Google+ Beathearts: 10.2010


Pollyn - 50 ways to leave your lover (re-edit)

Now here's something out of the ordinary. Recently stumbled over this beautiful re-edit of Paul Simons classic. Behind the boards is multi-talented L.A. based trio Pollyn who's muscial output is hard to define. To be categorized as 'eclectic' can be a bad thing but in this case it's brilliant. As much as we enjoyed Wajeed and Platinum Pied Piper's version a couple of years back this version has a somewhat more timeless vibe to it. Get it below while you still can!

As a bonus, if you enjoyed their sound, here's two other slick tunes from the Pollyn crew.


Focus - Pay homage to Premier, Pete Rock, RZA, Dre and Dilla

You know how we like to put forward the hard working producers that might not get the recognition they deserve. Well here's another hero from behind the scenes: Focus or Bernard Edwards Jr is the son of the late Bernard Edwards, former Chic bassist. Previously signed to Aftermath Focus is no newcomer and has produced tracks for Busta Rhymes, Dr Dre, Truth Hurts, YahZarah, Beyoncé, 112, Christina Milian and many others.

But the project caught our ears was his tribute album to legendary hiphop producers that appearantly never was released. Brilliantly reconstructing the sounds of Premier, Dilla, Pete Rock, RZA and Dr Dre this will keep you smiling all day. Grab them all below!

If you enjoy these nuggets don't miss out on Focus albums. The debut album Dedicated is still available for free download here. His second album The avant garde project came out earlier this year and is available now on iTunes and Amazon and reviewed here.


Krystal Klear

Newcomer Krystal Klear may have managed to keep his identity secret but we certainly know he loves that Dâm-Funk 80ies boogie sound. He's been getting lots of love and airplay from Benji-B, Hudson Mohawke, Mary Anne Hobbs, Cooly G and Floating Points. After several delays, just as mysterious as his identity, his first two official releases will hopefully drop in October. An EP on All City and the Green Silver single on Cooly G's Dub Organizer label.

Krystal Klear - Pursuaded me

Krystal Klear - Green Silver (snippet)

To ease the wait he has put togheter a fantastic nu funk swing oozing mixtape for us (from the AmpSoul Radio Show).

01. B B And Q Band – Genie
02. Krystal Klear – Throw It Away
03. Bobby Brown – On Our Own
04. Dâm-Funk – Hood Pass Intact
05. Kleeer – Tonight
06. Krystal Klear – Boogie Wan
07. Krystal Klear – Never Thought You Would Go (Instrumental)
08. Krystal Klear – It’s Been Too Long Await (Instrumental)
09. Father MC – Treat Em Like They Wanna Be Treated
10. Krystal Klear – Anteater
11. Keisha Jackson – Mama Told Me
12. Change – You Are My Melody
13. Touch Sensitive – Body Stop
14. Ulysses 82 – Don’t Speak French
15. Krystal Klear – Tried For Your Love
16. Sharon Brown – Specialise In Love
17. Sharon Redd – Never Give You Up
18. James Pants – Rhythm Track Vol.1-9
19. Freddie Jackson – He’ll Never Love You
20. B B And Q Band – Ricochet 20
21. First Touch – Pleasure For Your Treasure
22. Sharon Redd – Love How You Feel
23. The O’Jays – Put Our Heads Together
24. Daft Punk – Voyager
25. Krystal Klear – Persuaded Me


Benji-B - The final show

DJ and radio show host extraordinaire, Benjamin Benstead a.k.a. Benji-B, has been a great source of inspiration for the Beathearts crew over the years. Starting off as an engineer for Gilles Peterson he got his own show in 2002 on BBC Radio 1xtra entitled Deviation and later renamed Soulful beats. Always cutting edge he was the first to put us on to artist such as Wajeed, Karriem Riggins, Africa Hightec, Harmonic 313, SaRa Creative Partners, Dabrye, Roska, Floating Points, SBTRKT, Mala, Geo-Logy, Robert Glasper and many, many other others.

Last Sunday was his last show on 1xtra as he now moves on to take over for Mary Anne Hobbs on BBC Radio 1 experimental beats show. The last show highlighted some of the greatest discoveries he broke over the years and what a show it was. For all fans, this is a collectors item.


Jaylib – The Official (Stones Throw)
MadVillian - Accordion (Stones Throw)
MF Doom - Gazzilion Eer (Lex Records)
Mos Def – Auditorium (feat Slick Rick) (Downtown)
Erykah Badu – Soldier (ControlfreaQ/ Universal Records)
Flying Lotus - Melt (Warp Records)

Steve Spacek – Dollar (Sound In Color)
Madlib - The Payback (Stones Throw)
James Brown – Payback (Polydor)
Waajeed - Proud (Fat City) ()
Nas – Get Down (Columbia Records)
Nas – Made You Look (Columbia Records)
Busta Rhymes – New York Sh** (feat Swizz Beatz) (Flipmode/Aftermath/Interscope)
Big Boi – (feat Andre 3000 & Raekwon) - Royal Flush (La Face Records)
Raekwon - (feat Ghostface Killah & Method Man) - New Wu (Wu-Massacre Label)
Ghostface Killah – Whip You With A Strap (Def Jam Refords)

J Dilla - Gobstopper (Stones Throw)
J Dilla – Diamonds (Stones Throw)
J Dilla – Two Can Win (Stones Throw)
J Dilla - Stop (Stones Throw)
J Dilla – One Eleven (Stones Throw)
Jay Electronica – Exhibit C (Control FreaQ/Decon)
Dam Funk – Hood Pass Intact (Stones Throw)

Floating Points -Love Me Like This Dub (Eglo)
Cesaria Evora – Angola (Carl Craig Remix) (Lusafrica)
LCD Soundsystem - 45:33 (Theo Parrish’s Space Cadet Remix) (DFA)
Alice Smith – Love Endeavour (Maurice Faulton Remix) (BBE)
Ame – Hydraulic Dog (Sonar Kollektiv)
Peven Everett – Bangin (Trippin Records)
At Jazz - Osulande Remix – (Mantais Records)
Zed Bias ft Omar – Dancing Now ( ft Mr Fox Dubplate )
4Hero - Hold It Down (Bugz In The Attic’s Co-Operative Mix) (Talkin Loud Records)
DKD - Future Rage (Bitasweet, 2000 Black)
Afronaught – Transcend Me (Apollo)
Donnie – Twist This (Karizma Remix) (R2 Records)

Skream – Midnight Request Line (Tempa)
Digital Mystikz – Anti War Dub (DMZ)
Benga & Coki- Night (Tempa)
Martyn - Vancouver – (3024)
Dorian Concept – The Fu**ing Formula (Deviation Edition) (Kindred Spirits, Nod Navigators)
Bullion – Get Familiar (One-Handed Music)
Tron – Waajeed (Fat City)
SA-RA – Glorious (ABB Soul)
Georgia - Angels (Dubplate)
Geology – Geo Piano Instrumental (CDR)
Jiimy Abney - The Marvin Touch (Deviation Dubplate)
J Dilla - Bye (Stones Throw)

For those of you who haven't heard of Benji-B before, check the last show above and we're sure you will be hooked every Wednesday night through Thursday morning on the BBC iPlayer: Benji-B exploring future beats on BBC Radio 1 experimental show