Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure : Starfire “Make the Most of It” (1978)

Record recommendations are the foundation of growing and learning through vinyl collecting. And when recommendations come from a renowned source they are even more essential. Case and point the Starfire LP was brought to my attention by Dj Day through his MIMS interview I was intrigued, but when he explained …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Hiroshi Fukumura “White Clouds” (1978)

Whether it be scotch or vinyl pressings, when the Japanese take something they admire and cherish on, they do it proper! It’s no secret that the Land of the Rising Sun is home to some of the most astute jazz fans. Their respect and adulation has brought new life in …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Janette Renee “What’s on your mind” (1979)

In the last wave of box set reissues, Luv’n’Haight & DJ Sureshot just released a crucial compilation called “Catch Action: The sophisticated boogie funk of Sheridan house records”. As mentioned on the Ubiquity website, “The boxset compilation provides a comprehensive story of Kent Harris’ Los Angeles based label, releasing obscure yet timeless …

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Soul

Forgotten Treasure: The Cyrkle “The Visit (She Was There)” (1967)

When asked what I listen to, I always explain how my musical progression coincided with my love of vinyl by stating: “I started looking for hip-hop breaks and now I listen to soft psych-folk”. Indeed I’ve expanded my horizons over the years, certainly the case when it comes to the …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Notorious B.I.G “Everyday Struggle” (1994) + Samples

Declaring any Biggie track to be a forgotten treasure is a delicate statement. Yet, this powerfully delivered storytelling rap full of personal despair is an underrated album-only track from his classic debut Ready to Die. Furthermore, many aspects, from the production to the sampling, have truly been forgotten and overlooked …

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Forgotten Treasures
Brazil Worldwide Sounds

Forgotten Treasure: Joao do Vale – O Poeta do Povo (1965)

The resurgence of vinyl records over the past few years has been, for the most part, fuelled by reissues of classic records. “Nevermind”, “The White Album”, “Kind of Blue” and other standards of their respective genres. That’s where the real sales are coming from. However, reissuing rare records that are …

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Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Kevin Johnson “You Walked Out On Me” (1983)

Post by Walla P following his guest set on WEFUNK Radio Show 781 Being invited to play on the infamous WEFUNK Radio show is always an honour. I’m always looking forward to kick it with Groove & Static, and I challenge myself to play tracks that haven’t been played on previous …

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Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Positive Force “We Got the Funk” (1979)

Unless you were clubbing in the UK during the late 1970’s it’s possible this Positive Force disco jam slipped under your radar. Released in 1979 by Sugarhill Records, the mid-tempo groove opens with the quintessential party soundscape, complete with hoots & hollers of “parrrrtay..don’t stop, don’t stop.” Believe it or …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Loleatta Holloway “Casanova” (1975)

What an absolutely glorious cover version of Ruby Andrews’ “Casanova” in 1968. One of the few cases where the cover version is much better than the original (in our humble opinion). A great record you can find in used bins of 45′ records for a couple bucks! Loleatta Holloway who …

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