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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure : Starfire “Make the Most of It” (1978)

Record recommendations are the foundation of growing and learning through vinyl collecting. And when recommendations come from a renowned source they are even more essential. Case and point the Starfire LP was brought to my attention by Dj Day through his MIMS interview I was intrigued, but when he explained …

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Future Classics
Boogie / Funk / Disco

Future Classic: Pomo “The Other Day EP”

I’ve been following Montreal based producer Pomo for a minute who has been gaining steam with every release. Smooth remixes and vibey “beats” tracks are par for the course for anyone in the HuhWhatWhere roster, but to my ears Pomo has always stood out. Like a great chef he finds …

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Mix Of The Day
Worldwide Sounds

Mix of the Day: Doc Delay “Rajaz Mater”

Mixtapes can go from run of the mill to life-changing. New discoveries, track selection,pacing and mixing as well as theme and artwork are all critical componnents. Well Rajaz Mater by NYC’s Doc Delay has reached the apex of mixtapedom and blew my wig off on first listen a few years …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Hiroshi Fukumura “White Clouds” (1978)

Whether it be scotch or vinyl pressings, when the Japanese take something they admire and cherish on, they do it proper! It’s no secret that the Land of the Rising Sun is home to some of the most astute jazz fans. Their respect and adulation has brought new life in …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: The Cyrkle “The Visit (She Was There)” (1967)

When asked what I listen to, I always explain how my musical progression coincided with my love of vinyl by stating: “I started looking for hip-hop breaks and now I listen to soft psych-folk”. Indeed I’ve expanded my horizons over the years, certainly the case when it comes to the …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Notorious B.I.G “Everyday Struggle” (1994) + Samples

Declaring any Biggie track to be a forgotten treasure is a delicate statement. Yet, this powerfully delivered storytelling rap full of personal despair is an underrated album-only track from his classic debut Ready to Die. Furthermore, many aspects, from the production to the sampling, have truly been forgotten and overlooked …

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Mix Of The Day
Boogie / Funk / Disco

Mix of the Day: Dj Day “Live at The Do-Over” (2011)

This mix is DJ Day at his party-rocking finest! A spacey introduction and you are immediately drawn into the party breaks. Day manages to freshen up classics and introduce modern edits (The Marcos Valle – Estrelar remix tears the roof off) while seemlesly transitioning from one banger to another. Any …

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Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Worldwide Sounds

Forgotten Treasure : Nohelani Cypriano “Lihue” (1977)

I’ve been known to let videos speak for themselves when it comes to the 80’s. (Check out this post on Midnight Express’ “Danger Zone”) Well this track is no different, when I heard it on a Hawaiian music compilation LP (Home Grown vol.2) I was blown away by the bassline …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: “In the Rain” Various Versions

Cover versions have lead to countless favorite soul songs. Many times, a simple melody is thouroughly fleshed out by rich arrangements. However when its the other way around, covering a complex and profound soul song in other genres can lead to incredible results, given the emotional depth of the source …

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Future Classics
Beats

Future Classic: The Hamptons “Excess EP”

What is the definition of a “grower” record? To me its music you appreciate right away but you truly start to “get” further down the line as you absorb it a little more. As opposed to a record you play a few songs on repeat but don’t play that often …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: The Montclairs “Dreaming Out of Season” (1972)

R&B/Soul bands were a dime a dozen in the early 70s. For every Dells and Temptations, there were so many vocal groups that tried to get a single on the charts. Many left us with one beautiful 45, but East St-Louis group The Montclairs were different and in a league …

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MIMS ListsR.I.P
Jazz

Tribute to Idris Muhammad (1939-2014)

Drummer Idris Muhammad was truly a musical giant. If many other legends have excelled or innovated, it usually involved a particular genre of music. Not many can be found to have explored so many styles of Jazz let alone Soul, Funk, R-n-B, Rock and various New-Orleans styles to their repertoire. Many …

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