Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Eddie Jefferson “So What” (1968)

There have been countless versions, covers, remixes of Miles Davis‘ work and his classic “So What” track. This easily has to rank with the best. An aboslute mind-blowing be-bop vocal version from Eddie Jefferson in the late 60’s. He used the Miles Davis’s riffs to form the basis of his …

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Future Classics
House / Techno

Future Classic: Andy Stott “Passed Me By”

For me any ANDY STOTT release is a must by and I can’t say i’ve ever been disappointed by the dude’s work. Now obviously this sort of thing isn’t for everyone but for anyone into the super deep midtempo techno à la Basic Channel in the mid-90’s but also more recently …

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Future Classics
Beats

Future Classic: VLooper “COPYCAT (a Dilla Tribute)”

Brand new project from VLOOPER, one of Quebec’s dopest beat producers. VLooper is a longtime collaborator of Kenlo and others who are part of their TOUT NOU’ collective. His current project is a Dilla tribute which a pretty ambitious affair considering the amount of tribute projects that there are for …

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Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Tyler the Creator “Tron Cat”

As much as I wanted to jump on the Tyler The Creator and Odd Future bandwagon from the start I really took my time to absorb his new record called “Goblin” before voicing my opinion on it. I wanted to have an opinion beyond the whole “the is interesting” thing. …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: The Impressions “We’re A Winner” (1968)

As much as I love Curtis Mayfield and his first group called The Impressions I have to admit that the first reason I flipped when I heard “We’re A Winner” is because I spotted a sample from one of my favorite TLC songs. (“This is How It Should Be Done“) …

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Beats

Future Classic: Cloud. – Vault Crack EP

Not much information about Cloud. on his blog (or anyway I think it is) or his bandcamp site other than he is from brooklyn and he makes beat. But really, what more do we need? Prolific would be  how I describe this artist by the number of release on his …

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Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Elzhi “Halftime”

ELZHI, one of Detroit‘s finest on the mic and also a former member of legendary group SLUM VILLAGE is about to release on May 10th a project called ElMatic. A tribute to a classic record is always a tricky thing… Fashawn did the same project a couple months ago with …

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Soul

Future Classic: She’s Got A Habit “Blind Spots” (INC Rub)

I played this track on my last podcast but I seeing as this is just such a incredible jam I felt I needed to share it on its own. First off, you need to know about SHE’S GOT A HABIT, one Montreal’s most promising musical projects. What started out with …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Group Home “Suspended in time” (1996)

This is that real classic mid-90’s East Coast vibe. Yet another classic beat courtesy of Dj Premier. “Suspended in time” is a slept-on gem from the amazing 1996 “Livin Proof” album almost entirely produced by Primo.

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