Any track that begins with Jack Kerouac quoting ‘On the Road’ is going to be rememberable. The Jazzual Suspects could very well be a myth in the music industry, with it next to impossible to find any viable information on them. Yet with such a tranquil song, the craving to know more on them motivated me. For a more mainstream audience, those who know ‘Sleepyhead’ by Passion Pit will recognise the sampled line they use from Kerouac; “everything is going to the beat”.
‘This Beat’ originates from the sixth ‘Mushroom Jazz’ music compilation drawn together by DJ Mark Farina. It also features a second track by the Jazzual Suspects titled ‘Ba Dada’, which is found in the video below.
Featured on Mushroom Jazz #6, their equally excellent track ‘Ba Dada’: