Show 022 – FaltyDL

FaltyDL dropped a new album and we couldn’t be happier to feature his music this week. As well as, new tracks from Amp Live, Floating Points and Caribou. We squeeze in some reggae (and an awesome remake of a classic) and some Afro Beat. Lock in for an hour of interesting, brain stem massaging music by Jesse Robinson.

Show 022 – FaltyDL by Based On The Beat on Mixcloud

Track Listing:
  1. Hello Skinny – Crush
  2. Falty DL – Greater Antilles Part 1
  3. Luke Vibert – Music Called Jazz (Sorry guys, no download)
  4. Jaco Pastorius – Portrait of Tracy
  5. THUNDERCAT – For Love I Come
  6. Amp Live – Hustle 360 (feat. Povi Tamu)
  7. Falty DL – Dånger
  8. Congo Natty – Get Ready
  9. Dawn Penn – You Don’t Love Me (No, No, No)
  10. Boogaloo Assassins – No No No
  11. Tony Allen – Asiko
  12. Falty DL – Heart & Soul
  13. Floating Points – Sparkling Controversy
  14. Caribou – Can’t Do Without You (Extended Mix)

Show 021 – Taylor McFerrin

This week Jesse Robinson focuses on the music of Taylor McFerrin and plays tracks off the new album “Early Riser”. Also in the mix is new music from Shabazz Palaces, Lil Silva, Falty DL and Caribou to name a few. We focus on the spaces in between Electronica, Jazz, Hip-Hop, World and Dance. Come and listen along.

Show 021 – Taylor McFerrin by Based On The Beat on Mixcloud

Track Listing:
  1. Taylor McFerrin – Stepps
  2. Lil Silva – Mabel
  3. FaltyDL – Some Jazz Shit
  4. Taylor McFerrin – Already There (feat. Robert Glasper & Thundercat)
  5. Shabazz Palaces – Forerunner Foray
  6. Shabazz Palaces – Motion Sickness
  7. JWhy – Writing Time *FREE Download*
  8. Barrington Levy – Stray Away Girl
  9. Taylor McFerrin – Florasia
  10. Caribou – Can’t Do Without You
  11. Floating Points – King Bromeliad
  12. Anushka – Mansions (Ossie Remix)
  13. Clap! Clap! – Please Mother Rain Wash Our Souls From Human Evil

Show Notes:

Here’s a great photo of rapper Ishmael Butler of Shabazz Palaces as mention during the show. Just your average ‘taking the snakes out for a walk to the swapmeet’ kinda day.

Shabazz Palaces’ Ishmael Butler, aka Palaceer Lazaro (formerly Butterfly of jazz–hip hop group Digable Planets)

Listen to a new track from the forthcoming Clap! Clap! album named ‘Tayi Bebba’ Available September 8th.

This is the Barrington Levy’s double album that I mentioned during the show. It’s pretty much all you need to get all the Levy that’s fit for listening. Put it on and you’ll have hours of great Reggae. Unfortunately you can’t download, it’s only available on CD or vinyl (NOTE: Affiliate link).

Hope you enjoyed the show and have a week filled with good music!

Show 020 – Lucas Santtana

Experts agree that ‘good music’ can have a big impact on your health. In this show Jesse Robinson gives you plenty of good music from the 5 major food groups: Electronica, Jazz, Hip-Hop, World, Dance and all the weird places in between. This week we focus on the music of Brazilian artist Lucas Santtana. New music from Taylor McFerrin and Lost Midas. Some classic tracks from Ramp and Lewis Taylor, as well as killer dance tracks from Dave Aju and Ossie! This is an hour you don’t want to miss!

Show 020 by Based On The Beat on Mixcloud


Track Listing:
  1. Lost Midas – Dream Of Me
  2. B.J. Smith – Hey Ya!
  3. Taylor McFerrin – Invisible/Visible (feat. Bobby McFerrin & Cesar Camargo Mariano)
  4. Ramp – Daylight
  5. Lewis Taylor – Bittersweet (Mr Leigh’s A Dash Of Sugar Edit) FREE Download
  6. J-Louis – LA Watts FREE Download
  7. Sango – Três Horas Name Your Price
  8. AbJo – OFD (One For Dilla) FREE Download
  9. Lucas Santtana – Vamos Andar Pela Cidade
  10. Lucas Santtana – O Deus Que Devasta Mas Também Cura
  11. Lucas Santtana – Dia de Furar Onda no Mar
  12. Gold Panda – Trust
  13. Dave Aju – Nobody Knows
  14. Ossie – Peace & Love FREE Download




Show 019 – Free Music

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.

Show 019 – Free Music by Based On The Beat on Mixcloud

Track Listing;
  1. Zero 7 – On My Own (Dub) FREE Download!
  2. The Natural Curve – The High Cost of Loving FREE Download!
  3. Otis Brown III – The Thought of You, Pt. 1 (feat. Bilal)
  4. Emanative – Find You Feat. Matthew Halsall
  5. Sons Of Kemet – Going Home
  6. Busta Rhymes – Ill Vibe (Tom Misch Remix) FREE Download!
  7. Losco – BDC FREE Download!
  8. Airhead – Believe
  9. Ray Barretto – Power (Whiskey Barons Heavy Funk Mix) 
  10. Joe Bataan – Fuego (Whiskey Barons Baile Mix) 
  11. OutKast – Prototype (starRo Bossa Edit) FREE Download!
  12. Herbert – One Two Three

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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!