Lexis (MIMS Founder)'s Latest Articles

LeoSunshipp
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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Rustam5
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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R.I.P
Soul & Funk

Artist Reactions to Bernie Worrell’s passing

The world just got a whole lot less funkier with the sad loss of legendary P-Funk keyboardist Bernie Worrell who passed today at the age of 72 after a battle with cancer. The “Wizard of Woo”, king of funky keys is one more of the musical legends we have lost …

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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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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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kenlo
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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