Google+ Beathearts: 03.2014


Mark de Clive-Lowe - Church (The tracklist)

We've seen the light! Last night after the Myele Manzanza show at Fasching Jazz Club in Stockholm we got the first sneak preview into to the long awaited upcoming Mark de Clive-Lowe album. The album is the recorded version of his legendary live experience set in New York and L.A. Mark was generous enough to give us a track-by-track walkthrough of the album which is coming up soon right here!

Until then enjoy the preliminary tracklist and a live version of one of the album tracks:

Mark de Clive-Lowe - CHURCH
1.The Mission featuring John Robinson
2.Nova Roda featuring Contramestre Xingu
4.The Processional
5.Now or Never featuring Nia Andrews
7.Sketch for Miguel
8.Hollow featuring Nia Andrews
10.Imam (composed by Abdullah Ibrahim)
11.Sun Up Sun Down featuring theeKIDICARUS
12.Mason’s Galaxy (composed by Charles Earland)

Mark de Clive-Lowe - Brukstep (live)


Deep Dish - Quincy & The Essential Mix

After an 8 year split, Dubfire and Sharam are back. The deep house duo better known as Deep Dish blew our minds back in 1994 with their multilayered hi-hats and hypnotic grooves such as "The Dream".

Deep Dish presents Prana - The Dream  (Sharam's Deep Dish Dreamscape)

Anyway, a few days ago they released their new single "Quincy" and it feels like they never went away. Nothing revolutionary really but that groove just hits you. Hard. And then sweeps you away. These days there a plenty of artists copying their style but very few pull it off. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the rest of their upcoming music is just as good. If so 2014 will be a good year for that deep, deep house we love.

Deep Dish - Quincy

And if that wasn't enough they also released their BBC essential mix that same day. Get it below:

Deep Dish - The essential mix (March 22 2014)


MELO Collective ft Bahamadia - Hollow

Now here's something out of the ordinary. Rap legend Bahamadia has teamed up with Swedish art collective MELO to put out a new mindblowing EP. The original track is a dark, organic groove laced with Bahamadia's thoughts about the state of this world. We were curious to hear how this surprising collab came about and hooked up with MELO representative, Anders Jacobsson, who told us the story:

"Basically MELO has been making art, dance, music, architecture installations etc, since 2005. We always make our own music to the pieces and made a CD-R in 2007. In 2010 we started thinking about compiling, rearranging, recording tracks from our different pieces + make some new tracks, start a label and start distributing our stuff. Most of our music is instrumental, but as a main part of this project we wanted to collaborate with vocalists that we find important and inspiring. So when we'd made a instrumental demo of "Hollow"  we started out with contacting Bahamadia, who is my absolute favorite rapper ever.. You know, why not aim for the best? :) And surprisingly, she said yes! Unreal. "

"It totally blew our minds when Bahamadia sent her demo of the rap and vocals.. I mean, we know she's always incredible, but the huge effort and serious engagement she put into the lyrics, the structure, the sung vocals.. I've never heard her sing like this and the way the track unfolds is just amazing. So now we really hope that the music community, especially hip hop and soul and Bahamadia fans worldwide, will not miss out on this release in all the zillions of great stuff out there.."

And if that wasn't enough, they somehow also got Georgia Anne Muldrow and Midaircondo to contribute a funky ass remix the track. Quite the debut release.

The Hollow EP is out now on Spotify and iTunes.



Tall Black Guy - Sade's Taboo (Sweetest Blap-Up)

Coming home this freakin' freezing and dark Wednesday night this gem from Tall Black Guy (Terrel Wallace) warms me up quickly.

What I really dig about TBG's reworks is that he often starts off with the original track for a couple of bars then out of the blue flips it in an unexpected direction. He's done it on plenty occasions before so I shouldn't really be surprised but this is one of Terrel's finest moments so far. Get it while you can.

Download: Tall Black Guy - Sade's Taboo (Sweetest Taboo Blap-Up)


Jeedeci - Freekin U (Benji B edit)

An upcoming album from Jodeci produced by Timbaland. Waajeed's Dirt Tech Reck erupting hot sh*t like a volcano. There's a lot to look forward to in 2014. 

To make the wait a bit more pleasant Waajeed has put out the first official track from his Jeedeci project for free. It's an awesome remake of Jodeci's classic slow jam "Freek'n you" here as an exclusive edit by Benji B. Get it while you can.

Download: Jeedeci - Freekin U (Benji B edit)