MIMS Forgotten Treasures

Hand picked gems by the MIMS team rescued from dusty record bins.


My new babies: AIAIAI TMA-1 Headphones

Ok so i’m not one to surrender easily to “artificial” needs but when I first saw these I must admit my heart skipped a beat. I was telling myself that I as long as I had my trusty Sony’s holding up there...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


Forgotten Treasure: Don Carlos “I’m not crazy” (1984)

It’s a snowy sunday morning in Montreal. You know, that Walt Disney type of snow. It might be just me but for some reason I like to listen to reggae in those type of moments, like to convince myself that the worst of wint...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


Odd Future – Live on Jimmy Fallon

Wow, ok. Now THAT is a pretty bold TV debut from the up and coming hardcore rap collective OddFuture. By the way, i’m so happy to just be saying the term hardcore rap, haven’t said that in like 10 years! Anyways, Od...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


Forgotten Treasure: Slick Rick “Mistakes Of A Woman”

Forgotten Treasure: Slick Rick “Mistakes Of A Woman” (1991)

Always looooved Slick Rick. Dubbed the greatest hip-hop storyteller, I could listen to him rap his groceries list… Originally from South Wimbledon, England, Slick Rick moved with his family to The Bronx in 1975 where he m...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

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Future Classic: 2562 “Aquatic Family Affair”

“Dave “2562” Huismans marked a significant step forward for bass music in 2009 on Unbalance, where his marriage of dub techno, inventive drum programming, and hazy UK garage textures improved upon his Aerial by miles ...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


Odd Future Gets Signed

“They’re like Nicky Minaj with dicks, and theyre 9 of them” Odd Future Gets Signed from Odd Future
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)



Future Classic: Miles Bonny & Taku “Down to earth club music”

Every now and then when I’m working on my upcoming podcast I get these little writers block I guess you can call them. A couple of days where I’m just lacking the motivation to continue my digging efforts. Then a so...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


Back in Stock! MIMS T-Shirts For Sale

Hey fams. Just wanted to let you know that I got a limited run of MUSIC IS MY SANCTUARY t-shirts for sale. If you want one just send me a quick email lexis@musicismysanctuary.com and we’ll make it happen. 20$ + shipping W...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


Sneaker Speakers! Nike Air Force 1

Soooo slick! Recall science lessons learned during elementary school, that the vibration of air create sound? UK’s Intercity (publisher of Art & Sole) and customizer Alex Nash, popularly known as Nash Money, materializ...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)



Stylophone Pocket Electronic Organ

After being out of production for over 32 years, the Stylophone is back! This iconic instrument was used by everyone from David Bowie to Kraftwerk and now is available once again for the musically minded. The new Stylophone clo...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


Forgottten Treasures: Bone Thugs & Harmony “1st of the Month”

Ahhh, yes.. I know so clever huh! Posting 1st of the month on the 1st. Next level for sure. Ok, so i’m tired and I didn’t really know what to put on but hey, come on, this is still some dope stuff. Back then the fir...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


Future Classic: Shash’U “Untitled #1″

Montreal is on a tear these days! There are tons of dope MTL producers peaking right now and are just ready to blow up! I knew that Shash’U was doing good things from little bits I heard here and there but the homie final...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)