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Presenting the MIMS Pin (Designed by KELH)

We are happy to present the first look at our pin collaboration between MIMS and KELH, a Paris-based designer we absolutely love. Boasting a classic white and copper soft enamel pin, the design unites the universal love of music and pizza: as we like to say, we’ve been “serving up …

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Future Classics

Future Classic: Reginald Omas Mamode IV “Sunshine/Moneymaker”

Honest to goodness, this new release by South London’s Reginald Omas Mamode IV on Five Easy Pieces (the label who also just released the new Flako LP) is blissfully hypnotic right from the start. I’m still stunned by “Sunshine” and “Moneymaker”. Reminiscent of RAMP’s seminal “Come Into Knowledge” album, it channels that pure …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Mal Waldron “Spanish Bitch” (1970)

Mal Waldron‘s sound just grows on you. He was a hard-bop pianist and made his mark as an exceptional side-man for vocalists including Billie Holiday and was once the house pianist for Prestige Records. His approach draws comparaisons and inspirations from the likes of Horace Silver, Art Tatum and Thelonious Monk. …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Piero Umiliani “Cantata per Maryam” (1973)

An absolute essential taken from the soundtrack of 1973 cult erotic movie “La Ragazza Fuoristrada” This is one incredible cool & level headed ’70s soundtrack by Italian film score producer, Piero Umiliani. Underrated movie but the soundtrack is a sureshot key that features a set of killer groovy, jazzy, exotic …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Phil Ranelin “Vibes From The Tribe” (1976)

You might have heard of Phil Ranelin on Madlib’s righteous all in tribute to a series of his jazz heroes from the 60’s and mainly 70’s “The Last Electro-Acoustic Space Jazz & Percussion Ensemble” (Shades of Phil, for Phil Ranelin) Phil Ranelin was a prolific session trombonist and was indebted …

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The Visitors - Rebirth
Forgotten Treasures
Jazz Soul

Forgotten Treasure: The Visitors “Rebirth” (1974)

If I could only keep 100 records, this would be in my “desert island” stack.. Lovely record from brothers Earl & Carl Grubbs who formed “The Visitors” in the early 1970s. One that brings together a strong Coltrane-ish approach filled with so much soul and spirit. Earl plays soprano tenor …

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