Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Saukrates / Choclair “21 Years / Father Time” (1995)

Ok, this is the first of what I hope to be weekly theme oriented “Forgotten Treasures” selections. Starting things off nicely with long forgotten CANADIAN gems. We gonna bring heat from all angles and show you all that there tons of dope shit that came out of here. So here …

READ MORE →
Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Kool G Rap & Nas “Fastlife” (Norfside Remix) (1996)

Another key example of how a strong remix can make a very average track into an absolute classic. On paper a Nas and Kool G Rap collaboration right in the (1996) of the golden years of hip-hop sounds promising. Wrong. Check the original version here for proof (Youtube link). A …

READ MORE →
Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Oran “Juice” Jones – The Rain (1986)

Ok so I know it’s been a streak of a couple really cheesy selections of our forgotten treasures segment, but to me it’s a very fine line between awesome cheese and smelly old cheese. And as you know, well… we know the difference. Anyways, today’s suggestion is from my homie …

READ MORE →
Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Talking Heads “Cross Eyed and Painless” (1985)

Was doing a studio session with good friend Scott C aka The Incubator and I was talking about my latest string of forgotten treasures posting that are on the “obscure pop” side of things. He told me I had to check out this video on IG Culture‘s website. Sooo dope. …

READ MORE →
Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Frida (ABBA) “There’s Something Going On” (1982)

Ok I gotta give credit where credit is due. My friend (and part mentor) Christian Pronovost put me on to this one. The dude is a living encyclopedia of club music of all kinds, from house, afro to electro rap. (Keep an ear out for his Lost Heroes productions and …

READ MORE →
Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: The System “You Are In My System” (1982)

My homeboy Phil Larochelle (check his Mixcloud page!) sent me this nugget today. I knew the Robert Palmer version of this track but I don’t think I had ever heard that track. You can be pretty sure an act is gonna be an act is destined to be a one …

READ MORE →
Forgotten Treasures
Reggae

Forgotten Treasure: Don Carlos “I’m not crazy” (1984)

It’s a snowy sunday morning in Montreal. You know, that Walt Disney type of snow. It might be just me but for some reason I like to listen to reggae in those type of moments, like to convince myself that the worst of winter is behind us and that next …

READ MORE →
Forgotten Treasures
Reggae

Forgotten Treasure: Prince Buster “Ten Commandments” (1967)

I was hanging out with good friends Kobal, Andy Williams and Serious Black last night, we were all djing at a Montreal Nuit Blanche event and after my set, Andy and Kobal played a back to back roots & reggae set. There were tons of amazing joints being played but …

READ MORE →
Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Kevin Saunderson “The Sound” (1987)

From the desk of house & detroit techno legend Kevin Saunderson and found on the ever awesome website / magazine called WaxPoetics “Dear friends, fans and members of the music industry Today I’m giving away as a free download one of the productions I am most proud of: I recorded …

READ MORE →