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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)
Soul & Funk

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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Future Classics
House / Techno

Future Classic: Bakey Ustl “A Tender Place / Nose Candy”

The first time I heard A Tender Place, I was just waiting for the change up to happen, or for something to break in the song and the more I waited, the more avant-garde the song became. I didn’t know what to expect next, if the track would pick up …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Paul McCartney & Wings “Good Night Tonight” (1979)

Many years ago, my friend used to run a Post-Punk night at Korova Bar in Montreal during the same time I also did a night there. I’d go to her Post-Punk night and she’d come to my Disco Boogie night and we’d support each other while enjoying slightly different styles …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: The Jammers “Be Mine Tonight” (1982)

Disco is a goldmine for heart melting romantic themed music, and in light of this upcoming lover’s holiday, I thought I would share one of my favorites. It’s not a conventional Valentine’s Day song but I think the message is pretty clear. The opening line is what does it for …

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Disco Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Donald Byrd “Love Has Come Around” (1981)

In Memory of Donald Byrd  Donald Byrd was a legendary and striking Jazz musician and has the longest discography, releasing albums since 1955. Mr. Byrd has been sampled over and over again, specifically within Hip Hop, and the first song I ever heard by Donald Byrd was Love Has Come …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Don Ray “Got To Have Loving” (1978) + The Revenge Rework

Don Ray’s Got To Have Loving features one of my favorite Disco breaks of all time. This song was among my earliest encounters with classic Disco music, and was the beginning of my obsession with Disco breaks. When I used to DJ, I’d shamelessly drop this jam in half way …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Mulatu Astatke Ethiopian Quintet “Afro-Latin Soul” (1966)

A few years ago, a friend of mine bought me this record for my birthday. My friend knew I had never heard of Mulatu Astatke and his Ethiopian Quintet, but because she used to live with me, knew all about my love for Jazz, Mexicali Brass, Latin Jazz and Afro …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: The X-Ecutioners “The Turntablist Anthem” (1997)

That super familiar line, “Hey DJ won’t you play that song” has a source, and the other night I had a moment while watching a classic music video that took me back to an X-Ecutioners track. In my high school days, I remember adoring this track; played it on repeat …

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Music Documentaries
Soul & Funk

Apollonia 6 Movie

Apollonia 6 was an 80’s band / Prince creation made up of a trio of women that produced one album, one solid hit and one epic short film. Patricia Kotero, Brenda Bennett and Susan Moonsie were Apollonia 6, and if you’ve seen Purple Rain, then you’ll be familiar with Kotero …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Gino Soccio “Who Dunnit?” (1982)

I love listening to Gino Soccio. If you want to get into Italo Disco but don’t know where to start, I’d say Gino Soccio should be one of the first thing you get your hands on. Fellow MIMS writer Matt Englund already highlighted this under rated disco monster with his …

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LOST ONES: in Memory of all the great musicians who left us in 2012

Some of our favorite musicians passed away in 2012 and we wanted to select some songs to remember them by as the year comes to an end. We love all these songs and hope you enjoy our small tribute. We lost some true gems this year – may they rest …

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