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Tom Browne - Funkin For Jamaica
Music Documentaries
Jazz

The Story behind Tom Browne’s “Funkin For Jamaica (N.Y.)” (1980)

One of Queen’s finest, jazz trumpeter, Tom Browne, recorded what would become a Billboard #1 R&B chart topper back in 1980 – a funky, soulful laden track titled “Funkin’ for Jamaica (N.Y.)” This is a nice little feature giving us some insight into the studio when Browne and his band …

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Forgotten Treasure: King Tim III “Charley Says”
Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: King Tim III “Charley Says” (1980)

King Tim III is considered by some to be the first ever recorded rapper (This has been argued and debated over the years). He first appeared on The Fatback Band‘s “Personality Jock” back in 1979, which peaked at #26 on the R&B charts, staying on there for eleven weeks. Most …

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Future Classics
Soul

Future Classic: The Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band “Bacao Suave/Round & Round”

Truth & Soul Records frontman, DJ Akalepse, is back with another release on his offshoot label, Plane Jane Records. This time around he’s pushing the tropical steel drum sounds of Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band. You might remember the band from their cover version of 50 Cent’s “Pimp” back in …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Special Touch “This Party Is Just For You” (1981)

I recently did a mix for the legendary WeFunk Radio show, a collection of summertime sunshine vibes, and was reminded of this modern boogie jam from Chicago circa 1981: Special Touch – This Party is Just For You. There is a 7″, as well as a 12″ version – both …

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Music Documentaries
Soul

Northern Soul: the beginning of club culture

About a month ago I was visiting New York City for a mini-vacation to catch up with some friends, do some record digging and play some gigs. My first night in Brooklyn I was kicking it with my man, DJ Concerned, who informed me that my last full day in …

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Dj Mixes
House / Techno

Mix of the Day: Hubbz “Class of ’95”

Hubbz recently dropped this mid 90’s house mix, reflecting upon his initial exposure to the burgeoning electronic music scene of that era. Here’s what he had to say: “1995 was one of the best years of my life! Graduated high school, moved out of my parents home and into the …

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House / Techno Soul

Mix of the Day: DJ Evo & Michael Fraser “Love Supreme Promo Mix”

Vancouver Groove Movement, Adventures In Paradise, Michael Fraser and Ginger 62 are delighted to present ‘LOVE SUPREME‘ – a night of global boogie grooves from funk to house and more. Coming all the way from Los Angeles for the launch party will be Jeremy Sole (KCRW/TheLift/Afrofunke), alongside residents DJ Evo …

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Chorizo Funk “We Love Sharon” (Sharon Jones Tribute)
Dj Mixes
Soul

Mix of the Day: Chorizo Funk “We Love Sharon” (Sharon Jones Tribute)

One of Austin’s finest, Chorizo Funk, has dropped the second edition of his “We Love” mix series for your aural pleasure. This time around he touches on the catalog of the Queen of Daptone, Ms. Sharon Jones. This hour long excursion through the catalog of Sharon Jones and her mighty …

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Vinyl Ritchie “A Christmas Special”
Dj Mixes

Mix of the Day: Vinyl Ritchie “A Christmas Special”

Our mix of the day is by the West Coast legend himself, Vinyl Ritchie, via the Slowcast Podcast Series. On top of being your favourite DJ’s DJ, Vinyl Ritchie is one of the realest dudes you’ll ever meet. With over twenty years in the game, you know you’re getting a legit …

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Flipout & Jay Swing “The Love Theory”
Dj Mixes
Hip-Hop

Mix of the Day: Flipout & Jay Swing “The Love Theory”

Vancouver hop-hop staples, Flipout and Jay Swing, take a creative plunge into the catalogue of their all-time fave hip-hop group(and mine), A Tribe Called Quest. A very fine-tuned foray that pays the utmost respect and homage to one of the greatest hip-hop acts of all time Split version (into separate …

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MIMS Talks with: DJ PLATURN (Oakland, US)
Interviews
Hip-Hop

MIMS Talks with: DJ PLATURN (Oakland, US)

When he’s not providing the Bay Area with his broad spectrum of sounds, or curating his 45 Sessions brand, it’s a safe bet you’ll find DJ Platurn doing the back end work that makes him one of the finest disc jocks around; digging for records, making beats, and crafting some …

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Nightmares On Wax “Boiler Room Mix”
Dj Mixes
Soul

Mix of the Day: Nightmares On Wax “Boiler Room Mix”

One of a select few names that are synonymous with soulful, feel good vibes over the last twenty years: Nightmares on Wax. This mix will definitely back up that statement; it’s drenched in sunshine vibes throughout, giving you a little break from old man winter. If you’re feeling this mix, …

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