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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Capone-N-Noreaga “Lessons”

I was reading through the latest rap news and releases this morning: Meek Mill wants to run for mayor of Chicago, Drake releases a diss track to Meek for riding Nicky Minaj’s coattails, Fetty Wap has two songs in the top 10… Maybe it’s an age thing. Maybe I don’t understand, …

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Tech Tuedays

First look at the new Rotary Mixer, the ARS 9000 from Japan

Following up on the recent release of the newest RANE rotary mixer (the MP2015) Japanese audio manufacturer Alpha Recording System has released the first pictures of their upcoming mixer. The ARS 9000 model DJ Mixer is a Japanese made, All hand crafted DJ mixer. 4ch. rotatry mixer with isolator on …

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Future Classics
Beats Soul

Future Classic: Reginald Omas Mamode IV “All Together” (Intimate Friends)

If this EP would have come out in the early 2000’s it would have found a place next to Jazzanova, Vikter Duplaix, Sa-Ra Creative Partners and other great releases of the Nu-Jazz / Broken Beat / Future Soul era. But there’s no use in looking back. It’s 2015 and there …

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Classic Mixes: Dj Babu / Kankick “Comprehension”
Mixtape Mondays

Classic Mixes: Dj Babu / Kankick “Comprehension” Cassette Tape (1999)

I heard about this classic mixtape through Kutmah who named it as one of his favorite mixes of all-time. So I decided to dig it out and found a copy floating out there. The mixtape is from the late 90’s and was distributed through Fat Beats. It featured Babu of …

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Sunday @ the Movies

How Music Works (BBC4 documentary)

“Whatever type of music you’re into, it may surprise you to learn that things that sound where different from each other on the surface, are in fact using the same basic musical tools and technics.” In a world so connected and with more and more light shared on forgotten music …

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Friday Favorites

Favorite Releases of the Week – July 24th

Here is our weekly recap of some of the noteworthy releases we checked out in the last few days. A bit of everything, as usual. A representation of what Music Is My Sanctuary is all about. We focus on releases either available in physical formats or legal download sites like …

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Throwback Thursdays

The Record Vacuum TV Ad from 1978

Taking it back to 1978 with this priceless informercial by Ronco, giants of the “As Seen On TV” sales pitches which became part of Amercian Pop Culture. The Ronco company also put out tons of products under the Popeil name, from the Popeil Pocket Fisherman, the Veg-O-Matic, the Chop-O-Matic and the Inside-The-Shell Egg …

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Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Soul

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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Worldwide Wednesdays

Guest Mix: DJ Scientist & Fulgeance “The Soviet Tape (Original Breaks Mix)”

This very special mix contains tracks from Fulgeance & DJ Scientist‘s “The Soviet Tape Vol. 1” album together with original sample sources. Scientist, who was responsible for the source material and cuts for the Soviet Tape, dug out the original records again and mixed the tracks with Fulgeance’s reworks. The …

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Hip-Hop

Mick Jenkins releases “Get Up Get Down” from upcoming Wave(s) EP

It’s no secret to our faithful MIMS readers and listeners that the young Chicago MC known as Mick Jenkins is one of our favorites. We’ve been pushing all his tracks since last year’s “Water(s)” EP dropped. Well today came some great news as we now know that the new EP …

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Future Classics
Beats House / Techno

Future Classic: Henry Wu “Dubplate Special”

The small but mighty independent label from Peckham (south-east London) known as Rhythm Section has been on an absolute tear lately. They’ve become one of the go-to labels for the loose, trippy and organic slow-house music sound we love. After a solid first year with 2 releases, Bradley Zero‘s brain …

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Sunday @ the Movies

Brasil Brasil! “Part 2: Tropicalia Revolution” (BBC Documentary)

The second programme in the series covers the military era in Brazil, from 1964-85, and discusses the role that musicians played in leading the fight-back – and how they suffered as a result. The era began with the left-wing protest movement headed by singers like Nara Leao, that was matched …

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