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

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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Playlists
Soul

SEX TAPE – MIMS Playlist

There is certainly no shortage of love / soulful / baby making anthems. We thought you might want to hear some of our favorite sexy time selections. Because nothing is worse than putting on a record and being thrown off by some weird track in there to break the mood. So …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Hildergard Knef “Im Achzigsten Stockwerk” (Decca Records 1970)

In the world of vinyl, Germany is famous for its great classical pressings and the undeniable influence of Krautrock on modern electronic music. That’s why I was so surprised to find a smooth and downright funky track on Hildegard Knef’s 1970 LP. Indeed the song Im Achzigsten Stockwerk highlights the …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: The Crowns “How Can He Lead You” (1977)

A couple of weeks ago, the homie Lexis and I were spinning a brunch gig together and he said something I instantly connected with and knew I’d share with you: “As a music lover, there’s nothing more frustrating than attending an entire DJ set without feeling compelled to walk up …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Gloria Ann Taylor “Love Is A Hurtin Thing”

via Ubiquity Records: “Amidst much anticipation from collectors, record stores, DJ’s and producers alike Gloria Ann Taylor’s musical output on Selector Sound have been compiled and will be presented in a deluxe triple-gatefold double LP package complete with photos and extensive liner notes. Soul singer Gloria Ann Taylor has no …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Real to Reel “Love me like this” (1983)

This is one of the best modern funk tracks money can buy. Yes, it isn’t the rarest track in all of the 80’s Boogie Funk era, probably because it was released on Arista a major label at that time. But what it lacks in prestige, it makes up for it based on …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Leon Ware “Musical Massage” (1976)

On my top 5 albums of all time lies Marvin Gaye’s “I Want You”. When it comes to pure sensual soul nothing tops the mix of Marvin’s voice with the amazing mix of musicality that weaves its way throughout that album. It is an album I have heard my entire …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Norman Weeks & Revelations “Hold On” (Rent Productions)

This amazing slice of disco-funk with a gospel touch has been a favorite of mine for a number of years now. I love playing this one in the dying moments of a club night filled with beautiful music and people. Since I played this one last night at our monthly …

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Dj Mixes

Cratery Presents “Sims Joints – Son of S.O.U.L. tribute”

This is a wonderful mix with a very heart warming story surrounding it. The good folks at the Cratery crew in Toronto, absolute jedi-level vinyl diggers, have put together a mix for their friend Masimba “Son of S.O.U.L.” Kadzirange who passed away recently. I will let them explain the inspiration behind …

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Future Classics
Soul

Future Classic: Benny Sings “Studio”

It looks like the fine folks at Jakarta Records have been saving some gems and will be finishing 2015 with a bang with three highly anticipated album releases. In the next few weeks they will be introducing the upcoming LP’s for Ivan Ave and Fred Fades, Bluestaeb, an EP from Olivier St-Louis …

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Throwback Thursdays
Soul & Funk

Classic Mixes: Theo Parrish “Methods of Movement” (2000)

Whether you are a fan Disco, Soul, Funk or Detroit Techno, Deep House the name Theo Parrish should already be familiar. Since the mid-90’s he has been one of the most important artists in contemporary electronic music in the last 20 years. One of the few truly excellent Producer AND Dj he also …

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Throwback Thursdays

The 1966 Studio Session of the Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows”

I’ll always have a special place in my heart for the classic Beach Boys records from the 60’s, it’s the music I remember discovering through my dad when I was a 10 year old kid. As I grew older I was able to start to fully appreciate the depth of …

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