Forgotten Treasures
Disco Worldwide Sounds

Zohra “Badala Zamana” (1977)

Late 70’s Arabic language Folk/Disco from France. I first became aware of this one via my pals at Beach Freaks. At the time, I couldn’t afford to cop the OG and wondered when I’d find an affordable copy. Alas! It’s been reissued and is a 10th of the price of …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Professor Brian Oblivion “Autumn Skies”

Armed with turntables, an MPC, one mighty library of soundtracks and Funk, Soul, Psych Rock, and anything else with bump and grit from across the globe, Professor Brian Oblivion is that hungry audiophile producer who consistently reaps a groove from any source. His boom-bap influenced Hip Hop production style, which …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Charles Mingus “Jazz in Detroit / Strata Concert Gallery / 46 Selden” (BBE Music)

During one week in February of 1973, you could attend a live performance by the Charles Mingus Quintet at the intimate Strata Detroit Concert gallery for a mere six bucks. That’s right. You could hear, or bear witness to the great American composer, besides Duke Ellington for next to cheap. …

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Future Classics
Modern Funk

Joanna Rose “Private Line / Love Affair” Avant Garde Records

2 years after their first collaboration with L.A. based singer Joanna Rose on the Nickee B debut album “Stronger”, Avant Garde Records are delighted to share their newest 7 inch single by Joanna Rose. This single features 2 smashing funky tracks produced by French Boogie master Nickee B. If you’re …

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Crucial Material
Eclectic

Crucial Material – Best Releases Of The Week (December 3rd, 2019)

You know we don’t follow or obey categories here. We just follow our ears and hearts and present you strictly with the crucial picks! As always we hope you make some nice discoveries and feel free to encourage these artists/labels if you do! Enjoy and have a great week. NEW …

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Crucial Material
Eclectic

Crucial Material – Best Releases Of The Week (November 27th, 2019)

You know we don’t follow or obey categories here. We just follow our ears and hearts and present you strictly with the crucial picks! As always we hope you make some nice discoveries and feel free to encourage these artists/labels if you do! Enjoy and have a great week. Junius …

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Crucial Material
Eclectic

Crucial Material – Best Releases Of The Week (November 19th, 2019)

You know we don’t follow or obey categories here. We just follow our ears and hearts and present you strictly with the crucial picks! As always we hope you make some nice discoveries and feel free to encourage these artists/labels if you do! Enjoy and have a great week. NEW …

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Forgotten Treasures
Dub Worldwide Sounds

Various “Body Beat: Soca​-​Dub and Electronic Calypso” (1979​-​98)

A killer compilation of hybrid soca obscurities, from ‘79 to ‘98, from both inside and outside the Caribbean, showcasing a wide range of influences, from disco & soul, to nascent house music and roots reggae. Bearing a timeless quality, all 17 cuts are guaranteed to work just as well on …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Tribe “Hometown: Detroit Sessions” (1990-2014)

Even though this group of musicians and artists were very much ignored by the mainstream at the time, Detroit’s Tribe is now considered one of the most legendary collectives and jazz labels during the seventies, featuring jazz greats like Wendell Harrison, Phil Ranelin, Marcus Belgrave, Harold McKinney, and others. Strut …

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