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Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Lady of Rage “Afro Puffs” G-Funk Remix

Ok people, so the theme of the week for the Forgotten Treasures picks is…. drumroll… G-FUNK! So why not start things off with this little known G-Funk version released in 1994, right at the moment when every west coast rap record was all about those G-Funk basslines, sine wave synthesizers …

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Forgotten Treasure: DJ Day ft. Aloe Blacc “Closer” (2007)

I posted a forgotten treasure from Gary Bartz called “Celestial Blues” yesterday and since then I’ve had all the different versions and samples based on that track. I was thinking of this great cover that for some reason I couldn’t find the name to… after a couple of minutes digging …

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Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Gary Bartz “Celestial Blues”

Every now and then I gotta give Gary Bartz some love. After all, I did take the title of this site from the name of his classic 1977 record. For those who don’t know too much about the man, he is a saxophonist who played with Miles Davis, Charlie Mingus, …

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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
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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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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 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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