn.  The homey is nice with the cuts and joins Catalist and Famous Lee to put the FUNK in funktion.

TRACKLISTING:

01. I Level – 3 A.M.
02. Sandy Kerr – Thug rock
03. Connie Case – Get down
04. Frank Graham – I like it
05. Junior – Too late
06. Switch – Keeping secrets
07. S.O.S. Band – Borrowed love
08. Stephanie Mills – Whatcha gonna do with my lovin’
09. Howard Johnson – Keepin love new
10. Atkins – We gon’ make u feel good
11. One Way – Get up
12. Tavares – Got to find my way back to you
13. Alexander O’neal – Innocent
14. Slave – Steppin out
15. Evelyn King – Do you want my lovin
16. Val Young – Seduction
17. Fatback – Rockin to the beat
18. Rick James – Come into my life
19. Changing Faces – I’m gonna make you love me
20. The woods empire – Universal Love

LOVECAST #9 – Randy ‘Hotthobo’ Ellis

April’s Love Handle guest gifted us a audio basket of treats:
An exclusive Randy Hotthobo Ellis Love Handle mix!
The Voltaire Records head honcho is serving notice to the North! FUNK is comin through!!

LOVECAST #8 – Famous Lee & Catalist

In digging deeper and deeper into our respective crates to bring you the goodness we’ve realized that in todays world of increasingly rare and unknown releases sometimes it’s important to recognize the comfort of familiarity.  This isn’t to say that we’ll stop hunting for the obscure/unknown gold, but it’s important to stop and enjoy the deep vein of major label releases and radio play hits that were pressed throughout the 80’s.  To take a page out of the hommie Arcee’s book, we on that Woogie tip (major label funk!) and it ain’t going nowhere!  Dip Drop into Toronto’s best FUNK podcast!!!

TRACKLISTING:

01. Sass – Much too much – 75 West Records
02. Starshine – All I need is you – Prelude
03. Taste – Got to get better – Taste
04. Fresh Band – Come back lover – are n’ be
05. Afterbach – It’s You – ARC
06. Randy Hall – I’ve Been Watching You (Jamie’s Girl) – MCA
07. B magic & micheal tomas – summertime girl – b magic
08. Contessa – Femme fatale – 6 am records
09. Liberty Silver – I’m High On Your Love – EAD
10. Loose Ends – Tell Me What You Want – Virgin
11. Lee Moore – Do You Feel Like A Party – LM records
12. Loni Gamble – Dance to it – Tracy Records
13. Merge – Take It To The Top – RCA
14. War – Still In Love – Coco Plum
15. Green & Waters – Right Away Dance
16. Vaughn Mason – Move your electric body – Funky Feet Recs
17. Byrd Pressley – Something To Remember You By – Heat
18. Kevin Moore – Speak Your Mind – Chocolate City

LOVECAST #7 – Cam Hildebrandt

Arriving on the scene, cripsy and clean, Cam Hildebrandt is a man with a plan. Dropping OG Modern Soul masterpieces is a specialty that not all can master. One needs to possess an innate sense of direction when it comes to yachting; the fashion sense of a retired European tennis player and the je ne sais quoi of a junior cabin porter on the Love Boat. Regardless kick back and enjoy the master stylings of Cam, along with a healthy dose of Famous Lee & Catalist. Love Handle, holding it down like gravity!

TRACKLISTING:

01. Three Flights Up – I’m only half
02. Curtis Mayfield – Tripping Out
03. Frankie Lee – I am Love
04. Rick A. Webb & RAW Band – Don’t Keep me Waiting
05. Lew Kirton – Something Special

—— Cam Hildebrandt Set ——

06. Ronnie McNeir – My Baby
07. Tony Love – We’re doing it together
08. Special Delivery – Got to be number 1
09. Enlightenment – Burning Flame
10. Original Just Us – You’re My Inspiration
11. Kiki Gyan – Feelin Alright
12. Mad Lads – You Blew It
13. Klas – Let’s Make Love Tonight
14. Popcorn – Song for you
15. First Horizon – I need to know

—— End ——

16. Donald Albert – The Hardest Thing
17. Big Jacks/Kutcorners – Lovespeak Instrumental
18. Rocket – Love Chain
19. Lesette Wilson – Caveman Boogie
20. Cojo – Play it by ear

LOVECAST #6 – Famous Lee & Catalist


The daring Funk duo returns unmasked and raw – Catalist & Famous Lee, fresh from rescuing dames in dance-floor distress, and feeding the funk impoverished, are gonna break you down like entropy; funking for the Future by drawing from the past, this one’s for you, dancers.

TRACKLISTING:

01. Gwen Presley & Portable Patrol – Running (Accapella)
02. Freeez – Southern Freez
03. W.Q.B.C. –
04. Lisa evans – Too much Love
05. KoKo – Step by Step
06. Crystal Clear – between a rock and a hard place
07. Greg phillanganes – do it all for love
08. Chaz go for love
09. Affinity –  don’t go away runaway dub
10.  Aurra – Make up your mind
11. Tavares – Loveline
12. Vaughn Mason & Krush – Electric Body
13. Jefferson Ink – girl you turn me out
14. The Kee – You Turn me out
15. Cecil Parker – I’ve been missing your lovin’
16. Sandra Taylor – Rock Me Well
17. O’Bryan – Can’t live without your love
18. Mass Production – Slow Bump

LOVECAST #5 – Famous Lee & Catalist


Straight from the mines of Diggersbury, Catalist and Famous Lee drop some uncut raw funk and modern soul nuggets to put a sparkle in your 2-step. Love Handle puts the FUNK in FUNKasaurus, and you know THISSSSS.

TRACKLISTING:

01. Perfect touch – What goes around (Celebrity)
02. Brother to Brother – Let me be for real (Sugar Hill)t
03. Lazztistics – Hangin’ Tuff (Coastal)
04. Eighties Ladies – Turned Onto You (Uno Melodic)
05. Twilight – You look so good (Rose Records)
06. Superior Movement – Come fly with me (CIM Records)
07. George Franklin Smallwood & Marshmellow Band – You Know I Love You (Smallwood)
08. Hipnotic – Are You Lonely? (Street Level)
09. True Desire – The T.D. Theme (Destiny)
10. Rick James – U turn Me ON (Motown)
11. JR Tucker – Take A Message (Geffen)
12. Don Blackman – You Ain’t Hip (Arista)
13. Brenda Watts-You’re My Chance (Nelwin)
14. Iyicko – Tied Up On Love (I Records)
15. The New Jersey Connection – Love Don’t Come Easy (Carnival)
16. Rainbow Brown – I’m The One (Vanguard)
17. Kenix ft. Bobby Youngblood – There’s Never Been (No One Like You) (West End)

LOVECAST #4 – Famous Lee & Catalist

TRACKLISTING:

01. Kashif – I Just Gotta Have You (Lover Turn Me On) (inst) – Arista – 1983
02. Finis Henderson – Skip To My Lou – Motown – 1983
03. Firefly – My Desire – Mr. Disc – 1981
04. Serious Intention – Serious (Dub) – WOW – 1986
05. Common Sense – Voices Inside My Head – BC Records – 1980
06. Big Foot – Watch Your Step – Sue International Inc
07. Fantasy – Read Between The Lines – Pavillion – 1980
08. Plush – Free And Easy – RCA – 1980
09. B-Magic ft. Micheal Thomas – Summertime Girl – 1985
10. One On One – Gotta Thang – Kee Wee – 1984
11. Paradise – Back Together – Priority – 1983
12. Loose End – We’ve Arrived (Dangerous Dub version) – Virgin – 1982
13. Leprechaun – Loc-It-Up – Citation
14. Are & Be – If There Is No Struggle – Are & Be Records – 1982
15. Glenn Jones – Keep On Doin’ – RCA – 1983
16. Kashif – Stone Love (instr) – Arista – 1983
17. Le Johnn – So Good – LJC Records – 1989
18. William Bell – Headline News – Wilbe Recording Corp – 1985

LOVECAST #3 – Jason Ulrich

Sporting a fresh ‘spring plaid’ look, our very first official Love Handle Podcast guest, Jason Ulrich drops into LH HQ with a crateful of wax heaters to melt your mind-grapes. Jay has been super busy with the launch of Lab.our Music a Toronto based techno label that he co-operates with Stuart Li aka Basic Soul Unit. So buckle up true believers as Dj’s Famous Lee and Catalist welcome the big homey Jason Ulrich into the LoveHandle Podcast fold.

TRACKLISTING:

01. Sinnamon – I Need You Now – Jive
02. Kapp Ivory Project – Shock The World – DetMi
03. Carol Williams – Have You For My Love – New Image
04. Chemise – She Can’t Love You – Lotus

—— Jason Ulrich Set ——

05. Tony Adderly – I Ain’t Mad At You – Clockwork
06. Joy – I Need Your Love – Eastern
07. B. B. & Q. Band – On The Shelf – In Your Face
08. May Ervin – What Is It – Music International
09. Psychic Mirrors – Charlene – PPU
10. Vince And Lou – In Her Arms (Instrumental) – Moon Man Records
11. Epicenter ft. Sandra Feva – You Can’t Come Up In Here No More – Krisma
12. Unknown – Why Can’t I Be With You – Unknown
13. Moon Boots – Untitled – PPU

—— End ——

14. Chemise – She Can’t Love You (Instrumental) – Lotus
15. Steve Shelto – Don’t Give Your Love Away – SAM Records
16. American Chocolate – Don’t Bug Me – D.T.R. Records
17. Womack & Womack – MPB (Missin’ Person Bureau) (Folk Version) – Island Records
18. Walter Jackson – It’s Cool – Bluebird
19. Janette Renee – What’s On Your Mind – Sheridan House

LOVECAST #2 – Famous Lee & Catalist

TRACKLISTING:

01. Mikki – Look Before You Leap (Instrumental) – Emerald International Records
02. Sherry Richards – Mr. Right (Part Two) – Hep’ Me
03. Intrigue – I Like It – Elite Records
04. Magical Force – After The Dance – JD Transit Records
05. Private Joy – Coolin’ Out – Evejim
06. Affinity – Don’t Go Away (Runaway Dub) – Mango Records
07. Unknown – Make It – Truth Is Light
08. Brothers II – You – Celsius
09. Contessa – Superstar – 6 AM Records
10. Opus 10 – Loves Calling – Pandisc
11. Clarence Jackson – Wrap It Up – R & R Records
12. J. Slyck – Trust Me – Orenda
13. Reneé Aldrich – Just Begun To Love You – Jam Packed
14. Omari – After Loving You – Bound Sound Records
15. Rene & Angela – I Love You More (Instrumental) (Mr. K Edit) – Capitol

LOVECAST #1 – Famous Lee & Catalist

 

TRACKLISTING:

01. Julie Sims – You’re Trying To Turn Me Out – HDM Records
02. Spellbound – Under My Spell – Great
03. First Love – It’s A Mystery To Me – C.I.M.
04. Bernice Frazier – Will You Be The One – The New York Music Company
05. Ozone – Our Hearts Will Always Shine – Motown
06. Randy Brown – Are You Lonely? – Threeway Records
07. Yasuko Agawa – L.A. Night – Invitation
08. Arnie’s Love – I’m Out Of Your Life – Radar Records
09. Rocket – It Keeps Me Coming Back – Quality Records
10. Maurice Massiah – 50/50 Love – Quality Records
11. De De – S & M (Sexy Music) – Clockwork Records
12. Imagination – Music & Lights (Instrumental) – Black Sun
13. Active Force – ?? – White
14. McGee – Now That I Have You – American Dream Records Ltd.