Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: The Jammers “Be Mine Tonight” (1982)

Disco is a goldmine for heart melting romantic themed music, and in light of this upcoming lover’s holiday, I thought I would share one of my favorites. It’s not a conventional Valentine’s Day song but I think the message is pretty clear. The opening line is what does it for …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: The Gals & Pals “Blue on Blue” (1966)

It’s a really snowy day in Montreal, the kind that makes you want fake a strange illness to leave work early and go watch some classic movies… I’m thinking “Weekend At Bernies II” So, I decided to dig out a long lost track that is perfect for a snowy evening: …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Don Ray “Got To Have Loving” (1978) + The Revenge Rework

Don Ray’s Got To Have Loving features one of my favorite Disco breaks of all time. This song was among my earliest encounters with classic Disco music, and was the beginning of my obsession with Disco breaks. When I used to DJ, I’d shamelessly drop this jam in half way …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Mulatu Astatke Ethiopian Quintet “Afro-Latin Soul” (1966)

A few years ago, a friend of mine bought me this record for my birthday. My friend knew I had never heard of Mulatu Astatke and his Ethiopian Quintet, but because she used to live with me, knew all about my love for Jazz, Mexicali Brass, Latin Jazz and Afro …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Aaliyah “If Your Girl Only Knew” (The New Remix) (1996)

We here at MIMS would love to send out a warm thought to Aaliyah who would have celebrated her 34th birthday today. She left much too soon (at age 22) and we can only imagine all amazing music she could have put out… There have been a ton of remixes, …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: The X-Ecutioners “The Turntablist Anthem” (1997)

That super familiar line, “Hey DJ won’t you play that song” has a source, and the other night I had a moment while watching a classic music video that took me back to an X-Ecutioners track. In my high school days, I remember adoring this track; played it on repeat …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Neptunes & Vanessa Marquez “Good Girl” (2003)

I could probably do a few forgotten treasures selections of my favorite overlooked productions from the Neptunes but I’ll stick to this one for now, although I need to do one on Mase’s “Lookin At Me”, their first hit single that started the great years that followed. “Good Girl” with …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Kazi & Madlib “A.V.E.R.A.G.E” (2000)

I was DJing on New Years at The Goods event in Montreal which is always one of my favorite crowds to play for and my good friend Scott C was playing this one track that caught my attention about 5 seconds into it because it was one of those tracks …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Gino Soccio “Who Dunnit?” (1982)

I love listening to Gino Soccio. If you want to get into Italo Disco but don’t know where to start, I’d say Gino Soccio should be one of the first thing you get your hands on. Fellow MIMS writer Matt Englund already highlighted this under rated disco monster with his …

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