Forgotten Treasures
Eclectic

Mad Mats presents “Digging Beyond The Crates” (BBE)

via BBE: DJ, record label impresario and former Swedish champion b-boy, Mad Mats knows a thing or two about finding good music. As well as iconic underground imprints Raw Fusion and GAMM, Mad Mats is a partner in the highly regarded Local Talk label, making it highly probable that most …

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Soul & Funk

Dwight Sykes “On The Rocks” (1980, PPU)

via PPU: We are gonna call this one Dwight’s Baby… “On The Rocks” was written and produced by Dwight Sykes for L.U.S.T. Productions. The album he would have released in 1980 is complete. Cell phone shadow photography by Dwight Sykes. On The Rocks by Dwight Sykes Dwight Sykes aka Sporty Cat, …

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Soul & Funk

Various Artists “Soul Of A Nation” (Soul Jazz Records)

via Soul Jazz & Tate: This release coincides with the new Soul of A Nation – Art in the Age of Black Power exhibition now at Tate Modern. The album shows how the ideals of the civil rights movement, black power and black nationalism influenced the evolvement of radical African-American …

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Forgotten Treasures
Worldwide Sounds

Sorry Bamba “Du Mali” (1977, Africa Seven)

via Africa Seven: One of the most pivotal figures in the history of Malian music is Sorry Bamba. His work spans five decades and his music bridges the gap between Mali’s cultural traditions and new the music which arose from the musical cross overs which occurred in Mali’s post-Colonial period. …

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Soul & Funk

Raw Soul Express “Best Kept Secret” (AOTN & Symphoncal Records)

Athens Of The North and Symphoncal Records are proud to present the long lost Raw Soul Express LP in a special limited vinyl only release. Mastered personally from the original tapes with love. Best Kept Secret by Raw Soul Express If you don’t know what this is then you’re in …

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Jazz Soul & Funk

Danser’s Inferno “Creation One” (1972, Everland Jazz)

via Forced Exposure: Everland Jazz present a reissue of Danser’s Inferno’s Creation One, originally released in 1973. “Creation One” is a stunning eight track, jam packed album, so elusive but full of pure joy! Invigorating, stimulating, delightful, a treasure of rhythms grooves and breaks! ‘Sombre Guitar’ is the favourite to …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Pharoah Sanders “Izipho Zam (My Gifts)” (1973, Everland Jazz)

via Forced Exposure: Everland Jazz present a reissue of Pharoah Sanders’ “Izipho Zam (My Gifts)”, originally released in 1973. Popular and increasingly in demand, Izipho Zam (My Gifts) falls into the ‘rare’ category among record collectors and is a gift to fans of master Pharoah Sanders. This demand is partially …

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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Senkaya “Bayanyonyoba” (1987 / 1993, Rush Hour)

via RH: South African house and synth-funk from the kwaito era by the legendary Senyaka Kekana. The unexpected deep house jam “Bayanyonyoba (1993)” and the illustrious soul song “Don’t Judge Me Bad (1987)” are big RH favourites. Original copies are absolutely impossible to find, now released on 12″ format for …

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Soul & Funk

Apples “Mind Twister” (1978, Odion Livingstone)

via Boomkat: Odion Livingstone present another essential reissue from the Nigerian archives, the first ever international release of The Apples’ Afro-funk LP rarity “Mind Twister”. “As part of the St Gregory’s student band scene in Lagos during the late ‘70s alongside Ofege, Grotto and more, Apples were picked up and …

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