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Guest Mixes
Brazil Soul & Funk

MIMS Guest Mix: YOka (SDB Discos, Sao Paulo)

This is a short mixtape of Brazilian Boogie jams from the 1980s. These are the tracks that inspired the compilation “As 10 Mais Boogie” which was compiled by YOka, who is the head of the SDB Discos label, DJ, and researcher of the Boogie genre in Brazil. Hope you like …

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Tribute Mixes
Soul

Tribute to Leroy Hutson – Selected & Mixed by Russ Ryan

“Leroy’s hands down one of my favourite producers, arrangers and recording artists of all time it was a real pleasure to put together some of his known and lesser heard records for MIMS. From sweet gospel laced ballads to killer boogie steppers, I’ve tried to cover all bases possible in …

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Guest Mixes
Jazz Soul & Funk

MIMS Guest Mix: Henry Keen (Maddjazz, London)

“I wanted to come up with a theme relating to my recent ’70’s Baby’ release on Maddjazz Recordings.” “Initially I thought to do a mix of some of my favourite tunes from the 1970s, but in the end decided that was such a wide scope to pick from and wanted …

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Forgotten Treasures
Brazil

Various Artists “As 10 Mais Boogie Vol. 1” (Somatoria do Barulho)

via SdB: A fantastic compilation of 10 Brazilian Boogie hits extracted from very rare 7″ singles only, mostly found on digging missions through old radio station vaults. What exactly is Boogie? Is it a genre, an era, a style? Colours, clothes, textures are all part of its make up. Boogie …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco

Benita “Time For A Change” (Athens Of The North)

via AOTN: You probably don’t know this disco banger. There is about four or five known copies on 7″, and everyone who has a copy has been keeping it quiet. I first heard it from David Haffner about 4 years ago and had been after it since then. Time For …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul & Funk

Seaquence “Mix Faze” (1980, High Jazz)

via Juno: Seaquence was a short-lived Disco-Funk and Soul outfit from San Diego who only ever released one album via private press. That album, “Mix Faze”, has long been considered something of a slept-on classic amongst record collectors, so it’s little surprise to see it finally get the reissue treatment. …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

MED, Blu & Madlib “The Turn Up EP” (Bang Ya Head)

There goes the neighbourhood! MED, Blu & Madlib return with a new EP called “The Turn Up”. Soulful, hard hitting raw sounds produced by Madlib matched with lyrics from 2 of Hip Hop’s elite. The Turn Up by MED, Blu & Madlib With 9 Track IDs on this EP (five …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Mankunku Quartet “Yakhal’ Inkomo” (1968, Jazzman)

via Various Sources: Recorded on 23 July, 1968 in the Johannesburg Studios of Manley Van Niekerk. This is the LP that every Jazz fan has been waiting for. Listen to it from side one to the last note on side two then you’ll agree that this is Jazz, dished out …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Dr. Mary Sullivan Bain “Do You Know Black History” (1985, Backatcha Records)

via Backatcha: A teacher by trade, Dr Mary Sullivan Bain recorded her musical works to be used as an educational and motivational tool in the Miami-Dade public school system she taught in. Dr Bain’s daughter Pruchelle explains, “She found a lot of children didn’t know anything about black history and …

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Future Classics
House / Techno

Lemy Leopard “Nobody Else”

After the successful release of the “Hot Nights” EP in 2016, “The Leopard” is back with some new flavours! His new EP “Nobody Else” is an amazing nod to his influences. Nobody Else by Lemy Leopard From New Jack Swing to Deep House music, Lemy brings us once again something …

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Forgotten Treasures
Afro Worldwide Sounds

George Mukabi “Furaha Wenye Gita” (Olvido / Raw Music / Mississippi Records)

via Olvido: An almost mythical figure of African acoustic guitar, George Mukabi’s reinvention of fingerstyle quickly spread from western Kenya throughout East Africa before his tragic death in 1963. Hailing from the Luhya-speaking Kisa Region, George Mukabi combined local elements of the nyatiti lyre and sukuti drum into the bouncing …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Sun Ra “Exotica” (1956–1968, Modern Harmonic)

Across the history of Jazz, there is no wilder, more future-forward composer and performer than Herman Poole Blount, aka Sun Ra. Known as much for his wild on-stage persona as his innovative compositions, Sun Ra was the avant-garde bleeding edge of the Jazz genre, introducing modal composition and electronic instrumentation …

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