UKG_NewFaces
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

THE NEW FACE OF UK GARAGE – Our Top 10 New School Producers

Written by Lexis & Dr.Love Although we’re not based in the UK, our faithful readers know that we’re really passionate about UK Garage (and all of its sub-sub genres). We have been involved in the UKG movement since the late 90’s in Montreal. A few years ago we wrote about …

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Guest Mix
Beats

Guest Mix #37: KOEN (Outputs, Holland)

We love to balance out our guest mixes between all of the styles we cover: from old to new, electronic to organic. So here is one we’ve been waiting on for a few months now. KOEN is a producer from Holland we discovered from his great series called OUTPUTS started …

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Exclusive Preview
Beats

Exclusive Preview: KENLO CRAQNUQUES “Rue Sicard”

For anyone who has been following us these past 7 years, it’s no secret that we are huge fans of the Montreal-based producer known as KenLo Craqnuques, along with his Alaclair Ensemble crew. The reputation of Montreal electronic producers has been on the rise with cats like Kaytranada, Jacques Greene, …

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Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco

Forgotten Treasure: J.T “I Love Music” (1983)

As a DJ, sometimes sharing some of your secret gems and special dance-floor weapons isn’t always easy. But when you run a website, radio show or record store you pretty much have no choice but to share those discoveries and focus of digging some more! This absolutely brilliant 80’s Boogie …

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Radio Show

Music Is My Sanctuary – Show #72

Show #72 is here and as as always a showcase of our best discoveries of the previous weeks, both old and new ranging from soul, jazz, uk riddims, house music and hip-hop The past month has been great, had the pleasure of playing some very different projects; with California’s Dj …

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Interviews
Beats

MNDSGN – In 10 Records

We have been fans of MNDSGN (pronounced Mind Design) aka Ringgo Ancheta for quite some time now. Since the late 2000’s the Philly born, LA-based has been making a name for himself in the “beat scene”. But contrary to most of the movement which tends to follow formulas, he makes …

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Special Themes
Beats

Lexis “1994 Bristol State of Mind” (Recorded on WeFunk Radio)

Whenever I’m invited to do a guest session on the great WEFUNK radio show I try to put together a selection that probably hasn’t been done before. And when you’re talking about a show that’s been going strong since 1996 it’s not easy to do something new. But as you …

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Future Classics
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Future Classic: Swindle “Summer Fruits”

When Gilles Peterson‘s Brownswood Records announced that they were releasing an EP from young British producer Swindle it sounded like a match made in heaven. And it certainly lived up to the hype. I wanted to share my favourite track from the “Walter’s Call” EP which is called “Summer Fruits” …

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Guest Mix
Hip-Hop

Guest Mix #36: DJ ONEMAN (NY, Names You Can Trust)

DJ Oneman is the co-founder of Names You Can Trust, the amazing independent record label based out of Brooklyn, NY. Here is a great (vinyl only) buying he made for us! DJ ONEMAN – “BUYING WEED” MIX Joey Bada$$ – Summer Knights Lonnie Liston Smith – Summer Nights KA & …

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Future Classics
House / Techno

Future Classic: Mr. Beatnick “Ice Cream Strut”

Mr. Beatnick is one of our favourite electronic producers of the past few years. One who always delivers top-shelf material, yet he is still a pretty underrated artist. He has some killer releases on the Don’t Be Afraid label as well as a radio show on NTS. A very versatile …

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Forgotten Treasures Mixes

SOULEANCE “Forgotten Treasures Mix #19″

Very happy to finally have a Forgotten Treasures mix from Souleance, two of France’s funkiest and most talented dudes. I’ve been bugging my two friends Soulist and Fulgeance (who are behind the Souleance project) for this mix for a long time and it’s finally here. And just one look at …

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Special Themes
Hip-Hop

ONRA “A Re-Introduction to Rap Français”

Second and final instalment of the French Rap tribute mix series by ONRA. Not a best of, just a compilation of some of his favorite 90’s French Rap songs, including classics and underground hits as well as instrumentals. The first mix received worldwide love from folks like Ego Trip, OkayPlayer …

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