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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Willie Lindo “Far & Distant” (1974)

A legendary session guitarist as well as producer for such greats as Beres Hammond and Maxi Priest, Willie Lindo is much too bright a gemstone to be left uncovered. I stumbled onto him on one of my YouTube-digging runs with  Read more  »

Forgotten Treasure: Willie Colón “Guaracha”
Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Willie Colón “Guaracha” (1974)

In the world of Latin music, Fania Records reigns supreme. The brainchild of Johnny Pacheco, who is credited with coining the term Salsa to describe his rendition of the Afro-Cuban sound, La Fania holds some of the most priceless moments  Read more  »

Forgotten Treasure: Cru “Ooh Wee”
Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Cru “Ooh Wee” (1999)

This post is really about three things: The year 1999 in rap music, Cru and their song Ooh Wee but more than anything, I wanted to share my thoughts on a very important man in the realm of rap music:  Read more  »


Montreal Loves Dilla

You know what love is. Since the passing of James Yancey, Montreal’s kept in line with other major cities and held its share of events commemorating the man’s catalog around this time of year and while our DJs have always  Read more  »

Dj Mixes

Skratch Bastid & Cosmo Baker “Songs We Listened To A Lot In 2014”

After an extended hiatus, coming back to MIMS is like a warm pair of house shoes: It just feels right. I always look forward to Skratch Bastid and Cosmo Baker‘s year-end mixes. As the title implies, the pair combine new  Read more  »