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 …

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Future Classics

Future Classic: Falty DL “You Stand Uncertain”

“New York’s irrepresible anglophile Falty DL takes influence from the last 20 years of UK and US dance music on a brilliant 2nd album for Planet Mu. Since his debut ‘Love Is A Liability’ was released in 2009, Falty DL (real name: Drew Lustman) has risen to the forefront of …

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Future Classics

Future Classic: MonoPoly “Manifestations EP”

I am working on a strictly beats mixtape for a radio show right now and although I really love that stuff, I find it’s really one of the genres that has the most really generic and forgettable stuff. Don’t get me wrong, I love that abstract space age hip-hop meets …

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Future Classics
Soul

Future Classic: Belleruche “Backyard” (KidKanevil Remix)

I have to admit that I kind of slept on this one a little, honestly the Tru Thoughts label have been putting out so much good stuff that sometimes it’s hard to keep up! This nice little downtempo remix was released with the “Fuzz Face” single, which was released following …

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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 …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Moka Only “Grab Grab Grab”

Moka Only is definitely one of Canada’s most prolific and underrated MC’s. By the time I finish this post he’s gonna probably put out another 2 records. Loving this jam. Perfect winter headphone music.

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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. …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Planet Asia “Boiler Makers” (Produced by Madlib)

Always been a fan of Planet Asia. Like so many top underground MC’s he never got his due and broke through past the backpack hip-hop lovers like moi. Also if you don’t know too much about Planet Asia I suggest you also check out Cali Agents his old project with …

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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 …

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