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 …

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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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Future Classics

Future Classic: 2562 “Aquatic Family Affair”

“Dave “2562” Huismans marked a significant step forward for bass music in 2009 on Unbalance, where his marriage of dub techno, inventive drum programming, and hazy UK garage textures improved upon his Aerial by miles and makes for one of the few flawless dubstep-borne full-lengths to date. In fact, driven …

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Future Classics
Soul

Future Classic: Miles Bonny & Taku “Down to earth club music”

Every now and then when I’m working on my upcoming podcast I get these little writers block I guess you can call them. A couple of days where I’m just lacking the motivation to continue my digging efforts. Then a song like this comes along and unclogs my creative juju …

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Future Classics
Beats Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Shash’U “Untitled #1”

Montreal is on a tear these days! There are tons of dope MTL producers peaking right now and are just ready to blow up! I knew that Shash’U was doing good things from little bits I heard here and there but the homie finally gave me a beat tape at …

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Future Classics
Beats

Future Classic: Kenlo Craqnuques “Turquoise” – Preview

Ohhhhwweeee! Two upfront preview tracks before the brand new Craqnuques edition from Quebec’s own Kenlo. “Turquoise” will be the 7th installment of the Craqnuques series which has been getting mad praise from beat heads and selectors from Amsterdam to Tokyo. Judging from the first two tracks that Kenlo sent me it’s gonna …

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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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Future Classics
Beats Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Apollo Brown “Clouds”

Hands down one of the top 5 instrumental hip-hop records ever. “Clouds” deserves a spot right next to Flylo’s “1983”, Shadow’s “Endtroducing” and “Donuts” too… Clouds is a 27 track project released on MelloMusicGroup from producer Apollo Brown who has steadily gaining ground over the past years with great production …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Aloe Blacc & 14KT “Fourteen”

My daily web search put me on this dope track with vocals from Aloe Blacc and production from 14KT. Unfortunately, it’s a short one, but the beat is dope and the flow is laid back. With this gem, Aloe Blacc reminds us that his roots are in hip-hop (he was an …

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