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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Dwight Sykes & Jahari “Fire & Desire”

Guest contribution from: Andrew Morgan (Peoples Potential Unlimited) “When Dwight Sykes gets down and dirty repairing one of the trucks for his father’s refuse business, he thinks as much about cranking out songs as he does fixing a crankshaft. He has a dream and he figures he can write his own …

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Forgotten Treasure: China Burton “You Don’t Care (About Our Love)”
Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: China Burton “You Don’t Care (About Our Love)” (1979)

Disco is a tricky genre to explore. On the one, hand it’s a natural progression from soul harmonies into a slick, slightly overproduced approach to incorporating new musical technology. On the other, the sound quickly evolved into a formulaic strings+handclaps +4/4 beat, paint-by-numbers way for record companies to capitalize on …

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Throwback Thursdays
Disco

40 Years Ago Today in New York Disco (October 1975)

One of the most prized music books in my collection is “The Disco Files” by Vince Aletti, a week-by-week chronicle of New York’s Underground Disco Scene from 1973-1978. The book is such a goldmine of information that it goes for anywhere from 100-300$ on the market. A essential reference guide …

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Worldwide Wednesdays
Worldwide Sounds

Habibi Funk – Funk, Soul, Psych Music from the Arab World

Some of you may have come across these fantastic mixes with the eye catching name of HABIBI FUNK. If you haven’t, then I thought this was essential to share this wonderful conceptual mix series and music platform. Jannis of Jakarta Records explains: “I got to travel a lot in north …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco Worldwide Sounds

Forgotten Treasure: Boban Petrovic “Zora” (1984)

via DISCOM: Boban Petrovic‘s ”Zora” is our first release that has been made under Disco not Disco record label and which had huge international success reaching N#1 at Juno Bestseller chart in July 2014 (first time one name from the Balkans took N#1 in one UK chart). It was made …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Mike & Bill “Somebody’s Gotta Go” (1975)

Forty years ago, this little nugget landed in New York’s blossoming Disco scene and even the most expert DJ’s and disco heads like legendary columnist Vince Alleti didn’t know what to make of the mysterious 7″ inch vinyl. “From all appearances, “Somebody’s Gotta Go” is piece of homemade product put together by …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Two Man Sound “Que Tal America” (1979)

I’ve always loved this cheeky disco track, a bit of a guilty pleasure. I found a copy in Toronto a couple years ago and I’ve been playing it ever since. The kind of cover or band name that you wouldn’t really pay attention to (you can still find it on …

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Disco Worldwide Sounds

“Disco Dildar” Rare Gems from Pakistan’s Lollywood 70/80’s era

via the always amazing Finders Keepers Records: Never one to merely scrape the surface of a niche genre, the Finders Keepers bloodhound digs deeper still into the core of the Indian subcontinent exhuming a concise party pack of opulent, off-centre Pakistani party targets driven by the pounding drum box rhythms …

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Music Documentaries
Soul & Funk

E.S.G “You’re No Good” 1984 at Danceteria NYC

Quite an amazing youtube treasure right here! Had seen this a couple years ago but was reminded to share it when I saw the homie Alexander Nut (label boss of Eglo & Ho_tep) shared it. Killer video from the Scroggins sisters aka E.S.G aka Emeralds, Sapphires & Gold aka one …

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Soul & Funk

BOOGIE WAH WAH WAH’s – MIMS Playlist

Over the years, I’ve amassed a huge collection of cheesy love songs and put together a small playlist of some of my favorites Boogie WahWahWah tracks. Some are insanely beautiful and evoke the sadness that love can bring, while others are incredibly hilarious. Lyrics like, “Do I have to track …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Victor “Go On Do It” (1984)

I am sharing this one especially for our friend and MIMS collaborator Doc’trin. He’s really quite the disco aficionado and heard me play it in a club and went bananas asking about it. In fact, now that I think about it, this track was featured on the monthly MIMS Show …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Positive Force “We Got the Funk” (1979)

Unless you were clubbing in the UK during the late 1970’s it’s possible this Positive Force disco jam slipped under your radar. Released in 1979 by Sugarhill Records, the mid-tempo groove opens with the quintessential party soundscape, complete with hoots & hollers of “parrrrtay..don’t stop, don’t stop.” Believe it or …

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