Future Classics
House / Techno Soul & Funk

Future Classic: 6th Borough Project “One Night In the Borough”

Following three separate EPs, the build-up to 6th Borough Project‘s debut full-length culminates in this CLASSY matte-sleeve 3xLP release. You already know the deal with these dudes – they’re one of the top dogs in the nu disco/slo-house category, constantly killing it with tasteful edit/productions, which are built on the …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Handsome Boy Modeling School “The Truth” (1999)

Handsome Boy Modeling School was a collaborative project between renowned hip hop producers Dan the Automator (Gorillaz, Dr. Octagon, Deltron 3030) and Prince Paul (De La Soul, Gravediggaz, A Prince Among Thieves). The collaboration lasted between 1999 and 2006 and resulted in two albums, featuring a vast cast of guest rappers, singers, comedians and DJs.

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Soul

Now-Again presents “True Soul Vol.1”

Deep Sounds From The Left Of Stax, Vol. 1 Advance sale on now. Official release date: June 21 Now-Again Records, in association with label-owner Lee Anthony, is proud to present the release of True Soul: Deep Sounds from the Left of Stax Vol. 1, the first installment of rare and unreleased …

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Future Classics
Soul

Future Classic: Mayer Hawthorne “The Covers”

Mayer Hawthorne has been talking for a while about releasing a free collection of cover songs for the web, and today he did just that via his Twitter account. The collection is called Impressions and the download link is below, followed by Mayer’s track by track descriptions. Download Link 1. …

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Forgotten Treasure: Joe Cuba “Do You Feel It?”
Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Joe Cuba “Do You Feel It?” (1972)

“Do You Feel It,” is a song in which Joe’s exceptional narration expresses his exploits and eternal love for the place where he was recognized as “El Alcalde” (the mayor) of his beloved barrio in Spanish Harlem, New York City. This provocative cut from 1972’s Bustin’ Out features the superb …

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Interviews
Soul

Rick James – Rare Lost German Interview

Super bad ass interview of the original bad bwoy himself, Rick James! Interview was shot in Germany following his very first European concert. Big up to my good friend Andy Williams for sending me this nugget.

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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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Future Classics
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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Soul

Forgotten Treasure: George Duke “Reach for it” (1977)

Since George Duke is gracing the cover of the brand new issue of Wax Poetics #46 (details here) I figured i’d hook up a little track from him. Now this isn’t George Duke’s most obscure track but digging out the rarest of the rare has never been the “forgotten treasures” …

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Future Classics
Soul

Future Classic: Omar “Dancing” produced by Zed Bias

Ohhhh my lord. An absolute instant classic. The Zed Bias and Omar tag team strike again. Last year they teamed up on the Maddslinky record for the absolute dancefloor bomb “Special” which was for me the single of 2010. “Dancing” picks up where “Special” left off. A perfect mixture of …

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