Forgotten Treasure: David Benoit “Life is like a Samba”
Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: David Benoit “Life is like a Samba” (1979)

Once again, we walk away for another edition of our 24 Hours of Vinyl event having discovered sooo many good music. Each DJ from the 4th edition introduced us to some gems that we probably would have missed and will now beat on regular rotation for years to come. Each …

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Miles Davis “My Funny Valentine”
Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Miles Davis “My Funny Valentine” (1964)

Ok Ok saying Miles Davis and Forgotten in the same sentence is pretty ridiculous, I know. Davis is a name that has and will continue to surpass time because of the amazing musician he was and the epic life he lived. But hear me out, see recently my mother has …

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Coco Steel & Lovebomb – Jet Cadett
Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Coco Steel & Lovebomb “Jet Cadet” (Acid Mix)

Coco Steel & Lovebomb. The name, which could be suitably affixed to any cheesy synth pop band from the 80’s, actually belongs to a british electronic trio whose productions feed on the 90’s garage movement, soul and a lil bit of that disco. The 90’s were their hayday, and at …

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Forgotten Treasure: Shades of Culture “Mindstate”
Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Shades of Culture “Mindstate” (1998)

So I went to the 2nd edition of the Montreal Hip Hop Awards last night and found myself feeling pretty confused about the Montreal Hip Hop scene. It seems we all have our own definition of what Hip Hop is, which is to be expected but an award show in …

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Forgotten Treasure: WAR “Flying Machine”
Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: WAR “Flying Machine” (1973)

This is one of the ultimate forgotten jams from California’s premier funk/jazz/latin fusion band WAR; one of the biggest selling groups of the 70’s. 50 million records son! The track is from a 70’s Blaxsploitation era movie soundtrack called “Youngblood”. In all honesty, I’ve never seen it but if it’s …

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Forgotten Treasure: Max Berlin “Elle et moi”
Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Max Berlin “Elle et moi” (1987)

This is some serious sleazy disco action right here, straight out of Belgium from the gloriously cheesy 80’s. I discovered this record not that long ago and after about 5 seconds I was in love with it. Really simple, minimal disco à la Giorgio Moroder or Cerrone, actually Max Berlin …

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Forgotten Treasure: Everything But The Girl “Hatfield 1980″
Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Everything But The Girl “Hatfield 1980”

I’ve always had a soft spot for Everything But The Girl, the great duo from the UK who were quite big in the 90’s. Tracey Thorn and Ben Watt definitely have their place amongst the best in the trip-hop / Brit pop era. “Hatfield 1980” is from their last album …

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Forgotten Treasure: Dorothy Ashby “Come Live With Me”
Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Dorothy Ashby “Come Live With Me” (1968)

Sample digging is a science into itself, something that other websites like The Breaks and Who Sampled, so we try to not do too many sample oriented posts. But still, when you’re just listening to music while cleaning the house on a sunday afternoon and a 3 second melody strikes …

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Forgotten Treasure: The Beatnuts “Robbed”
Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: The Beatnuts “Robbed” (199?)

Before the phrase “tat my name on you so I know it’s real” convinced poor, unsuspecting girls to shamelessly defile themselves, The Beatnuts were the original hiphop band NY party kids got inked up for. At the height of their popularity in the ’90s, you could catch their double-arrow devil …

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