Lexis (MIMS Founder)'s Latest Articles

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Forgotten Treasures
Electronic

Forgotten Treasure: Hiroshi Sato “Orient” (1979)

The world of rare Japanese Funk & Soul is a vast and expensive one to visit. The kind of realm that can be dangerous for your record budget once you start falling deep into. But there is something absolutely irresistible about the pop music that was coming out of Japan in …

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Around The World
Eclectic

Around The World – Show #02 (Hosted by Rustam Ospanoff)

Second edition of the AROUND THE WORLD show coming all the way from Kazakhstan’s most important tastemaker and founder of the Jazzystan Festival, Rustam Ospanoff. 90 minutes of lovely grooves without borders or boundaries. Tip! TRACKLIST 1. Steve & Eydie – Rio de Janeiro 2. Sonya Spence – Let Love …

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Radio Show
Eclectic

Music Is My Sanctuary – Show #81

It’s been a long time since the last MIMS Show. A really long time. I’m really sorry about the delay but this summer i’ve been really busy with some new projects related to Music Is My Sanctuary, namely our weekly MIMS Radio sessions  every friday afternoon and getting the MIMS Agency …

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Guest Mix
Eclectic Soul & Funk

MIMS Guest Mix: AKI (Cosmos Records, Toronto)

(Photo by Bruno Destombes) It’s an absolute treat to get an exclusive guest mix from Aki, founder of the wonderful Cosmos Records, who had not put out a mix in over 10 years. That’s how busy the man is hunting down the world’s finest wax. Since opening in 1998, Cosmos …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Baaska & Scavelli “Get Off The Ground – The Bottom End Version” (1976)

Widely regarded as the holy grail of the rare jazz dance scene, Baaska & Scavelli‘s “Get Off The Ground” is a track that is the very definition of a forgotten treasure! One of the most in demand and hard to get tracks in the world, until the good people at …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Leo’s Sunshipp “We Need Each Other” (1978)

“We Need Each Other” by US funk & soul group Leo’s Sunshipp is a record that despite it’s absolute beauty has always struck me as mystery. The first thing that has always puzzled me is the odd cover art which would seem more à propos for a late 60’s flower power …

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Throw Em' Up
Soul

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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Dj Mixes
Eclectic

Classic Mixes: Garnier vs Mills “Expect the Unexpected” (2004)

I still remember someone giving me some of these mixes ages ago on a couple of CD-R’s. I was a very young but hungry DJ. I was extremely open minded and already taking the identity of a DJ who wants to play many styles in one set… However, in the …

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FunkBastard
Guest Mix
Soul & Funk

MIMS Guest Mix: FUNK BASTA*RD (Darker Than Wax, Singapore)

Lovely mix coming all the way from Singapore’s FUNK BAST*RD who is the co-founder of the great Darker Than Wax label & platform! “This mix is all about atmospheres and hues. It’s what I usually seek out with my blends, connecting various facets and sounds by picking elements that speak …

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Future Classics
Broken Beat

Future Classic: Tatham, Mensah, Lord & Ranks “Cascade, … EP”

The four-headed Broken Beat monster is back for another fantastic EP on the 2000Black imprint. The collective consisting of Dego, Kaidi Tatham, Mr Mensah and Matt Lord, released their eponymous album in 2012, then followed it up with the “Off The Christmas List” EP last year and now return with this three …

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Around The World
Eclectic

Around The World – Show #01 (Hosted by Rustam Ospanoff)

We are very happy to welcome our brother Rustam Ospanoff to the Music Is My Sanctuary family of exclusive radio shows (along with Lexis’ MIMS Show, Walla P’s Voyage Funktastique and Spacewalker’s Balance). Rustam Ospanoff is a DJ, music event producer & taste-maker. He is the creator of the great …

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KidSublime
Guest Mix
Eclectic Soul & Funk

Guest Mix: KID SUBLIME (BBE Music, Amsterdam)

We discovered Amsterdam’s KID SUBLIME in the early 2000’s through his music as part of Rednose Distrikt and his first solo projects on Jahwell Records as well as the amazing Kindred Spirits imprint (then a sub-label of Rush Hour) Like many of our favourite producers & DJ’s, he is quite …

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