Google+ Beathearts: 11.2013


Jo Def - Swim/TookItThurr (Steps album)

Snap, crackle and pop and stop the press!

We love new music and listen through a lot every week. But it's not very often a new artist comes in and totally takes over. I think it was about a week ago we got the "Swim/TookItThurr" promo in our inbox. JoDef comin' straigh outta Oxnard, Los Angeles, and I got drawn in and have more or less stayed in the world of JoDef all week.

If you haven't heard the tracks already "Swim" is a filtered broken tune with a housy feel chopping up classic Sade vocals. "TookItThurr" is a rework of Slum Village/Dilla's classic "2U4U". I'm struggling to find words to describe the style but I just love the blend of influences and genres. Amazing!

'Steps' is a timely release that comes during an experimental and fluid epoch in electronic music which proves to be a soulful, west-coast inspired footwork masterpiece. With varying influences from Jukesquad to TekLife – the original Chicago footwork crews, Jo Def carefully combines west coast leaning, bass-heavy vibes with traditional syncopated footwork sounds to produce a cohesive listen all the way through. (

This double A-sided EP was the warm up for his album that was just released entitled "Steps". The album is a collection of reinterpreted tracks from a wide range of influences. From the two above mentioned to R.Kelly's "It seems like you're ready" and Louie Vega & Kenny Dope's deep house classic "Deep inside".

And as if that wasn't enough his label Soulection (label, radioshow and music collective) has decided to put out the album for free for a limited period. Absolutely essential. Get it now!

Download: JoDef - Steps


Lulu Rouge - The Unga Bunga mixtape

From the cream of the crops of the Danish electronica scene LuLu Rouge brings us the mixtape of the week. Originally put together for Danish national radio this minimal deep house blend is crispy as a chilly morning in fall. As always they throw a handful of their exclusive Lulu edits in the mix and as always there are a few new names to discover. Put on your finest headphones and download below.

Download: Lulu Rouge - The Unga Bunga mixtape

Track List :
Pulshar / KMS / Pablo Bolivar Space Edit / Lulu Rouge Edit
Lulu Rouge feat Fanney Osk / Sign Me Out /HANKAT Remix
The Knife / Raging Lung / Hannah Remix
Ten walls / Gotham
Alex Metric & Jacques Lu / Unknown / Lulu Rouge Edit
Vision Quest / Words Chance Volta Forrest
Marcashken / Sos Catwalk
German Brigante / Games
Glipse / True South
Pig And Dan / On Edge
Saschienne / Unknown / Dixon Remix / Lulu Rouge Edit
John Tejada / Somewhere / Lulu Rouge Edit
Matador / Kingswing


Peshay - Dirty (LabelLove Vol.4)

Back in the day Peshay (Paul Pesce) was one of the drum'n'bass originators. Peshay (alongside Photek perhaps) was one of those producers that whenever he dropped a new dubplate you knew you could could cop it without listening first. Man, he knew how to chop those breaks! Just listen (below) to one of my favourite tunes from that era, "Vocal tune" where he transformed Master at Work's house singer India's vocals from "Love & Happiness" London pirate radio style.

Well, it's been a while but on the latest LabelLove compilation Vol.4 he droppes an jawdropping track entitled "Dirty". 80's infused funk track that sound like a Dâm-Funk rework of Hashim's classic track "Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)". Track of the week. Absolutely awesome! Get it below.

Download: LabelLove Vol.4 (ft. Peshay - Dirty)

Peshay ft India - Vocal tune

Benji B's Deviation night at XOYO

Oi! Regulars know we've been down with Benji B for years but the other week we finally got a chance to witness his crew in action at his Deviation night at XOYO in London. Dark, deep and dirty as expected it's such an awesome venue. That night featuring guests Jam City, Mickey Pearce

One of the biggest tunes of the night was Zed Bias rework of Scrufizzer's "Kick it". If I'm not mistaken it was Jam City who dropped it and it's one of those tunes that is great in your headphones but absolutely kills at a place like XOYO. That tunes is also featured on the recent Black Butter Records mixtape. Get it below.

Get it/Listen via Spotify: Scrufizzer - Kick it (Zed Bias Madd again mix)

Download: Black Butter Records Scrufizzer mixtape


Tribute to Pepe Bradock (mixtape by Lexis)

Packed with work tonight I needed a deep soundtrack to concentrate. Then I remembered this tribute to French deep house producer and pioneer, Pepe Bradock (a.k.a. Julien Auger), put together by Lexis over at MIMS a while back.

Julien Auger is maybe best know under the Pepe Bradock pseudonym but to me some of his greatest achievements was done together with Ark under the Trankilou moniker. I dare you to hunt down the awsome Escalope de Dingue EP. Anyway, the mixtape is an absolute stunner, includes classics such as the Cesara Evora track and the Lexis mix is impeccable. Get it below.

Download: Tribute to Pepe Bradock 

01. Pepe Bradock – Life
02. Panash – Cheval
03. International Pony – Bubble in the bottle (Pepe Bradock Happy Zumby Remix)
04. Pepe Bradock – Deep Burnt
05. Pepe Bradock & Michelle Weeks – Movin’ On
06. Pepe Bradock - Vermeille
07. Pepe Bradock - The Charter
08. Cheek - Venus (Pepe Bradock Saucy Precog Remix)
09. Iz & Diz – Mouth (Pepe Bradock Remix)
10. Pepe Bradock – CU @ Minna & Lafayette
11. Pepe Bradock - 4
12. Candi Station – Do Your Duty (Pepe Bradock Erectus Remix)
13. Zero 7 – Today (Pepe Bradock’s WTF HPND Remix)
14. Pepe Bradock - Path of Most Resistance
15. Pepe Bradock – Love is instrumental
16. Alex Gopher - You, My Baby & I (Pepe Bradock’s Finger Drummin Remix)
17. Cesara Evora – Angola (Pepe Bradock Bateau Ivre Remix)


Prince - If I was your girlfriend (DJ Vadim re-rub)

Hot damn! Listening to Radio Nova Paris this morning (great web radio btw) and was stopped in my tracks by this amazing re-rub of "If I was your girlfriend". Producer, DJ, promoter, record collector, radio presenter, occasional painter and writer, DJ Vadim (Vadim Peare) had apparently been sitting on this for years and decided to drop it a few days ago on Soundcloud. Born in Leningrad in the USSR-era, raised in the UK and he's now resident of both New York and Port Au Prince.

"This is just a lil re rub re edit re fix i did of one of my favourite artists a few years back. its not really a fully fledged remix so icannto take mad credit. more a re arrangement, changed the drums, added a little more bass. its been sitting in my vaults and i thought i had already posted it but no. So its fresh n clean 4 U, and since im in mnpls rite now. enjoy your prince fix!"

Make sure to grab right it now before Soundcloud is jammed!

Download: Prince - If I was your girlfriend (DJ Vadim re-rub)