Show 018 – New Format

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!

Show 018 – New Format by Based On The Beat on Mixcloud

Track Listing:
  1. Dorian Concept – Draft Culture
  2. Floating Points – Montparnasse
  3. Anushka – Down in Flames
  4. Pat Bowie with Charles McPherson – Feeling Good (CD only)
  5. Kenny Cox – Clap Clap! The Joyful Noise
  6. Dave Aju – When We Drift
  7. THEM People feat. Michael Anthony LEGIT – Ghetto Innovation FREE DOWNLOAD!
  8. J Dilla – The Doe (vinyl only)
  9. Friends From Rio – Vam’ Bora (Suonho Remix)
  10. Friends From Rio Feat. Aleh Ferreira – Aguai
  11. Friends From Rio – So Resta A Porta Se Abrir
  12. Jacques Greene – No Excuse (Fort Romeau Remix)
  13. Four Tet – Unicorn

Show 017 – Whatever I Want To Play

This week I get to play whatever I want to. Mostly electronic music, this week Jesse Robinson weaves together another hour’s worth of music for your listening pleasure.

Show 017 – Whatever I Want To Play by Based On The Beat on Mixcloud

Track Listing:
  1. Flying Lotus – Tiny Tortures
  2. Hiatus Kaiyote – The World It Softly Lulls (Dan Marshall flip) FREE DOWNLOAD
  3. Common feat. Lætitia Sadier – New Wave
  4. Swindle – Mischief
  5. Mala – Cuba Electronic
  6. Toro Y Moi – Rose Quartz
  7. Bonobo – Emkay
  8. Sampha – Without
  9. Machinedrum – Lay Me Down
  10. Zed Bias AKA Maddslinky – Further Away (FaltyDL Remix)
  11. The White Lamp – It’s You (Ron Basejam Remix)
  12. Bicep – $tripper (sorry, vinyl only is SOLD OUT, click for Soundcloud link)
  13. Andrew Ashong – Flowers

Show 016 – Soul Music

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.

Show 016 – Soul Music by Based On The Beat on Mixcloud

Track List:
  1. Charles Bradley – Strictly Reserved For You
  2. Karriem Riggins – Bring That Beat Back (Next Time)
  3. Raphael Saadiq – Movin’ Down the Line
  4. Mayer Hawthorne – A Long Time
  5. Philip Owusu – Goodnight
  6. Omar – The Man
  7. Dimitri From Stoke On Trent – Just Sayin’ Really
  8. Billy Hawks – (Oh baby) I do believe I’m losing you (CD only)
  9. Bobby Womack – Please Forgive My Heart
  10. Maxwell – Welcome
  11. Keziah Jones – Praise
  12. Roseaux – More Than Material (feat. Aloe Blacc)
  13. Esther Marrow – And When I Die (CD only)

Show Notes:

Must see film that inspired the show.


Show 015 – The Do Over

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!

Show 015 – The Do Over by Based On The Beat on Mixcloud

  1. Lou Donaldson – One Cylinder
  2. MC Solaar – Qui Sème Le Vent Récolte Le Tempo
  3. A Tribe Called Quest – Electric Relaxation
  4. Ronnie Foster – Mystic Brew
  5. Mos Def – Umi Says
  6. B.J. Smith – Umi Says
  7. B.J. Smith – Prototype
  8. Outkast – Prototype
  9. William DeVaughn – Be Thankful For What You Got
  10. Massive Attack – Be Thankful for What You’ve Got
  11. Freeez – Southern Freeez
  12. Sonzeira – Southern Freeez

Show 014 – Road Trip

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.

Show 014 – Road Trip by Based On The Beat on Mixcloud

Track List:
  1. José James – 4 Noble Truths
  2. Shuggie Otis – Inspiration Information
  3. Jessie Ware – Running
  4. Baby Huey – Running
  5. Michael Kiwanuka – I’m Getting Ready
  6. Quantic & Alice Russell – Look Around The Corner
  7. Quantic and His Combo Barbaro – I Just Fell in Love Again
  8. Richie Spice – Youth Dem Cold
  9. DJ Day – VQ
  10. Stubborn Heart – Knuckledown FREE DOWNLOAD!
  11. S O H N – The Wheel
  12. THUNDERCAT – Daylight
  13. Sofa Surfers – Sofa Rockers (Richard Dorfmeister Remix)
  14. Tosca – Stuttgart (Marlow And Trüby Refix) FREE DOWNLOAD!

Show notes:
Me and my wife with the amazing Michael Kiwanuka.


My wife and I with the insane THUDERCAT!
My wife and I with the insane THUNDERCAT!

Show 013 – African Beat

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.

Show 013 – African Beat by Based On The Beat on Mixcloud

Track List:
  1. Ikebe Shakedown – Tujunga
  2. Wallias Band – Muziqawi Silt
  3. Steele Beautah – Africa
  4. Manu Dibango - Soul Makossa
  5. Gyedu Blay Ambolley – Simigwa Do (Whiskey Barons Rework) FREE DOWNLOAD!
  6. Bosq Of Whiskey Barons – More Heavy feat. Kaleta
  7. Daphni – Cos-Ber-Zam Ne Noya (Daphni Mix)
  8. Ghetto Blaster – Na Waya
  9. Francis Bebey – Bissao (Pilooski edit)
  10. Oneness of Juju – River Luv Rite
  11. Massak – BLA 
  12. Daphni – NPE 

Show Notes:
Lecture from Etho-Jazz founder Mulatu Astatke, note the video of traditional Ethiopian dance that influenced the modern grooves at 3:50 in the video.
Éthiopiques is the series of CDs that introduced Ethiopian Muisc to most of America on the Buda Musique record label.

Show 012 – Dance Music

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.

Show 012 – Dance Music by Based On The Beat on Mixcloud

  1. Joe – MB
  2. Ursa Minor – Hurt (Pedestrian Remix)
  3. Bonobo – Cirrus
  4. Applescal – Spring And Life
  5. Ry, Frank Wiedemann – Howling (Ãme Remix)
  6. MeLo-X, Azealia Banks – 1991 (BKLYN – HRLM REMIX) FREE DL!
  7. DJ Steef – Nocturne
  8. Metro Area – Machine Vibes
  9. Gerd – Palm Leaves (Mr Fingers Afropsychojungledub Instrumental Mix)
  10. Genius Of Time – Houston We Have a Problem
  11. Kyodai – Breaking (Original Mix)
  12. Machinedrum – Clissold VIP
Show Notes:

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.”

He continued:
“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.


Show 011 – New Music in June

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!”

Show 011 – New Music in June by Based On The Beat on Mixcloud

  1. Ele e Ela (feat. Marcos Valle) by Sonzeira
  2. Southern Freeez (feat. Emanuelle Arujo) by Sonzeira
  3. Only One by Little Dragon
  4. Do Better by Fatima
  5. Nitrous by Nick Mulvey
  6. Decisions (feat. Emily King) by Taylor McFerrin
  7. Hard Believer by Fink
  8. Blank Project by Neneh Cherry
  9. Un Poquito Mas by Captain Planet feat. Chico Mann
  10. No Excuse (Fort Romeau Remix) by Jacques Greene
  11. World In A Room by Anushka
  12. I Have Love 4 You by Anushka
  13. No One’s Home by J Dilla
  14. Talk by Fatima

Show Notes:

Funniest thing I’ve seen!

Trailer for Gilles Peterson’s new Project Sonzeira Brasil Bam Bam Bam

The story of how J Dilla’s lost record collection got back into the right hands. His mother.



Show 010 – Memorial Day Mix

Jesse Robinson serves up a platter of musical treats to enjoy this Memorial Day weekend.

Show 010 – Memorial Day Mix by Based On The Beat on Mixcloud

 Track Listing:
  1. The Jones Girls – Nights Over Egypt
  2. Lion Babe – Treat Me Like Fire
  3. Taso – DJ Rashad x Dj Spinn x Taso Cream VIP
  4. Anushka – Broken Circuit
  5. Little Dragon – Klapp Klapp
  6. Nick Mulvey – The Trellis
  7. Roseaux – Missing You (feat. Aloe Blacc)
  8. Fatima – La Neta
  9. Roberto Roena – Shade of Time
  10. Bobby Valentin – Coco Seco
  11. Mo Kolours – Mike Black
  12. Shafiq Husayn – Love Still Hurts
  13. Fatima – Technology
  14. Flume – What You Need

Show 009 – Spiritual Jazz

Show 009 – Spiritual Jazz by Based On The Beat on Mixcloud

 Show Notes

Are you getting more of an interest in Jazz, but don’t know where to start? Why not with Spiritual Jazz? Don’t know what ‘Spiritual Jazz’ is, well then listen to the show and find out! This week Jesse Robinson takes us on a spiritual jazz journey. The first half of the show he focuses on a short lived but influential record label from the 70′s called Black Jazz Records as well as a few tracks from the equally amazing UK record label Jazzman Records. Then there are tracks from new and up in coming artists working in the same vein. You’re going to want to grab a drink for this one. Sit back and enjoy the ride.

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Every household should own this album. Highly recommended!

Many say John Coltrane – A Love Supreme is the album that started Spiritual Jazz.

Track Listing

Doug Carn – Welcome
The Awakening – Awakening Prologue: Spring Thing
Doug Carn – Little B’s Poem
Gene Russell – Black Orchid
Kellee Patterson – Maiden Voyage
Rudolph Johnson – The Highest Pleasure
Mor Thiam – Ayo Ayo Nene
Albert Mangelsdorf Quintet – Varie
Billy Gault – Mode For Trane
Raynald Colom – El’Baka
Takuya Kuroda – Call
Elan Mehler – Scheme for Thought

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