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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Numonics “You Lied” (1982)

I’ve always had a soft spot for Soul songs with a very senstive subject matter yet an undeniable funky melody and instrumentation. Despite the song being about heartbreak, being deceived and cheated on you’ll find yourself two stepping to this beautiful midtempo soulful tune. Not much is known about Oakland’s …

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Forgotten Treasure: Rhetta Hugues “You’re Doing It With Her” (1968)

If you love dancefloor killing soul music and have a slight preference for female voices then Rhetta Hugues’ “You’re doing it with her”, taken from her 1969 “Re-light my fire” LP, is a gem you should not sleep on anymore. Thick and groovy bassline, beautiful chorus voices, tight up-tempo Northern …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Leon Ware “Musical Massage” (1976)

On my top 5 albums of all time lies Marvin Gaye’s “I Want You”. When it comes to pure sensual soul nothing tops the mix of Marvin’s voice with the amazing mix of musicality that weaves its way throughout that album. It is an album I have heard my entire …

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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: House Of Gypsies “Another Worry” feat. Al Wise (1994)

This is house music at it’s finest. Very danceable yet soulful at the same time. The emotive vocal delivery of Al Wise, the lush atmosphere and that signature Todd Terry slammin’ beat made it an instant favorite of mine when it was discreetly released late in 1994. A fun fact …

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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Edward Louis “Holy Spirit” (2000)

When it comes to scanning “spiritual house” music, I am almost equally excited as I am deterred. Part of me is eager to hear extremely energetic hooks, super-talented vocalists, funky baselines and infectiously uplifting themes, while my other side braces itself for the musical equivalent of potpourri: tacky lyrics, “soulful” …

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Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Dwight Sykes & Jahari “Fire & Desire”

Guest contribution from: Andrew Morgan (Peoples Potential Unlimited) “When Dwight Sykes gets down and dirty repairing one of the trucks for his father’s refuse business, he thinks as much about cranking out songs as he does fixing a crankshaft. He has a dream and he figures he can write his own …

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Forgotten Treasures
Latin

Forgotten Treasure: Cortijo & His Time Machine “Y Su Maquina Del Tiempo” (1973)

Music is the greatest time and space traveler so when the snow and cold of New York has me needing to be somewhere warmer, I always turn to Cortijo. Rafael Cortijo’ career spanned over 50 years and countless genres. The beauty of Cortijo was his ability to balance the traditional …

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Forgotten Treasures
Broken Beat

10 BROKEN BEAT Forgotten Treasures – Picked by Moonstarr, Lexis & Scott C

Almost 20 years later  there is still something magical about Broken Beat scene and those few years when it was the most interesting dance floor music around. Not only have most of the classic tracks aged extremely well but the scene has been enjoying a bit of a revival these days …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Pharoah Sanders “You Gotta Have Freedom” (1980)

If artistic freedom is hard to define than Free Jazz is even harder to define. Jazz can be considered the art of improvising and the melodic ancher that holds down a semblance of standard is the only constraint a player can define for himself. In all cases saxophonist and Coltrane …

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