Interviews
Modern Funk

Australian Funk duo Silver Linings Discuss Their Newest EP

Fresh off their brand new EP “So Good To You”, I’ve had the opportunity to chat with one half of the Australian Funk duo Silver Linings, topics ranging from their latest release, collaborations/productions under other monikers, and the Australian Modern Funk scene. I was really looking forward for this project, …

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Jazz

The Astral Progression of Josef Leimberg

The veteran Los Angeles-based trumpeter and composer Josef Leimberg waited over 20 years to make his debut as a solo artist, and he certainly made it count! Released in October 2016 on World Galaxy Records, “Astral Progressions” is without question one of the best albums of the year, all categories considered. …

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Beats

Submerse Marks A Milestone With “Works”

The blending of genres and styles is becoming more present than ever with the introduction of the internet and the ever increasing accessibility of music creation and recording software. If you ask anyone who keeps an ear to the electronic and hip hop spheres about an artist named Submerse, most …

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Beats

The Fantastic Voyage of Tall Black Guy

“Take A Trip” is the sophomore album from the Detroit-native, UK-based producer known as Tall Black Guy. It welcomes the listener on a 13 track voyage that meets talented guest vocalists and musicians along a the way. It is an album that goes miles beyond the “beat tape” stereotype. One …

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Beats Hip-Hop

Elaquent’s Beat Odyssey Continues With His New Album “Worse Case Scenario”

Canadian Producer / Beatmaker Elaquent’s returns with his 5th album since his fantastic debut “After Midnight” released in 2009. The new album titled “Worst Case Scenario” might be his finest work yet. It showcases his sonic growth and is also a very introspective exercise. “…going on 30, no longer feeling …

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Beats Electronic

Bristol’s Barnaby Carter Shares the Inspiration For His Debut Album

It is a fundamental part of life that in order for something new to emerge, something old has to pass and give up its space and resources. This circulation between life and death is the source of everything beautiful. It is omnipresent in the whole of nature and all cycles …

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Brazil

An Interview With The World Renowned Brazilian Vinyl Dealer Joel Oliveira Stones

Interview by: DJ ASMA Joel Oliveira Stones is a world renowned Brazilian Vinyl dealer and multi-disciplined artist based in NYC. While visiting Montreal, he took the time to share his thoughts with us on vinyl dealing, vinyl brokering, musical performance and owning his own shop, Tropicalia In Furs. ASMA: Tell us …

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Eclectic

Gilles Peterson Interview – Still Searching for the Perfect Beat

‘Searching for the Perfect beat’ Anyone familiar with this phrase or a regular visitor to MIMS knows who Gilles Peterson is. For those from other planets dropping by to acquire an insight into ‘the perfect beat’ Gilles is an archetype: DJ, radio host, producer, label owner, collector, curator. The King and …

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Interviews
Brazil

Discussion with Azymuth on the making of the seminal 1980 “Outubro” record

FarOut recordings’ mission is to bring to light all the diversity and vibrance of Brazilian music past and present. In doing so they have rereleased a number of seminal albums from renowned artists such Marcos Valle, Arthur Verocai and legendary supergroup Azymuth. They have recently released the group’s Outubro LP …

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