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Interviews

Interview: VITO RICCI (New York) – Discussion hosted by LEXIS

Welcome to this week’s episode of the Music Is My Sanctuary interviews. Our 5th guest is New York avant-garde / experimental composer Vito Ricci. The incredible people behind the Music From Memory label released a compilation of his work titled “I Was Crossing A Bridge”, some of which had never …

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Guest Mixes
Electronic

MIMS Guest Mix: DAVID HANKE (Lübeck, Germany)

On this mix I tried to follow the concept of “The new, the classic & the unexplored” so you there are some fairly new tracks released the last few weeks, as well as unknown tracks and some classics this time. These are some of the tunes I really enjoyed the …

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Interviews
House / Techno

Interview: KARIZMA (Baltimore) – Discussion hosted by LEXIS

Fourth episode of the weekly podcast is here! We discuss with the legendary house producer/DJ Karizma: his music roots, daily inspirations, streaming platforms, corporation takeover of underground music and also how your own art sometimes surprises you – having a track he never thought would come out become his biggest …

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Interviews
Ambient Jazz

Interview: CARLOS NIÑO (Los Angeles) – Discussion hosted by LEXIS

An absolute pleasure to welcome Carlos Niño to my weekly series of conversations. I’ve been a huge fan of his various music endeavours these past 10-15+ years as a Producer, DJ, Musician and all around musical visionary. When I am in needed of uplifting, spiritual, healing music his music always comes …

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Guest Mixes
Broken Beat Jazz

MIMS Guest Mix: TINA EDWARDS (London, UK)

We have an ongoing wish list of worldwide music heads, tastemakers and DJ’s for our long running mix series and our next guest has been at the top of that list for a while. We’re very excited to hear what she cooked up for us! Tina Edwards is a Journalist, …

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Interviews
Jazz

Interview: ANGEL BAT DAWID (International Anthem Records) – Discussion hosted by LEXIS

Composer, clarinetist, singer & spiritual jazz soothsayer Angel Bat Dawid descended on Chicago’s jazz & improvised music scene just a few years ago. In very short time, the potency, prowess, spirit & charisma of her cosmic musical proselytizing has taken her from relatively unknown improviser to borderline ubiquitous performer in …

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Interviews
Soul

Interview: BENNY SINGS (Stones Throw Records) – Discussion hosted by LEXIS

Benny Sings’ music could well be described as intimate lo-fi Disney hip hop songs. The terms AOR and Yacht Rock are often used to define his sunny 70’s and 80’s melodies. But it’s not all retro: Benny’s happy-sad songwriting, late ‘90s R&B beats and buttery production shape a sound bringing …

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Guest Mixes
Eclectic

MIMS Guest Mix: FOOTSHOOTER (London, UK)

via Footshooter: This mix is a musical representation of the incredibly hazy Sunday afternoon on which I recorded it – it very much mirrors my slow, steady mood on that day, and I was quite surprised where I ended up, even though the trajectory felt natural. This one’s for the …

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Guest Mixes
Reggae

MIMS Guest Mix: DJ SPORTSWEAR (Montreal, N10.as)

via DJ Sportswear: The first time I heard Congoman by The Congos I was blown away by the other worldly drum machine sounds you can hear throughout the 7 min cut. A classic Lee Perry Black Ark era production, it really stands out with its innovative of the drum machine. …

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Guest Mixes
Eclectic

MIMS Guest Mix: ALiA (Brussels, Tangram Records)

via Alia: In my sets I always want to bring a fusion of different styles, this mix is no different. This time I put some brazilian, broken, funky, garage & electronic sounds together. Some old & new tracks, without thinking too much about it. It was a spontaneous feeling of …

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Guest Mixes
Leftfield & Experimental Reggae

MIMS Guest Mix: LEANNE WRIGHT (London, UK)

Huge thanks to our good friend Leanne Wright (aka the hip swayer•truth sayer•record player) for this very deep session filled with incredible discoveries! A few words from Leanne on the mix: “I really enjoyed putting this mix together; I’ve been wanting to do something a little deeper, dubbier, darker but …

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Interviews
Jazz

Rising trombonist / composer Rosie Turton shares her 5 influences

London-based trombonist and composer Rosie Turton is one of the up and coming voices on the UK jazz scene and has expressed herself through a variety of different musical outlets, from composing and playing with septet Nerija (Domino Recording Co), Sun Ra space-influenced Where Pathways Meet to recording with Jitwam and …

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