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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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Flying Lotus “Lovers Melt #1-2-3″ (Free Download)
Dj Mixes
Beats Soul

Flying Lotus “Lovers Melt #1-2-3” (Free Download) + 4 (Stream)

We’re always intrigued to know about the musical influences of some of our favorite artists. We started a mix series called “Forgotten Treasures” where we ask our favorite people to make us a mix based on their influences (link). So when Flying Lotus started making his Lovers Melt mixes, we …

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Future Classics
Beats Soul

Future Classic: Thundercat “The Beyond / Where Giants Roam”

via Brainfeeder: Virtuoso bassist and singer-songwriter Stephen Bruner aka Thundercat returns to the Brainfeeder fold with his first solo material in two years, having already made outstanding contributions to not one, but two, of the greatest albums of 2015 – To Pimp a Butterfly and The Epic – by fellow …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Taxie “Rock Don’t Stop” (1979)

via EGLO / Melodies: For the inaugural release of Eglo’s sister label Melodies, We bring back a rare disco crossover anthem by Taxie. Formed in Oakland, California in 1978 the band recorded Rock Dont Stop & pressed up limited quantities. Remastered from the original tapes, this uplifting dance-floor gem is …

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Dj Mixes
Soul

Mix of the Day: Matthew Africa “Twee Funk Mix”

If you’ve read my past posts your no “stranger” to the fact I love the classic “soul groups” and that one of my favorite varieties is Kiddie Soul aka Jackson 5 clones. Well orchestrated angelic voices singing about puppy love was the hot selling material back in the 60s and …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Eddie Hinton “I Can’t Be Me” (1980)

Eddie Hinton fits right into to the Forgotten Treasures section. An overlooked musical talent that was destined for big things which unfortunately never materialized. Legendary record man Jerry Wexler once called him “the next big thing” after hearing him play a studio session. Wexler also later referred to Hinton as “the …

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Soul

DETROIT ’67 – by Stuart Cosgrove

A couple days ago we ordered a book titled “Detroit ’67” by journalist, broadcaster who was involved with BBC, NME, The Face to name a few. We are only a few pages into it but so far we can’t put it down, a fascinating chronicle of Soul Music, Street Crime …

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Dj Mixes
Soul Soul & Funk

Mix of the Day: Soirées Textures – Spring / Summer Mix

A really nice mix from the Soirées Textures duo (Alexandre Laflamme and MIMS’ very own David Cantin) from Quebec city brings together a spring-early summer vibe vinyl only mix that reaches way across the disco funk soul feel. Enjoy! You’ll be bumping this one all summer long! TRACKLIST 1. Brenda …

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Soul

James Mason long-lost tracks will finally see the light of day (via Rush Hour)

via Rush Hour: “Over three decades after “Rhythm Of Life”, James Mason rediscovered tapes with more recordings from that period. “The Dance Of Life” (ft. Bernard Purdie on drums and Fonda Rae on backing vocals) and “Up Jump” are the first two tracks taken from the “Recollection Echo” album that …

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Future Classics
Soul

Future Classic: Ego Ella May “Zero”

I always search for new artists that go into the “Future-soul / Neo-soul” category or whatever you want to call it these days. Albums by artists like Jesse Boykins III or Fatima finish in my top 5 every year and their LP’s end up being on constant rotation in my …

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