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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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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: David Porter “The Masquerade is Over” (1974)

To say that David Porter‘s Victim of the Joke LP was an ambitious album is an understatement. Billed as a soul opera, the album is full of overproduced arrangements and spoken word scripted excerpts between and during songs. Most of the record is confusing and overdone, but the final track …

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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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Future Classics

Future Classic: Dolphin “Young Black Mind” (Fresh Selects Records)

via Fresh Selects: “Following up a noteworthy first year of releases with Mndsgn, Low Leaf and Coultrain – the Fresh Selects label are starting 2015 off with their first project that will debut a new artist to the world for the first time. Except in this case – this “new” …

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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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