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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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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Pharoah Sanders “You Gotta Have Freedom” (1980)

If artistic freedom is hard to define than Free Jazz is even harder to define. Jazz can be considered the art of improvising and the melodic ancher that holds down a semblance of standard is the only constraint a player can define for himself. In all cases saxophonist and Coltrane …

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Forgotten Treasures
Beats

Forgotten Treasure: Dr.Who Dat “Beat Journey” (2006)

There was a time in the mid 2000s where experimental hiphop was blossoming. Instrumental albums were popping up left and right and Dilla and Madlib were establishing their place in the left field beat pantheon. The broken beat scene was also emerging and Houston producer Jneiro Jarel aka Dr.Who Dat …

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Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Soul

Forgotten Treasure: J.J Barnes “You Owe It To Yourself” (1973)

I’m dedicating this write-up to Sam Shepherd (aka: Floating Points) as he’s set to spin a 5 hour set in Montreal this evening, which will most likely include (but not be limited to) quality gems from his enthusiastic and extensive collection of Soul, Funk and R&B. Born Again is an …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Herbie Hancock “Nobu” (1974)

As you put the needle on this record, you realize after a few seconds that it really wouldn’t take very much to transform this gem into a Techno track straight from Detroit. Add a heavier kick drum and bassline and voilà! I’m sure Carl Craig and a few other techno …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Bora Rokovic “Nona” (1980)

I often say that the greatest thing about vinyl records are the stories that come with them. The sound quality, the artwork, putting the needle on the record all add to the magic. But for me, the real beauty comes with the context in which you got the record. You …

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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Scottie Deep Presents Daddy’s Mood “About You” (1994)

House music runs deep in the Kinchen Family. Mark “MK” Kinchen doesn’t needs no introduction. His lesser known brother Scott Kinchen deserves to be rediscover again. Working under different aliases, the most common one being Scottie Deep, he released several outstanding tracks on classics labels such as Strictly Rhythm, 430 …

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Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Sizzle “Keep On Tryin” (1984)

This Saturday, I’ll be making another little road trip to Quebec City with my homie Felix aka: Le Laitier / Packity Schplurps / Luigi E. Schlumberger (yeah, don’t ask, hahaha). We’ve been recently spinning some sweet disco and house vibes at La Cuisine (one of the few spots in the …

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