Lexis (MIMS Founder)'s Latest Articles

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Artist Spotlight
Reggae

Jah Shaka, the Dub Warrior of South-London

Special Contribution: Andy Williams (Montreal, The Goods) Named after the Zulu Warrior, Jah Shaka‘s real name remains a mystery. He arrived in London in 1956 as a young teenager in a time where racism was at its peak. He always detested the “Babylonian System”, a term used by Rastafarians to sum …

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PhilGerus
Guest Mix
Eclectic Soul & Funk

Guest Mix: PHIL GERUS (Moscow, Russia)

We are thrilled to welcome Moscow’s PHIL GERUS to our ever growing list of awesome exclusive guest mixes. We’ve been fans of this young producer’s music ever since we heard one of his first projects “Based On Misunderstandings 5” released on the mighty Sonar Kollektiv in 2012. Since then he …

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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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Tribute Mixes
Soul & Funk

Tribute to GIL SCOTT-HERON – Selected by KOBAL

Here is an absolute must in our growing series of Tribute mixes (check them out here), a wonderful homage crafted by our good friend and world class record digger, DJ Kobal. 90 minutes of some of the most beautiful music from Gil Scott-Heron, one of the most influencial and important …

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Tribute Mixes
Beats

Tribute to KENLO CRAQNUQUES – Selected by LEXIS

I love our tribute mix series which, like the website, covers a wide range of genres from house masters to  jazz legends back to more experimental beats. This is one that has been on my mind for some time. Kenlo Craqnuques is one of our homegrown heroes (grew up in Quebec …

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AroopRoy
Guest Mix
Electronic

Guest Mix: AROOP ROY (Basic Fingers / G.A.M.M, London)

We’re very happy to present an exclusive session from London’s Aroop Roy, one of our favorite producers and one of the most underrated artists out there. Had the pleasure of meeting him my last time in London, so you know I had to hustle a guest mix out of him! …

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Exclusive Preview
Soul

Exclusive Preview: Yogisoul “Here & now” feat. LumiHD, Kristoffer Eikrem & DeAndre Grover

We seriously can’t wait for Yogisoul‘s debut album “By Nights” out on June 17th on KingUnderground. He is one of three producers in Norways’s Mutual Intentions crew (along with the also very talented FredFades and Sraw). Vinyl samples, dusty rhodes chops, thick layered basslines and unquantized crispy drums are essential …

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Exclusive Preview
Beats

Exclusive Preview: FRIS “movinglike” (forthcoming on “U HUNGRY”, on UKNOWY Records)

via UNKOWY: “Leuven, Belgium, based producer FRIS, makes synthy, low-slung beats that sit somewhere between hip hop and funky up-tempo music. He gathered big influences from the LA beat scene that let him play around with the SP404 in order to come up with his own unique style. His first …

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Dj Mixes
Hip-Hop Soul

Onra – Guest Session on NTS Radio (May 11th 2016)

The uber-talented French producer & DJ (and our good friend) was recently in the UK for a few dates including an appearance on Boiler Room where he smashed it with a live set of his producers using his usual set-up of two MPC’s + an effects unit. He also stepped …

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Dj Mixes
Eclectic

DJ Mixes Worth Your Time – May 2016

We know how you feel. You love music, but you’re simply overwhelmed by the amount of content out there! There are about 50 releases and 500 radio shows / DJ mixes released every day. Well, that’s where we step in with a selection you can trust! Here are some DJ …

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Weekly Favorites

The Office Playlist – Week of May 6th

Our Friday Favourites playlist is back. After a brief hiatus, we’re excited to announce that we have moved into new offices at ArtGang in Montreal in which we share a space with 2 of our best working partners: The TONTON web agency which redesigned the MIMS site a few years …

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Listless
Exclusive MixesSpecial Themes
Eclectic

MIMS Guest Mix: SEB DIAMOND “Sleepy Time Mix”

We’ve been bugging our friend and great Montreal DJ, Seb Diamond for a long time for a guest mix. Since we always encourage artists to put together mixes that have a story or a theme around them, Seb thought of putting together a mix around a theme that isn’t often …

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