Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Strong Souls “Sensual Let’s Work” (1993)

This one is really close to my heart. A very obscure release that I’m very surprised that very few people play. Strong Souls is a rare Larry Heard project that was released on Black Market in 1993. That release followed his essential LP on major label MCA and a few …

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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure NYC Peech Boys “Come On, Come On” (1984)

I was introduced to this song a few months ago on a trip to my favorite records store. When the co-owner saw me grabbing that 12″, he looked at me dead in the eye and said “This is the best Larry Levan production ever made”. I wasn’t familiar with it …

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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: The Poets “Emotion” (1993)

The origin of this track is a bit strange. Taken from an obscure Italo House EP from 1993, “Emotion” definitely has more of a New-Jersey House feel than a sun drenched mediterranean piano house song you’d hear coming out of Italy in the mid 90’s. In fact, it sounds like …

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Forgotten Treasure: Chubb Rock “The Chubbster” – Clark Kent Remix
Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Chubb Rock “The Chubbster” – Clark Kent Remix (1991)

Since it’s my first take here, I decided to talk about a little something that both combines House music & Hip Hop elements from the early 90’s, a musical era that’s the closest to my heart. There was a time in the late 80’s and early 90’s, especially in New-York …

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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Seven Grand Housing Authority “Jessica” (1994)

This records has had many lives and it’s still around after over 20 years after it was originally released. Let’s go back in time. Detroit is often associated with Techno around the late 80’s and early 90’s. The city also had a very vibrant house scene. Both movement were actually …

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Interviews
House / Techno

GERD JANSON – in 10 Records

Picture from RBMA “Gerd Janson is the quintessential DJ’s DJ, unearthing the gems that get other music lovers hot and excited. The man has his plate full: running the Liquid club night in Frankfurt, also the co-owner of the great Running Back label, or his involvement with RBMA, Spex and …

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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Forgotten Treasure: Logic “Blues For You” (1994)

Logic‘s “Blues For You” released in 1994 on Strictly Rhythm, quite simply one of the greatest house tracks of all-time, with production by Wayne Gardiner, one of 90’s house music’s unsung heroes. He also made tracks under a few other aliases including Classic Man, Track Masters, Essence and Sound Source. Listening …

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MIMS Lists
House / Techno

90’s House Forgotten Treasures

Almost everyone agrees that House music saw some of its finest hours in the 90’s. Like Hip-Hop, it grew up in the 80’s but came of age in the 90’s when the sound started dispersing in tons of different directions and influences: Hip-House, French Touch, Disco House, Garage and so on. …

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Dj Mixes
House / Techno

Classic Mixes: Moodymann – Live @ Rex Club, Paris (1995)

If you know a little about us here at MIMS, then you know that Detroit’s Moodymann is one of our all-time favorites. Much before even starting the site, we were buying and bumping his records. After posting a 1997 mix recorded on Radio Nova a little while back I uncovered another juicy …

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House / Techno

1986 Magazine Article – The House Sound of Chicago

While digging around for pictures of the late 70’s, early 80’s electronic music scenes I stumbled upon this gem on the old TestPressing.org blog. A four page article dating back from September 1986 in the fashion, design and culture magazine i-D. It explores the emerging House music right from its …

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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Chris Simmonds Project “Work It” – Mike Huckaby Remix (1993)

A UK producer, a Detroit remixer and a Canadian label. How did that happened? Before founding his label Cross Sections Records in 1994, Chris Simmonds was producing and operating Baby Blue Records. This label was specializing in Hardcore / Ragga / Rave / early Jungle. A trip in Detroit in …

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Mixtape Mondays
Broken Beat

Classic Mixes: Bugz In The Attic “BBC1 Essential Mix” (2004)

An oldie but a goodie. A radio 1 BBC essential mix truly deserving of that name. Over 10 years old but still as forward thinking as the day it was released. The Bugz In The Attic crew were basically the Broken Beat equivalent of the WU running 9 members deep! …

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