Show 032 – Les Sins

Listen…. get it?

Why do artist have so many different monikers for different projects we’ll never know. We kinda find it annoying too but, when the music is this good we don’t care. Just like Caribou’s Dan Snaith uses the moniker “Daphni” for his dance floor inspired music, Toro Y Moi’s Chaz Bundick is doing the same with “Les Sins”. Oh, I get it “listen!” Nice. Also, featured in the show is new tracks from Lion Babe, Guts, Brazilian singer Lucas Santtana and a brilliant track from up and coming artist élah. So stick around hangout with host Jesse Robinson and ‘Les Sins’ to the show.

Show 032 – Les Sins by Based On The Beat on Mixcloud

Track Listing:
  1. Downtown Party Network – Keep on Running (Original Mix)
  2. Les Sins – Bellow
  3. Elah – Say
  4. Guts – Forever My Love (feat. Grand Puba)
  5. LION BABE – Jump Hi (feat. Childish Gambino)
  6. Lianne La Havas – Elusive (Flako Remix) FREE DOWNLOAD
  7. Edú Lobo – Ponteio
  8. Lucas Santtana – Velhinho
  9. Les Sins – Why
  10. Les Sins – Talk About
  11. Unknown Artist – B1 Untitled (from Eros 3 EP – vinyl only)
  12. Alsarah & The Nubatones – Fugu (Chancha Via Circuito Remix)
  13. Alice Russell – Breakdown feat. Darondo (D-Felic Refix)
Show Notes:

Show 031 – Classic House

You asked for it, you got it… more House Music. Classic House. We are focusing on the years between ’88-’93 when House rained supreme in the clubs. Jesse Robinson digs deep into his basement record collection to pull out some real gems. It’s a special one-hour show devoted entirely to House Music. May House Music never die.

Show 031 – Classic House by Based On The Beat on Mixcloud

 Track List:
  1. Aly-Us – Follow Me (Club Mix)
  2. Raze – Break 4 Love (Spanish Fly)
  3. Sandeé – Notice Me
  4. Planet Soul – Set U Free (Fever Mix)
  5. Lil’ Louis – French Kiss (The Original Underground Mix)
  6. The Goodmen – Give It Up (Batacuda Refrescante)
  7. House of Gypsies – Samba Lumba (Remix)
  8. Lil’ Louis & The World – Club Lonely (I’m On The Guest List Mix)
  9. Twin Hype – For Those Who Like To Groove (Club Groove Remix)
  10. Sueño Latino feat. Carolina Damas – Sueño Latino (The Latin Dream Mix)
Show Notes:

Goodmen House of Gypsies Lil louis and the World Lil louis Planet SoulRaze  Sandee  Twin HypeSueno Latino

Show 030 – Flying Lotus / Caribou / Redinho

I couldn’t decide between 3 artists so I went with all 3! This week we feature new albums from Flying Lotus, Caribou and Redinho. Which means this is one hour of jam packed fresh music! Also, Jesse Robinson continues his series of picking a vinyl gem from his basement record collection, and this week it’s a track from this decade. Recap: 3 artist + 1 amazing vinyl gem + extra tracks = 1 great show! Oh and did we mention we are now officially on Cool Cat Radio now? Our signal is getting stronger. Come on in and find out what all the fuss is about.

Show 030 – Flying Lotus / Caribou / Redinho by Based On The Beat on Mixcloud

Track List:
  1. Kai Alce – Spring KZR Reprise FREE DOWNLOAD!
  2. Caribou – Our Love
  3. Caribou – Can’t Do Without You
  4. Jacques Greene – Another Girl
  5. Julio Bashmore – Simple Love
  6. Redinho – Get You Off My Mind
  7. Caribou – Mars
  8. Barrington Levy – Gimme The Grass (Bosq Rework) FREE DOWNLOAD!
  9. Flying Lotus – Descent Into Madness (feat. Thundercat) 
  10. Redinho – Stay Together
  11. Redinho – Playing With Fire
  12. Flying Lotus – Dead Man’s Tetris (feat. Captain Murphy & Snoop Dogg) 
  13. Flying Lotus – Moment of Hesitation 
  14. Emanative – Find You Feat. Matthew Halsall 
Show Notes:

This week’s selection from Jesse’s basement

Jacques Greene - Another Girl
Jacques Greene – Another Girl

Daphni (aka Caribou) starts off a killer Boiler Room set with a secret track that was unreleased at the time.  Fast forward nearly 2 years and the track–we know know is “Mars”–which is on his recent album. Boy, have I’ve been dying to get my hands on this song!

Show 029 – Sam Irl

I am Sam. Sam I am… BUT, this is Sam Irl. I’m not sure if this Sam eats ‘green eggs and ham,’ but I do know he has a great new EP called “Slower Bavarian” which is our featured album of the week. Take 1 part House, 1 part Electronica, 1 part Latin and 1 part Afro Beat and you have a 4 song EP that was made for Based on the Beat. Also this week, we feature music from the new Aphex Twin album, LA’s Mndsgn, a brilliant new track from Paul White’s new album called “Shaker Notes” and a floor stomper from Clap! Clap! Also, Jesse digs deep into his record collection to pull out a coveted record he bought in New York City in the early ’90s. Listen to the story behind the record where he ponders the question, “Do I buy the record or do I eat tonight?” We’re glad he bought the record. Listen to find out why. All that and more in this week’s show.

Show 029 – Sam Irl by Based On The Beat on Mixcloud

Track List:
Show Notes:

This week’s selection from Jesse’s basement

Fred Wesley and the JB's - Damn Right I'm Somebody
Fred Wesley and the JB’s – Damn Right I’m Somebody

Show 028 – SBTRKT

SBTRKT is our featured artist this week. We play songs off his sophomore album “Wonder Where We Land”, as well as, music from: Thom Yorke, Applescal, Rome Fortune and Stee Downes to name a few. This week is also the beginning of a feature where Jesse Robinson digs into his record collection to play an audio gem and tell the story behind it. Every record has a story and this week it’s about Jesse’s pursuit of a track he heard in the clubs in New York City in the early ’90’s before the internet, iPhones and shazam. Come join us for a hour of “underground music for the rest of us.”

Show 028 – SBTRKT by Based On The Beat on Mixcloud


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 Track Listing:
  1. Azymuth – Carnaval Legrande (Opolopo Dub Remix)
  2. SBTRKT – Wonder Where We Land (feat Sampha)
  3. Dimlite – XY
  4. Thom Yorke – Nose Grows Some
  5. SBTRKT – The Light (feat Denai Moore)
  6. Lost Midas – Off The Course (Captain Supernova Chariot Mix)
  7. Applescal – Dark Hearts
  8. Rome Fortune – Lights Low (prod. Four Tet) FREE Download
  9. SBTRKT – Hold On
  10. SBTRKT – Temporary View (feat Sampha)
  11. Jaydee – Plastic Dreams
  12. Stee Downes – Caught Up (Kyodai Remix)
Show Notes:

New video featuring SBTRKT “New Dope. New York”


SBTRKT live (he’s the one wearing the mask)


Wonderful, thoughtful and beautiful mix from a 20-something producer named Applescal.


This Week’s vinyl selection from Jesse’s basement Jaydee "Plastic Dreams"
Jaydee “Plastic Dreams”

Show 027 – Mizell Brothers

This week we feature the 70’s production genius team known as the Mizell Brothers. New music from Flying Lotus, SBTRKT and DJ Vadium. However, we focus the bands who were blessed to have the Mizell Brothers back them in production.


Show 027 – Mizell Brothers by Based On The Beat on Mixcloud


Track List:
  1. Sweet Daddy Floyd – I Just Can’t Help Myself (Karim Outpost Dub)
  2. Donald Byrd – You and the Music
  3. Donald Byrd – Lansana’s Priestess
  4. Flying Lotus – Coronus, the Terminator
  5. Raury – Woodcrest Manor
  6. SBTRKT – Higher (feat. Raury)
  7. Donald Byrd – Place and Spaces
  8. Bobbi Humphrey – Uno Esta
  9. Gary Bartz – Music Is My Sanctuary
  10. 4 Hero – Play With The Changes
  11. DJ Vadim – Sweet Like a Lolly (feat. Governor Tiggy)
  12. A Taste Of Honey – Boogie Oogie Oogie

Show Notes:
Larry and Alphonso "Fonce"  Mizell
Larry and Alphonso “Fonce” Mizell


Show 026 – GUTS

6 months of Based on the Beat! We celebrate with GUTS! No, not the gory stuff, but the french hip-hop group. Yeah, that’s it. Come spend an hour with us as we expose you to new releases this week including BANKS, Shit Robot and a track from the long awaited Aphex Twins album! 13 years baby. Plus, we throw in some oldies to round out the show. That’s how we do it. Based on the Beat style… come on in.

Show 026 – GUTS by Based On The Beat on Mixcloud

Track List:
  1. Maze – Happy Feelin’s (AGFA Redux)
  2. Sly Slick & Wicked – Sho’ Nuff
  3. Banks – Goddess
  4. Lil Silva – Right for You (feat. Banks)
  5. Frank Ocean – Crack Rock
  6. Guts – Come Alive (feat. Lorine Chia)
  7. Maniac – Lil’Gnack
  8. Guts – Open Wide (feat. Lorine Chia)
  9. Guts – As the World Turns (feat. Rah Digga & Akua Naru)
  10. Jamie xx – All Under One Roof Raving
  11. Glenn Astro – We Killed Our Probation Officer
  12. Andreas Saag – Suddenly I Uoke Up
  13. Shit Robot – The Secret
  14. Aphex Twin – minipops 67 [120.2][source field mix]

Show 025 – Soulection

This week it’s all about the beats! We feature the latest album from the collective known as Soulection: part record label, part radio show and niche collective of creative music makers worldwide. Based in LA, Soulection latest LP features artist from the LA scene. Jesse Robinson also drops a new track from Flying Lotus and music from Lil Silva amoung others. Loosen up your neck as you will certainly bob your head during the next hour.

Show 025 – Soulection by Based On The Beat on Mixcloud

Track Listing:

See below for iTune links (note they are affiliate links). Free downloads and tracks that aren’t on iTune’s radar are given below. Woo Hoo!

  1. JAONA – What Are We Supposed To Do
  2. JD. Reid – On Air (FREE DL/Name your Price)
  3. Evil Needle – Gleam
  4. Esta – Luna (FREE DL/Name your Price)
  5. Lil Silva – Don’t You Love (feat. Banks)
  6. J-Louis – Perseverance (FREE DL/Name your Price)
  7. Sivey – Pillow Talk (FREE DL/Name your Price)
  8. Flying Lotus – Never Catch Me (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
  9. Sly Johnson – I Can’t Help It (Dilouya’s Blasfamous Mixxx)
  10. IAMNOBODI – When You Know (FREE DL/Name your Price)
  11. Zikomo – Champion Riddim (FREE DL/Name your Price)
  12. starRo – California
  13. PYRMDPLAZA – Mantralu (FREE DL/Name your Price)
  14. Milton Nascimento – Tudo Que Você Podia Ser
  15. Evil Needle – Antidote (FREE DL/Name your Price)
  16. Mikos Da Gawd – Love (FREE DL/Name your Price)

Show Notes:

Soulection Website:


Show 24 – Chicago House Music ’95

The year was 1995. Chicago house music was going through a Renaissance. Jesse Robinson was at Gramaphone Records, (ground zero for Chicago house) buying records. During the show, he shares some of his favorite house tracks from back in the day. It’s all vinyl, and it’s all underground. Enjoy. (Sorry guys for the lack of downloads. I didn’t realize how rare these songs where when I recorded. Seriously, I could only find 3 on iTunes. I’ll keep looking, but in the meantime enjoy the show.)

Show 024 – Chicago House ’95 by Based On The Beat on Mixcloud

Track List:
  1. The Memory Foundation – A1 – Untitled
  2. Sterac – X-Tracks
  3. The 4th Wave – Touched
  4. The Purpose Maker – Black is the Number
  5. The Fibre Foundation – Free Your Mind (N.J. Mix)
  6. Marie Divine – Can’t Live Without Your Love (The Divine Dub)
  7. Chuggles – I Remember Dance (Untitled Mix 3)
  8. Mike Huckaby Presents  Harmonie Park – All By Myself
  9. Johnny Fiasco – D-Motion
  10. 7th Movement – Odyssey (Dub Star Discomix)
  11. Baby Pop – U Know What I’m Saying
  12. Model 500 – M 69 Starlight

Show Notes:

Gramaphone Records in Chicago where I bought all my records.

An amazing mix of underground house by DJ Jes who worked at Gramaphone and he sold me most of the records I feature in this show. In fact, he’s the one I mention during the show who would keep a stash of records off to the side for me.

Show 023 – Machinedrum

You want ‘electronic’ music? You got it. Machinedrum is our feature musician this week. We delve into his most recent album ‘Vapor City’, as well as, explore the jungle inspiration of his music with a rare withdrawal from Jesse Robinson’s vinyl vault. Throw in some Mizell Brothers, a little Brazilian music, a new track from Caribou and a KILLER track from Dorian Concept and you got this week’s music gumbo. Based on the Beat style. Bon Appétit!

Show 023 – Machinedrum by Based On The Beat on Mixcloud

Track List:
See below for iTune links (note they are affiliate links). Free downloads and tracks that aren’t on iTune’s radar are given below. Woo Hoo!
  1. J-Louis – Can’t You See (FREE Download)
  2. The Weeknd – What You Need
  3. Machinedrum – Center Your Love
  4. Johnny Hammond – Tell Me What To Do (Whiskey Barons Rework) (FREE Download)
  5. Missy Elliott – Lose Control (Machinedrum Remix) (FREE Download)
  6. PFM – Dreams
  7. Machinedrum – Gunshotta
  8. Sonzeira – Xibaba (She-ba-ba)
  9. Machinedrum – SeeSea
  10. Dorian Concept – Trilingual Dance Sexeperience (Oris Debris Relick)
  11. Caribou – Our Love

Show Notes:

Here a link to an album you NEED in your life! Every household should have one (Note: Affiliate link).

Watch Machinedrum in action.