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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Belle Epoque “Sorry” (1977)

A good friend of mine has a true and soulful heart despite her black only wardrobe, monstrous spiked platform heels and red lipstick. She is the only girl I know who will play me Ahmad Jamal over a candle lit dinner, without my persuasion. The girl knows the way to …

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leloup
Future Classics
House / Techno

Future Classic: Le Loup “I Keep Secrets”

It has become very apparent to me that a lot of contemporary music I hear comes from somewhere else. Music is re-used, rep-appropriated, sampled, and tweaked and the result is something slightly different and new. Unless you care to know the source, or can recognize it, the music goes masked …

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billy
Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Billy Frazier “Billy Who” (1980)

My long time homie visiting Montreal for the summer threw a BBQ in July that was equipped with a modest DJ setup and it was an evening packed full of good times. My personal highlights of the night were a combination of eating delicious Hungarian sausages, meeting a hilarious aspiring …

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Mouzon’s Electric Band “Everybody Get Down”
Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Mouzon’s Electric Band “Everybody Get Down” (1979)

It seems I used to hear this song all over the place and it got stuck in my brain. Friends played it at work, I’d hear it at afterhours, and on tons of DJ sets and podcasts. Where it came from, I don’t know, I’m just happy it’s popular enough …

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Awanto3 “Pregnant”
Future Classics
House / Techno

Future Classic: Awanto3 “Pregnant”

Stephanie Mills is an artist I genuinely love, and apart from her soulful Boogie Funk style, it is her unique voice that steals my heart away. The first Stephanie Mills track I ever heard was You Can’t Run From My Love (1982 – produced by Mtume) and I adore this …

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east
Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: East Flatbush Project “Tried By 12″ Remixes (1998)

When I was 17, I used to hangout with a guy named Fat Steve who lived in a suburb of Montreal called Cote-St-Luc. We’d chill in his bedroom at his mom’s house and listen to rap music after school. He had the fattest cat I’d ever seen in my life, …

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sunra
Future Classics
Jazz

Future Classic: Sun Ra “Cosmic Compositions Avant Garde Series Vol. 3″

I have only the highest regard and respect for Addison Chase’s Cosmic Compositions Avant Garde Series, they bring me great joy, comfort and serenity. His Sun Ra inspired compilation is a perfect harmonious blend of Jazz and Hip Hop. I could not ask for more from a compilation, and I …

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tr-397313
Future Classics
House / Techno

Future Classic: Lee Webster “Detroit Cheeky Things”

Other than too much commentary about his mighty member and describing himself as a heavenly creature who makes, “vagina music,” there is very little information floating around the interwebs about this German producer. His Resident Advisor biography simply states, “Is this where I’m supposed to tell you how big my …

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11144
Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Laid Back “Bakerman”

I imagine or like to assume that most people have heard Laid Back’s classic dance floor hit White Horse. But I’m not here to tell you all about chasing that white pony or to discuss the many versions of who sampled what. If you don’t know it, go get familiar …

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Oby Onyioha “Enjoy Your Life” (1981)
Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Oby Onyioha “Enjoy Your Life” (1981)

One fine morning last spring, bright and early, my friend played this Disco song at full volume across the empty shop we were working in. It was a song I had never heard before but instantly loved and needed to have in my collection. Without even trying, an incredible new …

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outboxx
Future Classics
House / Techno

Future Classic: Outboxx “Outboxx” (Idle Hands)

I don’t consider myself a specialist of House music or assume anything about what I don’t recognize because most of it is new to me anyway. House is only a genre that I have recently begun to have a proper relationship with, so I am slightly clueless about where to …

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Kleer "Tonight" (1984)
Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Kleeer “Tonight” (1984)

Kleeer is easily one of my favorite Boogie bands of all time, and I say this without hesitation; they’re up there with S.O.S. Band andImagination in my books, absolute classic 80’s Boogie. To me, Kleeer is a name that is all too familiar, however I get the impression that this …

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