MIMS Forgotten Treasures

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

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Forgotten Treasure: UNKLE “Unreal” (1998)

Unkle is a British musical outfit founded in 1994 by school friends James Lavelle and Tim Goldsworthy. Originally categorized as trip-hop, the group once included producer DJ Shadow and has employed a variety of guest artists a...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


Forgotten Treasure: Public Enemy “Air Hoodlum” (1992)

The relationship between basketball and hip-hop to me is almost as close as breakdancing and graffiti. Or maybe it’s just because I grew up playing basketball and rap music was just the soundtrack to my life back then. Si...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


Forgotten Treasure: Billy Robinson “The Family”

During the 60s and 70s, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation sought out. the finest jazz musicians in Canada and recorded them improvising live in a small combo setting to document their work for posterity. A few vinyl LPs of ...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)



Forgotten Treasure: Gino Soccio “You Move Me” (1982)

To tie into the Forgotten Treasure theme this week which is forgotten Canadian Gems, I immediately thought of one track, Gino Soccio‘s jam “You Move Me” from 1982. I could easily find myself listening to the i...
by Matt Englund


Forgotten Treasure: Saukrates / Choclair “21 Years / Father Time” (1995)

Ok, this is the first of what I hope to be weekly theme oriented “Forgotten Treasures” selections. Starting things off nicely with long forgotten CANADIAN gems. We gonna bring heat from all angles and show you all t...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


Forgotten Treasure: Todd Edwards “Shut The Door” (2000)

Anyone who knows my strong UK Garage roots knows that I am a bit of a Todd Edwards nut. Although his style is unmistakable and sometimes repetitive he is hands down one of my favorite producer in the genre. So let’s revi...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)



Forgotten Treasure (Japan Edition): Gagle “Big Bang Theory” (2006)

Just sending out some positive vibes to all of Japan and the few friends I have there. Sending warm thoughts to all of you good peoples. Here is one of my favorite Japanese hip-hop tracks. Gagle is a super dope band backed by p...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


Forgotten Treasure: Kool G Rap & Nas “Fastlife” (Norfside Remix) (1996)

Another key example of how a strong remix can make a very average track into an absolute classic. On paper a Nas and Kool G Rap collaboration right in the (1996) of the golden years of hip-hop sounds promising. Wrong. Check the...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


Forgotten Treasure: Oran “Juice” Jones – The Rain (1986)

Ok so I know it’s been a streak of a couple really cheesy selections of our forgotten treasures segment, but to me it’s a very fine line between awesome cheese and smelly old cheese. And as you know, well… we ...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)



Forgotten Treasure: Talking Heads “Cross Eyed and Painless”

Was doing a studio session with good friend Scott C aka The Incubator and I was talking about my latest string of forgotten treasures posting that are on the “obscure pop” side of things. He told me I had to check o...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


Forgotten Treasure: Frida (ABBA) “There’s Something Going On” (1982)

Ok I gotta give credit where credit is due. My friend (and part mentor) Christian Pronovost put me on to this one. The dude is a living encyclopedia of club music of all kinds, from house, afro to electro rap. (Keep an ear out ...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


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)