AndySmith
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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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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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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Special Themes
UK Garage / Dubstep

Classic Grime Riddims – Mix by Son Raw

You already know we’re huge fans of UK Garage and its family tree of sub-genres. Although we have lots of love for Grime (both the foundations and current sounds) it’s the one style that we feel we need more digging into. We reached out to our man Son Raw who is …

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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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AleqsNotal
Guest Mix
House / Techno

Guest Mix #34: ALEQS NOTAL (ClekClekBoom, France)

Great new guest mix coming from producer/DJ ALEQS NOTAL, all the way from France. Representing the ClekClekBoom collective who have been growing steadily since 2007 and have now become and household name. We’re a bit picky when it comes to featuring House/Techno mixes on MIMS because there is a really …

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MIMS Lists
House / Techno

CONTRÔLE Thurdays at Stereobar – Resident DJ’s Pick The Key Tracks

We are really excited to tell you about our new night called Contrôle on thursday nights at Montreal’s Stereobar as presented by NEON. Yes, it will feature some really dope out of town guests like Roman Flugel and Maribou State (at the launch a few weeks back). And yes, it …

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Mix Of The Day
Soul

Mix of the Day: Mr. Scruff & Monk-One “Live at Output” (August 2014)

Great set from Mr. Scruff (Ninja Tune) and Monk One (Names You Can Trust / Wax Poetics). As expected, tons of discoveries n this one! Recorded Live at the Output Roof August 22, 2014 Monk-One Opening Set Mr. Scruff & Monk-One 1-for-1 Mr. Scruff Solo Output is open to anyone, …

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Future Classics
House / Techno

Future Classic: Andy Stott “Faith In Strangers”

Certain genres of music are inextricably linked with specific periods of the year. The season and mood that accompanies generally guides the music I feel like listening to. Andy Stott‘s music isn’t the first thing that comes to my mind on a beautiful summer day but when autumn comes around, …

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Platurn
24 HOV Mixes
Boogie / Funk / Disco

PLATURN “24 HOV San Francisco”

Set recorded as part of our 24 Hours of Vinyl event in San Francisco. Presented by Mixcloud & 101 Apparel One of our favorite sets for the latest editions of 24HOV came from Oakland’s Platurn who is one of the Bay Area’s most respected DJ’s. You might know Platurn from his …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Loleatta Holloway “Casanova” (1975)

What an absolutely glorious cover version of Ruby Andrews’ “Casanova” in 1968. One of the few cases where the cover version is much better than the original (in our humble opinion). A great record you can find in used bins of 45′ records for a couple bucks! Loleatta Holloway who …

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