Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Temptations “Message From A Black Man” (1969)

I was listening to this record yesterday so I thought i’d share my favorite cut from it. The Temptations were the definitive male group from the 60’s and “Puzzle People” marks the end of that golden era for them, it being released in 1969. Love the Temptations but also love …

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Guest Mixes
Soul

Guest Mix #04: DJ DRM & CAPTAIN PLANET (NY)

Dj DRM head honcho of BASTARD JAZZ & BSTRD BOOTS, one of our favorite labels, recently laced us up with this super dope guest mix. I’ve been a fan of BSTRD for a while now and just this year I charted 2 of their tracks in my top 50 of …

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Future Classics
Disco Soul & Funk

Future Classic: Nite Jewel “It Goes Through Your Head” (Dam-Funk Remix)

Dam-Funk gets on the boards and gives the remix treatment to fellow L.A artist Ramona Gonzalez aka Nite Jewel. All the fans of stuff like Chromatics, Caribou, Four Tet, Onhotrix Point Never should definitely check out Nite Jewel. It’s a lovely mixture of low-fi dreamy discoed pop. Well combine that …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop Soul

Future Classic: Jose James “Vicadin”

José James began the process of creation of “Blackmagic” with Los Angeles beat mangler Flying Lotus (Warp / Brainfeeder) in April 2008. Throwing all their ideas between east and west coast, this duo has produced a handful of experimental hip-hop beats & melodies. This future classic is no exemption. “Vicatin” is an another …

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Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Teena Marie “Ooo La La La” (1988)

It was with great sadness that I learned that soul legend Teena Marie passed away at 54 years old two weeks ago. This sad news pushed me to share my first forgotten treasure, “Ooo La La La“. This single was released in 1988 and featured on her Platinum album “Naked to …

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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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Disco Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Beatconductor “Sumthin Betta” (2006)

Since New Years Eve is right around the corner, I thought I’d share one of my favorite late night classics. This is one of the jams that you put on right before closing time when everything is just going right! It’s on that epic “we are the world” type shit. …

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Dj Mixes
Soul

Mix of the Day: Mochilla Mix 10 by Coleman

This is definitely a great mix that helps showcase Mochilla‘s deep body of work. Music from DJ Shadow, Jackson Conti, Suite for Ma Dukes, King Britt, Quantic, J. Rocc, Nobody, DJ Nuts and more. Enjoy and Happy Holidays. Tracklisting: 1. King Ruly & Toy Selectah! – Bumpin Time! (Sistema Local …

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Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Vibe “No Blaggada” (1999)

Ok this is possibly one of the only good R&B tracks from France. Not saying the French aren’t good at that stuff, there are a few bands that were pretty dope, Les Nubians for one. But i’m not sure if I can remember one decent male R&B singer from France …

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Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Johnny Guitar Watson “Gangster of Love” (Live in 1977)

Damn. Now this is that real shit. I was looking for a JGW track to share with you and I found this awesome live performance (Germany, 1977). First off, the intro is absolutely bananas. Then the rest, well… you can see why he inspired people like Hendrix and Zappa and …

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Soul

Barry White “Ghetto Letto” (1980)

Yeah we all know our Barry White classics. Heavy Rotation on the Baby Makin’ tape no doubt. I wanted to propose another addition to that tape with this often overlooked track from his 1980 record called “Sheet Music”. Super bad ass soul business from BW. Used to play this a …

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Soul & Funk

Guest Mix: Dj Sagewondah “BoogieBreaks vol.1”

Brand new 80’s heat from the man called Sagewondah. It’s pretty funny cause I’ve been running into Sage for about 10 years, us being to MTL Dj’s and all but for some reason we only started talking and hanging out these last few years. He’s a good dude, great DJ …

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