MIMS Forgotten Treasures

Hand picked gems by the MIMS team rescued from dusty record bins.


Forgotten Treasure: The System “You Are In My System” (1982)

My homeboy Phil Larochelle (check his Mixcloud page!) sent me this nugget today. I knew the Robert Palmer version of this track but I don’t think I had ever heard that track. You can be pretty sure an act is gonna be an a...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


Forgotten Treasure: Don Carlos “I’m not crazy” (1984)

It’s a snowy sunday morning in Montreal. You know, that Walt Disney type of snow. It might be just me but for some reason I like to listen to reggae in those type of moments, like to convince myself that the worst of wint...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

Forgotten Treasure: Slick Rick “Mistakes Of A Woman”

Forgotten Treasure: Slick Rick “Mistakes Of A Woman” (1991)

Always looooved Slick Rick. Dubbed the greatest hip-hop storyteller, I could listen to him rap his groceries list… Originally from South Wimbledon, England, Slick Rick moved with his family to The Bronx in 1975 where he m...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)



Forgottten Treasures: Bone Thugs & Harmony “1st of the Month”

Ahhh, yes.. I know so clever huh! Posting 1st of the month on the 1st. Next level for sure. Ok, so i’m tired and I didn’t really know what to put on but hey, come on, this is still some dope stuff. Back then the fir...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


Forgotten Treasure: Prince Buster “Ten Commandments” (1967)

I was hanging out with good friends Kobal, Andy Williams and Serious Black last night, we were all djing at a Montreal Nuit Blanche event and after my set, Andy and Kobal played a back to back roots & reggae set. There were...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


Forgotten Treasure: Kevin Saunderson “The Sound” (1987)

From the desk of house & detroit techno legend Kevin Saunderson and found on the ever awesome website / magazine called WaxPoetics “Dear friends, fans and members of the music industry Today I’m giving away as a fre...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)



Forgotten Treasure: Bill Withers “Ain’t No Sunshine” (1971)

Ha. I know what you’re saying, this isn’t a forgotten treasure, this is an all-time classic song that has been voted in the top 500 songs of all-time by Rolling Stone, covered by 144 people (or at least that’s...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


Forgotten Treasure: Gil Scott-Heron “The Klan” (1980)

“The Klan” taken from the 1980 record titled “Real Eyes” is the very definition of what we call a Forgotten Treasure. Although the track is melodic and light the lyrics packs a visceral punch like only t...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


Forgotten Treasure: Count Bass D “Dwight Spitz LP” (2002)

Wow talk about an overlooked record. This was on my “t0-listen” pile for a while and I just got around to listening to it this week and it is a very strong one. For fans of those conceptual Dangerdoom, Madvillain, J...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)



Forgotten Treasure: Group Home ft. Guru “The Legacy” (1999)

Group Home is a hip hop duo, composed of members Lil’ Dap and Melachi the Nutcracker. They came to prominence as members of the Gang Starr Foundation. Lil’ Dap made his rhyming debut on Gang Starr’s 1992 class...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

Phat Kat - Dedication To The Suckers CDS(2000)

Forgotten Treasure: Phat Kat “Don’t Nobody Care About Us” (Prod. by J Dilla)

It’s Jay Dee‘s birthday so the “Forgotten Treasure” of the day had to be a Dilla joint of course! I wanted to do a personal top 7 of my favorite Dilla beats but I guess that’ll have to wait tilR...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


Forgotten Treasure: Pharoah Sanders “The Creator has a master plan” (1960)

This is some deeeeeep stuff right here. A 35 minute track from saxophonist Pharoah Sanders on the classic 1960 record titled “Karma” which came out on Impulse! (originally founded by Creed Taylor of CTI and home of...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)