Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Toto “Mama” (1979)

This forgotten treasure selection goes out to Mike Porcaro, the longtime bass player for Grammy-winning rock band Toto who died over the weekend. Ok, i’ll be honest I’m not a Toto expert. I had always considered it to be the kind of soft-rock / adult-contemporary music that you would hear …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: J.T “I Love Music” (1983)

As a DJ, sometimes sharing some of your secret gems and special dance-floor weapons isn’t always easy. But when you run a website, radio show or record store you pretty much have no choice but to share those discoveries and that’ll focus your energy on digging for some more gems! This …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Limmie Funk Ltd ‎”Saturday Night’s The Night” (1978, Psycho)

I live in a pretty rubbish town, 22 miles outside of London, with no real record shops apart from one middle aged guy who was into collecting psych, rock, and Beatles stuff. He had a very small shop/unit where most stuff he picked up was from charity shops, carboot sales …

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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: The Return “New Day” (1999)

Definition of a Forgotten Treasure right here: a completely overlooked late 90’s gem on 4th Floor Records and produced by Jose “Choco” Reynoso under the “The Return” moniker. When covering Forgotten Treasure records, we have a soft spot for artists or projects that only saw one release, but an amazing …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Mantronix “Bassline” (1986, Sleeping Bag Records)

I’ve always considered myself very lucky to have lived part of my teens in the golden age of hip-hop music. But then when I listen to a record like Mantronix‘s “Bassline” I can only imagine how special the energy must have been in the mid 80’s when rap and house …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Betty Wright “My First Time Around” (1968, ATCO)

Hail to our favourite multi-faceted neoyorquino, soulfully yours – MF Young Old Chris (Never not working, NYC) This record is an absolute essential in any Soul music lovers’ record collection, There is not one single filler cut. “This album produced by Clarence Reid & Willie Clark is great from start …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Rhetta Hugues “You’re Doing It With Her” (1968)

If you love dancefloor killing soul music and have a slight preference for female voices then Rhetta Hugues’ “You’re doing it with her”, taken from her 1969 “Re-light my fire” LP, is a gem you should not sleep on anymore. Thick and groovy bassline, beautiful chorus voices, tight up-tempo Northern …

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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Edward Louis “Holy Spirit” (2000)

When it comes to scanning “spiritual house” music, I am almost equally excited as I am deterred. Part of me is eager to hear extremely energetic hooks, super-talented vocalists, funky baselines and infectiously uplifting themes, while my other side braces itself for the musical equivalent of potpourri: tacky lyrics, “soulful” …

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Forgotten Treasures
Broken Beat

10 BROKEN BEAT Forgotten Treasures – Picked by Moonstarr, Lexis & Scott C

Almost 20 years later  there is still something magical about Broken Beat scene and those few years when it was the most interesting dance floor music around. Not only have most of the classic tracks aged extremely well but the scene has been enjoying a bit of a revival these days …

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