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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasures: The Ikettes “Peaches & Cream” (1965)

Guest post by Montreal DJ, Ruby Jane following her guest spot on WEFUNK Radio. After getting a good haul of Soul/R&B 45s to add to my collection in preparation for Ottawa’s Double Barrel, a monthly 45 jam featuring DJ Magnificent and guests, I just had to put a set of …

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Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Special Touch “This Party Is Just For You” (1981)

I recently did a mix for the legendary WeFunk Radio show, a collection of summertime sunshine vibes, and was reminded of this modern boogie jam from Chicago circa 1981: Special Touch – This Party is Just For You. There is a 7″, as well as a 12″ version – both …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: East Flatbush Project “Tried By 12″ Remixes (1998)

When I was 17, I used to hangout with a guy named Fat Steve who lived in a suburb of Montreal called Cote-St-Luc. We’d chill in his bedroom at his mom’s house and listen to rap music after school. He had the fattest cat I’d ever seen in my life, …

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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: In Touch ft. Ce Ce Rogers “No Love Lost” Lost Mix (1994)

In a perfect world this would have been a crossover smash hit. In reality this was not even close to be a minor hit. This might be due to the fact that the best version was never included on the commercial release. The title of this mix – Lost Mix …

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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Blaze ‎”25 Years Later” (1990)

The album “25 Years Later” by Blaze is one of the best kept secrets on legendary Motown label. This soulful house release could be easily put next to the greatest 60’s & 70’s record from that legendary label without feeling like its out of place. In the words of my …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Cee-Knowledge & Sun Ra Arkestra “Space Is The Place” (2001)

Sun Ra turns 100 this year. He has become one of the most controversial figures in jazz over the last century, because of his unconventional futuristic recording styles. His ability to so effortlessly experiment with his music while keeping an eclectic style has always been something that separated him from …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Tonio Rubio Song “Bass in action n°2″ (1973)

When I started listening to the french compilation “69 année mélodique: une certaine idée de la variété française 1964-1973″ on Fanon records, I know I was in for a couple of discoveries with rarities by the usual suspects like Dutronc or Gainsbourg. But one name was totally unfamiliar to me, …

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Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Laid Back “Bakerman”

I imagine or like to assume that most people have heard Laid Back’s classic dance floor hit White Horse. But I’m not here to tell you all about chasing that white pony or to discuss the many versions of who sampled what. If you don’t know it, go get familiar …

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Forgotten Treasures
Reggae

Forgotten Treasure: Mikey Dread “African Anthem Dubwise” (1979)

Reggae music’s history is a rich tapestry composed of many essential elements from Jamaica to the U.K and back. Vocalists, producers, riddims, bass, drums,dubplates, electronic equipment (like the Echoplex) and mythological studios and soundsysytems. In the midst of such complexity the selector’s role is often overlooked. Rare is the single …

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