Throw Em' Up
Soul

Onra & Lexis “Throw ’Em Up 4”

“When we put out the first volume of our Throw ‘Em Up mixes over 3 years ago we never thought the era and sound we wanted to cover would go that deep. We thought our knowledge was pretty advanced but have come to realize that there are so many hidden …

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Special Themes
Soul

Onra & Lexis “Throw Em’ Up” Vol. 1-2-3

In late 2012, french producer Onra and Lexis, founder of Music Is My Sanctuary, got together in Montreal and recorded a mix inspired by a period that was really influential for both: mid-90’s R&B club classics. Vol.1 was so well received that they decided to keep the concept going for …

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Throw Em' Up
Soul

Onra & Lexis “Throw’Em Up 3″

Volume 3 is the edition that required the most work so far because while Volume 1 was about 3/4 classics and Volume 2 about 1/2 classics, this one features some heavy digging, including a lot of rare remixes and slept-on jams. As usual, a few classics too! Tons of artists …

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Onra & Lexis “Throw Em’ Up” LIVE in Vancouver & Montreal

“THROW EM UP” is a project created in 2011 by ONRA, great French producer (Long Distance, Chinoiseries and others) and LEXIS, Montreal-based DJ and founder of Music Is My Sanctuary / 24 Hours of Vinyl. It is a project entirely dedicated to a brief period in R&B of the mid-90’s. A …

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Music Documentaries

Onra & Lexis “Throw’Em Up 2” – All the Videos!

The second edition of the Throw Em’ Up mix is finally out and we’re really happy that people are loving it. Tons of people are discovering tracks they didn’t know and also falling back in love with a few classics too. We can only tell you that we put a …

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Throw Em' Up

Onra & Lexis “Throw’Em Up 2”

In the summer of 2012, Onra & Lexis joined forces to tackle a project based on a music period they both love so much. That brief period from approximately ’93 to ’96: the New Jack Swing sound got dated and soulful club music became much closer to the Hip-Hop productions …

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Throw Em' Up

Onra & Lexis “Throw’Em Up 1”

This summer, good homies French producer Onra and Lexis, founder of Music Is My Sanctuary, got together in Montreal and recorded a mix inspired by a period that was really influential for both: mid-90’s R&B club classics. The idea behind the selections: As the title suggests, the whole concept of …

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Music Documentaries
Soul

Onra & Lexis “Throw’Em Up” – All the Videos!

Onra and I recently released a 90’s r&b mix called “Throw’em up” and we’re really happy that the response is good. Tons of people are rediscovering tracks they loved, some they forgot about or didn’t know. There are also a ton of slightly younger people that didn’t live these glory …

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Exclusive Preview
Beats Electronic House / Techno

Exclusive Premiere: jitwam “thejit” (The Jazz Diaries)

jitwam returns with this 4 track EP in anticipation of his debut album dropping in August! Though beats and fuzzy hip-hop instrumentals may be all the rage, jitwam (apparently from Manipur, but currently based in Brooklyn…?) offers something more out of the box with his original slow-motion funk, dusty soul, …

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Interviews
Hip-Hop

Give The Drummer Some: Karriem Riggins On His Next Moves

If you haven’t heard of Karriem Riggins by now it’s time you got acquainted. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan Karriem picked up Jazz drumming at a very young age, and by 17 years old he was playing alongside Betty Carter. It was during middle school that he expanded into producing …

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The Raw House Supreme
House / Techno

The RAW HOUSE SUPREME – Show #172 (Hosted by The RawSoul)

Heavyweight sounds all around! Lots of bumpin’ and swingin’ vibes courtesy of Todd Edwards, Kenny Dope, Kings Of Tomorrow, Tuff Jam, Grant Nelson, David Anthony, Todd Terry, Masters At Work, MK, Frankie Foncett, Kerri Chandler, DJ Disciple, Smack and even some Roger Sanchez. TRACKLIST 1.Todd Edwards – Winter Behavior 2.Eddie …

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Future Classics
Soul

Gabriel Garzón-Montano “Jardín” (via Stones Throw)

via Stones Throw: On his debut LP “Jardin”, Gabriel Garzón-Montano sings of the struggles and uncertainties of living in America today, and the universal challenges of love. A Brooklyn-born and raised child of immigrant parents, Gabriel’s aesthetic is an extension of his French-Colombian heritage. His influence is a pastiche of …

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