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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Alice Clark “Alice Clark” (1972, Mainstream)

I have been obsessed with Alice Clark’s voice going on some time now. Her 1972 self-titled album on Mainstream Records just does everything right for me. Her voice is the perfect mixture of love, pain, longing, and hope. The best example of this on “Never Did I Stop Loving You”. …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Numonics “You Lied” (1982)

I’ve always had a soft spot for Soul songs with a very senstive subject matter yet an undeniable funky melody and instrumentation. Despite the song being about heartbreak, being deceived and cheated on you’ll find yourself two stepping to this beautiful midtempo soulful tune. Not much is known about Oakland’s …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Rhetta Hugues “You’re Doing It With Her” (1968)

If you love dancefloor killing soul music and have a slight preference for female voices then Rhetta Hugues’ “You’re doing it with her”, taken from her 1969 “Re-light my fire” LP, is a gem you should not sleep on anymore. Thick and groovy bassline, beautiful chorus voices, tight up-tempo Northern …

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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
Boogie / Funk / Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Dwight Sykes & Jahari “Fire & Desire”

Guest contribution from: Andrew Morgan (Peoples Potential Unlimited) “When Dwight Sykes gets down and dirty repairing one of the trucks for his father’s refuse business, he thinks as much about cranking out songs as he does fixing a crankshaft. He has a dream and he figures he can write his own …

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Guest Mix
Soul

Guest Mix #45: ALSTON (Hawaii / NYC)

Since St-Valentine’s is just around the corner we figured we’d ask one of the biggest aficionados of Soul 45’s. ALSTON is originally from Hawaii, but based in NY for the last 9 years. About the mix in his own words: “Im not too good with words or describing things, but …

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Mix Of The Day
Soul

Mix of the Day: Dr. Miette & Waxist “Soul Brothers”

Words via Dr. Miette & Waxist: “After many many hours of spinning records together at late nite gigs, Waxist Selecta and Dr Miette joined their efforts to elaborate this soul mixtape. Soul music has always been a musical link between the two DJs : they share a love for well-orchestred …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Doug Randle “Songs For the New Industrial State” (1970)

For anyone out there who’s feeling the the cold-weather blues, the global-issues blues, the “how-did-I-already-break-my-New-Years-resolution?” blues or any other form of despondency, here is something that will hopefully produce (at the very least) a quick, distracting and delightful daydream. Warm In The Sunshine is a radiantly optimistic psych-pop tune by …

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Mix Of The Day
House / Techno Soul

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

If you’re a fan of Disco, Soul, Detroit Techno, Deep House and all around quality music, then the name Theo Parrish should already be familiar. Since the mid-90’s he’s become one of the most important names in contemporary electronic music. One of the few truly excellent Producer AND Dj he …

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Special Themes
Soul

LEXIS “Moovmnt Guest Mix #13″

Lexis collected his favorite tracks of 2014 and brought everything together in our Moovmnt Guest Mix 13 (Christmas Edition). If you like what you hear, please hit the REPOST button or leave a nice comment. Christmas is about giving of course. So please grab a free download. Artwork by Duktus …

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Guest Mix
Latin Soul Worldwide Sounds

Guest Mix #40: CHRISTIAN MARTIR (Sociedad Records, NYC)

via Christian Martir: “The mix was inspired by the soul and vibrations of New York City. The music of this mix refelcts the internal conversations we have during the commute we take from our homes to our busy lives. As we pass the various neighnoorhoods and go from underground to …

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Future Classics

Future Classic: Swarvy “Scotch”

Suggestion to young producers of the “beats” variety (if that’s what we’re still calling it): focus on making original, ambitious music of your own instead of fighting for likes and plays with productions/remixes/edits that sound like copies of copies. Follow the example set by young American producer SWARVY and his …

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