Forgotten Treasure: Belle Epoque “Miss Broadway”
Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Belle Epoque “Miss Broadway” (1978)

“Miss Broadway” is equal parts guilty pleasure and dollar bin treasure. One that may have dancers thinking that it’s this super rare and hard to find when in fact you’ve probably seen it a bunch of times in the 1 dollar bins and weren’t attracted by the cover art. Belle Epoque was a …

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Forgotten Treasure: Black Ivory “Mainline”
Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Black Ivory “Mainline” (1979)

I found this album (which has been on my Discogs wantlist for quite some time) at a local record shop just days before djing a disco-only after-party. It’s not rare, it’s not worth much, but it’s good (and that’s what counts). Once in my hands, I couldn’t stop romanticizing the …

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Forgotten Treasure: Sade “The Balearic Sound of Sade”
Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Sade “The Balearic Sound of Sade”

Perfect end-of-summer lover’s vibes: four suitably sultry Balearic tracks by Sade. The third offering from the indisputably Balearic imprint Sunkissed Records comes in the shape of four dreamy tracks from the sultry Sade on a nice vinyl reissue. First up is the 7-minute US remix version of 1984’s ‘Hang On …

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Forgotten Treasure: Stevie Wonder “Golden Lady”
Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Stevie Wonder “Golden Lady” (1973)

You know one of those days that literally never seem to end. You’ve been up since 6 and still have a thousand things to do. Well it was one of those nights when I made my way up to Studio Soulafy to drop something off for a friend at practice. …

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Forgotten Treasure: Carly Simon “Why”
Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Carly Simon “Why” (1981)

What I love about our Forgotten Treasures section is that we pretty much make up the rules. Mainly, it doesn’t have to be about uber rare shit. We’re not trying to impress you all the time with our crazy knowledge of Italo Disco or long lost Russian Jazz. Sometimes a …

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Klymaxx
Forgotten Treasures
Soul Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: KLYMAXX “Don’t Hide Your Love” (1982)

You could say Klymaxx was ahead of its time. The all-female band was brandishing the girl power ideology a decade before the onset of riotgrrl or the appearance of leather-clad starlets like Avril Lavigne. They released albums with titles such as “Never Underestimate the Power of a Woman” and “Girls …

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Forgotten Treasure: Group Home “Up Against Tha Wall” Getaway Car Remix
Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Group Home “Up Against Tha Wall” Getaway Car Remix (1995)

My homie put me up to this one I had forgotten (quite unforgivably) about a couple weeks ago, and it only felt normal that I should put it up on MIMS’ “Forgotten Classics“… I remember Lexis talking about the peculiar way certain tracks had a seasonal feel to them… No …

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Forgotten Treasure: Team Shadetek ft. Skepta “Reign”
Forgotten Treasures
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Forgotten Treasure: Team Shadetek ft. Skepta “Reign” (2007)

I usually pick at least one track from DJ’s when they come through our event called 24 Hours of Vinyl, always an amazing way to discover track you had no idea existed. Finding which one to pick from Poirier‘s set is pretty damn hard because even though he played the …

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Forgotten Treasure: First Choice “Double Cross” (Larry Levan Remix)
Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: First Choice “Double Cross” (Larry Levan Remix)

Ok, I’m filing this one under: “absolutely amazing tracks to open a DJ set with” Ask any DJ and he or she will tell you that set closers and dance floor starters are always crucial categories to have a few key weapons. True, but maybe the most important of all …

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