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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 […]


 
 
 

 

Future Classic: Apollo Brown “Clouds”

Hands down one of the top 5 instrumental hip-hop records ever. “Clouds” deserves a spot right next to Flylo’s “1983″, Shadow’s “Endtroducing” and “Donuts” too… C...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 

Future Classic: Aloe Blacc & 14KT “Fourteen”

My daily web search put me on this dope track with vocals from Aloe Blacc and production from 14KT. Unfortunately, it’s a short one, but the beat is dope and the flow is laid back. With this gem, Aloe Blacc reminds us th...
by Fullrange

 
 

Wot U Call It? “Nu-Step Documentary” by J Da Flex (circa 2003)

Yesterday J Da Flex tweeted a link to a 29 minute audio documentary from 2003 called 2-step,”nu-step”, Dubstep, ”Future Garage”. Documenting the evolution of the styles and wheres it’s mutating to in this current day....
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 

 

“The Art of Rap” presented by Ice-T

I guess ICE-T took a few minutes off set of frikkin Law & Order to make this happen. But seriously, I can’t front. Looks very interesting.
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 

Future Classic: Take “Only Mountains” Remixes

Been hearing about this project from a few friends for a little bit now. Really happy to see Take‘s record get the remix treatment from some of the baddest producers out there! We did a show with Take in Montreal last yea...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 

Forgotten Treasure: Kevin Saunderson “The Sound” (1987)

From the desk of house & detroit techno legend Kevin Saunderson and found on the ever awesome website / magazine called WaxPoetics “Dear friends, fans and members of the music industry Today I’m giving away as a fre...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 

 

Forgotten Treasure: Bill Withers “Ain’t No Sunshine” (1971)

Ha. I know what you’re saying, this isn’t a forgotten treasure, this is an all-time classic song that has been voted in the top 500 songs of all-time by Rolling Stone, covered by 144 people (or at least that’s...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 

“Still Bill” Documentary: Bill Withers

Just rented this on my brand new AppleTV thingie and I can’t recommend this highly enough. A very honest and real look into the life of Bill Withers. The movie gives us an intimate look as he celebrates his 70th birthday,...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 

Rilly Guilty “Golden Sounds – The Series”

My homie Rilly Guilty has put together the third installment of his “Golden Sounds” series, but now’s a good time to revisit the previous two at the same time. Whenever DJ-ing Guilty constantly works the ang...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 

 

20 Questions with Andy Williams (via Kokolo’s Blog)

Since I am throwing an event with Andy this week (featuring our guest, the awesome Quantic – details here) I figured i’d share this great interview of Andy by Ray Lugo of the great Kokolo band (check out their blog ...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 

Future Classic: Salva “Complex Housing”

I’ve been playing “Wake Ups’ the first leak from this record for a little while now. Lots of people have asked me for track IDs at some of our events, so here it is… Salva‘s first LP and it’s...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 

Forgotten Treasure: Gil Scott-Heron “The Klan” (1980)

“The Klan” taken from the 1980 record titled “Real Eyes” is the very definition of what we call a Forgotten Treasure. Although the track is melodic and light the lyrics packs a visceral punch like only t...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 

 

Future Classic: Quantic “Caliventura Remix EP”

New remix project from Tru Thoughts and Quantic (who by the way will be playing with us in Montreal on February 24th!) The Caliventura Remix EP from Quantic and his Combo Barbaro features remixes from Daedelus feat. Computer Ja...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 

Gone Digging: Rap Tapes!

This is the first of what i’m trying to make a regular thing. Sort of my digging chronicles. I have about 10 years of constant digging to catch up but hey it’s still kinda fun to share what records, CDs and in this ...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 

Fashawn “Higher Learning 2″ Mixtape

Really excited for this one. Fashawn, one of my favorite new school MC’s just dropped a new FREE mixtape full of goodies. I only heard 3 tracks so far but since they were all great I had to share this with you all. Don...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)