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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Gil Scott-Heron “The Klan” (1980)

“The Klan” taken from the 1980 record titled “Real Eyes” is the very definition of what we call a Forgotten Treasure. Although the track is melodic and light the lyrics packs a visceral punch like only the “godfather of hip-hop” Gil Scott-Heron can! I recognized this track instantly because it …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Count Bass D “Dwight Spitz LP” (2002)

Wow talk about an overlooked record. This was on my “t0-listen” pile for a while and I just got around to listening to it this week and it is a very strong one. For fans of those conceptual Dangerdoom, Madvillain, Jaylib records you need to check this one out. Dwight …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Group Home ft. Guru “The Legacy” (1999)

Group Home is a hip hop duo, composed of members Lil’ Dap and Melachi the Nutcracker. They came to prominence as members of the Gang Starr Foundation. Lil’ Dap made his rhyming debut on Gang Starr’s 1992 classic Daily Operation on the song “I’m the Man”. Both members appeared on …

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Forgotten Treasures
Reggae

Forgotten Treasure: Mad Lion “Take it Easy” (1994)

This one’s for the rude bwoyyys! Love those classic mid-90’s hip-hop / reggae productions. Stuff like “Don Dada” from Supercat, Louie Rankin‘s “Typewriter” and this super dope track from Mad Lion. “Take It Easy” was actually produced by KRS-One! Didn’t know that until I just looked into it just now…

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Kelis “Little Suzie” (2001)

Really cool forgotten little nugget from one of my faves, miss Kelis. This was taken from her second record which wasn’t even released in North America, the record really didn’t believe in it because there weren’t any clear cut singles. I’ve always loved this track produced by the Neptunes of …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Trio Ternura “A Gira” (1973)

Dj Tahira from Sao Paolo, Brazil came by my house this week and treated me (and you!) to a really great guest mix full of rare groove, soul and Brazilian music of course. (check out the mix here) He played a lot of jams that had be jamming but this …

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