MIMS Radio
Beats Electronic Modern Funk

They Called It Skweee

Skweee was created in Sweden and Finland in the mid 2000s by a handful of producers using cheap synths (like the Roland Alpha Juno 1) and really anything else they could get their hands on. Skweee (yes, that’s with three E’s) combines nostalgic synth/chiptune leads and bass lines with ’80s …

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Forgotten Treasures Compilations
Disco Soul & Funk

DJ Platurn “Breaking The Ice” (Needle To The Groove)

“Breaking the Ice” is an extended mix of rare – mostly never before heard – Icelandic tracks that are heavily underscored with Funk, Soul, Disco, and in-the-pocket rhythms, all of which are expertly mixed by renowned DJ and turntablist DJ Platurn. The music presented in the form of two mixes …

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Guest Mixes
Soul & Funk

MIMS Guest Mix: Jean-Luc Razza (Cork, Ireland)

I’ve wanted to do a mix of Irish artists from each decade (1960 – 2010) for some time now. When picking the music for this mix, I also tried to make it make sense together. There are well known bands in there, House music, traditional Irish, Boogie, Reggae influenced and …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Kay Robinson “We Need Time” (1970, King Records)

(Dedicated to the Charleston Nine, Sandra Bland, and Mary Elizabeth Guthrie) Jesus is a popular dude… and he didn’t play the drums. Growing up in the Black American church in the 1980s, I was exposed to a more modern form of Gospel music, and coming from a family of singers, …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul Soul & Funk

Woods Empire “Universal Love” (1981, Tabu Records)

I found this record at People’s Records in Detroit in 2012, not knowing what it was, but just loving the awesome, spaced out cover. I later realized luck had struck me, and I came home with a beautiful modern soul, rare groove gem. Woods Empire, based out of the serene …

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Balance Radio Show
Eclectic Jazz Soul & Funk

BALANCE Show #536 – Mixed by Spacewalker

Another Spacewalker excursion through the sounds of Balance! New music from The Potatohead People, Yazmin Lacey, Ryan Porter, Phonte, Raven Lenae and more, as well as this year’s first edition of the Essential Album Corner! TRACKLIST The Expansions – Ivory Mountain | Albert’s Favourites Ryan Porter – Anaya | World …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Leon Ware “Musical Massage” (1976)

On my top 5 albums of all time lies Marvin Gaye’s “I Want You”. When it comes to pure sensual soul nothing tops the mix of Marvin’s voice with the amazing mix of musicality that weaves its way throughout that album. It is an album I have heard my entire …

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Exclusive Preview
Modern Funk

Exclusive Premiere: The Pendletons “Telling Lies”

Second single from the Pendleton’s hotly anticipated upcoming “Funk Forever” EP, dropping March 30th on Bastard Jazz. The Pendletons are a long-standing boogie-funk and modern soul project of E da Boss (of Myron and E on Stone’s Throw) and Trailer Limon. The group emerged with their very first release in …

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Exclusive Preview
Brazil Disco

Exclusive Premiere: Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra “Give It To Me”

Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra returns with Black Sun, its second full-length album of 100% original, unadulterated disco sophistication, featuring all three original members of pioneering Brazilian jazz-funk trio Azymuth; a full orchestra with arrangements split between Arthur Verocai and Azymuth’s late maestro Jose Roberto Bertrami; plus members of the …

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Guest Mixes
Disco

MIMS Guest Mix: Dislocated Disco (London, UK)

Launched in 2013, Dislocated Disco is a London-based DIY dance party run by Thomas Theodore and Anton Spice. “We’ve been friends for years and have a developed a bit of a sixth sense for what makes the Dislocated Disco sound, but this is the first time we’ve distilled the free-form …

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My Favorite Things
Eclectic Jazz Soul & Funk

MY FAVORITE THINGS #08 – Hosted by Psycut

From Bossa Nova to Jazz Fusion, My Favorite Things is back with some heat featuring deep music from my last digging excursion. I’m happy to spread with you the Live Version of “Long Way Home” from Ill Considered – for sure Spiritual and Free Jazz is very hot in London …

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Exclusive Preview
Modern Funk

Exclusive Premiere: Dr. MaD “Maybe It’s Time (feat. Illa J & Fawna)” (Voyage Funktastique)

The wait is finally over! Voyage Funktastique, the world famous curators of Modern Funk, have teamed up with Bastard Jazz to release their first official 45. “Voyage Funktastique have perfected their winning combination of dancefloor bangers and smoother cuts (as heard on their critically acclaimed Split-Series releases) making this 45 …

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