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.