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Future Classics
Soul

Future Classic: Jean Grae “#5″ EP

Seriously, how amazing has 2014 been for R&B and Soulful music? This year has featured countless releases which will be remembered as classics in a few years. Taylor McFerrin, D’Angelo (!), Fatima, Diggs Duke, Hiatus Kaiyote to name a few. As if we needed anything more to add to this …

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Radio Show

Music Is My Sanctuary – Show #73

We’re closing out 2014 in style with a nice edition of the MIMS monthly radio show. 2 hours of life changing (or at least improving) music! As usual the show ranges from jazz to soul to electronic to rap but this edition focuses more on new releases with some forgotten …

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Tribute Mixes
Jazz

Tribute to DON CHERRY – Selected by Francis Oak

Don Cherry Tribute (Compiled by Francis Oak) The following mix was prepared to showcase the work of formidable musician Don Cherry. I do not claim this covers every aspect of his music but it paints a broad picture and includes my personal favorites. All songs / clusters of songs are …

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Forgotten Treasure: Sun Palace “Rude Movements”
Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Sun Palace “Rude Movements” (1983)

This might win an award for one of the best B-Sides ever. “Rude Movements” is the B-Side to a single called “Winning” by Sun Palace who only put out this single under that production name. It was a huge track in NYC during the days of legendary clubs like Paradise …

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Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Jeff Floyd “Don’t Leave Me” (1984)

This one is for all the Boogie Funk heads and collectors. A track that routinely fetches selling prices around three and sometimes four figures. I think one auction just closed at over 2,000$ on Ebay recently. In this case the hype is well deserved because: a) the track is very rare …

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Guest Mix
House / Techno

Guest Mix #41: BRASSFOOT (Apron Records, London) 生

Brassfoot, also known as Sugar Shoulder, is an up and coming Producer, DJ and Designer. Having first released a split EP called “Space Invaders” on Apron (Funkineven, Lord Tusk, Greg Beato, Seven Davis Jr. and Jay Daniel), Brassfoot is now set to release his first solo EP, again on Funkineven’s …

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Gadgets & Stuff
Hip-Hop

Rap Playing Cards – by Mynority Classics

via TurntableLab: “A great Christmas gift for the Hip Hop head that has everything. Japanese illustrator Sayori Wada teamed up with Mynority Classics to create these incredible playing cards featuring your favorite Hip Hop icons re-imagined in illustrated form.” SAYORI WADA A painter, born and raised in Japan, currently based …

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Forgotten Treasures
Reggae

Forgotten Treasure: Ackie “Call Me Rambo” (1986)

Crucial UK Dancehall treasure from the mid-80’s originally released on the Heavyweight label (also a UK based sound system), featuring production by Chester Roots and Ackie on the vocals. You will also recognize a very nice appearance from a Commodore 64 sample at the beginning of the track. Killer Helicopter …

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Interviews

LEFTO – in 10 Records

We sat down with Belgium’s LEFTO, one of our favorite music taste-makers in the world and asked him about a few of his favorite records. The man is an inspiration when it comes to keeping an open mind to all styles of music, both old and new. We could have …

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Guest Mix
Soul Worldwide Sounds

Guest Mix #40: CHRISTIAN MARTIR (Sociedad Records, NYC)

via Christian Martir: “The mix was inspired by the soul and vibrations of New York City. The music of this mix refelcts the internal conversations we have during the commute we take from our homes to our busy lives. As we pass the various neighnoorhoods and go from underground to …

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Mix Of The Day
Hip-Hop

Mix of the Day: Phillie P “Memphis Mix” (90’s Cassette Rips)

Brand new mix from Belgrade, Serbia’s PHILLIE P. Definitely a late entry for one of our favorite mixes of 2014. Phillie P is a good homie of mine and when I saw him over the summer at a festival we were both playing at he told me about this idea of …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Waltaa & Grems “Gospel”

Ohhh my lord. Talk about a dream collaboration right here! Grems and Walter Mecca, two of our favorite artists from France (and anywhere actually) join forces on “Gospel”. Since I’ve hardly heard any tracks I don’t like from them my expectations were high. But it really only took a few …

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