MIMS Forgotten Treasures

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


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)


Forgotten Treasure: Mantronix “Bassline” (1985)

Mantronix was the quintessential electro-rap group of the 1980′s. A must for all the breakers, lockers and popers’ routines. Got the idea to dig up some Mantronix from my homie Son Raw (who writes at PassionWeiss.co...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


Forgotten Treasure: LL Cool J “I Need Love” (1988)

I always over looked this track because it just sounds sooo dated. That’s until I saw a documentary on LL a few weeks ago and there was this segment on the Bigger and Deffer album which was his second and how he was scare...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)



Forgotten Treasure: Guru “Le Bien, Le Mal” ft. MC Solaar (1993)

I was in a Gang Starr & Guru listening blitz and I stumbled upon this so I thought I’d share it with you all. I always had massive respect for Guru as an MC but also for his vision and dedication with his Jazzmatazz ...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


Forgotten Treasure: Desmond Dekker “Fu Man Chu”

Desmond Dekker was one of the first Jamaican singers to be able to export his talents out of the island and the rocksteady scene of Kingston. He was denied early in his career by labels like Studio One and Treasure Isle but he ...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


Forgotten Treasure: Amp Fiddler “If I Don’t” (Dubstep Rmx 2)

Hmmm…. I really hate sharing this nugget because it’s one of those pretty rare white labels that you won’t find on Beatport, Juno or any download site. But being the nice dude that I am I’ll spread the l...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)



Forgotten Treasure: Patrice Rushen “Where is the love” (1982)

Ohhh this is on some late night 80′s tip. Love soul from the era, always a fine line between absolute smelly cheese and geniusness. This is the latter. Obviously hip-hop heads will recognise this as the original sample us...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


Forgotten Treasure: Half Pint “Mr. Landlord” (1983)

Yet another great jam producer by Lloyd “King Jammy” James. This came out on Jammys in 1983 and is set on the Hypocrites Riddim (originally a Wailers track). I had never heard about this track until I found the viny...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

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Forgotten Treasure: The Brief Encounter (1977)

Another top class soul reissue from Jazzman, offering the notoriously expensive ‘Special Release‘ album by The Brief Encounter. Original copies are practically impossible to find, hence the common asking price of ov...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)



Forgotten Treasure: Al Green “Tired of Being Alone”

Ok this isn’t exactly a “forgotten” treasure. I mean, every one knows Al Green, The Reverend of Soul and this track was one of his big hits. But this live performance recorded in 1972 at the “School of S...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


Forgotten Treasure: Temptations “Message From A Black Man” (1969)

I was listening to this record yesterday so I thought i’d share my favorite cut from it. The Temptations were the definitive male group from the 60′s and “Puzzle People” marks the end of that golden era ...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


Forgotten Treasure: Abe Duque & Blake Baxter “What Happened?”

This is another one of my classic tracks that I wasn’t sure I wanted to share!! It’s one of my treasures that every time I play there are always people walking up to the booth to ask a track ID… Well here it i...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)