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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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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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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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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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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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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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Jazz

Tribute to Idris Muhammad (1939-2014)

Drummer Idris Muhammad was truly a musical giant. If many other legends have excelled or innovated, it usually involved a particular genre of music. Not many can be found to have explored so many styles of Jazz let alone Soul, Funk, R-n-B, Rock and various New-Orleans styles to their repertoire. Many …

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UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

20 Years of UK Garage in 20 Tracks – Selected by Lexis & Dr.Love

By Lexis & Dr.Love: A little over a year ago, we got together and wrote a piece called the “History of UK Garage” and broke down our version of the UKG family tree from the influences to the sub-sub genres. It’s a post we took very seriously and we both …

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Beats Soul

ASMA “My Favourite G.A.M.M Release”

For me the discovery of the GAMM label came as a total shock and was frankly overwhelming. I was not that invested in the electronic scene early on as a DJ, but the tracks highlighted here are what made this amazing label’s strength: a variety of styles and influences that …

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