MIMS Lists

Artists & DJ's let us in on their favorites based on different themes


“My Favorite Record Stores” by EVO (Vancouver)

In honor of all the great record stores in the world still doing their (essential!) thing. We asked some of our favorite artists out there to give us a little run down of their personal favorites. Here are some of EVO‘s pers...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

Jacques Greene

JACQUES GREENE presents “My Most Influencial Tracks”

We asked our good friend Jacques Greene to give us a little look into some of his personal influences. We like asking artists about their influences because you sometimes find out more than a standard Q&A. On top of being...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


SEVDEE presents “My 7 Favorite Posse Tracks”

When Sevdee, my long time homie and prominent Montreal hip-hop figure, told me he wanted to do one of my MIMS Lists themes based on his favorite posse tracks of all-time I was really up for it! Then 4 months passed and voilà. ...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)



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 5 years. We ma...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


Wot U Call ESKI?

Have you ever suddenly had a hand gripping at your throat while DJing out in a club? A death threat in your ear? All that for playing out a specific record? The record in question was Igloo by Wiley, the instrumental version of...
by The Elusive


DOC’TRIN presents “Top 10 For Lonely Lovers II”

If you’re in the mood to drift away for a while… Here are ten more jams with themes of loneliness, heartbreak, hopeless romance, delusion and sad memories. It’s O.K to wallow, just as long as you get it out of your sy...
by Doc'trin



2012 Best Of – MIMS Writers

Best of lists are always quite the daunting task but as music lovers it’s one of the best times to the year to super charge your music discoveries by reading tips from some of the best music heads out there. So, without f...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


EVO presents “My Top of Albums & Tracks of 2012″

When Lexis sent out an email to all the MIMS contributors, asking for everyone’s “best of” lists, I was inflicted with mixed emotions. On one hand, I was pretty excited to get the opportunity to share my top p...


5 Slept On Female Rappers You Should Know

You’ve already bounced to the vibes of Lil’ Kim, Foxy Brown, Lauryn Hill or even legends like MC Lyte and Roxanne Shante. But the grandiose universe of hip-hop gave birth to some fly ladies you might not even not ab...
by Shani Thes


Yes McCan (Dead Obies)

YES McCAN presents “My Favorite Brazilian Albums”

To know Brazilian music is quite an achievement, and I wouldn’t dare consider myself an authority in this field. I’d rather say that I love music, and add in the same breath that Brazil has produced a quantity of some ridi...
by Yes Mccan

Mr. Guan (vienna, The Loud Minority)

MR. GUAN presents “My Favorite Tracks from TLM Records”

I’ve been wanting to link up with The Loud Minority for a long time now. They are a crew / dj collective out of Vienna, Austria and have been doing their thing for 8 years now and I’ve always been told to respect my...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


DR. MaD presents “My Favorite Slum Village Tracks”

Dr. MaD (of the Alaiz crew) is one of my favorite up and coming Montreal producers, a young guy with a lot of talent on the pads who should should definitely check out: his bandcamp link. We are organizing the SLUM VILLAGE show...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)