Forgotten Treasure: Whitney Houston “Fine” (Jameson 2step Remix)
Forgotten Treasures
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Forgotten Treasure: Whitney Houston “Fine” Jameson 2step Remix (2000)

Ok, so I waited a few days for the first wave of opportunistic producers and websites paying “hommage” to the late Whitney Houston before I shared anything about that. I mean, do website likes TIME and others have a “top 10 moments” list for all celebrities just waiting to be …

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Forgotten Treasure: Bran Van 3000 “Drinking In L.A” (Dave One Remix feat. A-Trak)
Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Bran Van 3000 “Drinking In L.A” (Dave One Remix feat. A-Trak)

An all-star, all-Montreal lineup on this hip-hop jam circa 1997. Not a big Bran Van 3000 fan myself, I came across this stunning remix about a year ago, when a record collector friend of mine hooked me up with this one as a part of a “100 vynils for 80$”-type …

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Buster Williams 1976 Crystal Reflections
Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Buster Williams “Vibrations” featuring Roy Ayers (1976)

For me sundays are all about listening to chilled out music while doing some stuff around the house. This 11 minute track came out on bass player Buster Williams‘ 1976 record called Crystal Reflections but Vibrations has really has Roy Ayers written all over it, he composed it and played …

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Leviticus - The Burial
Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Leviticus “The Burial” (1995)

An absolute classic from 1994, the glory days of the Jungle scene in the UK, “Burial” was released in 1994 on Philly Blunt (who also released another of my all-time faves Firefox‘s “The Warning”). When I was about 15 this girl gave me a Jungle mix on cassette and let’s …

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Forgotten Treasure: Bobby Konders “House Rhythms”
Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Bobby Konders “House Rhythms” (1990)

Few records can be said to enjoy the same cultic adoration that Bobby Konders‘ legendary “House Rhythms” does. Released in 1990 on the endlessly mythicized Nu Groove label, “House Rhythms” epitomized the early solidification of house culture just a few years after its emergence, an EP born from the central …

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Forgotten Treasure: Max Romeo “The Reverend”
Forgotten Treasures
Reggae

Forgotten Treasure: Max Romeo “The Reverend” (1974)

A fiercely anti church song by a great specialist of the genre, Max Romeo. “Why don’t you tell the people the truth, reverend ? Tell them your god is an Vatican, and him sent you here to rape the land…” I discovered this track last weekend through Montreal DJ Mossman …

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Forgotten Treasure: Lone Catalysts “Due Process”
Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Lone Catalysts “Due Process” (2002)

Back in my skater days I used to love watching skateboard videos and listening to the accompanying tracks. I actually got into hip-hop because I heard some Nas instrumentals on a Girl skateboards video called ‘Yeah Right’. These songs used to stick in my head so much that I was …

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Forgotten Treasure: The Arsonists “Fat Laces”
Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: The Arsonists “Fat Laces” (1999)

In terms of how I came across the track, this one’s a doozy. Early Sunday morning, around 8. Wide awake in bed, just chillin’. I used to love to wake up to the radio in the morning back then. I’d look around for some good music on my sub par …

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Forgotten Treasure: Khan “Say Goodbye” Feat. Julee Cruise
Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Khan “Say Goodbye” Feat. Julee Cruise (2002)

Say Goodbye is a song produced by Can “Khan” Oral in collaboration with Julee Cruise on the vocals. Originally released in 2001 on the album No Comprendo by Khan of Finland, this gem has gotten even better a decade from then. About a year later, the single came out on …

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