Forgotten Treasure: Moonstarr “Detriot”
Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Moonstarr “Detriot” (2004)

“One of my classics! I used a Chroma Polaris for the pads and a matrix 1000 and octave cat for other sounds. The drums were actually a BOSS DR-660 and the reverbs were from my Roland VS-880ex. Can you believe that?!?! Amazing times yo. I’ll never forget when the Jazzanova …

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Rhythm & Sound - What a mistry
Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno Reggae Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Rhythm & Sound “What A Mistry” (1997)

When the record store I was working at in 1999 got a few copies of this 12″ I bought one on the spot and that same night it started playing on loop. 7 times to be exact. Major game changer for me. I would almost go so far as saying …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Perk Badger “Do Your Stuff” (1966)

Last week we wrote about some of the absolute worst examples of advertising campaigns using music or featuring the musicians as celebrity endorsers. (Link) On the flip side, sometimes it does work out brilliantly. In this case, Nike of the best advertisers of the last 40 years goes digging deep …

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Forgotten Treasures
Reggae

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

This is the undisputed anthem for all Tenants Worldwide. The one you should blast out of your apartment when the rent is past due a few days. Let Lindon Roberts aka Half-Pint express your frustration in the most laid-back way possible. Ease Up Mr. Landlord… Di roof is leaking di pipe …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Mike & Bill “Somebody’s Gotta Go” (1975)

Forty years ago, this little nugget landed in New York’s blossoming Disco scene and even the most expert DJ’s and disco heads like legendary columnist Vince Alleti didn’t know what to make of the mysterious 7″ inch vinyl. “From all appearances, “Somebody’s Gotta Go” is piece of homemade product put together by …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Leon Ware “Musical Massage” (1976)

On my top 5 albums of all time lies Marvin Gaye’s “I Want You”. When it comes to pure sensual soul nothing tops the mix of Marvin’s voice with the amazing mix of musicality that weaves its way throughout that album. It is an album I have heard my entire …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Pharoah Sanders “You Gotta Have Freedom” (1980)

If artistic freedom is hard to define than Free Jazz is even harder to define. Jazz can be considered the art of improvising and the melodic ancher that holds down a semblance of standard is the only constraint a player can define for himself. In all cases saxophonist and Coltrane …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Taxie “Rock Don’t Stop” (1979)

via EGLO / Melodies: For the inaugural release of Eglo’s sister label Melodies, We bring back a rare disco crossover anthem by Taxie. Formed in Oakland, California in 1978 the band recorded Rock Dont Stop & pressed up limited quantities. Remastered from the original tapes, this uplifting dance-floor gem is …

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Forgotten Treasure: Five Stairsteps “Danger She’s a Stranger”
Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Five Stairsteps “Danger She’s a Stranger” (1967)

The Five Stairsteps we’re the original ‘First Family of Soul’ (before the J5) and literally grew up through the Chicago Soul tradition. Danger! She’s a Stranger features mature harmonies from a group of tweens and the song itself is a risky attempt at hovering between melancholic and joyful tones. The …

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