Future Classics
Soul

Pacific Shore “Wild Times”

Written between Montreal, Madeira, and Paris, this 6 tracks EP sign the return of the Pacific Shore trio with their most imaginative project to date: “Wild Times”. After an introspective moment, Pacific Shore shares their colourful and independent 6 track EP entitled “Wild Times”, which is chock-full of raw emotion, psychedelia, …

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Forgotten Treasures
Reggae Soul

The Techniques & Friends “Winston Riley’s Rock Steady & Early Reggae” (1968​-​1969, Dub Store Japan)

via Dub Store: Winston Riley started his production career as a singer with an enviable track record, having formed the Techniques in 1962 and hitting the top of the charts two years later with the splendid ‘Little Did You Know’ for Duke Reid’s esteemed Treasure Isle label. When the frantic …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop Soul

El Michels Affair “Tearz ft. Lee Fields & The Shacks” (Big Crown Records)

via Big Crown: With the full length, “Return To The 37th Chamber” dropping April 14th, El Michels Affair releases another flawless two sider to hold us over. Side A’s cover of Tearz is as much a homage to the Wendy Rene sample as it is to the Wu-Tang Clan track. …

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Artist Spotlight
Soul

Remembering Leon Ware (1940 – 2017)

The musical behemoth Leon Ware – producer, songwriter, and performer has left us. He started his career writing sweet soul songs in the ’60s penning hits for Ike and Tina Turner, and he truly blossomed in the ’70s writing for Minnie Ripperton, Quincy Jones, and arranging, producing, and co-writing the masterpiece …

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Future Classics
Soul

Olivier St. Louis “Ever Since The Fall” (Jakarta Records)

via Twistedsoul: This new work is a real treat for the the ears. After releasing a collaborative EP with Warp’s Bibio, Washington DC native Olivier St. Louis (FKA Olivier Daysoul) shares a new EP titled “Ever Since The Fall”. The six song project features productions by St. Louis, Bibio, and …

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24 HOV Mixes
Hip-Hop Soul

24 Hours of Vinyl (NY) – DANNY AKALEPSE (Presented by Discogs)

Live Set Recorded on February 4th & 5th at Black Flamingo in Brooklyn, NY. Presented by Discogs Special Thanks to Black Flamingo & 101 Apparel Enjoy this set from DANNY AKALEPSE (Big Crown Records) DOWNLOAD LINK

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Johnny Stark “Who Do You Love” (1978)

via Juno: From his rockabilly roots to his raw funk to this silky soulful serenade, Johnny Stark enjoyed a vibrant musical journey throughout his career. “Who Do You Love” marked a complete change in vibe from the rich warm crooner. A swooning Motown flavoured joint with big backing harmonies and …

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Guest Mix
Soul

MIMS Guest Mix: ROMAN RAUCH (Vienna, Austria)

Viennese producer Roman Rauch has been releasing fantastic records for almost 10 years on quality labels like Endless Flight, Philpot and his own Schenkelspreizer and Secret Crunch imprints. He has become one of the go-to names for that quality European jazzy/deep electronic music. We’ve been asking him for a guest …

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Future Classics
Soul

Thundercat ft. Michael McDonald & Kenny Loggins “Show You The Way”

Thundercat, the Grammy winning bassist/singer who continually delivers original, comedic and sometimes dark material for popular consumption, has returned with the soulful and eccentric single “Show You The Way”. It’s the lead single from the forthcoming 23 track record “Drunk”, that is set to release February 24, 2017. With the involvement …

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Future Classics
Soul

Gabriel Garzón-Montano “Jardín” (via Stones Throw)

via Stones Throw: On his debut LP “Jardin”, Gabriel Garzón-Montano sings of the struggles and uncertainties of living in America today, and the universal challenges of love. A Brooklyn-born and raised child of immigrant parents, Gabriel’s aesthetic is an extension of his French-Colombian heritage. His influence is a pastiche of …

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Future Classics
Soul

Omar “Love in Beats” (Freestyle Records)

“When I grow up, I wanna be like Omar” -Stevie Wonder via Freestyle: The musical history is renowned – the Lyefook family has musical talent embedded deep in it’s DNA. Omar’s father Byron worked as a studio musician and drummer with Bob Marley, Horace Andy and even The Rolling Stones. …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Tomorrow’s People “Open Soul” (1976, Stage Productions)

Aside from being included on the CD version of Mr. Peabody’s excellent Real Sound of Chicago compilation, this album has largely remained under the radar and extremely difficult to obtain… until now. The group is comprised primarily of 4 brothers (with 2 additional members joining shortly before the recording of …

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