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Forgotten Treasure: Roy Ayers “Love Will Bring Us Together” (1979)

Just thought i’d share one of my personal Roy Ayers favorite. It has always worked for me on pretty much any dance floor I’ve tried it on. Roy Ayers has performed and produced so many amazing jams in his career that a track like this is very often over looked. …

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Future Classic: Slakah the Beatchild “Something Forever”

What do you get when you mix the flavour of Raphael Saadiq with the musical genius of J-Dilla, then throw it in a pot and season it with a little Stevie Wonder & Quincy Jones? A glimpse into the soulful fresh style & sounds of Slakah the Beatchild. Slakah who …

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Forgotten Treasure: “Brother” Jack McDuff “Oblighetto”

This one’s for the diggers and beat heads! Timeless 1970 jam from jazz organist “Brother” Jack McDuff. You know the track is a diggers’ classic when there are different samples along the track used for different tracks. Yes, you heard correctly this is the original for ATCQ’s “Scenario”, another Black …

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Aloe Blacc presents “A Take Away Show”

Here are four beautiful live performances by Aloe Blacc and The Grand Scheme, both shot in Paris, France. The first video includes “Hey Brother” and the instant classic “I Need A Dollar” at a restaurant and the second one includes “You Make Me Smile” shot in the metro and an …

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Forgotten Treasure: Zapp “Computer Love”

Ultimate gangster lovin’ right here. Keeping in mind this track was released in 1984, if Roger Troutman and his talkbox only knew how much computer lovin’ was coming. Come to think of it what the hell where they talking about? The Internet was still 10 years away… and it was all …

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Forgotten Treasure: Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band “Sunshower”

Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band was a big band and swing-influenced disco band, formed in the Bronx, New York. They are best known for their #1 US dance hit, “Cherchez la femme” sampled by Ghostface Killah on his Supreme Clientele record. Their 1976 song, “Sunshower”, has been sampled by a …

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Hypnotic Brass Ensemble “Heritage”

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble can do no wrong. The brothers have gained well-deserved respect all over the world for their hot brass sound (not to mention consistent Lab best sellers), and now they give the fans a taste of the music that has influenced the band’s sound and musical direction. On …

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Future Classic: Erik Rico & Marc Mac “Direct Soul”

I’ve been waiting a few weeks to hear what else the mighty Erik Rico and Marc Mac duo has cooked up since ‘Destiny’ the first single from their ‘Direct Soul EP’ due for an October 24th release. Direct Soul is the highly anticipated EP by L.A.-based multi-instrumentalist, Erik Rico and …

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Gil Scott-Heron “New York Is Killing Me” Video

New video from one of the art form’s undisputed kings Chris Cunningham to complete the haunting and cinematic track “New York Is Killing Me” from living legend Gil Scott-Heron. Nuff’ said.

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Future Classic: Aloe Blacc “Good Things”

Following the huge success of the first single “I Need A Dollar”, Aloe Blacc, the talented multi-instrumentalist, is finally releasing his second album for Los Angeles’ Stones Throw record label. Along with Mayer Hawthorne, the classic soul music sound of the 50’s-60’s is popping up more and more these days …

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Soul & Funk

Future Classic: Dam-Funk “Hood Pass Intact” Video

Super dope official video for Dam-Funk‘s now instant west coast new-g-funk anthem “Hood Pass Intact“. The original instrumental version of the track made so much noise off his LP that Stones Throw had to re-release this as a single with brand new full on vocal version from the Dame! I …

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Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Bohannon “Wake Up”

This one is for the boogie funk lovers. Over looked 1983 classic from Hamilton Bohannon!

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