Forgotten Treasure: Jackie Beavers “Mr. Bump Man”
Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Jackie Beavers “Mr. Bump Man” (1975)

Since I was talked about the CD release of the awesome collection of edits from Detroit’s Theo Parrish called “UGLY Edits” I figured i’d post at least one original version of one of those refixes. I didn’t know about this track before Christian Pronovost played it this summer at a …

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Theo Parrish “Slices DVD Feature”
Future Classics
Disco House / Techno Soul & Funk

Future Classic: Theo Parrish “Ugly Edits” (2CD Compilation)

When I used to work at Inbeat Records a few years ago, these Theo Parrish “UGLY Edits” on those mysterious white labels would come in a leave the shop in about a day. In fact most of them probably never made it to the floor because owner Christian Pronovost would …

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Future Classics
Disco Soul Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Arthur Russell “This Is How We Walk On the Moon”

The more I learn about Arthur Russell the more captivated I become. The expression of an artist being “before their time” is used quite often but with him it is right on. In his very short career he touched on avant-garde, experimental music, folk, echo and drone and for a …

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Dj Mixes
Disco House / Techno Soul & Funk

Guest Mix: Jerome Derradji (Still Music, Chicago)

Still Music is based in Chicago, IL, and is the brainchild of Jerome Derradji. Now in its seventh year, Still Music has been instrumental in the worldwide proliferation of some of America’s freshest underground dance music. From raw disco to beautiful, refined techno, and stopping at every tempo and mood …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Gino Soccio “You Move Me” (1982)

To tie into the Forgotten Treasure theme this week which is forgotten Canadian Gems, I immediately thought of one track, Gino Soccio‘s jam “You Move Me” from 1982. I could easily find myself listening to the intro of this track on repeat! I love the plucky guitar track that pans …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Frida (ABBA) “There’s Something Going On” (1982)

Ok I gotta give credit where credit is due. My friend (and part mentor) Christian Pronovost put me on to this one. The dude is a living encyclopedia of club music of all kinds, from house, afro to electro rap. (Keep an ear out for his Lost Heroes productions and …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: The System “You Are In My System” (1982)

My homeboy Phil Larochelle (check his Mixcloud page!) sent me this nugget today. I knew the Robert Palmer version of this track but I don’t think I had ever heard that track. You can be pretty sure an act is gonna be an act is destined to be a one …

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Future Classics
Disco Soul & Funk

Future Classic: Nite Jewel “It Goes Through Your Head” (Dam-Funk Remix)

Dam-Funk gets on the boards and gives the remix treatment to fellow L.A artist Ramona Gonzalez aka Nite Jewel. All the fans of stuff like Chromatics, Caribou, Four Tet, Onhotrix Point Never should definitely check out Nite Jewel. It’s a lovely mixture of low-fi dreamy discoed pop. Well combine that …

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Disco Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Beatconductor “Sumthin Betta” (2006)

Since New Years Eve is right around the corner, I thought I’d share one of my favorite late night classics. This is one of the jams that you put on right before closing time when everything is just going right! It’s on that epic “we are the world” type shit. …

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Disco Soul Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band “Sunshower”

Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band was a big band and swing-influenced disco band, formed in the Bronx, New York. They are best known for their #1 US dance hit, “Cherchez la femme” sampled by Ghostface Killah on his Supreme Clientele record. Their 1976 song, “Sunshower”, has been sampled by a …

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