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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Black Science Orchestra “New Jersey Deep” (1994)

For any self-respecting house music fan, this is an absolute essential in a record collection. The 20 year old EP from Black Science Orchestra called “The Altered States EP”. Black Science Orchestra consisted of UK producers Ashley Beedle, Marc Woolford, Rob Mello, Uschi Classen who have released quite a lot …

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Forgotten Treasures
Reggae

Forgotten Treasure: Horace Andy “Get Down” (1985)

Everytime we put together an edition of our side project called 24 Hours of Vinyl we walk away with tons of amazing discoveries from the 15 DJ’s who came share their finest nuggets with us. The 11th edition in San Francisco was no different and might actually have been the …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: The Ahmad Jamal Trio “The Awakening” (1970) + Samples

Ahmad Jamal is without a doubt one of the last true jazz giants who is still active. Armed with his piano, the Pittsburg native delivered a legendary trio session at the beginning of the 70’s. After having produced close to 20 albums for Chess Records and sub-labels Argo and Cadet, …

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Forgotten Treasure: Slick Rick “Mistakes Of A Woman”
Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Slick Rick “Mistakes Of A Woman” (1991)

Slick Rick is often recognized as the greatest hip-hop storyteller, with his instantly recognizable laid-back flow and British accent. Much like Q-Tip, Bahamadia, Butterfly from Digable Planets, I could listen to Slick rap the phone book. Originally from South Wimbledon, England, Slick Rick moved with his family to The Bronx in …

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Forgotten Treasures
Worldwide Sounds

Forgotten Treasure: Los Yorks’ “Cielo” (1967)

As a Latin-American Uruguayan girl, contributing to a North America-based website, I feel the need to re-discover and share with you some music from my surroundings. A few miles (2000) away from where I live is a country called Peru. You may instantly think about bright strong colours, markets, people chatting loudly, …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Belle Epoque “Sorry” (1977)

A good friend of mine has a true and soulful heart despite her black only wardrobe, monstrous spiked platform heels and red lipstick. She is the only girl I know who will play me Ahmad Jamal over a candle lit dinner, without my persuasion. The girl knows the way to …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: “In the Rain” Various Versions

Cover versions have lead to countless favorite soul songs. Many times, a simple melody is thouroughly fleshed out by rich arrangements. However when its the other way around, covering a complex and profound soul song in other genres can lead to incredible results, given the emotional depth of the source …

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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
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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