Google+ Beathearts: 10.2011


Stephanie Mills - You're putting a rush on me (Kastil edit)

Just found this great re-edit of the 1987 jam from Stephanie Mills. Sliced, diced and geniously put together by Spanish producer Kastil it adds a whole new dimension to the original track. Get it below while it's still available.

Download: Stephanie Mills - You're putting a rush on me (Kastil edit)

If you're not familiar with the original version check it below.

Stephanie Mills - You're putting a rush on me (1987)


Onra - Change of heart (re-edit)

We mentioned this track before in our Beathearts Rewind #26 covering one of the greatest track to over come out of Jam & Lewis' Flyte Time Studios: Change - Change of heart. Now Onra's fine re-edit is finally officially released as a warm-up for his Japnese tour. It's an exclusive 7 inch vinyl put out by All City Records. The A-side is Change of heart and the B-side is a slick re-edit of The Whispers mid-tempo 1983 chart breaker Keep on loving me. If you're fast the full release might still be available via HMV Germany (!) If not get the awsome A-side below.

Title: Change of Heart / Keep on Loving Me
Format: 7 inch vinyl
Label: All City Records
Release/catalogue number: ACOJ7x1
Release date: Sep 19th 2011

Download: Onra - Change of heart (re-edit)

Full Crate - Golden Glasses EP

New material from Dutch producer Full Crate. The Golden Glasses EP was released yesterday and is the first music we've recieved in quite some time. For us it all started with the beautiful Full Crate & Mar EP and Hi-hat Club Vol.5. Since then he has worked with artists like Eric Roberson, AB (Black Milk), Ntjam Rosie, Daru Jones, Jesse Boykins III and others.

This EP continues his quest to put out soulful beats with inspirations from artists like A Tribe Called Quest and DJ Spinna to Carl Craig and Mark De Clive-Lowe. Our pick of the EP is Cherrie Hats ft. Chris Turner but the release is quality all the way. Listen below and pick up your copy over at Juno.

As a bonus here's Crate's recent and more uptempo Woofers & Dirt mixtape. Check the tracklist below. Download: Full Crate - Woofers & Dirt mixtape
01. Recloose - Electric Sunshine
02. Omar & Zed Bias - It’s So… (Zed Bias Remix)
03. Julio Bashmore - Um Bongo's Revenge
04. Logo - La Vie Moderne (French Fries & Tony Senghore Remix)
05. Roska - I Need Love (ft. Anesha)
06. Julio Bashmore - Battle For Middle You
07. Outkast - Spottieottiedopalicious (Nacey Remix)
08. Omar & Zed Bias - Dancing
09. Zed Bias - Neighbourhood 09 (Roska Remix)
10. Platinum - Signals (Champion's Gassed Up Dub Mix)
11. Katy B - Lights On Ft. Ms Dynamite
12. Lil Silva - Pulse vs Flex
13. Ms Dynamite - We Nuh Run (Sirenz Remix)
14. Breach - Fatherless (Doc Daneeka MRR SNRZZ Remix)
15. Mclean - Finally in love (Champion Remix)
16. MJ Cole & Wiley - From the Drop
17. Alex RD - Elites
18. Redlight - Stupid
19. Dark Sky - High Rise
20. Seiji - Buzzcut
21. Jameson - Urban Hero
22. Magnetic Man - Fire (Ft. Ms. Dynamite)
23. Donaeo - Where's Da Mandem At
24. Silkie - Wonder
25. Hudson Mohawke - Thank You
26. Swindle - Mood Swings VIP (22Beats Mix)
27. Machinedrum - GBYE
28. Hudson Mohawke - Turn Me Off
29. Africa Hitech - Out In The Streets
30. D Double E - Flava
31. DJ Hazard & D Minds - Mr Happy


Nas - Nasty

"I’m not in the winters of my life or the beginner stage, I am the dragon Maserati, pumpin’ Biggie, the great legend Blastin’, I’m after the actress who played Faith Evans My little Jackie Onassis, dig?"

The other day Nas dropped the first video off his upcoming album Life is good. The track is called Nasty and is produced by long time collaborator Salaam Remi. For Nas he has produced tunes like I can, Get down, Made you look and many others. It's great to hear Nas rhyming over a dirty breakbeat again. The video kind of reminds us of the feeling when Biggie's Juicy dropped and it was just what we were hoping for after remaniscing to Elzhi's Elmatic project all summer. Let's just hope the album follow that same boots-on-the-concrete-street-corner-vibe we came to know Nas for.


The Roots - Make my (album preview)

Earlier today The Roots announced the release of their new LP undun. Due for release on December 6th the album is a sort of novel in audio form. undun is what they describe as “an existential re-telling of the short life of one Redford Stephens (1974-1999)".

Ahmir ?uestlove Thompson:

“At this point in our career we’d like for our work to have a unifying theme, and an experiential quality. We’ve been intentionally making our albums shorter in length so that they can be experienced as a continuous work. The music is band-oriented with an eye on the moody cinematic. As a DJ, I am the King of playlists, but I don’t want our albums to feel like a playlist or a mixtape for that matter. We want to tell stories that work within the album format and we want the stories to be nuanced and useful to people. Undun is the story of this kid who becomes criminal, but he wasn’t born criminal. He’s not the nouveau exotic primitive bug-eyed gunrunner like Tupac’s character Bishop in Juice… he’s actually thoughtful and is neither victim nor hero. Just some kid who begins to order his world in a way that makes the most sense to him at a given moment… At the end of the day… isn’t that what we all do?”

The first track leaked off the album is the beautiful Make my featuring Mississippi emcee and Def Jam label mate Big K.R.I.T. In our headphones Make my sounds like part 2 or an older brother to The Day track from last year. Definitely rises our expectations for the album as whole. Check it below.

  The Roots - Make my


Martyn - Ghost people

"I wish I could drag a tune in the trash can and then take it out and it would be dirtier"
(Martyn via Twitter July 6th 2011)

Beathearts rewind #28 of Deep Dish earlier today reminded us of new material from another Washington DC resident. The new album from Martyn dropped this week. Dutch DJ and producer Martijn Deykers lives in a DC suburb since a couple of years back. His first album Great Lengths (2009) was a great success and frequently supported by people like Benji-B and Gilles Peterson.

Martyn's music is another great example of what happens when producers go the extra mile and pick up influences from different genres. In a recent interview on BBC Martyn listed some of the artists that influenced him:

Download: Talking Heads — I Zimbra (Ney re-edit)

Download: Waajeed — Tron (People re-edit)

Download: Games — Strawberry Skies (re-edit)

Maya Jane Coles — The High Life

Slum Village — Disco

If you want learn more about Martyn's inspirations check his recent Resident Advisor interview.

Our picks from the new album are Twice as, Pop Gun and We are you in the future. The Ghost People album is available now in all formats via Boomkat.

Beathearts rewind #28: Deep Dish ft Prana - The dream

Yes, we're suckers for genre breaking music. It's the greatest feeling when we hear a new tune and can't decide how to label it. It inspires us to dig deeper and search for new inspiriations.

If mid-ninties was the golden era for rap the same could be argued for more uptempo beat genres. 1994 was the year of game changing releases such as NuYoricanSoul The nervous track, Photek Natural Born Killa EP and Jedi Knight's legendary EP May the funk be with you on Clear recordings.

The same could be argued for Deep Dish's The Dream. Washinton DC based Deep Dish is producer/DJ duo Ali "Dubfire" Shirazinia and Sharam Tayebi. With this release Deep Dish added genre breaking elements to the quite traditional garage/deep house scene. Just like The nervous track they put layer upon layer of sharp hi-hats inspired by both hiphop and drum'n'bass producers. Inspired by Detroit electronic pioneers such as Carl Craig they added a deep filtered bassline and the dreamlike feel.

When The Dream dropped it blew our minds and it's still does. It's one of those tunes that stand the test of time.

Deep Dish ft Prana - The dream (Sharam's version)

If you love the track as much as we do it's available from Beatport right here.


Samiyam - Sam Baker's album

Sam Baker, a.k.a. Samiyam, is a fly beat maker/producer/DJ out of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Best known for his work with experimental producer, Flying Lotus (Steven Ellison), and his 8-bit Video Game inspired beats. His agency profile reads:

"With a wide sweep of inspiration from video games to Italian horror movies to Michael Jackson, Samiyam unravels sounds then shoves them back together in clever new ways. His music mutates and then takes shape into a hard and sloppy sonic experience, textured by wet beats that drip with soul."

Sam says:

“I never did any performances when I was living at home in Michigan. I was just in the bedroom making a bunch of music. I let some of my friends hear it and one of them convinced me to open a MySpace. That was pretty much [how it got started].”

After a trip to Los Angeles that resulted in Sam joining Flying Lotus for a show in Amsterdam. This was Sam’s first ever live performance after which he decided to take the founder of Brainfeeder up on his offer to become roommates in Los Angeles.  In 2008, Samiyam released his debut album, Rap Beats Vol. 1 on Flying Lotus Brainfeeder label. And after a few more common productions under the FlyamSam moniker (together with his new roommate) came the release of the stunning Sam Baker’s Album earlier this year.

The album got our heads nodding all the way through but the stand-out track for us is lo-fi organ groove Lifesized stuffed animal.
Samiyam - Lifesized stuffed animal

Lifesized stuffed animal has been on repeat since we discovered it the other day. Maybe one reason is that it reminds us of another dope organ groove, Cry from Money Mark's classic album Mark's keyboard repair.

Money Mark - Cry

Samiyam was also Hyperdub’s first US signing and he has a bunch of other releases on lables such as  Warp Records, Ninja Tune, Poo-Bah, and Brainfeeder. For more info on Samiyam check this fine interview over at Beatnik.

Samiyam - Sam Baker's album is available now in all formats via Boomkat or via Spotify.


Newtimers - Falling

Brand new internet release from inside the family! We got a sneak peek of this song a couple of months ago and loved it then, maybe even more now. Plinky, soft soul mixed with uptempo edgy pop. 'Falling' is the first track to be released from their upcoming album 'Ego'. It's up for grabs below as a free download through soundcloud.

Newtimers are our two good friends Andreas Cavaco & Tim Lundblad. Both of them been working on a whole variety of stuff, doing own things as well as tons of songwriting for others, their latest work was for swedish singstress Vanessa Falk upcoming album. Tim Lundblad has some stuff out on his alias Veebeeo which you can find here. Two lovely swedish guys who make soulful music, just the way we like it. They competed last year in the big swedish talent contest "Metro on Stage" with the song 'Words of a Broken Heart' where they finished in the top ten. You can find some other songs on youtube if you click the link.

The response has been overwhelming, blogs all over the world are writing. wrote: "I’m never at a loss for words. I don’t know if this is entirely awesome, or entirely terrible. I can’t make up my mind. If Chromeo and Michael Jackson had a child, this is maybe what they’d sound like."

Let's hope the album drops soon! And the rumor goes that other things are in the making! So keep your eyes and ears open!

Newtimers - Falling

Black Milk & Danny Brown - Zap

Two of Detroit's dopest dudes link up to release the collabo project 'Black & Brown' on Fat Beats.

Last year, Black Milk made the track 'Black and Brown' with Danny Brown on his 'Album of The Year' LP. In a recent interview, Black said that the song has led to an upcoming project: "There’s probably going to six or seven cuts on there, just trying to keep momentum going. Black and Brown was one of people’s favorite joints from the album, so I was just thinking lets throw out a couple joints in an EP."

Below, listen to track 4, 'Zap' with Brown (aka. the rap Frank Zappa) on the raps and Black on the production. 'Black & Brown' will be out November 1st on Fat Beats Records. Pre-order the CD/Vinyl directly from Black Milk’s online shop.


1. Sound Check
2. Wake Up
3. Loosie
4. Zap
5. Jordan VIII
6. Dada
7. WTF
8. LOL
9. Dark Sunshine
10. Black and Brown

Black Milk & Danny Brown - Zap

And... We gotta throw in this killer remix from earlier this year, it's been on replay for a long time.

Bilal - The Dollar (Black Milk Remix)


Mosca - The 5000 followers EP

End of the week! Here are two slow rollers to wind down to. Both tunes in the vein Andrés and the Yes I do like the night bus mixtape covered here earlier.

London based producer Mosca (Tom Reid) kept his promise to his Twitter flow and dropped a free two track EP once he passed the 5000 followers marker. And they're no throw away tracks either. The way we were is a Theo Parrish influenced slomo house roller with an nice jazzy touch to it. Bunching is a more rap influenced beat but still with that Mosca Nightbus bounce. For some reason it reminds us of the classic Armand Van Helden track Funk Phenomena off the Old School Junkies EP. Get it while it's available!

Download: Mosca - The 5000 followers EP

Common - Blue Sky (prod. No I.D.)

Corny shit posted late at night from an hiphop oldtimer! New Common single produced by No I.D. (who probably gonna be the sole producer of the album) from the upcoming 'The Dreamer, The Believer', due out november 22nd. This is the second single after Ghetto Dreams featuring Nas was released in july 2011.

This could be a good record in the same vein as 'Be' was a warm and true to hiphop record. The man spits good verses and it gives a good feeling. Not more, nor less.


Andrés aka. DJ Dez - III

Listen up folks! New Andrés record, released a while ago on Moodymann's Mahogany label.

'Be Free Baby' is an insatiably and instantly funky and well executed re-work of Pharoah Sanders' 'You Gotta Have Freedom', adding a good Detroit bounce to the jazzy, minor key undertones.

The record continues in a instrumental beats-track with heavy MPC use and layering of organic licks and riffs to create a hypnotic groove with 'We Run Tings', 'Baby' and 'Make It Last' twisting and rubbing some classic soul samples into bouncy Madlib-esque hip-hop grooves.
'Don't Fall In' serenades us with some delicate and beautiful female vocals over some rough nu-jazz breaks while 'Outta This Earth' closes with some really heavy breaks in this return from the Detroit producer.

Tracks catchy as hell, these are sure to get the heads nodding! But as usual with Mahogany limited edition releases they sell out fast, so be on the lookout for your copy!

Side A
1. Be Free Baby
2. We Run Tings
Side B
1. Baby
2. Make it Last
3. Don’t Fall In
4. Outta this Earth

Andrés - Be Free Baby

Andrés - Make It Last


Beathearts rewind #27: Hessle Audio 003 & 016

We thought it was about time to highlight one of the finest new labels that has appeared the last couple of years. Hessle Audio was formed in 2005 after a late night out at a dubstep session hosted by Mala at the West Indian Centre in Leeds, UK. Founders David Kennedy (Ramadanman), Ben Thomson (Ben UFO) and Kevin McAuley (Pangaea) wanted to push the dubstep scene into unchartered, more musically hard defined territories and decided to start a label that put out its first release in 2007. The origin of the name Hessle is Hessle road in the Hyde park area of Leeds, where the label was started.

The first track we want to highlight is Hessle release 003 from Untold, The Kingdom EP. Deep, dubby but still razor sharp. Our pick off the EP is the title track Kingdom. Available via Surus here.

Untold - Kingdom (Hessle Audio 003)

The second tune we think deserves more attention is Blanked by Pearson Sound (a.ka. Ramadanman). We've very much enjoyed his deep house output under the Ramadanman alias but here under the Pearson Sound moniker he reveals a more laidback and experimental side in the vein of Mala's work under Digital Mystikz. Ace! Available via Surus here.

Pearson Sound - Blanked (Hessle Audio 016)

On top of the two EP:s above, if you want to jump-start your Hessle Audio collection a good place to start is their 116 and rising double CD compilation released back in May.

"The compilation exists as a way to unite the entire Hessle roster, as well as allowing them an avenue to put out work by friends and producers they have been unable to work with so far. The first disc is all new work plus a second has a selection of choice cuts from the back catalogue. There’s also work from producers who they feel have shaped the label’s aesthetic, like D1’s ‘Sub Zero’, whose sub bass stabs were a staple of the early DMZ sets that they initially united over back in 2005."

116 and rising is available now via Boomkat.

If that's not enough to get you going, as a bonus here's Ramadanman's mixtape summing up the label sound. Download: Ramadanman - Hessle Audio mixtape

Pangaea – Deviant
Ramadanman – Offal
Guido – Orchestral Lab
Loefah – Rufage
TRG – Put You Down (Ramadanman Refix)
Benga – Electro Scratch
2562 – Hijack
Untold – Bones
Ramadanman – Tak
Compound One – Space Oddyssey
TRG – Put You Down
Benga – Back in the Day
Shackleton – Massacre
Ramadanman – Humber
TRG – Broken Heart (Martyn’s DCM Remix)
Joe – Rut
Pearson Sound – Ex
Joker – Do It
Pangaea – Router
Plastician – Death By Stereo
Untold – I Can’t Stop This Feeling