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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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
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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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Future Classics
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Future Classic: The Weeknd “House of Balloons”

I’ve been hearing some good things about this up and coming singer-songwriter from Toronto called THE WEEKND. But until you listen to it you can never be quite sure what the hype is all about and if it’s about more than the guy wearing the right t-shirt and cap. Veryyy …

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Future Classic: Raphael Saadiq “Good Man”

“As any connaisseur of modern Soul and R&B, ask anyone and they’ll tell you Raphael Saadiq is amongst those most renowned and respected. A figurehead with credentials stretching as far back as we at PinBoard remember in our bibs; weather handed down Toni Tony Tone cassettes, bumping Ummah (Saadiq, Tip …

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Little Dragon & PS22 Chorus “Twice”

“On Monday night Little Dragon performed on the Jimmy Fallon show, then yesterday they trekked out to Staten Island to see New York’s other landmark music fans—the Oscar-closing, loved-by-Oprah PS22 Chorus. Yukimi led a 65-voice version of “Twice” Then the kids cover, in nice and proud loud voices, the essential …

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Fullrange’s Sexy Soul | Volume Trois
Dj Mixes
Hip-Hop Soul

Fullrange’s Sexy Soul | Volume Trois

This is the third cloudcast of my sexy soul selection. This mix featured the soulful and sexy voice of James Blake, Jamie Woon, Jamiroquai, Mayer Hawthorne, Quadron, Nina Simone and Kissey Asplund. Big up for the two Canadian include in cloudcast: The Weeknd and Shad. Incredible hip-hop production from France …

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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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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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Bill Withers “Ain’t No Sunshine” (1971)

Ha. I know what you’re saying, this isn’t a forgotten treasure, this is an all-time classic song that has been voted in the top 500 songs of all-time by Rolling Stone, covered by 144 people (or at least that’s what Wikipedia says). So ok, it’s a classic and that’s it. …

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“Still Bill” Documentary: Bill Withers

Just rented this on my brand new AppleTV thingie and I can’t recommend this highly enough. A very honest and real look into the life of Bill Withers. The movie gives us an intimate look as he celebrates his 70th birthday, reminisces on a great career that started surprisingly late …

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