MIMS Forgotten Treasures

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


Forgotten Treasure: Luv You Madly Orchestra “Moon Maiden” (1978)

Telling someone that you’ve stumbled upon a track that sounds like an Arthur Russell disco joint is a very serious (if not blasphemous) claim, likely to be met with a heavy dose of skepticism and social rejection. It’s risk...
by Doc'trin


Forgotten Treasure: Tyree “Acid Over” Tyree’s Mix (1988)

A guaranteed late night stomper! 3 in the morning, Hunee on the decks at an after hour party in Montreal. It began with an acid bassline, and then the silvery piano stabs. I recall fellow MIMS collaborator Doc’Trin and I...
by Sandy Tea


Forgotten Treasure: Two Man Sound “Que Tal America” (1979)

I’ve always loved this cheeky disco track, a really guilty pleasure for me. I found a copy in Toronto a couple years ago and I’ve been playing it ever since. The kind of cover or band name that you wouldn’t re...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)



Forgotten Treasure: Soho “Hot Music” (1990)

“Way back in 1994, when I was first cutting my teeth in the world of spinning house music, I picked up an LP from one of my favourite record stores (Inbeat R.I.P. ) called Hot Music by an artist named Pal Joey. The main r...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


Forgotten Treasure: Octave One “Blackwater” Strings Mix (2000)

I can’t remember the exact moment when I heard this track, but I know it was the soundtrack to my trip to Leeds two weeks ago. I could have been walking to the city, taking a bath, having a tea, or even absentmindedly convers...
by Sandy Tea

Donnie & Joe Emerson "Baby" (1979)

Forgotten Treasure: Donnie & Joe Emerson “Baby” (1979)

Before all else, let’s just take a minute to mourn the bygone era of gold medallions, home-cooked slow jams, and matching Elvis jumpsuits. Donnie and Joe Emerson were teenagers when they put together Dreamin’ Wild. ...
by Joanne Lam



Forgotten Treasure: Funky Rainbow “What I Want Is What I Get” (1979)

Who ever said that the US has the monopoly on great Disco Funk? This UFO all the way from Trinidad & Tobago circa 1979 is there to disprove that notion. I found this awesome record from Funky Rainbow in the 45′s colle...
by DJ Psycut


Forgotten Treasure: The Rascals “Jungle Walk” (1972)

When it comes to me and music, Pops has a lot to answer for. I got pretty excited on finding out I’d be writing for MIMS and mentioned it to him; he bounced out of the room and returned with a stack of records. Jungle Wal...
by Cal


Forgotten Treasure: Gino Vannelli “Mama Coco” (1975)

Gino Vannelli is a Montreal born who is known for his hair and shaggy, ironicaly enough he got his big break by standing outside herp albert’s (famous for his whipped cream LP cover) locked gate begging for an audition. U...
by DJ Asma



Forgotten Treasures: Conjure “Music for the Texts of Ishmael Reed” (1985)

On my last trip to New York, I paid a visit to the Brazilian vinyl mecca Tropicalia in Furs (peace to its East 5th Street digs). In browsing their jazz section, this rust-coloured jacket with a somewhat melancholy portrait stru...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


Forgotten Treasures: Bobby Bland (1930 – 2013)

Another soul giant passed away recently, but Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland was more than a tear-jerking blues man. In his obituary he was described as “among the great storytellers of blues and soul music… [who] cr...
by DJ Asma


Forgotten Treasure: Sade “By Your Side” (Naked Music Mix #2)

My ears were first graced by the smooth and sultry voice of Sade at a very early age. My mother used to play “Diamond Life” on tape to lull me to sleep, and ever since, goosebumps rise whenever those vocal chords are struck...
by River Lance