MIMS Forgotten Treasures

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

 
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Forgotten Treasure: Sergio Cuevas “The Artistry of Sergio Cuevas” (1969)

Tuesday morning mystery: Who is Sergio Cuevas? Seriously, we would really like to know. There’s a surprisingly insignificant amount of online information regarding this legendary musician, so if any of our readers out there h...
by Doc'trin

 
 
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Forgotten Treasure: Die Dominas “Die Wespendomina” (1981)

Sometimes the best music comes from rare German 10”s that posses eye-catching artwork, bizarre facts and unique collaborations. Other times, not so much. In the case of Die Dominas, we get an incredibly surreal and experiment...
by Doc'trin

 
 
The Untouchables aka Kenny Dope “Just Da Way U Want” (1994)

Forgotten Treasure: The Untouchables aka Kenny Dope “Just Da Way U Want” (1994)

This is truly a special one. A true forgotten treasure which is connected by many others because of the sample it’s based on! A few years before Dilla exquisitely used Minnie Riperton‘s soul masterpiece “Insid...
by The RawSoul

 

 
Vick Lavender “Did You Really” (1999)

Forgotten Treasure: Vick Lavender “Did You Really” (1999)

Happy New Year! I know it’s been a really long time since I wrote for MIMS World, but that was 2013 (which, at the risk of sounding superstitious, was a really weird ride). On to bigger and better things! As a reward for ever...
by Doc'trin

 
 
Fallacy and Fusion “The Groundbreaker” (2002)

Forgotten Treasure: Fallacy and Fusion “The Groundbreaker” (2002)

Anyone else remember this one? I suspect quite a few people do. It might be considered a bit of a London thing, but it did make it as far as the leafy lanes of rural Norfolk. I spent a good few years bumping this track on the s...
by Cal

 
 
Bruce Haak - I Like Christmas

Forgotten Treasure: Bruce Haack “I Like Christmas” (1981)

I was sorting through tracks for another project when I randomly stumbled upon this absolutely delicious christmas nugget. Gotta give credit to my homie Mr. Guan of the Loud Minority in Vienna as it was in a stash of tracks he ...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 

 
Oby Onyioha “Enjoy Your Life” (1981)

Forgotten Treasure: Oby Onyioha “Enjoy Your Life” (1981)

One fine morning last spring, bright and early, my friend played this Disco song at full volume across the empty shop we were working in. It was a song I had never heard before but instantly loved and needed to have in my colle...
by Devon Eve

 
 
The Marriotts - Tell It Like It Is

Forgotten Treasure: The Marriotts “Tell It Like It Is” (1969)

It’s hard to believe that a piece of music, especially in this day and age, can be discovered but without any knowledge as to where it originated. The Marriotts‘ Tell It LIke It Is is one of these rarities – n...
by Joanne Lam

 
 
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Forgotten Treasure: Chuck Small “U Got Nothin’ Coming” (1989)

West Coast Hip-Hop, Compton; 1989. Perhaps the first names that came to your mind are: Dr. Dre, Snoop Dog, Ice Cube, Eazy E, Compton’s Most wanted and stuff. But if you go further in your searching, then you’ll find treasur...
by Flovin

 

 
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Forgotten Treasure: Little Johnny Jewel “Television” (1975)

Much to the consternation of my friends, the government has recently decided to let me drive. It’s not that I’m a bad driver, in fact, I’ve pretty deft hand-eye coordination (something to which the few-remaining pedestria...
by Yohann Koshy

 
 
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Forgotten Treasure: Baaska & Scavelli “Get Off The Ground – The Bottom End Version” (1976)

Widely regarded as the holy grail of the rare jazz dance scene, Baaska & Scavelli‘s “Get Off The Ground” is a track that is the very definition of a forgotten treasure! One of the most in demand and hard t...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
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Forgotten Treasure: Bennys Badekar “Blaekspruttesangen” Music by Hans-Henrik Ley (1971)

I was playing a guest set on the legendary WEFUNK radio show a couple weeks ago. After an hour of playing tunes and hanging out with Professor Groove (co-founder of the show with Static) I played a German Soul track which made ...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)