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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 […]



Forgotten Treasure: Joe Townsend & Bill Barth “Take Your Burdens To The Lord” (1972)

Sometimes it is impossible not to judge an album by its cover. During one of my spontaneous record store adventures in December, I happened to pull out an LP entitled Wolf’s At The Door: Lost Recordings From The Spirits ...
by Joanne Lam


Future Classic: Souleance “La Beat Tape”

The difference between an album and a “beat tape” is very open to interpretation, everyone has their own definition. In this case, the new offering by French duo Souleance (DJ Soulist and Fulgeance) called La Beat ...
by MaxRobin


Forgotten Treasure: Seven Grand Housing Authority “Jessica” (1994)

This records had many life and it’s still around 19 years after it was originally released. A new very limited re-issue is just about to drop on My Love Is Underground. But if you’re a die hard digger, you’ll ...
by The RawSoul



UKG Takeover @ Montreal Igloofest

It’s really pretty incredible that after almost 20 years, the influence of the UK Garage genre is still very present. From its early incarnations around 1994, British Garage has had a huge impact over urban music in the U...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


Photos: Igloofest 2013 – Week 2

It’s already been 6 nights of snow under freezing temperatures, but we’re only halfway through this year’s Igloofest festival. Our picture recap of the previous weekend include BPitch Control head Ellen Allien...
by Philippe Sawicki


Dom Servini “Forgotten Treasures Mix #06″

We are really happy to present the sixth instalment of our MIMS forgotten treasure mix series. After great mixes from Zed Bias, Taku, Fred Everything, Tall Black Guy and Jesse Futureman our 6th mix comes from none other tha...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)



The History of the UK Garage and its Family Tree

Words by: Lexis & Dr.Love It’s really pretty incredible that after almost 20 years, the influence of the UK Garage genre is still very present. From its early incarnations around 1994, British Garage has had a huge impa...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


MIMS Guide to Igloofest 2013 – Week 3

This upcoming Igloofest weekend might very well be the one we here at Music Is My Sanctuary, are the most excited about. Not only will we have another opportunity to enjoy the festival with the many thousands of people who gath...
by Philippe Sawicki


Future Classic: Bennetrhodes “Tenderness”

I came across Kan Sano’s album Fantastic Farewell in 2011 and have been a fan of his ever since. I was so enthused by his music that I actually sent him an email to tell him so (my level of enthusiasm was matched in his...
by Joanne Lam



Marcos Valle Reissues : “Self Titled” + “Garra”

via TurntableLab: “CLASSIC BRAZILIAN SINGER, SONGWRITER AND PRODUCER MARCOS VALLE CATALOG REISSUES. Light In The Attic is no stranger to digging up obscure pieces and shedding some much needed light on them (see Rodrigu...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


Kaytranada “LFTF Guest Mix”

via LiveForTheFunk.com: “As much as it feels weird to even use the phrase “beat scene” in 2013, you’d be hard pressed to find something more representative of this archaic term than what’s going on...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


MOOVMNT “The Future of Funk 3″

via Moovmnt: “Back in 2011 we brought you the last Future of Funk mix and I’m sorry we left you funkless for such a long time. With the new website online, we thought it was about time we picked up were we left off ...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)



Guest Mix #10: DOC’TRIN (Montreal)

It’s really a pleasure for us to present a brand new guest mix from none other than DOC’TRIN. Many of you here at MIMS will know him because he’s written tons of amazing pieces for us. Some of you in Montreal ...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


Karriem Riggins “Chopped Worm”

Karriem Riggins tribute to Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner (1943-2013) “My idea was to chop a song that is so important to hip hop and also pay homage to 1 of the funkiest groups from one of the funkiest states. Ohio...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


Future Classic: Rochelle Jordan “Pressure”

Canadian singer Rochelle Jordan has released her second free digital album Pressure in August 2012, produced entirely by in-house producer KLSH. This is something all fans of R&B need to experience. The chemistry between th...
by Nico Boesten