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Guest Mixes
Brazil Soul & Funk Worldwide Sounds

MIMS Guest Mix: Balako (Greco-Roman Records, Rio de Janeiro)

Known for blending a vast array of styles from House to Salsa to Carimbo to ’70s Disco and Funk, Brazilian duo Balako (an ’80s slang word meaning ‘a good type of mess’) deliver a superb mix of summer grooves! Inspired by their vibrant city and its unique inhabitants named Cariocas, …

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Artist Spotlight
Electronic Worldwide Sounds

3 Steps To: DJ LAG

For those who don’t know, DJ LAG is considered one of the pioneers of the distinct club sound of South Africa known as Gqom (pronounced gom). Hailing from Durban and producing music since 2010, DJ LAG (real name Lwazi Asanda Gwala) has been turning some major heads on his rise …

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Crucial Material
Eclectic

Crucial Material – Best Releases of the Week (August 11th, 2018)

Another week means another crop of stellar releases. To help you avoid the task of sifting through hundreds of new albums, we’ve selected what we think are the best releases of the week. Hopefully you discover something new! Tirzah “Devotion” Genre: Leftfield R&B / Alternative Pop Label: Domino Purchase I …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Reissue Of The Week: Shawty Pimp “Still Comin’ Real” (Gyptology Records)

An impossible-to-find 1995 Memphis rap tape gets pressed to vinyl for the first time by Gyptology. Southern Rap is a style that’s been replicated, changed, edited, and added for effect throughout the years of rap music’s popularity, but this album comes straight from the source of the most genuine and …

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Guest Mixes
Broken Beat Eclectic

MIMS Guest Mix: ENTEK (Selectors Assemble, London / Tours)

Raised in Tours, France and now residing in London, ENTEK sits among the ranks of the famed CoOp Presents: Selectors Assemble crew helmed by IG Culture and Alex Phountzi. The crew is best known for taking the Broken Beat genre to new heights and providing a space for selectors within …

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Playlists
Eclectic Jazz

Ezra Collective Selects: Inspirations

Ahead of their performance at the esteemed Dimensions Festival, London five-piece Jazz outfit Ezra Collective share a selection of tracks that have been fuelling their current sonic inspiration. Ezra Collective play a vital role in new sound of London Jazz by combining the delicate technicalities of Jazz musicianship with Afrobeat, …

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Crucial Material
Eclectic

Crucial Material – Best Releases of the Week (August 4th, 2018)

The sheer volume of new material released every Friday is absolutely dizzying, even for people like us. To make it easier you, we’ve selected what we think are some of the best releases of the week. Hopefully you discover something new! Dorian Concept “The Nature Of Imitation” Genres: Electronic / …

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Events
Eclectic

The MIMS Guide To Osheaga 2018

We’re quiet sure you suffer from the same problem we do: too much music too little time. With so many good artists to choose from, you can’t help but feel a little bit of paralysis by analysis! To make things a little easier for those attending this year’s Osheaga Festival in …

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Crucial Material
Eclectic

Crucial Material – Best Releases of the Week (July 28, 2018)

The sheer volume of new material released every Friday is absolutely dizzying, even for people like us. To make it easier you, we’ve selected what we think are some of the best releases of the week. Hopefully you discover something new! Makaya McCraven “Where We Come From (CHICAGOxLONDON Mixtape)” Where …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Reissue / Archival Release Of The Week: Bobby Rodriguez “Simply Macrame” (1973)

Starting with their best foot forward, Jazz Detective Records kick off their brand new label with a reissue of this ultra-rare Latin Jazz gem from Bobby Rodriguez. Originally recorded and privately pressed in 1973 on Jazz-Men Records, “Simply Macrame” contains a 16 minute rendition of Freddie Hubbard’s ‘Little Sunflower’, taking …

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Crucial Material
Eclectic

Crucial Material – Best Releases of the Week (July 21, 2018)

Every week our heads are spinning from the amount of new music that lands on the “to-listen” pile. The sheer volume of new material to go through is absolutely dizzying to say the least, but it’s always worth it to come across some amazing gems such as these. So here …

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Contests
Eclectic

Winner of The Art Of The Mixtape 2018: Mondi Possibili

We received a ton of fantastic entries for this year’s Art Of The Mixtape contest which made judging really quite tough. However, there can only be one! Jake Stellarwell really took every aspect of the contest’s requirements into consideration when crafting Mondi Possibili. From the cover art, to the story …

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