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Album Of The Week: Oliver Coates “Shelley’s On Zenn-La” (RVNG Intl.)

The third solo effort by London cellist Oliver Coates is an absolute masterpiece for anyone who loves to be emotionally and mentally challenged while on the dancefloor. The young musician, composer, producer and lead cellist of the London Contemporary Orchestra is widely known for his frequent collaborations with Radiohead, Mica …

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Worldwide FM
Eclectic

Lexis Presents WW International: Montréal on Worldwide FM w/ Moonstarr & OURI

Another great edition of WW International: Montréal on Worldwide FM! This episode features guest sets from Montreal-based Broken Beat veteran Moonstarr and Ghostly International’s latest signee OURI. 120 minutes of life-changing music, lock in and enjoy! TRACKLIST – Lexis’ Intro Set – Soul Litchfield – Autumn Vivian Jones – Physical …

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Radio Show
Eclectic

MUSIC IS MY SANCTUARY Show #92 – Mixed by Lexis

What a summer it’s been! Hope you’ve been having a good one wherever you are. It’s been a busy summer for us at MIMS. We’ve been putting together lots of shows all summer long in Montreal, our last two being Mutek in Montreal on Aug 22nd and Dimensions in Croatia …

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Future Classics
Electronic Soul

Album Of The Week: Tirzah “Devotion” (Domino)

A lot of people hate the hyper classification of music, arguing about which sub-sub genre box a record fits. Personally, as a music nerd and omnivore, I love it. I love contextualizing the record by trying to imagine in my head where I would file it in my collection – …

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Future Classics

Album of the Week: Ratgrave “Ratgrave” (Apron Records)

The Ratgrave project came out of the leftfield and appeared on our musical radar last week. Nothing was known from the project other than it being released out of Steven Julien’s (aka Funkineven) always reliable Apron Records imprint. On closer inspection I discovered that Ratgrave was a new project from …

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Future Classics
Beats Jazz

Album of the Week: Makaya McCraven “Where We Come From” (ChicagoxLondon Mixtape)

“I just met these wonderful people” says Chicago’s Makaya McCraven in the opening moments of the album/mixtape, referring to the fact he is on a stage playing with some of London’s finest young Jazz musicians whilst meeting them for the first time. Over the course of the two day ChicagoxLondon …

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Future Classics
Soul

Album of the Week: The Internet “Hive Mind”

With all of the attention and massive hype generated by 2015’s Grammy-nominated “Ego Death”, it would have been natural for The Internet’s new album – their first for major label Columbia / Sony – to seek new audiences and to try and “crossover” for lack of a better word. On …

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Radio Show
Eclectic

MUSIC IS MY SANCTUARY Show #91 – Selected by Lexis

Back with another well rounded serving of music discoveries for you all. As always travelling across eras, tempos, moods and genres. Show #91 takes you from Dub, Cosmic, Leftfield vibes to Soulful and Electronic head nodding. Lots of new projects under the MIMS umbrella these days: events in Montreal and …

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Forgotten Treasures
Ambient Electronic

Reissue of the Week: Pablo’s Eye “Bardo for Pablo” (Stroom)

As a voracious record digger and music researcher I sometimes, while gazing at the stars above, ask the existential question: will we ever run out of obscure records to reissue? Every week the digging gods seem to answer a resounding “no my son”. The first I heard about Pablo’s Eye …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop Soul

Album of the Week: Children of Zeus “Travel Light”

The Manchester duo of Konny Kon and Tyler Daley known as Children of Zeus have finally dropped their hotly tipped debut album titled “Travel Light”. They built up quite a buzz on the soulful streets following three sell-out singles on First Word and a compilation EP comprised of tracks made by …

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Crucial Material
Eclectic

Crucial Material – Best Releases of the Week (July 7th, 2018)

Every week my head is spinning from the amount of new music that lands on my “to-listen” pile. The sheer volume of new material to go through with its usual ratio of 50% shite 40% forgettable 10% gold is dizzying and discouraging but once I resurface with the handful of …

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Playlists

Résistance Balearique – 40 Tracks Keeping The Balearic Sound Alive

A couple weeks ago we welcomed our good friend Christian Pronovost aka Lost Heroes to talk about our deep love for Balearic music. Always a bit hard to define as a proper music genre, balearic is more of a vibe that could borrow from pop music, electronic, club, reggae, mediterranean …

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