MIMS Forgotten Treasures

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


MIMS “Forgotten Treasures Compilation #5″

Here is fifth compilation of ”forgotten treasures” which is – if you’re new here – one of the pillars of this website. The idea is usally to ask our DJ and Producer and all around Music Junky friends to pick one track...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


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


Comfort Fit - Forgotten Treasures Mix

Comfort Fit “Forgotten Treasures Mix #11″

We are really happy to present the eleventh instalment of our MIMS forgotten treasure mix series. After great mixes from Zed Bias, Taku, Fred Everything, Tall Black Guy and others the 11th mix comes from Comfort Fit, a ...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


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

Nina Simone - The House Of The Rising Sun (1968)

Forgotten Treasure: Nina Simone “House Of The Rising Sun” (1968)

No lengthy introduction needed; the recording speaks for itself: Nina Simone performing “House Of The Rising Sun” live at The Bitter End in NYC in 1968. This is one of those songs whose mythos is as dense as the reg...
by Philippe Sawicki


Forgotten Treasure: Society of Seven “Summertime” (1973)

Hailing from Hawaii, Society of Seven was a group that put out a few slept-on records in the early 70′s. Available only on the “Simply Ourselves” LP (Silver Sword Audio), the cover version of George Gershwin&#...
by DJ Psycut



Elaquent “Forgotten Treasures Mix #10″

It’s already the 10th edition of our Forgotten Treasures mixes series and we couldn’t be happier with the results so far. Each mix has been magical! Well, this one fits in very nicely with the others as a mix that is very...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

Paul Nice

Paul Nice “Forgotten Treasures Mix #09″

It’s already the 9th edition of our Forgotten Treasures mixes series and we couldn’t be happier with the results so far. Each mix has been magical! Well, this one fits in very nicely with the others as a mix that is...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


Forgotten Treasure: Chris Simmonds Project “Work It” – Mike Huckaby Remix (1993)

A UK producer, a Detroit remixer and a Canadian label. How did that happened? Before founding his label Cross Sections Records in 1994, Chris Simmonds was producing and operating Baby Blue Records. This label was specializing i...
by The RawSoul