Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Benis Cletin “Jungle Magic” (1979)

Loving this one because it’s a great pick for both my daily selections. It is both a forgotten treasure (originally released in 1979) and a future classic because since it has just been reissued for a whole new generation to hear. A pair of killers from Sofrito to wreck the …

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Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers “Ping Pong” (1961)

An absolutely essential dance floor jazz nugget for you all today. My good homie Andy Williams put me on to this track from Art Blakey, arguably one of the best and most influential drummers in the history of jazz! During the early ’60s, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers were …

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Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Parliament “Funkentelechy” (1977)

Since it’s George Clinton’s 70th Birthday the Forgotten Treasure pick of the day had to be at least one from the absolutely insane 50 year catalog from Dr. Funkenstein himself. This track is taken from the 1977 Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome album, arguably one of the best of the …

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House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Lil’ Louis “Frequency” (1987, Dance Mania)

I had to share this with you all today because I must say that I was pretty happy to find this in a digging excursion today! And for 1$. (mouahahahha!) I had a few Dance Mania records in my collection but this is definitely one of the better ones from …

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Reggae

Forgotten Treasure: Dub Syndicate “Stoned Immaculate” (1992)

This is before my time but i’d like to start out by saying that this is absolutely essential listening for anyone into Dubstep these days. Yes, we know you know about the roots in DUB music, the name does kind of mention it y’know. But records like this are the …

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Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Ze Rodrix “Esconderijo” (1976)

Eureka! That’s what any true hip-hop head yells out when he or she spots out a sample that he had been trying to uncover… It’s no secret that we have mad love for ALACLAIR ENSEMBLE, who have injected so much energy in a scene that needed it badly: Quebec hip-hop. …

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House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Theo Parrish “Heal Yourself and Move” (1998)

It’s late Sunday afternoon in San Francisco and I’m listening to some music that has been my Sunday staple for so long. I don’t know what it is about their music, but Theo Parrish and Omar-S are often my weekend companions. In that sense this track is certainly not ‘forgotten,’ …

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House / Techno Reggae

Forgotten Treasure: Round Five Feat. Tikiman – Na Fe Throw It (1999)

Oh my am I ever a sucker for that whole late 90’s german techno meets deep dub music. It’s not for every one out there but for me the sight of a shitty record sleeve written Basic Channel, Rhythm & Sound, Maurizio gets my spine tingling… This one came out …

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Hip-Hop Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Handsome Boy Modeling School “The Truth” (1999)

Handsome Boy Modeling School was a collaborative project between renowned hip hop producers Dan the Automator (Gorillaz, Dr. Octagon, Deltron 3030) and Prince Paul (De La Soul, Gravediggaz, A Prince Among Thieves). The collaboration lasted between 1999 and 2006 and resulted in two albums, featuring a vast cast of guest rappers, singers, comedians and DJs.

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