ChairmanMao MIMS Lists

CHAIRMAN MAO (NYC, Ego Trip) “My Favourite Record Stores”

To celebrate this year’s Record Store day, we asked a few of our favourite music heads around the world to share a few of their digging spots. This one comes from CHAIRMAN MAO, one of the pillars of the New York music scene with his fine work for the mighty EGO TRIP, RBMA to go along […]

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Mix of the Day: “The Dockery Juke Joint” by Asma & Yes McCan

The Dockery was a Mississippi plantation widely regarded as the birthplace of Delta Blues one of the earliest forms of african-american cultural expression. A style of music that was born from the swealtering heat and raw untammed soil took the pain and suffering of daily toil and pressed it unto &* rpm records. The contribution […]

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Future Classic: KV Records Presents “A Vibe Story – 2014″

KV Records is a label out of France conducted by Kool Vibe. With four releases strong, it’s becoming quickly one of the finest purveyor of authentic yet contemporary 90′s influenced House music imprint. But this is no surprise. One listen at Kool Vibe mixes (https://soundcloud.com/kool-vibe) and you can tell right away that he has a […]

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ANTAL HEITLAGER (Rush Hour) “My Favourite Record Stores”

To celebrate this year’s Record Store day, we asked a few of our favourite music heads around the world to share a few of their digging spots. This one comes from ANTAL HEITLAGER, one of the founders of RUSH HOUR in Amsterdam, one of the best little record shops / labels in the world. Small but deadly! […]

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OM UNIT (London, UK) “My Favourite Record Stores”

To celebrate this year’s Record Store day, we asked a few of our favourite music heads around the world to share a few of their digging spots. This one comes from OM UNIT, one of the our favourite artists and one of the most versatile producers around! Favorite Hometown Store: ALAN’s RECORDS (London) 218 High Rd, East […]


 
 
 

 

Future Classic: Prince Po “Right to know” ft. Large Professor

Real talk from Prince Po right here. True story, a few years ago I was DJing my usual friday night spot with my partner Sevdee when at about 2:50am he turns to me and says yo isn’t that Prince Po on the dancefloor? Yes, i...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 

Future Classic: Bilal “Levels” (Flying Lotus Edit)

Got a cool treat in the mail today from the good folks at Plug Research. The advance copy of Bilal‘s new EP will be coming out officially next week so I can at least share one track with you all. The 5 track EP is more of...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 

Future Classic: D’Angelo “James River” Album Prelude

Just read from the guys at Moovmnt.com, one of my favorite sites, that the word on street is true… After more than 10 years D’Angelo might actually put out a new record. Ok, these aren’t new songs just yet but...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 

 

Forgotten Treasure: Patrice Rushen “Where is the love” (1982)

Ohhh this is on some late night 80′s tip. Love soul from the era, always a fine line between absolute smelly cheese and geniusness. This is the latter. Obviously hip-hop heads will recognise this as the original sample us...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 

Future Classic: Double D “La Totale” ft. Filigrann

Being a francophone from Montreal, it always feels pretty strange to write about french music in english… but that’s a discussion for another time. Double D is the new project from R.U & Arnak, former members of...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 

 

Forgotten Treasure: Half Pint “Mr. Landlord” (1983)

Yet another great jam producer by Lloyd “King Jammy” James. This came out on Jammys in 1983 and is set on the Hypocrites Riddim (originally a Wailers track). I had never heard about this track until I found the viny...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 

Future Classic: Jose James “Coltrane (Dear Alice)”

Jose James unveils another unreleased track in honor to the late jazz legend Alice Coltrane, the wife of John Coltrane, who passed away four years from now. I don’t have any information on where this song may end up, but ...
by Fullrange

 
 

Nas shares his love of Rap Tapes

My homie ONRA just sent me this link since we both share a deep love for collecting cassettes. For those of you who didn’t know we actually did a cool project together based on some of our favorite Teenage Rap Jams (check...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 

 

Future Classic: Poirier “Sak Te Gen Tan Gen La” feat. Imposs (Haiti Carnival 2011)

Holly molly. My homie Poirier has been warning the population of the internets that this was coming. Collaboration with Montreal hip-hoper Imposs. I actually went to high school with him! Seriously this is some next level 165 b...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 

Forgotten Treasure: The Brief Encounter (1977)

Another top class soul reissue from Jazzman, offering the notoriously expensive ‘Special Release‘ album by The Brief Encounter. Original copies are practically impossible to find, hence the common asking price of ov...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 

New Music Gizmos from NAMM 2011

Here are a few of the highlights from this years' NAMM conference. The biggest conference for North American music companies and retailers.
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 

 

Future Classic: J-Live “No Time To Waste”

Our Favourite teacher is back with a second single from his forthcoming LP, S.P.T.A. This time, Mr. Cadet takes us back to the sound of the mid nineties with the classic sound of the psycothic neurotic producer named Diamond D....
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 

Forgotten Treasure: Al Green “Tired of Being Alone”

Ok this isn’t exactly a “forgotten” treasure. I mean, every one knows Al Green, The Reverend of Soul and this track was one of his big hits. But this live performance recorded in 1972 at the “School of S...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)