Forgotten Treasure: K.P & Envyi “Shorty Swing My Way”
Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: K.P & Envyi “Shorty Swing My Way” (1998)

What’s going on here? Is this a one-hit wonder? I think so! Just try looking this duo up on Discogs. Ghost town! Envyi, “now ‘known’ as Sioux Lane” features in a random song or two from the Eastwest Records America Label and has a few amateur-looking youtube submissions http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEp5yuAlI2A while …

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Forgotten Treasure: Chaka Khan “What You Did”
Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Chaka Khan “What You Did” (1980)

Wow, talk about a dope A-side B-side combo right here. “What you did” came out in 1980 as a B-side to “Clouds” by Ashford & Simpson. Both tracks are just a perfect mix of the soul, disco and boogie sound. Something that could only have come out in the late …

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Forgotten Treasures
Worldwide Sounds

Forgotten Treasure: Jagjeet Singh “O Maa Tujhe Salaam Sung”

I was about to to a little write up on one of my favorite records from the 90’s Bristol scene: Tricky‘s “Maxinquaye” (1995). I was reading up on the record and the production and samples used on it when I discovered the sample behind “Ponderosa”, one of my favorite tracks …

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Forgotten Treasure: The SIlvertones “Rejoice Jah Jah Children”
Forgotten Treasures
Reggae

Forgotten Treasure: The SIlvertones “Rejoice Jah Jah Children” (1973)

My original daily forgotten treasure for today was The Upsetter’s “Rejoicing Skank” from 1973 on Black Ark Records, that is before I heard the original vocal version of this. “Rejoice Jah Jah Children” by The Silvertones produced by Lee Scratch Perry. What an incredible roots track. Great lyrics and harmonies, …

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Forgotten Treasure: Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio “Still in The Groove”
Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio “Still in The Groove” (1981)

This one is from my secret stash. I’ve been playing this track at pretty much every opportunity ever since Montreal homie Dj Kobal told me about it 5-6 years ago. What’s great about it is that it’s not rare at all. It’s a pretty common early 80’s record from Ray …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Dj Deeon “Spatikus” (1996)

I was doing some digging around my record in preparation for a “juke” gig last friday and came across a few records I had lying around in a small pile of “ghetto tech” and the foundations of that juke sound, now so popular because of top notch producers like Machine …

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Forgotten Treasure: Angie Stone “No More Rain”
Forgotten Treasures
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Forgotten Treasure: Angie Stone “No More Rain” Wookie Remix (2000)

The turn of the century was bright time for the UK Garage movement, and its blossoming army of producers. Among the front lines was Jason Chue aka Wookie, who lit up the new millennium with his classic singles “Battle” and “What’s Goin On?”. If that wasn’t enough fire for one …

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Freddie Hubbard - Love Connection
Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno Jazz Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Freddie Hubbard “Sunflower” (1980)

I like hunting for obscure samples but I also like when more obvious samples are used by a bunch of different producers in different genres: the “Amen Brother” drum break, the keys from Donald Byrd‘s “Think Twice”, pretty much all the Bob James records on CTI. My own personal story …

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Forgotten Treasure: Jackie Beavers “Mr. Bump Man”
Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Jackie Beavers “Mr. Bump Man” (1975)

Since I was talked about the CD release of the awesome collection of edits from Detroit’s Theo Parrish called “UGLY Edits” I figured i’d post at least one original version of one of those refixes. I didn’t know about this track before Christian Pronovost played it this summer at a …

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