Interviews
Eclectic

Digging Beyond The Crates With Mad Mats

The word curation has been overused these past few years, it now belongs with all the other buzzwords we hear and raise our eyebrows at. Yet, music curator is probably what best defines Stockholm’s Mad Mats. Before a track makes it onto one of his DJ sets or one of …

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InterviewsTribute Mixes
Soul

The Essentials of Omar: An Interview & Tribute Mix

My first introduction to Omar was around the mid 90s, which were also my early teens, at a time when I was still scratching the surface of what would eventually become my musical taste. As the years went by, I realized that with each new album, his name would pop …

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Interviews
Beats Electronic

Talking Parallels With Nosaj Thing

If you ask anyone who is a fan of LA’s Beat Scene about Nosaj Thing, they will tell you that without a doubt, he is one of the founding members of the movement. Nosaj Thing (real name Jason Chung) started his career off by attending one of LA’s first Low End …

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Soul & Funk

Alec Mansion Celebrates The Rebirth of His 1983 Boogie Funk Treasure

This Friday, July 7, 2017 we celebrate the long-awaited reissue of Alec Mansion’s self-titled LP via Be With Records. Boogie Funk aficionados have been looking forward to this reissue for a long while, especially considering that the original pressing is quite expensive and obviously hard to find. Alec Mansion (born …

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Interviews
Hip-Hop

Bullion Celebrates The 10th Anniversary of “Pet Sounds: In The Key Of Dee”

It seems like just yesterday that a young unsigned British producer by the name of Bullion put out his debut release: the unofficial (but officially dope) “Pet Sounds: In the Key of Dee”. In internet years, 2007 seems like ages ago: Myspace, blogspot pages, RSS feeds, CD-R’s. Musically it was …

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Soul

Diggs Duke Places An 8-Year Musical Progression Front And Center

Baltimore-based soul singer Diggs Duke’s two most recent releases were recorded eight years apart, but oddly were released ten days apart this past May. Subject matter that once drew inspiration from the boudoir is now extracted from the output of work via turn of the century African-American poets and musicians. “Suckas, …

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Interviews
Beats Hip-Hop

Fredfades Brings The Heat While Keeping It Cool

It’s no secret that Norway’s Mutual Intentions crew has been becoming more and more of a staple in the worldwide hip-hop scene. Paying homage to the foundations, pushing the sound forward without falling into boom bap clichés. Fredfades is a crucial member of the crew, starting out as the DJ and …

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Interviews
Electronic

Nite Jewel Proceeds Authentically With “Real High”

Six years in the making, Nite Jewel’s forthcoming “Real High” is a testament to her grinding work ethic. On the heels of embarking on a 37-date international summer tour, Ramona Gonzalez aka Nite Jewel has produced a cogent, fluid and austere release. Dance-floor-fit, moody synth-pop creations and slow jams that prefer …

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Interviews
Modern Funk Soul & Funk

MIMS Interview: DāM-FunK on the impact of Prince on his music

This interview was recorded as part of our weekly MIMS Radio sessions (every Friday 2-4pm EST) episode #007 which aired on April 21st, 2017. To mark the sad anniversary of Prince‘s passing one year ago, we wanted to have a conversation with an artist who was deeply influenced and touched …

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