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Future Classic: Jacob Collier “Don’t You Worry About a Thing” (Scott C’s GOODS Touch Up)

Music Is My Sanctuary presents this brilliant Scott C remix of Jacob Collier‘s “Don’t You Worry Bout A Thing”, a Stevie Wonder standard. from Scott C: “I discovered the Youtube life of Jacob Collier only about a month ago. This amazing 19 year old London-based musician has mastered a gang of instruments, and combined with […]

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Future Classic: Rollrgrrl “Repent”

I never thought I’d see the day where my friend’s mom makes it to the MIMS front page! Working hard as a hairdresser during the day, she slaves away at sluggish sizzurp-fueled beats after dark, desperately trying to overpower the harmful side-effects from old-lady perm fumes. It’s a hard-knock life, but someone’s gotta do it. […]

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Forgotten Treasures: East Flatbush Project “Tried By 12″ Remixes (1998)

When I was 17, I used to hangout with a guy named Fat Steve who lived in a suburb of Montreal called Cote-St-Luc. We’d chill in his bedroom at his mom’s house and listen to rap music after school. He had the fattest cat I’d ever seen in my life, and was obsessed with Quasimoto […]

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Forgotten Treasures: In Touch ft. Ce Ce Rogers “No Love Lost” Lost Mix (1994)

In a perfect world this would have been a crossover smash hit. In reality this was not even close to be a minor hit. This might be due to the fact that the best version was never included on the commercial release. The title of this mix – Lost Mix – was probably a premonition […]

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Future Classic: Niko Is “Onda”

A great soul sample almost untouched and a good emcee telling his story… it seems like I can never get tired of that timeless formula! It’s exactly what we get here with this excellent cut from Rio de Janeiro native and Florida resident Niko Is. Newly signed to Talib Kweli’s label Javotti and getting ready […]


 
 
 

 

BBC presents History of Reggae in the UK

An absolute must watch documentary from the BBC covering the history of the roots of reggae and caribbean music in the United Kingdom.
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 

Jay Electronica – The Making of Act II

Depending on which hip-hop head you ask Jay Electronica may be the more overhyped MC or just the ultimate tease. After being considered by everyone to be the up and coming guy for the past 3-4 years the dude has yet to release ...
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Future Classic: Belleruche “Backyard” (KidKanevil Remix)

I have to admit that I kind of slept on this one a little, honestly the Tru Thoughts label have been putting out so much good stuff that sometimes it’s hard to keep up! This nice little downtempo remix was released with t...
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Forgotten Treasure: Oran “Juice” Jones – The Rain (1986)

Ok so I know it’s been a streak of a couple really cheesy selections of our forgotten treasures segment, but to me it’s a very fine line between awesome cheese and smelly old cheese. And as you know, well… we ...
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Future Classic: Moka Only “Grab Grab Grab”

Moka Only is definitely one of Canada’s most prolific and underrated MC’s. By the time I finish this post he’s gonna probably put out another 2 records. Loving this jam. Perfect winter headphone music.
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 

Forgotten Treasure: Talking Heads “Cross Eyed and Painless”

Was doing a studio session with good friend Scott C aka The Incubator and I was talking about my latest string of forgotten treasures posting that are on the “obscure pop” side of things. He told me I had to check o...
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Future Classic: Planet Asia “Boiler Makers” (Produced by Madlib)

Always been a fan of Planet Asia. Like so many top underground MC’s he never got his due and broke through past the backpack hip-hop lovers like moi. Also if you don’t know too much about Planet Asia I suggest you a...
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Forgotten Treasure: Frida (ABBA) “There’s Something Going On” (1982)

Ok I gotta give credit where credit is due. My friend (and part mentor) Christian Pronovost put me on to this one. The dude is a living encyclopedia of club music of all kinds, from house, afro to electro rap. (Keep an ear out ...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 

Dj Battle: Premier VS Pete Rock – Live in Toyko

DJ Premier vs. Pete Rock: Round 1 (FULL) from AlohaServedDaily on Vimeo.
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New Record Digging App for IPhones

Just got a message from the founder of a new company and service called iCrates and I have to say it’s a pretty interesting tool, which does raise certain ethical questions for the seasoned record digger. As you can see f...
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Forgotten Treasure: The System “You Are In My System” (1982)

My homeboy Phil Larochelle (check his Mixcloud page!) sent me this nugget today. I knew the Robert Palmer version of this track but I don’t think I had ever heard that track. You can be pretty sure an act is gonna be an a...
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XLR8R Magazine : Issue 137 ft. Ramadanman

The good folks at XLR8R are giving away the digital PDF version of their latest issue and although I’m a lover of print magazines I think it’s pretty wise for mags to give / sell digital copies for Ipads, Kindles, e...
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My new babies: AIAIAI TMA-1 Headphones

Ok so i’m not one to surrender easily to “artificial” needs but when I first saw these I must admit my heart skipped a beat. I was telling myself that I as long as I had my trusty Sony’s holding up there...
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Forgotten Treasure: Don Carlos “I’m not crazy” (1984)

It’s a snowy sunday morning in Montreal. You know, that Walt Disney type of snow. It might be just me but for some reason I like to listen to reggae in those type of moments, like to convince myself that the worst of wint...
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Odd Future – Live on Jimmy Fallon

Wow, ok. Now THAT is a pretty bold TV debut from the up and coming hardcore rap collective OddFuture. By the way, i’m so happy to just be saying the term hardcore rap, haven’t said that in like 10 years! Anyways, Od...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)