Forgotten Treasure: Max Berlin “Elle et moi”
Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Max Berlin “Elle et moi” (1987)

This is some serious sleazy disco action right here, straight out of Belgium from the gloriously cheesy 80’s. I discovered this record not that long ago and after about 5 seconds I was in love with it. Really simple, minimal disco à la Giorgio Moroder or Cerrone, actually Max Berlin …

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Forgotten Treasure: Everything But The Girl “Hatfield 1980″
Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Everything But The Girl “Hatfield 1980”

I’ve always had a soft spot for Everything But The Girl, the great duo from the UK who were quite big in the 90’s. Tracey Thorn and Ben Watt definitely have their place amongst the best in the trip-hop / Brit pop era. “Hatfield 1980” is from their last album …

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Forgotten Treasure: Dorothy Ashby “Come Live With Me”
Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Dorothy Ashby “Come Live With Me” (1968)

Sample digging is a science into itself, something that other websites like The Breaks and Who Sampled, so we try to not do too many sample oriented posts. But still, when you’re just listening to music while cleaning the house on a sunday afternoon and a 3 second melody strikes …

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Forgotten Treasure: The Beatnuts “Robbed”
Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: The Beatnuts “Robbed” (199?)

Before the phrase “tat my name on you so I know it’s real” convinced poor, unsuspecting girls to shamelessly defile themselves, The Beatnuts were the original hiphop band NY party kids got inked up for. At the height of their popularity in the ’90s, you could catch their double-arrow devil …

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Forgotten Treasure: Lootpack “Soundpieces: Da Antidote”
Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Lootpack “Soundpieces: Da Antidote” (1999)

via Stones Throw: Originally released in 1999, Soundpieces was the debut album production by Madlib and an introduction to a whole stable of MCs – Quasimoto, Oh No, Declaime, MED. The full 70-min 3/LP edition was only in circulation during the first 1-2 years after the album’s release, but is …

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Forgotten Treasure: Natural Resource “(Negro League) Baseball”
Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Natural Resource “(Negro League) Baseball” (1996)

After reading recent MIMS post about The Herbaliser featuring rapper What What, a New York MC now going by the name of Jean Grae, I felt the time was ripe to share this forgotten treasure from her first outfit, Natural Resource. Released in 1996 on the Ekapa RPM Label -owned …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: The Herbaliser “The Blend” (1997)

Oh wow this takes me back! I discovered this at a time when I was just starting to open up musically to other genres and scenes. As a hip-hop kid, I was very open minded but 90% of what I listened to was rap. So, it took tracks like this …

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Forgotten Treasure: Metalheads “Terminator”
Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Metalheads “Terminator” (1992)

I don’t know how this nugget came to into my mind, but I was just in a digging and digging phase for new stuff to put on the MIMS Radio Show and I started to listen to all these new releases paying “homage” to elements of the early 90’s dance …

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Forgotten Treasure: Smith & Mighty “B Line Fi Blow”
Forgotten Treasures
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Forgotten Treasure: Smith & Mighty “B Line Fi Blow” (2002)

Killer Killer reissue of this 2002 track from Bristol’s Smith & Mighty taken from their 3rd and last record as a group called “Life Is…”, released on 2002 on !K7. It was wisely re-released on Punch Drunk back in 2010 Their 1995 record called “Bass is Maternal” was one of …

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