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Future Classics
Beats

Future Classic: Rollrgrrl “Repent”

I never thought I’d see the day where my friend’s mom makes it to the MIMS front page! Working hard as a hairdresser during the day, she slaves away at sluggish sizzurp-fueled beats after dark, desperately trying to overpower the harmful side-effects from old-lady perm fumes. It’s a hard-knock life, …

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Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Soul

Forgotten Treasure: J.J Barnes “You Owe It To Yourself” (1973)

I’m dedicating this write-up to Sam Shepherd (aka: Floating Points) as he’s set to spin a 5 hour set in Montreal this evening, which will most likely include (but not be limited to) quality gems from his enthusiastic and extensive collection of Soul, Funk and R&B. Born Again is an …

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Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Sizzle “Keep On Tryin” (1984)

This Saturday, I’ll be making another little road trip to Quebec City with my homie Felix aka: Le Laitier / Packity Schplurps / Luigi E. Schlumberger (yeah, don’t ask, hahaha). We’ve been recently spinning some sweet disco and house vibes at La Cuisine (one of the few spots in the …

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MIMS Lists
Soul

DOC’TRIN presents “Top 10 For Lonely Lovers III”

Once again it’s time for the Top 10 gems for Lonely Lovers by Music Is My Sanctuary’s Doc’trin. The third instalment is a great list of lovey jams of all eras & genres. Check it out! Linda Perhacs – Chimacum Rain They say it takes a lifetime to make your …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Sergio Cuevas “The Artistry of Sergio Cuevas” (1969)

Tuesday morning mystery: Who is Sergio Cuevas? Seriously, we would really like to know. There’s a surprisingly insignificant amount of online information regarding this legendary musician, so if any of our readers out there have any leads, you know where to reach us. Here’s what we’ve found so far: Sergio …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Die Dominas “Die Wespendomina” (1981)

Sometimes the best music comes from rare German 10”s that posses eye-catching artwork, bizarre facts and unique collaborations. Other times, not so much. In the case of Die Dominas, we get an incredibly surreal and experimental record from a one-time-team-up between Manuel Göttsching (uncredited), friend Rosi Müller and designer Claudia …

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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Vick Lavender “Did You Really” (1999)

Happy New Year! I know it’s been a really long time since I wrote for MIMS World, but that was 2013 (which, at the risk of sounding superstitious, was a really weird ride). On to bigger and better things! As a reward for everyone’s patience, I’m unleashing one of my …

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Future Classics
House / Techno

Future Classic: Osunlade “Yoruba Plays”

If you consider yourself a fan of real, deep, soulful house then you are most likely familiar with Yoruba. The label (run by Osunlade) has been around since 1999, putting out fresh vibes (often with a spiritual, jazzy and world music approach) from Nadirah Shakoor, Boddhi Savta, Afefe Iku and …

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Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Luv You Madly Orchestra “Moon Maiden” (1978)

Telling someone that you’ve stumbled upon a track that sounds like an Arthur Russell disco joint is a very serious (if not blasphemous) claim, likely to be met with a heavy dose of skepticism and social rejection. It’s risky business, and understandably so, as no one comes close to the …

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Video Digs

Documentary: “NY77 The Coolest Year In Hell”

It’s a rainy Sunday night here in Montreal, which basically provides the perfect scenario for settling down (after what was most-likely a weekend of hard partying) and watching a great doc. Whatever the weather, NY77 – The Coolest Year In Hell is an extremely captivating account of one of the …

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Future Classics
House / Techno

Future Classic: The Mole “Lockdown Party” (DJ Sprinkles’ Crossfaderama)

The bar had just closed it’s doors and I was packing up from spinning an 8-hour long R&B set. All this to say I wasn’t necessarily desperate to hear more music when my friend had commanded “Everyone stop everything, I have to show you the song of the summer”. We’ve …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Kiki Gyan “24 Hours In A Disco” (1978-82)

Kiki Gyan (real name Kofi Kwarko Gyan) was a Ghanaian superstar who was celebrated as “Africa’s answer to Stevie Wonder”. Starting with piano at age five, he took music very seriously, to the point where it had caused him to quit school when he was twelve and join a huge …

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