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Jazz

Emma-Jean Thackray’s Tour De Force

London-based trumpet player, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Emma-Jean Thackray has been making a lot of waves in the Jazz scene with the recent release of her new EP “Ley Lines”. With four full-length tracks separated by four interludes included as “palette cleansers”, the EP is a real journey through her ideas …

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Eclectic

IT HAPPENS EVERY SPRING – Volume 5 (Hand-Picked by Lexis)

I am constantly working on mixes, guest appearances or radio sessions. My musical mind is always occupied on the two or three projects that are on my plate. However, my annual spring mix has become my favorite, it remains on my mind all year round. Initially the inspiration came from …

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MIMS Radio
Beats Electronic Modern Funk

They Called It Skweee

Skweee was created in Sweden and Finland in the mid 2000s by a handful of producers using cheap synths (like the Roland Alpha Juno 1) and really anything else they could get their hands on. Skweee (yes, that’s with three E’s) combines nostalgic synth/chiptune leads and bass lines with ’80s …

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InterviewsMIMS Radio

Waajeed’s Multifaceted Approach To The Detroit Sound

Hailing from Conant Gardens Detroit, Waajeed’s productions through the years have been known as both inventive and genre-defying. Of recent years and with a more dance floor orientated mindset, Waajeed launched Dirt Tech Records as well as collaborating with many hometown legends like Carl Craig, Mad Mike, and Theo Parrish. …

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Radio Show
Eclectic

MUSIC IS MY SANCTUARY Show #89 – Mixed by Lexis

Is it spring where you are yet?? In Montreal we’re still a few painful days away but we’re starting to see the light. As you know, I do a spring mix every year called “It Happens Every Spring” so you can expect that one very soon. I have to respect …

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Guest Mix
Disco

MIMS Guest Mix: Dislocated Disco (London, UK)

Launched in 2013, Dislocated Disco is a London-based DIY dance party run by Thomas Theodore and Anton Spice. “We’ve been friends for years and have a developed a bit of a sixth sense for what makes the Dislocated Disco sound, but this is the first time we’ve distilled the free-form …

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Radio Show
Eclectic

MUSIC IS MY SANCTUARY Show #88 – Mixed by Lexis

First show of 2018 and it’s been a busy start to the year for me and an inspiring start to the 11th year of Music Is My Sanctuary. Just coming back from great gigs in China and New York. Very inspiring to be out there, big thank you to everyone …

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Top 10 Highlights of 2017: Music Is My Sanctuary’s 10th Anniversary

Before we step into a new year, our 11th, I wanted to look back at some of the highlights of the past year. I started the website in 2007 as a means to get my monthly podcast out, and beyond the reach of my hand-to-hand CD-R distribution (remember those?). As …

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Playlists
Eclectic

TEMPO Teaser Playlist by Seb Fauteux & Lexis

We wanted to give you a taste of what to expect with our new project: an extended evening on December 16th in Montreal called simply TEMPO. Beautiful space, great hi-fidelity sound, open-minded music lovers, with uncompromising and eclectic dance floor selections! Event Info Playlist featuring 50 handpicked gems ranging from …

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Radio Show
Eclectic

MUSIC IS MY SANCTUARY – Show #87 (Hosted by Lexis)

Once again, my latest show goes all over the place musically! 2 hours of songs that have been stuck in my head recently and I’m hoping will get stuck in yours as well. Working the angles between organic and electronic with slow tempos speeding up and dropping back down again. …

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Future Classics
Jazz Soul & Funk

30/70 Collective “Elevate” (Rhythm Section)

On their 20th release Rhythm Section, the London-based but Worldwide-minded label, continue to stretch the boundaries of what an underground/dance floor label can be. Bradley Zero once again taps into the talent pool of Melbourne, Australia and presents this ‘mini-album’ from the 30/70 Collective. Rhythm Section has previously released an …

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Eclectic

Music Is My Sanctuary Show #86 – Mixed by Lexis

Welcome to the autumn edition of the Music Is My Sanctuary radio show. I’m back from one month in Europe of DJ dates, buying tons of records and meeting inspiring people in 8 different countries. This is show #86 featuring lots of fresh material and few exclusives spread over 2 …

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