Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Magdy el Hossainy “Music de Carnaval”

North African rythms and Afro-Arabic grooves clustered as a genre nicknamed Habibi Funk (link) have been gaining traction in the vinyl rare grooves scene in recent years. However, we have yet to see the massive vinyl releases and comps in line with other exotic niche genres. That’s why this 45 …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Anamaria E Mauricio ‎”Anamaria E Mauricio Vol 2″ (1972)

As far as I can figure… Anamaria and Mauricio were a couple of young vocal performers who had some gigs around Sao Paolo in the late 60s. One day in 1969 a record producer sees them in a club and signs them to record an album. That’s 1970’s No no …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Ackie “Call Me Rambo” (1986)

Crucial UK Dancehall treasure from the mid-80’s originally released on the Heavyweight label (also a UK based sound system), featuring production by Chester Roots and Ackie on the vocals. You will also recognize a very nice appearance from a Commodore 64 sample at the beginning of the track. Killer Helicopter …

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Future Classics

Future Classic: ÌFÉ “House Of Love”

I have been a fan of Otura Mun for some years now. Back when he went by DJ Nature and was a member of Cultura Profetica I always appreciated his contributions and vibe, which fused a Hip-Hop aesthetic to the roots reggae flavors. A few years later he did a …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Dax Pacem “La Tumba” (Sociedad Records)

The third installment of Sociedad‘s Dura Series is another perfect representation of the heavy and elite flavors of New York City salsa. From the signature sound of the band to the backstory of the label they were on, Dax Pacem embodies the golden era of salsa. Their legendary stage battles …

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Poirier - Migration (2016)
Future Classics

Future Classic: Poirier “Migration”

Migration. Of all the parts that define Montreal producer Poirier‘s latest album, the label may very well be the part that best places it in the artist’s discography. In itself, migration is a transitory state, a passage from an origin to a destination. A movement from a known point in …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Ken Parker “How Strong” (1967)

For the past month or so, when I’ve felt like leaving the world and gliding off to another place, this has been my medicine. Ken Parker, Jamaican son of a preacher man, had a string of hits in the late 60s with reggae gurus Coxson Dodd, Duke Reid and Bunny …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Trio Mocoto “Não Adianta” (1977, Arlequim)

At the bottom of a crate laid an abandoned record with a mysterious cover featuring 7 musicians depicted in pointillism style with a funky orange and pink font. I later found out that this version was the Italian edition released on CAM (pictured below). It was the visual that caught …

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Dj Mixes

Dj Tahira “Boiler Room Set in Recife, Brazil”

From Tahira: It was my first time in Recife (Brazil), the city always seen as a great musical melting pot. A lot of great musicians are from the state of Pernambuco: Nana Vasconcelos, Lia de Itamaraca, Chico Science, Alceu Valenca, Dominguinhos, Renata Rosa, Siba and much much more great talents. It …

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Dj Mixes

Mix of the Day: Angela Vargas aka DJ Firecracker

Sometimes a mix just catches your attention and you delve into it right away. Sometimes a DJ pops onto the scene and seems to have carved out their niche before they even showed up. This is the case with Toronto’s Angela Vargas aka DJ Firecracker and her self titled mix. …

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Exclusive Premieres

Exclusive Preview: Havana Club Rumba Sessions remixed by Poirier

Gilles Peterson‘s long-standing relationship with the musical heritage of Cuba has produced some truly amazing releases since the launch of the Havana Cultura platform in 2009. The latest project, Havana Club Rumba Sessions, sees him explore the roots of rumba through a project comprising three parts: a feature length documentary, …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Count Ossie “Tales Of Mozambique” (1975)

via SOTU: Soul Jazz Records are releasing Count Ossie and The Mystic Revelation’s seminal 1975 album Tales of Mozambique in an expanded double album/single CD/digital format, fully remastered and with the inclusion of two bonus rare single-only tracks, full sleevenotes, exclusive photographs and interview. Count Ossie is the central character …

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