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Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Funky Rainbow “What I Want Is What I Get” (1979)

Who ever said that the US has the monopoly on great Disco Funk? This UFO all the way from Trinidad & Tobago circa 1979 is there to disprove that notion. I found this awesome record from Funky Rainbow in the 45’s collector bin of Mike Vault, the famous British record …

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Amuzement Park "Groove Your Blues Away"
Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Amuzement Park “Groove Your Blues Away” (1982)

Post Disco Boogie! I found the LP while browsing an online site, the original as kinda pricey, but I got instant happy in the pants to this tune. Uptempo groove, great bassline, glassy Funk guitar tones, and some killer horns. lot’s of little breaks and fills to mix in/out of/loop. …

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Future Classics
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco Jazz

Future Classic: Donald Byrd “Dominoes” (J Boogie Edit)

Here’s a super funky edit of the live version of Donald Byrd’s “Dominoes” by one of my favourite dudes from around the way, the one and only, J-Boogie. Mr. Boogie did a nice job of beefing up this timeless classic for the dance floor, making it a staple go to …

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Mix Of The Day
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco Jazz

Mix of the day: J Boogie “Vintage Diversity: A Tribute to Donald Byrd”

from J-Boogie: “Donald Byrd has been a huge influence to myself and several other DJs and producers in the game since the Blue Note era. He was one of the first to bridge the gab between jazz, funk, soul and hip hop over several generations. Sampled by everybody from Black …

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Video Digs
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco

“The Godfather of Disco” Documentary on Mel Cheren & West-End Records

This documentary is more than just about the life of Mel Cheren, it’s a a great time capsule for what was a great era in New York City club culture; the burgeoning disco sound, unified dance floors consisting of every race and sex and a record label that wasn’t afraid …

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The Cannibals "She Knows"
Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco

Forgotten Treasure: The Cannibals “She Knows” (1981)

“Is there anything more anti-climactic than New Years?” my friend asked. Finding myself in King’s Cross Station at 5.30 am with nothing but a 6-inch Chicken Teriyaki sub under my arm, my response was a resounding, “No”. Sensing my rapidly increasing despondency, he rescued me with his iPod; “Here, listen …

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24 HOV Mixes
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco

24HOV Mixes: EDDIE C (Berlin)

Here is another great mix taken from our last edition of the 24 Hours of Vinyl (March 2nd 2013 in Montreal). This one comes from none other than Disco Don, EDDIE C! Not only did Eddie C deliver a killer 2 hour set but he stayed with us until the …

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Positive K "I Got A Man" (1992)
Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Positive K “I Got A Man” (1992)

I’m always a huge fan of tracks from the 90’s golden age of hip-hop that are slightly faster and more on the disco tip. Generally more at the front end of the 1990’s there are a bunch of classics like De La Soul’s “Roller Skating Jam” or Black Sheep‘s “Strobelite …

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Mix Of The Day
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco

Mix of the Day: Eddie C “Beats In Space Mix #665″

Great mix from Eddie C (Canada via Berlin) who is also playing at our upcoming edition of the 24 Hours of Vinyl in Montreal on March 2nd. Live on www.24Hov.com starting at 7pm (Eastern Time). I met Eddie a couple months ago and i’m thrilled to have him be a part …

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Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Paul McCartney & Wings “Good Night Tonight” (1979)

Many years ago, my friend used to run a Post-Punk night at Korova Bar in Montreal during the same time I also did a night there. I’d go to her Post-Punk night and she’d come to my Disco Boogie night and we’d support each other while enjoying slightly different styles …

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Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco

Forgotten Treasure: The Jammers “Be Mine Tonight” (1982)

Disco is a goldmine for heart melting romantic themed music, and in light of this upcoming lover’s holiday, I thought I would share one of my favorites. It’s not a conventional Valentine’s Day song but I think the message is pretty clear. The opening line is what does it for …

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Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Donald Byrd “Love Has Come Around” (1981)

In Memory of Donald Byrd  Donald Byrd was a legendary and striking Jazz musician and has the longest discography, releasing albums since 1955. Mr. Byrd has been sampled over and over again, specifically within Hip Hop, and the first song I ever heard by Donald Byrd was Love Has Come …

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