MIMS Team's Latest Articles

Tribute Mixes
Hip-Hop

Tribute to DJ QUIK – Selected & Mixed by Dr. MaD

“I feel like if I’m not going to change the game or do something innovative, then I’m not motivated.” -DJ Quik From his hard-groovy production signature, to his funky multiple rhyme patterns, his ability to play many instruments, his skills to rock a party behind the decks, his knob twisting …

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Contests

CLOSED: The Art Of The Mixtape – Dimensions Festival & MIMS

Photos by Bruno Destombes There is always a good reason to put together a mix: the road trip mix, the beach mix, the break-up mix, the I want you back mix and so on… Dimensions & Music Is My Sanctuary have together crafted a competition to give you a chance …

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Playlists
Eclectic

MIMS’ Music Worth Hearing

Every week, the MIMS team scans through thousands of releases to bring you a hand-picked selection of the releases you need in your life! Streaming on your desired platform, this playlist is being constantly updated, so check back often. Although please note – streaming platforms are great for discovering tracks, …

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Editorial
Eclectic

Rising Talents to Watch in 2017

The last year brought a whole lot of fantastic and exciting releases, and also allowed for some excellent hidden talents to emerge. A lot of different genres and ideas came to the forefront of people’s attention, creating some fresh pathways for new artists to claim as their own. This broad-spectrum list compiles a …

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Live Shows
Electronic

The MIMS Guide to Igloofest 2017

The 11th edition of the now world-famous Igloofest is upon us and will be opening the festivities in time for the 375th anniversary of the city of Montreal. It’s the perfect fit seeing as this is truly one of the most “Montreal” events that takes place all year. Partying outside …

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Playlists
Eclectic

MIMS’ Shine On Playlist – Tribute to Music Legends Lost in 2016

In addition to all of the depressing news in the world, 2016 will go down as an extremely bittersweet one in the music world. Yes, a ton of great music was released this year but it was a painful year that took so many musical legends from us. Here is …

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Playlists
Jazz

The Winter Snow Jazz Playlist

Here is a lovely playlist of hand-picked selection perfect for a quiet winter snowy night. Lots of beautiful jazz from different eras and different corners of the world. Most of these tracks were taken from Lexis’ Snow Jazz mix and Spacewalker‘s The Silence of Snow mixes. Enjoy! For the direct …

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Playlists
Eclectic

MIMS’ Top 100 Tracks of 2016

After hours of deliberation, our team finally came to an agreement on a Top 100 Tracks From 2016 available on Spotify. There is still a load of other tracks we loved and wanted to have on the list that are simply not yet available on the platform. Therefore, we still highly …

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Eclectic

HAUNTOLOGY Vol.2 – MIMS Playlist (by Doc’trin & Loum)

When it comes to selecting Halloween music, literally anyone can type up a slew of keywords (ei: “evil”, “creepy”, “demon”) into their music player’s search bar, or worse – sift through a plethora of uninspiring online playlists (often littered with the most obvious and usual suspects). Instead, Doc’trin & Loum …

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MIMS Lists
House / Techno UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

90’s GARAGE – The US & UK Connection

By: The Rawsoul, Dr.Love & Lexis A few years ago we wrote a feature on the history of UK Garage, from its foundation to the family tree of sub-genres. (Link) Since Lexis & Dr.Love have been doing UK Garage Forever nights in Montreal these past few years we thought an …

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Eclectic

Music Worth Your Time – July 2016 Recap

July brought an amazing amount of releases, and as usual, we tried to listen to as much of them as we could. These are our picks, the “cream of the crop” you might say. ORGANIC RELEASES IV by BADBADNOTGOOD DIGITAL ZANDOLI by ANTILLES SERIES Patience by The Invisible Big Mean …

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Events

The MIMS Guide to Osheaga 2016

Montreal’s Osheaga festival celebrates their 11th anniversary this week-end at Parc Jean-Drapeau. Here is our quick guide to navigating the 6 stages on the 3 days of the festival. As always the festival’s programming is pretty diverse and tries to please different types of crowds. Here are the shows we …

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