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MIMS Lists

MIMS Family – 2015 Favorite Singles & Albums

It’s that time of the year again. Time to look back on all of the music that truly moved us. It’s hard for our team of music lovers / nerds to agree on anything so we though we’d each present our picks for favorite singles & albums. Hope you make …

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MIMS Lists
House / Techno

90’s House Forgotten Treasures

Almost everyone agrees that House music saw some of its finest hours in the 90’s. Like Hip-Hop, it grew up in the 80’s but came of age in the 90’s when the sound started dispersing in tons of different directions and influences: Hip-House, French Touch, Disco House, Garage and so on. …

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MIMS Lists
Broken Beat

The New School of Broken Beat

We’ve been waiting for a long time to say it but let’s finally say it out loud: Broken Beat is back. The sound born in West London in the mid-90’s was one of the most inspiring and fresh approach to the fusion between Soul, Electronic and azzazz music until it …

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MIMS Lists
Soul & Funk

10 Essential Modern Funk Tracks (Picked by Voyage Funktastique)

Last week, we celebrated the 100th episode of Voyage Funktastique, and I wanted to do a 2 hours tribute to some of the most influential Modern funk songs that solidified the show’s identity. The 99 previous shows always featured new tracks every week (nearly 2000 different ones – from the …

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MIMS Lists

8 Montreal-based DJ’s pick their most influential Quebec Record

As we prepare to celebrate our yearly provincial holiday (called St-Jean Baptiste) with a really nice party with tons of great local DJ’s (info here) we thought it would be appropriate to ask everyone on the lineup to present one Quebecois record that was influential in their career. It’s easy …

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MIMS Lists
Soul

DOC’TRIN presents: “Lonely Lovers IV” (The Restraining Order Edition)

Shortly after we completed the Lonely Lovers trilogy last year, Lexis and I thought it would be a good idea to vitalize future V-Day mixtapes with additional challenges.  Don’t ask why, but one of the first sub-themes to surface from this great discussion (read: silly textathon) was a “Restraining Order …

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MIMS Lists
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

UK GARAGE HISTORY & FAMILY TREE: 20 YEARS OF UKG!

Words by: Lexis & Dr.Love Foreword It’s really pretty incredible that after 20 years, the influence of the UK Garage is still very present. From its early incarnations around 1994, British Garage has had a huge impact over urban music in the UK with artists like Dizzee Rascal, Burial, Wiley, The Streets, …

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MIMS Lists
Hip-Hop

Stones Throw Records – 18 Years x 18 Picks from (some of) the Finest Music Heads

To mark the release of the upcoming Stones Throw movie titled “Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton” we wanted to put together a feature to talk about one of the most beloved record labels from music heads worldwide. We then noticed that ST are actually celebrating their 18th birthday this year. …

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MIMS Lists

10 Radio Shows You Need In Your Life

Radio has always been one of my first loves. Certain key radio shows have provided a huge influence in my approach as a DJ, music lover and is still the foundation of the whole Music Is My Sanctuary website after 7 years. We mainly started the MIMS website as a …

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