Jorun Bombay’s “Rock The Discotek”
Mix Of The Day
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco Hip-Hop Soul

Jorun Bombay’s “Rock The Discotek”

Going back to my East Coast roots with this one. Jorun Bombay, in my mind, has been one of Canada’s best kept secrets. Well, he used to be anyways. When the likes of Jazzy Jeff is pushing your music on his mixtapes, you know you have arrived. When you look …

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Forgotten Treasure: The Jones Girls “You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else”
Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco House / Techno Soul

Forgotten Treasure: The Jones Girls “You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else” (1979)

Jon Dasilva & Maceo Plex’s Love Somebody Else is a supreme House remix of the 1979 R&B hit by The Jones Girls – You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else. I heard it on a Maceo Plex mix many months ago and all I had to listen to since was …

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LTJ XPerience
Future Classics
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco Soul

Future Classic: LTJ Xperience “Mr. Man”

LTJ aka Luca Trevisi of Bologna, Italia does it again! We just posted a forgotten treasure pick of his last week but I couldn’t help writing another post on his newest masterpiece, which I only heard this morning. Packed with a funky guitar riff and soulful male vocals (Marvin Gaye I think), …

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Forgotten Treasure: Yvonne Gage “Doin’ It In A Haunted House”
Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Yvonne Gage “Doin’ It In A Haunted House” (1984)

This is a rare and humorous take on Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and is a Halloween boogie gem. Yvonne Gage’s Doin’ It In A Haunted House was released in 1984 on CBS Records/CIM, and is the absolute definition of a disco one hit wonder that has long been forgotten. I bought …

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It's A Small World Disco
Future Classics
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco Soul

Future Classic: LTJ X-Perience “Cry” (LTJ Rework)

A few weeks ago, I was on the hunt for a song I heard on a house mix, and all I had to go on was the artist name, LTJ (and not LTJ Bukem the British Drum n’ Bass artist I used to bump to in grade 9). This was …

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Forgotten Treasure: Cloud One “Flying High”
Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Cloud One “Flying High” (1981)

If you’re into soul/disco/boogie etc, chances are you know Patrick Adams (or you just don’t know that you know him). Theoretically, a DJ could play entire sets exclusively comprised of Adams’ releases 1) without anyone noticing and 2) have it sound just as fresh, diverse, and down-right enjoyable as any …

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Forgotten Treasure: Lesette Wilson “Caveman Boogie”
Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Lesette Wilson “Caveman Boogie” (1981)

Pick by ANDY WILLIAMS (Montreal, Co-founder of The Goods) “Lesette Wilson was one of the first African-American electro-funk/rock producers, besides Nona Hendryx and Patti Labelle. She was the keyboardist for the famous Tom Brown Band,who was known for his classics “Funkin’ for Jamaica” and “Thighs High”. Lesette also worked with Fela …

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Forgotten Treasure: Black Ivory “Mainline”
Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Black Ivory “Mainline” (1979)

I found this album (which has been on my Discogs wantlist for quite some time) at a local record shop just days before djing a disco-only after-party. It’s not rare, it’s not worth much, but it’s good (and that’s what counts). Once in my hands, I couldn’t stop romanticizing the …

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

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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