Video Digs

Documentaries, Music Videos and the occasional LOL's

 
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Unsung Documentary: Gil Scott Heron – A Poet, A Prophet and a Pioneer

The revolution will be not televised is an amazing mini-documentary about the life of a prophet, poet and great musician: the late Gil Scott-Heron. Presented by TVOne as part of the Unsung series, the great interviews in the do...
by Flovin

 
 
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UK Garage Book & Documentary “Brandy & Coke” by Ewen Spencer

It’s no secret that we are huge fans of UK Garage. While we were researching for our piece on the History of UK Garage we stumbled upon the amazing pictures from photographer and author Ewen Spencer taken in the golden da...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
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Rest in Peace Montage presented at WWA2014 (by Gene Pendon)

Here is a beautiful video paying homage to all of the talented musicians we lost in 2013. It was presented during Gilles Peterson’s 9th Annual Worldwide Awards night and was created by our good friend Gene Pendon. Gene is...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 

 
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The Story behind Tom Browne’s “Funkin For Jamaica”

One of Queen’s finest, jazz trumpeter, Tom Browne, recorded what would become a Billboard #1 R&B chart topper back in 1980 – a funky, soulful laden track titled “Funkin’ for Jamaica (N.Y.)“ Thi...
by DJ EVO

 
 
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Brother Ali’s Brilliant Conference at Chicago Ideas

I’m not going to spend a long time going into the many reasons why you need to watch this great mini-conference by Brother Ali, you’re just going to hit the play button as well you should! The best way to sum it up ...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
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Poirier: The seriousness of Creation

Ghislain Poirier at Creative Mornings Montreal. Recorded October 25th, 2013. Poirier shares insights on his creative process, the nature of play and the sometimes tense relation between creation and industry, which he solves wi...
by Philippe Sawicki

 

 
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Mark de Clive-Lowe “One Take”

Part one of MdCL’s One Take series – recreating the club classic Hot Music by Soho from scratch, remixing it and deconstructing it over two and a half minutes… no prepared loops, all performed live in One Take...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
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Kaytranada “At All” Video

No words needed really. The homie and young Jedi KAYTRANADA steps in with his new track “At All” for an upcoming release on the great HW&W Records. Absolutely hillarious video that made me spit out my orange ju...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
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“The Unseen” Documentary on Detroit Hip-Hop Producers

I’m stood in the middle of some sweatbox club on the Brighton seafront. On stage, three of Detroit’s finest are putting the finishing bars to Game Over by Dabrye. At the end of the track, DJ Dez cuts the music and P...
by Cal

 

 
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Quasimoto “Catchin’ The Vibe”

via Stones Throw: “Quasimoto’s “Catchin’ the Vibe” was released on the album Yessir Whatever produced by Madlib. We set out to film the video for “Catchin’ the Vibe” in Quasimot...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
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The Story behind Jeru & Dj Premier’s “Come Clean”

via the good folks at EGOTRIP “It wasn’t really East versus West, it was fake versus real.” So says Jeru the Damaja about his rugged, no holds-barred “Come Clean” in this Complex TV presentation on the making of...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
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Documentary: “NY77 The Coolest Year In Hell”

It’s a rainy Sunday night here in Montreal, which basically provides the perfect scenario for settling down (after what was most-likely a weekend of hard partying) and watching a great doc. Whatever the weather, NY77 – ...
by Doc'trin