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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Seven Grand Housing Authority “Jessica” (1994)

This records has had many lives and it’s still around after over 20 years after it was originally released. Let’s go back in time. Detroit is often associated with Techno around the late 80’s and early 90’s. The city also had a very vibrant house scene. Both movement were actually …

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Forgotten Treasures
Reggae

Forgotten Treasure: Sir Collins “New Cross Fire Page One” (1981)

Thirty five years ago, on the evening of January 17th, a birthday celebration was held at 439 New Cross Road in southeast London. At some point in the early hours of the 18th, a fire erupted and tragically ended the lives of 13 of the attendees, most of them children. …

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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Dajae “Day By Day” Chez ‘N’ Trent Vocal Mix (1995)

It’s pretty fair to say that most early Prescription records releases are quite legendary. However a far less known aspect of Ron Trent and Chez Damier‘s work are the very few remixes they created together between 1992 and 1996. This is absolutely my favorite one here. Released late in 1995, we could …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Lewis “L’Amour” (1983)

via Light In The Attic: In 1983, a man named Lewis recorded an album named L’Amour, which was released on the unknown label R.A.W. And that’s about all we know. The record itself is a delicate, whispered album, reflecting the way the artist himself – spectral, movie star-like – almost …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Paul Bley “Footloose” (Savoy, 1963)

It is about 10pm in Philadelphia on January 5, 2016. After an unusually warm spell the strong gust of winter has hit us hard. I awoke this morning to the news that one of my heroes had passed away. Canadian pianist/ composer (Hyman) Paul Bley was born in Montreal in …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Chris McGregor ‎”The African Sound” (1963)

via Jazzman: One of the most important African records of all time gets its first ever worldwide release on Jazzman! Chris McGregor’s Jazz – The African Sound is a lost global jazz classic, and a true holy grail for collectors of jazz and world-jazz. A cornerstone of South Africa’s illustrious …

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Forgotten Treasure: Channel Live “In Your Are Freestyle”
Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Channel Live “In Your Area Freestyle” (Awesome 2 Radio)

A recent re-discovery of mine as I was walking on a beautiful Montreal winter morning. I was scanning through hundreds of old songs on the old Ipod and my ears perked up as soon as I heard the opening bars with that beautiful Upright Bass jazz sample. I used to this track …

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Forgotten Treasures
Electronic

Forgotten Treasure: Dip In The Pool “On Retinae” (1989)

via Music From Memory: third 12” release features two versions of the track ‘On Retinae’ by the Japanese pop duo Dip In The Pool. With support from friend Yasuaki Shimizu (AKA Mariah) on clarinet, the track is pure end of the night pop perfection and something of a lost classic. Originally …

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Forgotten Treasure: Cru “Ooh Wee”
Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Cru “Ooh Wee” (1999)

This post is really about three things: The year 1999 in rap music, Cru and their song Ooh Wee but more than anything, I wanted to share my thoughts on a very important man in the realm of rap music: the late, great Chris Lighty, who passed away under dubious …

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