It seems like this week, more songs than usual are FREE downloads! So I named this week’s show Free Music! I hope you enjoy the mix of Electronica, Jazz, Hip-Hop/Rap, World, Dance and everything in between.
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This week we try a new format! I’m fitting all the music genres that I love and that’s worth listening to in one hour! Woo Hoo! So, we break it down like this: 1) New Artist in the Electronic realm then, 2) we play some Jazz (or could be called Soul Jazz) that you should have in your collection then, 3) we hit the Beats and “Hip Hop and the Broccoli Beef” then on to 4) World Music which this week will focus on the city of Rio and we finish up with 5) Electronic Dance Music usually focusing on House Music. That’s it. The essential 5 food groups of music of ‘The Beat Nation’! Join the community and say “No” to commercial radio and “Yes” to Based on the Beat!
This week it’s all about soul music. We play a little old, a little new a little not-so-well-known… but it all has soul! Come tune in and discover some soul gems as Jesse Robinson gives you his take on that American classic genre… Soul Music.
This week we focus on the “do over” – songs reinterpreted. Jesse Robinson looks at classic songs that have been remade and some no-so-popular song that became classics (classics in a “Based on the Beat” sense). You will certainly discover a nugget here for your collection; the original, the remake or both!
This week it’s time for a road trip! Sit back and relax as Jesse Robinson takes you on a musical journey. Music for reflecting on the open road. This week we feature music from Jose James, Tosca, Stubborn Heart, Michael Kiwanuka, Alice Russell, Richie Spice, Jessie Ware and the legendary Baby Huey, to name a few. So, buckle up and come along for the ride.
Africa the motherland of all dance music! This week we keep the dance vibe going by focusing on music from Africa. From rare Ethiopian grooves such as “Muziqawi Silt” to all white Brooklyn based Afro Band Ikebe Shakedown to what some say is the first disco track to grace the dance floors of NYC. Jesse Robinson takes us on a musical journey of some of the finest music dance music Africa has to offer.
This week it’s all about Dance music! Jesse Robinson pulls out some of his favorite tracks that been playing in the Robinson household lately. Even if you haven’t been to a club in years, you can still enjoy this genre of music. It’s a prefect backdrop to washing dishing, housework, driving or working out in the gym. Enjoy.
Brilliant quote from Dan Snaith aka Caribou aka Daphni about the potential of this type of music. (To refer to this music as ‘Dance Music’ doesn’t seem to do it justice, unfortunately I can’t think of a better word):
“I’d fallen back in love with moments in small, dark clubs when a DJ puts on a piece of music that not only can you not identify but that until you heard it, you could not have conceived of it existing. In contrast to live concerts where bands predictably string together the songs from their most recent album, DJs have the potential to blindside you, be genuinely surprising. As a music producer, the parameters of dance music seem wider. The rhythmic underpinnings are liberating rather than constraining, allowing the rest of the elements to coalesce from a broad palette.”
“I’ve been surprised by the number of transcendent moments that I, sober and in my mid-30s, have had in clubs in the last few years, both as a punter and as a DJ. Against my expectations, there’s some magic in it still. The clichés about the collective consciousness of clubs still seems to hold water in some special cases. Set against the backdrop of bland and functional dance music and the mind-numbing predictability of the EDM barfsplosion currently gripping the corporate ravesters, there is a small world where dance music lives up to its potential to liberate, surprise, and innovate.”
Here’s a wonderful mini-documentary about the DESPACIO soundsystem by James Murphy and 2manyDJs. It’s more than about a big loud stereo, but it’s about an attitude towards dance music that has been lost with the rise of the superstar DJ at EDM festivals.
This week it’s all about brand new music. More tracks from Little Dragon, Fatima and Nick Mulvey. Taylor McFerrin’s new album is out, as well as, Gilles Peterson’s Sonzeira Brasil Bam Bam Bam. Jesse Robinson features a little mini-mix of 3 dance tracks to get you moving this summer… and MORE! “Sweet Berry Wine!”