Forgotten Treasure: Mark Pritchard & Steve Spacek “Turn it On”
Forgotten Treasures
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Forgotten Treasure: Mark Pritchard & Steve Spacek “Turn it On” (2007)

Since Africa Hi-Tech are in Montreal for the first time this friday (details here) I figured i’d post at least one forgotten treasure from Mark Pritchard‘s and Steve Spacek‘s unbelievable musical resume of the last 15 years. I decided to go with a fairly recent one (released in 2007 but …

READ MORE →
Forgotten Treasure: Clyde Alexander “Got To Get Your Love”
Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Clyde Alexander “Got To Get Your Love” (1980)

This song reminds me of playing at Blizzarts on fridays around 2007 with good friend Dj Kobal. I discovered the song with a re-edit that Kenny Dope did on his Kay-Dee label. Hands down one of my favorite disco tracks ever… “Got to get your Love” came out in 1980 …

READ MORE →
Forgotten Treasure: Lee Dorsey “Yes We Can”
Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Lee Dorsey “Yes We Can” (1970)

I remember playing this one out this summer at a street jam outside. I was hanging with a fellow digger Ilya and he was surprised about this track. He didn’t know that “Yes We Can” popularized in 1974 by the Pointer Sisters was actually originally written by New Orleans funk …

READ MORE →
Forgotten Treasure: David Ruffin “I Want You Back”
Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: David Ruffin “I Want You Back” (1971)

Motown Records was pretty famous for having tons of artists have a go at the classics of the label. Guess it’s save a lot of money on the rights and when you’ve got all tons of classics it’s just good business. There are a couple of versions of ABC’s “I …

READ MORE →
Forgotten Treasure: Black Roots Players “Temp Dub”
Forgotten Treasures
Reggae

Forgotten Treasure: Black Roots Players “Temp Dub” (1980)

I had to pick just one track from this pretty incredible dub reissue project called “Tempo Explosion”! Heavyweight Dug Out edition, issuing the incredible mid-late ’80s Dancehall rarity ‘Tempo Explosion’; a run of one-off version excursions on Red Rose‘s ‘Tempo Rhythm’ including three head melting dubs. It’s regarded as a …

READ MORE →
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 …

READ MORE →
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 …

READ MORE →
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 …

READ MORE →
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, …

READ MORE →