Forgotten Treasure: Sade “The Balearic Sound of Sade”
Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Sade “The Balearic Sound of Sade”

Perfect end-of-summer lover’s vibes: four suitably sultry Balearic tracks by Sade. The third offering from the indisputably Balearic imprint Sunkissed Records comes in the shape of four dreamy tracks from the sultry Sade on a nice vinyl reissue. First up is the 7-minute US remix version of 1984’s ‘Hang On …

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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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Forgotten Treasure: Carly Simon “Why”
Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Carly Simon “Why” (1981)

What I love about our Forgotten Treasures section is that we pretty much make up the rules. Mainly, it doesn’t have to be about uber rare shit. We’re not trying to impress you all the time with our crazy knowledge of Italo Disco or long lost Russian Jazz. Sometimes a …

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Klymaxx
Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Soul

Forgotten Treasure: KLYMAXX “Don’t Hide Your Love” (1982)

You could say Klymaxx was ahead of its time. The all-female band was brandishing the girl power ideology a decade before the onset of riotgrrl or the appearance of leather-clad starlets like Avril Lavigne. They released albums with titles such as “Never Underestimate the Power of a Woman” and “Girls …

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Future Classic: Funkineven & Fatima “Phoneline”
Future Classics
Beats Boogie / Funk / Disco Soul

Future Classic: Funkineven & Fatima “Phoneline”

It’s no secret to anyone that we are huge fans of pretty much anything that comes out of the EGLO Records catalog. I played with label boss Alexander Nut last year, an amazing DJ and just great tastemaker in general and a few weeks ago I played with Eglo co-founder …

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Forgotten Treasure: Midnight Express “Danger Zone”
Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Midnight Express “Danger Zone” (1983)

Sometimes it’s just better to let a record speak for itself..or in this case the totally whacked out video for this boogie bomb. Tri-Fire records have made a slick 12” reissue so that everyone can enjoy 80’s funk band Midnight Express in all it’s jheri curled glory. This song with …

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Future Classic: Toro Y Moi + Tyler The Creator “Hey You”
Future Classics
Boogie / Funk / Disco Soul

Future Classic: Toro Y Moi + Tyler The Creator “Hey You”

When we heard that Tyler and Toro Y Moi were doing studio sessions it definitely got our attention. Just wasn’t a pair of dudes we were expecting to work with but it does make perfect sense when you think about it a little. Not sure if an EP or full …

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Forgotten Treasure : Diane Tell “En pleurer ou en rire”
Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Soul

Forgotten Treasure : Diane Tell “En pleurer ou en rire” (1977)

Producers of soulful and funky musique Québecoise during the late 70s and early 80s weren’t so numerous. I’m thinking of the duo JF William & Serge Laporte known as Bill, Georges Thurston also known as Boule Noire who ran the Magique record label around that time. As for female singers/composers, …

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Forgotten Treasure: Spontaneous Overthrow “All About Money”
Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Spontaneous Overthrow “All About Money” (1984)

Pretty much the definition of what a forgotten treasure is right here! Very odd yet beautiful slice of synthesized experimental soul music from a group called Spontaneous Overthrow. Nathaniel Woolridge and Anthony Freeman, two friends from Newark, New Jersey decided to press this LP on their start up label called …

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Forgotten Treasure: Max Berlin “Elle et moi”
Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Max Berlin “Elle et moi”

This is some serious sleazy disco action right here, straight out of Belgium from the gloriously cheesy 80’s. I discovered this record not that long ago and after about 5 seconds I was in love with it. Really simple, minimal disco à la Giorgio Moroder or Cerrone, actually Max Berlin …

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Sparkz “Jacques de la Jungle” (Sparkz resync)
Boogie / Funk / Disco Soul

Sparkz “Jacques de la Jungle” (Sparkz resync)

Very nice little re-edit from the Montreal homie Sparkz. He’s a very quiet dude but the guy has one of the best batting averages out there. Average meaning, the number of stuff he sends me of his VS the number that I like. In fact, his batting average is almost …

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Forgotten Treasure: The Whispers “Keep On Loving Me”
Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco

Forgotten Treasure: The Whispers “Keep On Loving Me” (1983)

I was racking my brain to find a “forgotten treasure” gem to share with you all and I remembered a bunch of cool stuff played by the homie Lefto last night in Montreal, as expected goodies from left and right, new and old. Just the way we like it over …

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