Google+ Beathearts: 04.2010


Miguel Atwood-Ferguson & the Suite for Ma Dukes Orchestra - Untitled/Fantastic

Last year, with support from ArtDontSleep, VTech and Mochilla, Carlos Nino and Miguel Atwood Ferguson produced a four song orchestral EP of music originally produced by James “Jay Dilla” Yancey. The pair has since then performed the EP, other Dilla compositions, with a 36 piece orchestra at live concerts in LA with the help of Dwele, Bilal, Talib Kweli, Common, Karriem Riggins. All proceeds has been going directly to Ma Dukes. You can purchase them here.

If Suite for Ma Dukes has unlocked the emotional power of Dilla’s music, Untitled/Fantastic is the key. Here it is, and as Houseshoes said: "I can’t watch Untitled/Fantastic without tearing up.." This is very emotional also for us at beathearts.

We give you the original track from J Dilla as well for you to feel where this all came from.

Slum Village - Untitled/Fantastic (prod. J Dilla)

Panamah - Ikke For Sent (Boom Clap Bachelors Remix)

Boom Clap Bachelors is a collective of producers, live musicians and DJs out of Copenhagen, Denmark. The music is subtle, playful, dreamy. It spans all over electronica, soul, hiphop and indie. Just spotted this fantastic remix at soundcloud. Their great debut album 'Kort Før Dine Læber' was released 2008. Also check out two other nice acts of this danish home: 'Owusu & Hannibal' and 'Quadron'.

Panamah - Ikke For Sent (Boom Clap Bachelors Remix)


YahZarah - The Ballad of Purple St. James

New funky hot from the Foreign Exchange imprint. YahZarah drops her big debut 'The Ballad of Purple St. James' in a couple days. Phonte, Zo!, Nicolay and our swedish pride Pure P makin' some magic behind the boards, with guest vocals from Darien Brockington and Phonte. She has made a couple of albums as a underground soul act but never broke through. Since appearing on the Foreign Exchange's 'Connected' and 'Leave It All Behind', she's toured with the group and become a prominent member.
Later this year will also Zo!'s debut 'SunStorm' on the label drop. We desire it bad.

YahZarah - Cry Over You feat. Phonte (prod. Pure P & Zo!)

YahZarah - Why Dontcha Call Me No More (prod. Nicolay & Phonte)

Dwele - What's Not To Love

Dwele will release his new album 'W.W.W.' (W.ants W.orld W.omen) this summer. Thats good news for soul fans everywhere, His first single entitled 'What's Not To Love' shines bright and will get women all over the planet light-headed. And of course us here at Beathearts.

Dwele - What's Not To Love

Eric Lau - Kilawatt: V2

The Eric Lau 'Kilawatt: V2' is out now. It's the follow-up to his great 2008 debut LP 'New Territories'.

Two really slick cuts from the six track EP as well as a banger from a few years back, an ode to Detroit featuring Guilty Simpson. Enjoy!

Eric Lau - No Regrets feat. Oddisee

Eric Lau – Always Will feat. Muhsinah & Kaidi Tatham

Eric Lau - For The D feat. Guilty Simpson

Beathearts rewind #3: RIP Baatin

A tribute from beathearts for the second fallen soldier of Slum Village. Titus "Baatin" Glover (March 8, 1974–July 31, 2009).

T3 is the last living member of the original Slum Village, a group that's been very important in my life, and especially J Dilla. But that's for later on, this one's for Baatin.

Baatin - Girl

Noel Zancanella - The Embryo feat. Baatin

Noel Zancanella - Could It Be feat. Baatin

Slum Village - Actin' Normal (prod. Karriem Riggins)
Beautiful video in remembrance. Directed by Dwele.

Eulorhythmics - Hot N Nasty feat. Proh Mic

Fresh new soulful hiphop from Chicago. Kenny Keys and MC Adad are Eulorhythmics. The album entitled Green St. & Avers is out now. Snippets here.

Eulorhythmics - Hot N Nasty feat. Proh Mic


Summer Jams

The summer isn't quite here yet, but we beathearts are eager to present the summer jam for 2010. And also reminisce on 2009's jam, in case you missed it.

So fresh, this is a radio rip just out from Gilles Peterson show. With Jack Splash (Plantlife) on the beat and Cee-Lo on the vocals. Let your ears melt and your head nod to this when you shine in the parks with your cold red stripe.

Cee-Lo - I Want You (prod. Jack Splash)

And a throwback from 2009. Frank Nitt from the detroit-duo Frank-n-Dank. Hopefully we will see a solodebut soon from this emcee. Bounce to the music!

Frank Nitt - Love feat. DJ Quik & J.Black


Beathearts rewind #2: French old school love

Got so inspired by our decision to do a Rewind section as well as Onra's Long Distance track (our first mention on this blog) we decided to do a double post. Three mid-ninties french tunes showing their love to that old school slick r'n'b sound. Enjoy:

Beathearts rewind #1: Nu Yorican Soul - The nervous track

We really like Spinemagazine's Friday Throwback concept where they highlight old classic tunes. Tracks that might have been forgotten but still shines. So in ode to Spinemagazine we present:

Beathearts Rewind #1

First off, the true story behind Nu Yorican Soul's The nervous track. One of the most amazing percussion tracks of all time.

I found a cassette (!) the other day with an old interview with Kenny Dope Gonzales and appearantly the story behind the track was this:

Tuesday night and Kenny's bored in the Masters at Work Manhattan based studio. Listening to a some strings recorded earlier by his partner Louie Vega he flips through some old jazz records in search of inspiration. An old Shelly Manne record on Philips gets his attention. Samples the break, loops it and continues through the record piles until he find three more beats including Louie Benson, Willy Bobo and Paul Humphries.

Kenny feels he's onto something and adds layer after layer on Vega's strings using several drumloops at the same time to build the amazing beats in different channels.

Louie Vega calls Mike Weiss (founder of Nervous records) at 3:30 am on that same Tuesday night and says: "Yo get your ass over to the Studio, Kenny and I have to play you something!"
Mike wonders if maybe they can wait until breakfast and Louie answers that if he wants the track he has to go there now! Mike goes over and finds the track that will be forever linked with the label, hence 'The Nervous Track'.

If Kenny Dope can drop bombs like these when he's bored, I wonder how many future classics are made this lazy sunny Sunday afternoon?

Nu Yorican Soul - The nervous track (1993)


Jay Electronica - A Million In The Morning

We just had to post this. New fantastic music from Jay Electronica, the most hyped cat these last years, a protege of Erykah Badu. Marvelous emcee with the unique quality to move all listeners, regardless of style in music. This is the title track to a new documentary following Gavin McInnes as he endures 123 hours in NYC without any sleep. See the trailer here. Seems interresting but very bizarre!

Jay Electronica - A Million In The Morning (Low Qaulity)


Keith Guru Elam July 17, 1966 – April 19, 2010

Guru of Gang Starr and Jazzmatazz fame passed away Monday April 19th. Check Gilles Peterson's tribute to the man here:

Maxxi & Zeus — The Struggle [International Feel]
James Blake — Cmyk [R&S Records]
Deadboy — If U Want Me [Numbers]
C.R.S.T — Bump [Ten Thousand Yen]
Hypno — Over The Top [White]
Great Weekend — It’s Now [Test]
The 2 Bears — Be Strong [Southern Fried]
Shuya Okino Feat Navasha Daya — Still In Love [White]
Cee-Lo — I Want You [White]
Gang Starr — Mass Appeal [Chrysalis]
Gang Starr — Words I Manifest [Wild Pitch Records]
Gang Starr — Who's Gonna Take The Weight [Chrysalis]
Gang Starr — Jazz Thing [CBS]
Chico Freeman — Crossing The Sudan [Contemporary]
Gil Scott-Heron — New York Is Killing Me Feat Nas [XL]
Dimlite — On The Same Picture [Now Again]
Gang Colours — No Clear Reason [White]
Ghostpoet — Morning [White]
Favourite Flava — Love (Julien Dyne Remix) [Wonderful Noise]
Dwele — Too Fly [White]
DJ Jazzy Jeff — My World (Just A Girl) Feat Ayah [White]
Clutchy Hopkins — Laughing Jocky [Ubiquity]
Grace Jones — Love You To Life (Mala/Digital Mystikz Remix) [Wall Of Sound]
Guru — Lifesaver [Cooltempo]
Gang Starr — Code Of The Streets [Chrysalis]
Gang Starr — You Know My Steez [Cooltempo]
Gang Starr — The Militia (Pete Rock's Soul Brother Remix) [DMC]
Gang Starr — Full Clip [Cooltempo]
Gang Starr — Blowin' Up The Spot [Chrysalis]
Gang Starr — Just To Get A Rep [Cooltempo]
Gang Starr — Dwyk [Chrysalis]
FunkinEven — She's Acid [Eglo]
Sofrito — Africa [White]


Devonwho - Keepthefunkalive

Devonwho, the LA via Portland-based producer, 1/4th of the Klipmode collective - consisting of Devonwho, Knxwl3dg3, Suzi Analogue and Mindesign, just released the 12inch “Keepthefunkalive”. 4 tracks of spacy funky beats somewhere between hiphop and experimental electronic music that will blow you away..

Devonwho - Keepthefunkalive


Africa HiTech/Harmonic 313 mixtape

Long time favourite Mark Pritchard is back!

This time he has teamed up with Steve Spacek for an absolutely amazing collaboration entitled Africa Hitech. The project was recently signed to Warp for their debut album with due release spring 2010. With no official releases as of yet and tracks such as One-Two already rippin' soundsystems all over the world here's an mixtape with future tracks put together by Pritchard to make the wait more enjoyable (ripped from Viral Radio).


Drank Instrumental - Electrik Red (Def Jam)
Harmonic 313 - LFO (Warp)
Harmonic 313 - Dutty (Warp)
Harmonic 313 - Lion (Warp)
Africa Hitech - One two (Warp)
Mark Pritchard | Wiley - Scar (CDR)
Mark Pritchard - Elephant dub (Deep Medi)
Untold - Stop what your doing (Hemlock)
Africa Hitech - Boingy (Warp)
Africa Hitech - Step (Warp)
Claus Speeed - Don't Ever Antagonize The Horn (Cdr)
Eprom - Zoning (Instrumental) (Cdr)
Hudson Mohawke ft. Wednesday Nite - Paint The Stars (Warp)

fLako & Dirg Gerner - I Want You

Endtrack from Gilles Peterson latest mix in the Brownswood Bubblers Series. Beautiful simple song from fLako that's got almost a meditative feeling over it. Hypnotic!

fLako & Dirg Gerner - I Want You


Erik L - The Soularp Suite

New fantastic material from Erik L (Supersci, Flyphonic). Sweden at it's best. Very little sampling, heavy bass, electric soul. His first soloalbum out on Soularp Records. Guest artist include Frank n Dank, Cerebral Vortex, Paul Mac Innes & Stray.

Erik L – Push It Up feat. Frank-N-Dank

Aloe Blacc - I Need a Dollar

This has probably been around every blog worth mentioning, but it is really a killer song.

Aloe Blacc will release his album Good Things some time this year, and this is the first single. He's proven not only to be a great producer, but also to be a very good vocalist.

Aloe Blacc - I Need a Dollar ( Low Quality)



Another treat for ya'll, this been out for a while.. Fantastic J Dilla tribute from Floyd The Locsmif.

Floyd The Locsmif - 2Tokes4DillaDawg

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In the meantime here's some new fresh funk of 2010. The french beatmaker Onra will release his full-lenght in april. This title cut is from the 12'' just out on Allcity records.

Onra - Long Distance feat. Oliver DaySoul