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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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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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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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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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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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House / Techno

Exclusive Premiere: Thatmanmonkz “Chai Tea”

It’s a strange new post-everything musical landscape we occupy. The machines have been playing the humans for some time, and the conversation became pretty one-sided. The focus now is metrics not moments. A million transcendent dance floor events condensed into monetizable data, the compost in which ‘likes’ and ‘solid socials’ …

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House / Techno

Exclusive Premiere: Son of Sound “The Music” (Sistrum Recordings)

Son of Sound joins up with Patrice Scott’s Sistrum imprint to release three soulful cuts entitled ‘Evolve’. New York native Henry Maldonado aka Son of Sound has a discography of releases dating back to 1991 from being a part of the House 2 House trio who released a number of …

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Modern Funk

Video Premiere: Zackey Force Funk “DOA”

Timed perfectly for Halloween, Modern Funkster Zackey Force Funk shares the brand new visuals for ‘DOA’ off his latest LP “Bodyrock Shotgun”. For some, tales of street escapades, drugs, and fast women are tales of fantasy. For Zackey Force Funk, these tales were at one point his reality. After being …

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UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Exclusive Premiere: Etch “Groove Control” (Sneaker Social Club)

Etch’s forthcoming album “Ups & Downs” is a collection of cuts that date as far back as 2014 and up to the present day. Featured here, ‘Groove Control’ is a throwback to old school Jungle and Rave tendencies. While Etch remembers what came before, there are still references to more …

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