Lexis (MIMS Founder)'s Latest Articles

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Guest Mix
House / Techno

Guest Mix: 1432R (Washington, DC)

1432R : “This mix features some unreleased cuts from our friends and family, as well as some old favorites and new releases that we’ve been digging. For the most part its light on its feet, heavy on house and disco, but with flashes of psychedelia. Recorded with love in Washington …

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Exclusive Preview
Worldwide Sounds

Exclusive Preview: Havana Club Rumba Sessions remixed by Poirier

Gilles Peterson‘s long-standing relationship with the musical heritage of Cuba has produced some truly amazing releases since the launch of the Havana Cultura platform in 2009. The latest project, Havana Club Rumba Sessions, sees him explore the roots of rumba through a project comprising three parts: a feature length documentary, …

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Future Classics
Modern Funk Soul & Funk

Future Classic: Inkswel “Unity 4 Utopia”

Following his trilogy of albums titled ‘Super Foods‘ on legendary independent British label BBE Music, Australian producer Inkswel returns with the “Unity 4 Utopia” undoubtedly the most ambitious project of his career. The album showcases Inkswel’s impressive musical range jumping from modern funk, cosmic soul, hip-hop back to deep house. I had a talk with …

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MadMats
Guest Mix
Eclectic

Guest Mix: MAD MATS (Local Talk, Sweden)

Ahhh yes! We’ve been waiting on this one for a while now. We bugged our good friend MAD MATS from Sweden for a few months to try and squeeze an exclusive guest mix out of him. It finally landed in the inbox today! The description “a DJ’s DJ” fits perfectly with …

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Future Classics
Broken Beat House / Techno

Future Classic: Simbad “Remix Works” Vol. 1 & 2

Our good friend Simbad just put out a slew of his outstanding remix works from his extensive back catalogue spanning over 10 years. The incredible DJ, Producer (and self-proclaimed wizard) is one of the most versatile yet underrated guys in the game. Quietly going about his craft and letting the …

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Dj Mixes
House / Techno

1995 mix by the Godfather of House, Frankie Knuckles on Radio Nova

Flashback to October 6th 1995 on the airwaves of Paris’ legendary Radio Nova. As part of the Novamix series, which saw every A-list DJ pass through Nova’s studio, they welcomed none other than the godfather himself. Frankie Knuckles (1955-2014) was one of the most important figures in the rich history of …

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Live Shows
Jazz

1974 – Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters Live in Germany

Here an absolute treasure for you. One of the finest moments in Jazz/Funk/Fusion history with Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters group in 1974 in Bremen, Germany for the “Musikladen” TV Special. Hancock’s HeadHunters albums ushered in a new era of jazz that appealed to a far wider audience – making jazz listeners …

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GerdJanson
Interviews
House / Techno

GERD JANSON – in 10 Records

Picture from RBMA “Gerd Janson is the quintessential DJ’s DJ, unearthing the gems that get other music lovers hot and excited. The man has his plate full: running the Liquid club night in Frankfurt, also the co-owner of the great Running Back label, or his involvement with RBMA, Spex and …

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Future Classics
Beats

Future Classic: Babyfather (Arca + Dean Blunt) “Meditation”

Hyperdub, the small but influential British label founded in 2004 by Kode 9 keeps up the pace this time with a project called Babyfather which features production by Arca and Dean Blunt (Hype Williams). Most of Hyperdub’s biggest recent releases have been at the hyper speed tempo of Juke/Footwork music …

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New Releases
Hip-Hop

Ivan Ave releases first track from upcoming “Helping Hands”

Here is the first taste of the upcoming debut solo album from Norwegian MC and member of the Mutual Intentions crew, IVAN AVE.  Titled “Helping Hands”, the 11-track album is dropping mid-February on the German label Jakarta.  Entirely produced by American beatsmith MNDSGN who had collaborated previously with the Oslo based MC on “Forks” …

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Forgotten Treasure: Channel Live “In Your Are Freestyle”
Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Channel Live “In Your Area Freestyle” (Awesome 2 Radio)

A recent re-discovery of mine as I was walking on a beautiful Montreal winter morning. I was scanning through hundreds of old songs on the old Ipod and my ears perked up as soon as I heard the opening bars with that beautiful Upright Bass jazz sample. I used to this track …

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Contests

Contest: Tickets for Mark Farina, Fred Everything & Lexis in Montreal

I Love Neon presents: Mark Farina https://soundcloud.com/djmarkfarina + Fred Everything https://soundcloud.com/fredeverything + Lexis musicismysanctuary.com ::: Hosted by ::: Max Hebert & Dave Allison (B-day Celebration) Contest: Win a Pair of Tickets for Mark Farina, Fred Everything & Lexis (Ends at midnight January 8th, 2016) To Participate ______________________ TICKETS/BILLETS: $20+sv http://bit.ly/1Q0Jw6V In stores: …

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