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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Soho “Hot Music” (1990)

“Way back in 1994, when I was first cutting my teeth in the world of spinning house music, I picked up an LP from one of my favourite record stores (Inbeat R.I.P. ) called Hot Music by an artist named Pal Joey. The main reason I purchased this album (which …

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Jazz

Theo Parrish “Black Jazz Signature”

via Sounds Of The Universe (Record Store in London, UK) “We are currently taking pre-order for this title. Expected to ship for the release date of 19th August. Theo Parrish curates his own, unique volume in the series following DJ Mitsu and Gilles Peterson; collecting his favourite records on the …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz Soul

Forgotten Treasures: Conjure “Music for the Texts of Ishmael Reed” (1985)

On my last trip to New York, I paid a visit to the Brazilian vinyl mecca Tropicalia in Furs (peace to its East 5th Street digs). In browsing their jazz section, this rust-coloured jacket with a somewhat melancholy portrait struck my attention. As I read the list of personnel, it …

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Mix Of The Day
Jazz

Mix of the Day: Jazz Amnesty Sound System #32 (CTI Records)

The man behind CTI Records was no stranger to the jazz world, Creed Taylor had been recording and releasing jazz for years. Starting at Bethlehem in the early fifties he moved on to ABC-Paramount and by 1960 he worked out a deal to start Impulse! and began “The New Wave …

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MIMS Lists
Jazz Soul

ERIC LAU presents “What I’m Feeling Right Now”

We’ve been loving Eric Lau‘s music for quite a while now. Ever since we heard his first LP on Ubiquity (“New Territories” in 2008) we’ve always been on the lookout for his work. We played two of his tracks in our last MIMS shows (“Oh Dara” on #61 and “Everytime” …

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MIMS Lists
Jazz

DJ PSYCUT presents “My Jazz Attitudes Classics”

As you know, at MIMS we like to keep things very eclectic: one foot in the new, one in the old. So we love meeting and connecting with like minded crews and DJ’s from across the world with that same love for good music; in all its shades. Psycut from …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Sun Ra “The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra” (1965)

Heliocentrism is the astronomical model where all planets revolve around the sun and was a moment in history where the world shifted from a vision of Earth as the center of the universe. The same can be said for multi-instrumentalist, jazz guru and astrophilosopher Sun-Ra’s album, that marks the departure …

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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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Oliver Nelson “The Blues and the Abstract Truth”
Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Oliver Nelson “The Blues and the Abstract Truth” (1961)

Oliver Nelson is a legendary jazz arranger with a strong playing pedigree (he played tenox sax with Quincy Jones in the early 60s) that really came into his own on his timeless and most revered record ”The Blues and the Abstract Truth”. This is a very special record personally as …

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Mix Of The Day
Jazz

Mix of the day: DJ Mixsoup “Jazz & Not So Jazz”

Music fan for ages via Best & les Inrocks mags a.o. plus les Nocturnes (with George Lang), Rock à Gogo & “100 Minutes par delà” (Radio 21 back then – respectively with Jacques Depierpont and Tyanne), then Mixmag followed by The Wire Magazine (from which I remain a fan these …

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Video Digs
Jazz

Thelonious Monk “Straight No Chaser” (Live in London 1965)

Thelonious Monk Quartet performing Straight No Chaser in televised performance at the Marquee Club, London, 1965. Personnel: Charlie Rouse (ts), Thelonious Monk (p), Larry Gales (b), Ben Riley (d)

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