Lexis (MIMS Founder)

Lexis (MIMS Founder)

(Montreal) Lexis is a Montreal based DJ and the founder MusicIsMySanctuary.com (2007) and 24 Hours of Vinyl (2011). He has been djing since 2000 and a music lover / nerd since day 1! For more info check out: www.musicismysanctuary.com/djlexis

Kaytranada Remix of Azelia Banks “ATM JAM”

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via PrizeFighterPR: “Montreal’s fastest rising producer Kaytranada dropped another gem yesterday, this time a remix of Azealia Banks‘s Pharrell assisted single “ATM Jam”. Premiered by The Fader, this newest remix comes on the heels of other recent remix work and a loose single “At All” premiered last week by Pitchfork, with a video on the way. In a short 24 hours, this latest remix has racked up upwards of 40,000 plays and is gearing up to be a dancefloor favorite for months to come, with The Fader giving praise to the production by adding that “Pharrell’s verse sounds better over Kaytranada’s micro shuffle and muffled claps than it does over Pharrell’s original beat.”

For the past year, the Haitian-born Montreal-based artist has experienced an explosive rise and made a very distinct name for himself with his unique brand of r&b and hip hop inspired dance music, equipped with an undeniable swing of the drums and a signature soulful touch. After self-releasing a couple EPs and beat tapes, followed by a release on HW&W and Jakarta Records, his name began to spread like wildfire with some instant-classic remixes by the likes of Missy Elliot, Janet Jackson, and others. This summer, he was approcahed by Brodinski to drop a single on the hotly-tipped French label Bromance. The result “Free Things In Life” was a huge succes, taking the young man on a sold-out European tour and just recently to Australia as well.”

Today, in addition to dropping this massive new remix, Kaytranada is announcing a new headlining tour of North America called “No Peer Pressure” with support from like-minded beatsmiths Jerome LOL and Groundislava.

Check the poster art below and enjoy Kaytranada’s latest below.

Azealia Banks – “ATM Jam” feat. Pharrell via The Fader

Kaytranada – “At All” via Pitchfork


“No Peer Pressure” tour with Jerome LOL and Groundislava

10/18 – San Jose, CA – Pagoda

10/19 – San Diego, CA – El Dorado

10/23 – Orange County, CA – La Cave

10/24 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Globos

10/25 – San Francisco, CA – 1015 Folsom

10/26 – Arcata, CA – Jambolaya

10/30 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey

10/31 – Portland, OR – Rotture

11/1 – Victoria, BC – Lucky Bar

11/2 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club

11/3 – Minneapolis, MN – The Dark Room at The Loft

11/6 – Chicago, IL – The Mid

11/7 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Blind Pig

11/8 – Toronto, ON – The Hoxton

11/9 – Montreal, QC – Le Belmont

11/10 – New York, NY – TBA

11/13 – Washington, DC – Flash DC

11/14 – Philadelphia, PA – The Dolphin

11/15 – Pittsburgh, PA – Belvederes

Listen to Kaytranada’s recent interview and mix for BBC’s Benji B.