Diggs Duke “Offering For Anxious”
Future Classics
Beats Soul

Future Classic: Diggs Duke “Offering For Anxious”

We last spoke with Diggs Duke in May (interview link) and are thrilled to hear that he has since been signed to Brownswood Recordings. His debut release, Offering For Anxious, is a collection of songs both old and new, though for listeners who have never heard Diggs’ music before, all …

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The Marriotts - Tell It Like It Is
Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: The Marriotts “Tell It Like It Is” (1969)

It’s hard to believe that a piece of music, especially in this day and age, can be discovered but without any knowledge as to where it originated. The Marriotts‘ Tell It LIke It Is is one of these rarities – no information about the artist can be found on discogs.com …

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Donnie & Joe Emerson "Baby" (1979)
Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Donnie & Joe Emerson “Baby” (1979)

Before all else, let’s just take a minute to mourn the bygone era of gold medallions, home-cooked slow jams, and matching Elvis jumpsuits. Donnie and Joe Emerson were teenagers when they put together Dreamin’ Wild. Two brothers, playing and consuming and recording and breathing music, living away from the city, …

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Interviews

MIMS Talks with: DIGGS DUKE

Diggs Duke is not your average multi-talented artist – try tacking labels or genres onto his music and, nine times out of ten, you will find yourself incapable of choosing one. Above all, his music has incredible depth and is informed by many other kinds of knowledge, all of which …

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Orange - Speakeasy
Future Classics
Beats Jazz

Future Classic: L’Orange “Speakeasy”

Perhaps it’s the crackles and hiss, the sway and the swagger, or the lunge and the lean, that make this track stand out. Perhaps it’s the loving use of film noir dialogue that brings the imagination into a familiar but distant environment. Perhaps it’s the moody atmosphere and its abrupt …

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Future Classics

Future Classic: Chilly Gonzales “Something About Us” (Daft Punk Cover)

Chilly Gonzales is a bath robed pianist, a prodigious rapper, a world record holder (for playing a concert which lasted 26 consecutive hours), and a self proclaimed musical genius. His life is an expensive movie (he’s backlit) and after countless sequels, he’s still the opposite of peaceful (the opposite of …

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Future Classics

Future Classic: Bennetrhodes “Tenderness”

I came across Kan Sano’s album Fantastic Farewell in 2011 and have been a fan of his ever since. I was so enthused by his music that I actually sent him an email to tell him so (my level of enthusiasm was matched in his reply). What I appreciate most about Kan …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Joe Townsend & Bill Barth “Take Your Burdens To The Lord” (1972)

Sometimes it is impossible not to judge an album by its cover. During one of my spontaneous record store adventures in December, I happened to pull out an LP entitled Wolf’s At The Door: Lost Recordings From The Spirits of the South. Attention grabbing title, yes, but attention grabbing album art …

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