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Valentine’s day; love it or hate it?

While everybody seems to be buying gifts and flowers or saying the words they don’t say to their beloved ones throughout the rest of the year (and spamming other people’s Facebook timeline while they’re at it), this commercial and ‘ramontic’ holiday is still a nice opportunity to listen to some new music.

First up this morning was Scottish mixmaster Hudson Mohawke, who’s presenting his Valentines Slowjams Chapter V mix. The 43 minute-long mix is currently available as a free download via the LuckyMe imprint in return of an email address; listen to the mix below, leave your contact details here for the free download.

This one’s more a magazine mix, but the timing and music is just very fitting, since you can never do wrong with 52 minutes of Prince – mixed by Stones Throw artist and future funk producer D?M-FunK. This mix comes for the Wax Poetics ten-year anniversary issue which is mostly about the artist previously (and now again) known as Prince, also D?M-FunK blended his own track into this tour de force. Stream and download the mix from the player below.

In case you’re more the blue mood kind of person you’ll love this: Michail Stangl aka Opium Hum just lined up his favourite Thirteen Songs for the Lonely, Sullen and Ill-tempered, compiling moody tracks by The Smiths, This Mortal Coil, The xx, Type O’ Negative, Portishead, and more. Find the stream below, download the mix on the ? Not Equal website.

Not a mix, but Valentine’s track: Brenmar just published his remix for Before Dark‘s ‘Baby’, get the free download below:

Okay, this one’s not Valentine’s day related at all, but it’s related to love. Dixon played Boiler Room Berlin the other day, and since the broadcast was interupted due to technical problems, Innervisions was kind enough to upload the Dixon mix containing many unreleased tracks for you to listen to.

UPDATE 4:13 pm: Self-Titled mag has the Stoned In Love mix from indie darlings Dum Dum Girls and Crocodiles as a stream & download (see below). Head over to their website to check out the liner notes alongside the mix.

UPDATE 4:32 pm: The Drums are giving away a new song on their Facebook page: listen to ‘Do I Love You’ – orginally written and released 1964 by The Ronetteshere.

UPDATE 5:22 pm: Cologne based producer and EB resident Ada has just delivered a Valentine’s mix for Inverted Audio. Besides a download, Ada also shared her thoughts in interview form with IA, stating that the mix “is not a ‘music to fall in love with-mix’ and honestly I’ve never celebrated Valentine’s Day. I mostly know about it from commercials that remind you to buy flowers for your loved one. So I hope I’ve made an appropriate first valentine’s mix.” Isn’t this just disarmingly charming? By the way: Ada’s mix includes tracks by Sascha Funke, Move D, Romanthony, DJ Koze, Kavinsky, and more. But listen for yourself below:

UPDATE 6:20pm: Today’s last festive mix comes from Deadboy, who’s bringing together (amongst others) Mariah Carey, Pat Benatar, and Dizzee Rascal with this 40 minute mix – download here.

So there you have it, happy Valentine’s day, and now stop posting these holiday cards on Facebook and turn up the volume instead.

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Published February 14, 2012.