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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Bennys Badekar “Blaekspruttesangen” (1971)

I was playing a guest set on the legendary WEFUNK radio show a couple weeks ago. After an hour of playing tunes and hanging out with Professor Groove (co-founder of the show with Static) I played a German Soul track which made us both crack up. PG then started telling …

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Mix Of The Day
Soul Worldwide Sounds

Dr Miette “Summer Soundz 5″

Great French DJ, member of the great Supagroovalistic crew and our good friend, Dr. Miette has been doing a special Summer mix for the past years. Always featuring a well researched and balanced dose of soul, jazz, sunny vibes from all corners of the globe. However, since this is his first …

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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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Future Classics
Beats Soul

Future Classic: Reginald Omas Mamode IV “All Together” (Intimate Friends)

If this EP would have come out in the early 2000’s it would have found a place next to Jazzanova, Vikter Duplaix, Sa-Ra Creative Partners and other great releases of the Nu-Jazz / Broken Beat / Future Soul era. But there’s no use in looking back. It’s 2015 and there …

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Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Leo’s Sunshipp “We Need Each Other” (1978)

“We Need Each Other” by US funk & soul group Leo’s Sunshipp is a record that despite it’s absolute beauty has always struck me as mystery. The first thing that has always puzzled me is the odd cover art which would seem more à propos for a late 60’s flower power …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Lou Bond “Lou Bond” (1974)

An incredible artist has passed on and although he may yet remain unknown to most hopefully his music will be brought to the forefront because the only record he has ever released is a poignant masterpiece. Lou Bond is the epitome of an engaged artist, his self-titled release on Stax …

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Future Classics

Future Classic: Bilal “In Another Life”

Soul heads have known about Philadelphia’s Bilal since his killer debut in 2001, one of the most influential albums in the Neo Soul movement of the early 2000’s. But it wasn’t until his involvement with Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp A Butterfly” that he started to gain some universal recognition and …

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Forgotten Treasure: Debbie Taylor “No Deposit, No Return”
Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Debbie Taylor “No Deposit, No Return” (1972)

Debbie Taylor had fantastic releases on GWP, Polydor and Arista but here is another throwback sound from the early seventies “No Deposit, No Return” which came out on Today Records. Arranged and co-written in 1972 by Patrick Adams, the man responsible for so much of the quality disco to come …

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Mixtape Mondays

Classic Mixes: Garnier vs Mills “Expect the Unexpected” (2004)

I still remember someone giving me some of these mixes ages ago on a couple of CD-R’s. I was a very young but hungry DJ. I was extremely open minded and already taking the identity of a DJ who wants to play many styles in one set… However, in the …

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Future Classics
Soul

Future Classic: Alessia Cara “Here”

To be honest, any song that opens with the classic Isaac Hayes “Ike’s Rap II” sample starts off on my good side. However, it didn’t take very long for me to pause and pay close attention to what was going here. A R&B song that doesn’t follow the current 2015 blueprints. …

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Future Classics
Beats Soul

Future Classic: Mocky “Key Change”

When the track “Tomorrow Maker” dropped two months ago, I immediately fell in love with this soulful voyage full of different moods and lovely mellow vocals. After playing the song five times in a row, I spent the rest of that day doing research to find out all I could about Mocky. …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Perk Badger “Do Your Stuff” (1966)

Last week we wrote about some of the absolute worst examples of advertising campaigns using music or featuring the musicians as celebrity endorsers. (Link) On the flip side, sometimes it does work out brilliantly. In this case, Nike of the best advertisers of the last 40 years goes digging deep …

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