Forgotten Treasure: Portishead remix of Gravediggaz’ “Nowhere to Run”
Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Gravediggaz’ “Nowhere to Run” Portishead Remix (1994)

Truly slept-on collaboration in 1994 between Portishead and Gravediggaz, a Wu-Tang affiliated project which was led by the RZA. I was a huge fan of both groups but it was only many years after falling in love with “36 Chambers” and “Dummy” that I discovered this track. Portishead remixes are …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Hiroshi Fukumura “White Clouds” (1978)

Whether it be scotch or vinyl pressings, when the Japanese take something they admire and cherish on, they do it proper! It’s no secret that the Land of the Rising Sun is home to some of the most astute jazz fans. Their respect and adulation has brought new life in …

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Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Billy Frazier “Billy Who” (1980)

My long time homie visiting Montreal for the summer threw a BBQ in July that was equipped with a modest DJ setup and it was an evening packed full of good times. My personal highlights of the night were a combination of eating delicious Hungarian sausages, meeting a hilarious aspiring …

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Mouzon’s Electric Band “Everybody Get Down”
Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Mouzon’s Electric Band “Everybody Get Down” (1979)

It seems I used to hear this song all over the place and it got stuck in my brain. Friends played it at work, I’d hear it at afterhours, and on tons of DJ sets and podcasts. Where it came from, I don’t know, I’m just happy it’s popular enough …

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The Montclairs “Dreaming Out of Season”
Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: The Montclairs “Dreaming Out of Season” (1972)

R&B/Soul bands were a dime a dozen in the early 70s. For every Dells and Temptations, there were so many vocal groups that tried to get a single on the charts. Many left us with one beautiful 45, but East St-Louis group The Montclairs were different and in a league …

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Rob “Make It Fast, Make It Slow”
Forgotten Treasures
Worldwide Sounds

Forgotten Treasure: Rob “Make It Fast, Make It Slow” (1978)

Everybody around me knows how passionate I am about finding the original songs that have been sampled by my favorites beatmakers. I think this is something that a lot of us music nerds love doing. This obsession is the reason why I listen to so much different kind of music …

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The Ikettes “Peaches & Cream”
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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