MIMS “Forgotten Treasures Compilation #1″

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 ...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
Forgotten Treasure: Carly Simon “Why”

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 o...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

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

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...
by DJ Asma

 

 
Forgotten Treasure: First Choice “Double Cross” (Larry Levan Remix)

Forgotten Treasure: First Choice “Double Cross” (Larry Levan Remix)

Ok, I’m filing this one under: “absolutely amazing tracks to open a DJ set with” Ask any DJ and he or she will tell you that set closers and dance floor starters are always crucial categories to have a few key weapons. Tr...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
Future Classic: Cerrone “Hooked on you” (Kon Remix)

Future Classic: Cerrone “Hooked on you” (Kon Remix)

Sometimes a DJ’s edit are so good that they trump the OG. More often this happens with disco edits since the best parts are reworked and the cliché filler is gradually thinned out. But there are a selected few that have beco...
by DJ Asma

 
 
Forgotten Treasure: Gloria Gaynor “Real Good People”

Forgotten Treasure: Gloria Gaynor “Real Good People” (1975)

If you’re like me, you may have a decent chunk of records in your collection that, for one reason or another, have yet to be discovered. When it comes to music I tend to bite off more than I can chew, but somewhere deep in my...
by Doc'trin

 

 
Forgotten Treasure: Max Berlin “Elle et moi”

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, mini...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
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“The Joy Of Disco” (a BBC Documentary)

Ever wonder where the idea of beatmatching and mixing songs together first came from? How about ye ol’ birth of the 12” record? Any takes on what started same sex liberation on the dance floor? Last night I watched BBC’s ...
by Doc'trin

 
 
Forgotten Treasure: Supafrico 2 : The Sound of Funky Africa

Forgotten Treasure: Supafrico 2 : The Sound of Funky Africa

Late seventies and early eighties mega-rare superb afro-funk nuggets! First up is the excellent Afro Disco groove of Kabbala’s ‘Ashewo Ara’, next is Buari’s ‘I’m Ready’, a chunk of pure dancefloor dynamite with a ...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 

 
Forgotten Treasure: James Mason “I Want Your Love”

Forgotten Treasure: James Mason “I Want Your Love” (1977)

I’ve been meaning to write about this one for a little while now. Even after 30+ years, “I Want Your Love” from James Mason remains a mythical track amongst funk & soul heads (and the 100$+ price tag on hi...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
BBE Records & Al Kent present “Disco Demands”

BBE Records & Al Kent present “Disco Demands”

via BBE Records: The Disco Demands series started sometime in the early 2000s – I couldn’t give you an exact year because it didn’t feel like a big deal, so I never noted it. I simply wanted to put out a compi...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
Forgotten Treasure: Peter Godwin “French Emotions”

Forgotten Treasure: Peter Godwin “French Emotions” (1982)

Going to be sharing a few of my favorite selections from our pretty insane adventure we called 24 HOURS OF VINYL. It was a pretty huge success and it was, at least for me, one of the best moments of my year. So many dj’s ...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)