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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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Mix Of The Day
House / Techno

Mix of the Day: Gerd Janson “BIS Radio Show #753″

Another fantastic edition of Tim Sweeney‘s Beats In Space radio show. This time the weekly guest is none other than Germany’s GERD JANSON who also happens to be rolling through Montreal in a few days at Stereobar. (Playing with yours truly!) 1. Sad City – Polymath (Fort Romeau Edit) – …

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Guest Mix
Hip-Hop

Guest Mix #35: COUNT BASS D (Atlanta)

Picture from Never Normal “A Wise Man Told Me, I Told You So” is a mix of exclusives, influences and favorites selected and mixed live by Count Bass D. Count Bass D has been the quintessential underground Hip Hop musician for twenty years. An artist who is internationally known and …

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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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Contests
Boogie / Funk / Disco

Contest: Tom Noble & Mystic Pleasure “Back Door” 12″ (Limited Promo)

Superior Elevation 1005 PROMO ONLY (very limited) We are happy to giveaway one copy of this absolute disco dancefloor burner! A very limited press (500) on LA’s Superior Elevation label, their fifth release and first in two years. “Back Door” is a collaboration between digger extraordinaire Tom Noble and the …

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Forgotten Treasures
Worldwide Sounds

Forgotten Treasure: Joao do Vale – O Poeta do Povo (1965)

The resurgence of vinyl records over the past few years has been, for the most part, fuelled by reissues of classic records. “Nevermind”, “The White Album”, “Kind of Blue” and other standards of their respective genres. That’s where the real sales are coming from. However, reissuing rare records that are …

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Day_10Records
Interviews
Soul

DJ DAY – in 10 Records

Despite his incredible production and DJ-ing skills, California’s DJ DAY is in our opinion still under rated. He’s the type that fits the expression “your favorite DJ’s favorite DJ”. In 2014 artists and labels often resort to gimicks and shouting louder than the next guy. Not DAY. The man is just too busy …

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Radio Show

Music Is My Sanctuary – Show #71

Here is show #71 featuring, as always, a bit everything from soulful joints to more uptempo productions. For this edition, it’s mostly new nuggets (some unreleased) and a handful of old treasures too. As always the MIMS Show is a look into all the research I do for my various …

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Interviews
Soul

ANDY SMITH – in 10 Records

(Photo Credit: Food Republic) Andy Smith made his name on the UK music scene in the mid-90s as the official tour DJ and sample supplier for the massive Bristol-based trip-hop act Portishead. The response to his opening sets for that band prompted Smith’s decision to release his own mix album …

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Future Classics
Jazz

Future Classic: Collucutor “Instead” (On The Corner Records)

Fantastic debut LP from Collucutor, the new jazz ensemble led by Tamar Osborn on sax and alto flute with production duties handled by Emanative. You might have heard one track on our last MIMS monthly radio show (link) but frankly the LP is so great that we had to also …

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Mix Of The Day
Soul Worldwide Sounds

Mix of the Day: DJ Suspect “French Delivery” (Truth & Soul Podcast)

We’re always big fans of mixes with any kind of theme or story to it. Always a great way to discover some hiddens gems. And in this case, lots of Funky Frenchy classics put together by Dj Suspect from Paris. via Truth&Soul: “A new Truth & Soul podcast by DJ …

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Future Classics
Beats

Future Classic: Photay “Photay” (Astro Nautico Records)

We’re going to go ahead and state the obvious: Photay‘s new EP on Astro Nautico is easily one of the best releases of 2014 when it comes to instrumental / “beat” music. (Whatever we’re calling it these days) A release like this is a very welcome thing at a time …

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