Forgotten Treasures
Beats Brazil

Forgotten Treasure: Dr.Who Dat “Beat Journey” (2006)

There was a time in the mid 2000s where experimental hiphop was blossoming. Instrumental albums were popping up left and right and Dilla and Madlib were establishing their place in the left field beat pantheon. The broken beat scene was also emerging and Houston producer Jneiro Jarel aka Dr.Who Dat …

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Dj Mixes
Brazil

Mix of the Day: DJ Psycut “The Brazilian Mix Series”

Getting into Brazilian music from the 60’s & 70’s can be a pretty intimidating thing. There is just so much of it and for the most part it aged very well, almost like there is more good stuff than bad stuff (which is pretty damn rare in any genre or …

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Forgotten Treasures
Latin

Forgotten Treasure: Azucar de Caña “Eva Ayllón”

Oh nostalgic Montreal winters. Every year I fear your bitter cold days but revel in the knowledge and experiences you bring me. Think what you may of Black History Month, it does have a way of bringing our attention the beautiful and intricate Afro-tapestry. The legacy of African culture and …

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MIMS Lists
Brazil

DJ ASMA presents “My Favorite Brazilian Music Videos”

I am a passionate fan of brazilian music in all its forms. From the evolution of samba to the psychedelic tropicalia period, Brazilian’s have always managed to innovate while uniting under a truly national sound. You may remember YeS McCan‘s great piece well I want to take you on a …

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Forgotten Treasures Compilations
Jazz Soul Worldwide Sounds

MIMS “Forgotten Treasures Compilation #6” (Europe Special!)

The sixth volume of our Forgotten Treasures Compilations is a Europe Special! I went to do some DJ dates this summer in Austria, Germany, France and Montenegro and I had the chance to meet tons of great music heads and share some great music with them. So I asked a …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk Worldwide Sounds

Forgotten Treasure: Kiki Gyan “24 Hours In A Disco” (1978-82)

Kiki Gyan (real name Kofi Kwarko Gyan) was a Ghanaian superstar who was celebrated as “Africa’s answer to Stevie Wonder”. Starting with piano at age five, he took music very seriously, to the point where it had caused him to quit school when he was twelve and join a huge …

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MIMS “Forgotten Treasures Compilation #3″
Forgotten Treasures Compilations
Jazz Soul Soul & Funk Worldwide Sounds

MIMS “Forgotten Treasures Compilation #3”

Here is third second compilation of  “forgotten treasures” which is – if you’re new here – one of the pillars of this website. We plan to put out one of these every month to go along with our monthly MIMS night in Montreal (every second saturday of the month at …

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Paul Nice
Dj Mixes
Brazil

Classic Mixes: Paul Nice “Brazil Vol.2” (2006)

Paul Nice needs no introduction, the DJ/Producer/Digger has been holding it down on all fronts for well over 2 decades and his Brazil 2 mix is an example of Paul at his best. He does what every amazing mix should do, break new records, shine light on some old classics, …

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MIMS “Forgotten Treasures Compilation #2″
Forgotten Treasures Compilations
Jazz Soul Soul & Funk Worldwide Sounds

MIMS “Forgotten Treasures Compilation #2”

Here is our second compilation of  “forgotten treasures” which is – if you’re new here – one of the pillars of this website. We plan to put out one of these every month to go along with our monthly MIMS night in Montreal (every second saturday of the month at …

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MIMS “Forgotten Treasures Compilation #1″
Forgotten Treasures Compilations
Soul Worldwide Sounds

MIMS “Forgotten Treasures Compilation #1”

We’ve been keeping this one on the hush for a while now. Originally it was a compilation given away with any purchase of MIMS merch (sweet t-shirts & record bags here). If you’re a MIMS faithful reader then you know that the “forgotten treasures” picks has always been one of …

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Brasil Brasil! “Part 1: From Samba to Bossa” (BBC Documentary)
Music Documentaries
Brazil Soul

“Brasil Brasil!” – From Samba to Bossa (BBC Documentary)

BRASIL BRASIL A three-part series from BBC The series offers a detailed account of the years in which Brazilian music has evolved and constantly changed, while capturing the global imagination. Filmed at Brazil’s massive carnival celebrations, in the lawless favelas, the extraordinary maracatu ceremonies of the northern countryside, and in …

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Forgotten Treasures
Worldwide Sounds

Forgotten Treasure: Jagjeet Singh “O Maa Tujhe Salaam Sung”

I was about to to a little write up on one of my favorite records from the 90’s Bristol scene: Tricky‘s “Maxinquaye” (1995). I was reading up on the record and the production and samples used on it when I discovered the sample behind “Ponderosa”, one of my favorite tracks …

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