Forgotten Treasures
Beats Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: The Midnight Eez “Midnight Eez EP” (1995)

Every music nerd loves a good story about a rare record, a group that never got their due, a guy that bought a 20,000$ record for 50 cents or even the story this year that came out of this guy that bought a ton of J Dilla’s personal record collection …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco House / Techno Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Nightlife Unlimited “Peaches & Prunes” (Ron Hardy Edit)

This is a really funny one because we posted this years ago and I’ve been playing the track for ages now and I somehow got the titles of the A and B sides of the white label vinyl completely mixed up. We even played this on one of the earliest …

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Shinehead - Try My Love
Forgotten Treasures
Reggae Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Shinehead “Try My Love” (1992)

If you’re a frequent visitor on MIMS and you know us a little bit then you probably know that we never take ourselves too seriously. We’re never too scared to make some borderline cheesy picks when it comes to forgotten treasures or future classics. It ain’t about how rare the …

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Steve Harvey "Tonight" (Francois K Remix) (1983)
Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Steve Harvey “Tonight” (Francois K Remix) (1983)

Last night I came home after a long night of work and found a sweet new MIMS gem dug up by fellow disco homie Devon Eve. During the boogie breakdown I heard a guitar riff (4:02-4:09) that inspired a familiar-yet-mysterious melody in my head. The imaginary blend of both tracks …

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Forgotten Treasure: Sumy “Funkin In Your Mind”
Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Sumy “Funkin In Your Mind” (1982)

Sumy’s “Funkin In Your Mind” is a great funky throw back tune for all you smooth 80’s boogie lovers. And if you can’t really get on board with this beat, you most certainly can’t argue with the album cover – absolute gold! To consider this a forgotten treasure would be …

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Forgotten Treasure: P-Ditty “For Love” Smooth Vocal Mix
Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: P-Ditty “For Love” Smooth Vocal Mix (1999)

At a time when there was no such thing as too many crash cymbal hits, P-Ditty (one of DJ Pierre’s many aliases) came up with this beautiful house track. It is in 1999 that this one and only Ditty track was released on Strictly Rhythm, a very influential record label …

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Forgotten Treasure: Hugh Masekela “Don’t Go Lose It Baby”
Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Hugh Masekela “Don’t Go Lose It Baby” (1984)

Today I am happily sharing one of my favorite Afro-Funk songs, a jam that I believe still has the ability to create disco delight on the dance floor today. The track I’m talking about is Hugh Masekela’s legendary underground dance classic, Don’t Go Lose It Baby and it is one …

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Forgotten Treasure: The Messenger aka Todd Edwards “Guide My Soul”
Forgotten Treasures
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Forgotten Treasure: The Messenger aka Todd Edwards “Guide My Soul” (1993)

This EP is part of the very foundation that created UK Garage around ’94-95 with people like Tuff Jam, Grant Nelson & Jeremy Sylvester. It is sort of the missing link between the US and UK scenes. It’s with productions like this EP from people like MK, Masters At Work, …

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Forgotten Treasure: Fortunado “Hats Off”
Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Fortunado “Hats Off”

I know, right? The the album title…the moniker…the album cover (including a shot of Fortunado in “mid-drink” hahaha). My ears contracted themselves in preparation of the next impending disaster, but curiosity levels were high and previous experiences with good music in bad packaging encouraged me to push forward. Needless to …

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