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Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Prince “Chelsea Rodgers”

It’s Prince Rogers Nelson‘s birthday and I thought that the least I could do is pick a track from his absolutely insane repertoire. At 53 years young, he is one of the last legends that we still have. “Chelsea Rodgers” was the 2nd single off the “Planet Earth” record released in …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Koop & Yukimi Nagano “Come To Me” (2001)

I have to admit that i’ve had sort of a crush on Yukimi Nagano for the past 4-5 years. She was a certain hot weirdo thing going on that I can’t deny! Most people will know her from her outstanding work with lo-fi electronica-ish group Little Dragon. But few know …

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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno Reggae

Forgotten Treasure: Round Five Feat. Tikiman – Na Fe Throw It (1999)

Oh my am I ever a sucker for that whole late 90’s german techno meets deep dub music. It’s not for every one out there but for me the sight of a shitty record sleeve written Basic Channel, Rhythm & Sound, Maurizio gets my spine tingling… This one came out …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Handsome Boy Modeling School “The Truth”

Handsome Boy Modeling School was a collaborative project between renowned hip hop producers Dan the Automator (Gorillaz, Dr. Octagon, Deltron 3030) and Prince Paul (De La Soul, Gravediggaz, A Prince Among Thieves). The collaboration lasted between 1999 and 2006 and resulted in two albums, featuring a vast cast of guest rappers, singers, comedians and DJs.

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: UB40 “One in Ten” (1981)

You know when you have a part of a song stuck in your head. Doesn’t that just piss you off? You try and sign it to your IPhone’s Shazam application and no luck (by the way, I actually tried). Well, I’ve had this track stuck in my head for about …

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Forgotten Treasure: Joe Cuba “Do You Feel It?”
Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Joe Cuba “Do You Feel It?”

“Do You Feel It,” is a song in which Joe’s exceptional narration expresses his exploits and eternal love for the place where he was recognized as “El Alcalde” (the mayor) of his beloved barrio in Spanish Harlem, New York City. This provocative cut from 1972’s Bustin’ Out features the superb …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Eddie Jefferson “So What” (1968)

There have been countless versions, covers, remixes of Miles Davis‘ work and his classic “So What” track. This easily has to rank with the best. An aboslute mind-blowing be-bop vocal version from Eddie Jefferson in the late 60’s. He used the Miles Davis’s riffs to form the basis of his …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Oxmo Pucino “Mama Lova” (1997)

I’ve been meaning to go on a little french rap theme so I guess I need to start with an overlooked classic from the golden age of French Rap. This came out on the double CD compilation called Sad Hill that was just straight fire… Akhenaton, Passi, and Oxmo Pucino …

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