UNKLE-Psyence Fiction
Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: UNKLE “Unreal” (1998)

Unkle is a British musical outfit founded in 1994 by school friends James Lavelle and Tim Goldsworthy. Originally categorized as trip-hop, the group once included producer DJ Shadow and has employed a variety of guest artists and producers. On the 1998 “Psyence Fiction”, Lavelle drafted in DJ Shadow to work …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Public Enemy “Air Hoodlum” (1992)

The relationship between basketball and hip-hop to me is almost as close as breakdancing and graffiti. Or maybe it’s just because I grew up playing basketball and rap music was just the soundtrack to my life back then. Since it’s March Madness season I figured I’d dig for a Hip-Hop …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Billy Robinson “The Family”

During the 60s and 70s, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation sought out. the finest jazz musicians in Canada and recorded them improvising live in a small combo setting to document their work for posterity. A few vinyl LPs of each session were pressed up but most this incredible music has been …

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Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Gino Soccio “You Move Me” (1982)

To tie into the Forgotten Treasure theme this week which is forgotten Canadian Gems, I immediately thought of one track, Gino Soccio‘s jam “You Move Me” from 1982. I could easily find myself listening to the intro of this track on repeat! I love the plucky guitar track that pans …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Saukrates / Choclair “21 Years / Father Time” (1995)

Ok, this is the first of what I hope to be weekly theme oriented “Forgotten Treasures” selections. Starting things off nicely with long forgotten CANADIAN gems. We gonna bring heat from all angles and show you all that there tons of dope shit that came out of here. So here …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Todd Edwards “Shut The Door” (2000)

Anyone who knows my strong UK Garage roots knows that I am a bit of a Todd Edwards nut. Although his style is unmistakable and sometimes repetitive he is hands down one of my favorite producer in the genre. So let’s revisit an absolute classic from Todd the GOD. You bassline, fidget …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure (Japan Edition): Gagle “Big Bang Theory” (2006)

Just sending out some positive vibes to all of Japan and the few friends I have there. Sending warm thoughts to all of you good peoples. Here is one of my favorite Japanese hip-hop tracks. Gagle is a super dope band backed by production from the awesome Dj Mitsu.

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Kool G Rap & Nas “Fastlife” (Norfside Remix) (1996)

Another key example of how a strong remix can make a very average track into an absolute classic. On paper a Nas and Kool G Rap collaboration right in the (1996) of the golden years of hip-hop sounds promising. Wrong. Check the original version here for proof (Youtube link). A …

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Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Oran “Juice” Jones – The Rain (1986)

Ok so I know it’s been a streak of a couple really cheesy selections of our forgotten treasures segment, but to me it’s a very fine line between awesome cheese and smelly old cheese. And as you know, well… we know the difference. Anyways, today’s suggestion is from my homie …

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