For the last few years one thing I have always counted on to brighten up my Valentine’s Day, no matter whether I am single or taken, has been a new Luvstep mix from Dirty South Joe & Flufftronix. After tuning in for the first time a few years ago, these mixes have become a staple for me, and music-wise there is very little I anticipate more over the year than the new Luvstep mix. Back in 2011 we were lucky and were treated to a bonus Luvstep 2.5 mix in November, making this the 5th installment in the series even though it’s labeled as IV. What I love most about these mixes is the mood they create. Similar to the way an Eric Prydz mix is usually more of an overall experience than just a bunch of songs strung together, I believe the same is true for the Luvstep mixes. Any criticism of dubstep being too abrasive or “robotic” goes out the window here and what’s left is smooth, sexy beats. The track selection is impeccable, as has been the case in the previous four, and showcases some of the best in the dubstep, liquid dubstep, and lovestep genres. Without further adieu, Luvstep IV:

1 Adriana
2 Yuna – Lullabies (Adventure Club Remix) [FADER Label]
3 Zedd feat. Foxes – Clarity (Aylen Remix) [Interscope]
4 Protohype and Kezwik – Hold Your Breath [Simplify Recordings]
5 M83 – Steve McQueen (BeatauCue Remix) [Mute]
6 Mojo – Blues [Terrorhythm Recordings]
7 Subscape – A Lot To Learn [Dub Police Records]
8 Foxes – Youth (Adventure Club Remix) [Neon Gold]
9 Other Echoes feat. Alice Smith – You’ll Be My Medicine [Hospital Records]
10 Ellie Goulding – Figure 8 (Xilent Remix) [Polydor Ltd.]
11 Emeli Sandé – My Kind Of Love (Gemini Remix) [Virgin UK]
12 Seven Lions – Days To Come (feat. Fiora) [OWSLA]
13 Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Household Goods (Zeds Dead Remix) [Polydor Ltd.]
14 Sébastien Tellier – Russian Attractions (Axel Le Baron Remix) [Record Makers]
15 Little Jinder – Parked My Heart [Unreleased]
16 Twigs – Ache [Twigs]
17 Holly
18 Emily Underhill – Lost In Me (Splinter Remix) [Splinter]
19 Robots Don’t Sleep – So Bad (Synkro Vocal Mix) [Four Music]
20 Lemonade – Vivid [True Panther Sounds]
21 Delilah – Inside My Love (Redlight Remix) [Warner Music UK Ltd.]
22 Hundred Waters – Thistle (Star Slinger Remix) [OWSLA]
23 Metrik feat. Reija Lee – Freefall [Viper Recordings]
24 xKore feat. Ooo – Empty Space [Inspected Records]
25 Angus & Julia Stone – I’m not Yours (Fytch Remix) [Nettwerk]
26 Koven – More Than You [Viper Recordings]
27 The M Machine feat. Blake Hazard The Palace [OWSLA]
28 Bytesize – Needing You (Infuze Remix) [Profound Audio]
29 Rudimental – Not Giving In (Phaelah Remix) [Asylum]
30 Skrux – Alive feat. Complexion [Royal Bass Records]
31 Flufftronix – Feel The Love [White Label]
32 Tiffany
33 Karma Kid – Delight in Delaware [Justus Records]

-DD @fingerscrossed