Forgotten Treasure: Max Romeo “The Reverend”
Forgotten Treasures
Reggae

Forgotten Treasure: Max Romeo “The Reverend” (1974)

A fiercely anti church song by a great specialist of the genre, Max Romeo. “Why don’t you tell the people the truth, reverend ? Tell them your god is an Vatican, and him sent you here to rape the land…” I discovered this track last weekend through Montreal DJ Mossman …

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Forgotten Treasure: Lone Catalysts “Due Process”
Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Lone Catalysts “Due Process” (2002)

Back in my skater days I used to love watching skateboard videos and listening to the accompanying tracks. I actually got into hip-hop because I heard some Nas instrumentals on a Girl skateboards video called ‘Yeah Right’. These songs used to stick in my head so much that I was …

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Forgotten Treasure: The Arsonists “Fat Laces”
Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: The Arsonists “Fat Laces” (1999)

In terms of how I came across the track, this one’s a doozy. Early Sunday morning, around 8. Wide awake in bed, just chillin’. I used to love to wake up to the radio in the morning back then. I’d look around for some good music on my sub par …

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Forgotten Treasure: Khan “Say Goodbye” Feat. Julee Cruise
Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Khan “Say Goodbye” Feat. Julee Cruise (2002)

Say Goodbye is a song produced by Can “Khan” Oral in collaboration with Julee Cruise on the vocals. Originally released in 2001 on the album No Comprendo by Khan of Finland, this gem has gotten even better a decade from then. About a year later, the single came out on …

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Forgotten Treasure: James Mason “I Want Your Love”
Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: James Mason “I Want Your Love” (1977)

I’ve been meaning to write about this one for a little while now. Even after 30+ years, “I Want Your Love” from James Mason remains a mythical track amongst funk & soul heads (and the 100$+ price tag on his LP is a proof of that). James Mason is an …

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Forgotten Treasure: Barbershop MC’s “Music, Money & Women”
Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Barbershop MC’s “Music, Money & Women” (1999)

“Everyone has their own “musical trajectory”, and this track represents for me a pivotal moment in my journey… But first, allow me to explain and tell you just what the hell I mean with this coinage… I’m referring to the roads traveled sonically while on your way to discover new …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Brother Ali “Rites of Passage” (2000)

Being an ’88 baby is a funny thing sometimes cause a lot of my favorite music acts were well established by the time I was of age to seek them out. Often I find myself curious of their humble beginning, which usually ends with a chuckle and sigh of relief …

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Forgotten Treasure: Jill Scott “He Loves Me” (Chris Lum & Jay J Remix)
Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Jill Scott “He Loves Me” (Chris Lum & Jay J Remix)

Since we are on the Jill Scott remixes subject (I just posted a project called “Still Jill” from BamaLoveSoul) I figured i’d throw at least one of my favorite Jill remixes not included in their collection. This version of “He Loves Me” from Jill first record just reminds me so …

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Forgotten Treasure: Zed Bias & MC Juiceman – My Sound (Al Brown Remix)
Forgotten Treasures
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Forgotten Treasure: Zed Bias & MC Juiceman – My Sound – Al Brown Remix (1999)

The sound of flute. Do we hear that in songs anymore? It’s definitely one of the signature instruments for Disco, Italo, and sometimes yes – old school Garage. I’m really loving this 1999 UK Garage classic by Zed Bias and MC Juiceman “My Sound (Al Brown remix)” right now. Nostalgic …

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