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24 Hours Of Vinyl #10 in PARIS – April 26/27

Details to come / Détails à suivre Presented by Music Is My Sanctuary & Le Mellotron In Collaboration with Mixcloud & 101 APPAREL 10th Edition of the 24 HOURS OF VINYL event. A worldwide non-profit event created by the good folks at Music Is My Sanctuary. 15 DJ’s bringing their favourite gems on wax and […]

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“Nothing Leaves The House” – a First Word Records Project

via First Word Records: “On a Saturday morning at the start of November 2013, First Word Records took 3 of our favourite producers out of London to spend the day browsing through the vinyl shelves of the biggest record nerd we know – the incomparable Mr Thing. This was the culmination of an idea that first […]

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Tribute Mix to LUKE VIBERT – Mixed by Lexis (on Ninja Tune / Solid Steel)

In Hour 2, to coincide with Luke Vibert playing at the last I love Acid and 20 years of releasing music, we feature a retrospective mix done by Lexis from the excellent Music is my Santuary. In his own words; “Doing a tribute mix to Luke Vibert and his multiple production pseudonyms is not a […]

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ONRA “An Introduction to Rap Français”

@OnraBeats: I grew up to French Rap even though I got into it a little after US Rap and R’n’B, mostly because it was hard to find in my countryside hometown. I’m glad I picked it up around the time where it was at its best though, perfectly synced with the golden era of its […]

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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 […]



Future Classic: Bullion “You Drive Me To Plastic”

It’s been a long time coming. Bullion’s “non-LP” for Young Turks is ready to buy and it’s a 20 minute megamix that takes in motorik sounds, disco, 80s synth-pop, hiphop, prog and much more. Limited etched LP and cheap...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


Dilla & Slum Village – Rare Soundcheck Video

For any real hip-hop head this just possibly be the coolest youtube video ever. A super rare video was just uploaded and it features Dilla and Slum Village during a soundcheck and running around town to go buy a missing wire at...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


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 ...
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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)