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Mix of the Day: Seb Diamond & Kyle Kalma “Neon Podcast 11″

With only 1/3 of the summer left to go here is a mix you need to add to the “to-listen” pile, preferably on a sunny day. The mix is part of the NEON series, a collective who have been running some (most) of Montreal’s great electronic music events since 1998. Mix #11 in the series […]

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Future Classic: Throwback Zack “Messages From the Stars”

For this week’s show, I had the immense pleasure to introduce a guest mix from Shred One (Cherries Records/Sweater Funk), who will be at the next Voyage Funktastique monthly night (in Montreal) on Saturday August 2nd, alongside Lexis, Dr.MaD and yours truly. I often keep songs that I dig on the side, so that I […]

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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 […]



Rilly Guilty “Golden Sounds Vol.5″

One of our favorite dudes is back with his 5th slice of the Devil’s Pie. Rilly Guilty is a DJ / Producer from Montreal who we’ve done tons of quality shows with in the past (Untold, Mount Kimbie, Altered Natives, et...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


HMV Closes Shop in the UK (for the moment)

You might have heard the news: HMV, the last major music store chain in the world, has closed its doors (for the moment) and entered administration protection. All the UK stores and websites are currently closed. Following the...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


MIMS Guide to Igloofest 2013 – Week 2

Igloofest did not lose any time shifting into gears to begin the new year, starting off strong in its first weekend of festivities with a diversity of sounds from both the past and the future. From the tech-house of veterans Jo...
by Philippe Sawicki



Future Classic: Dntl “My Orphaned Son” (Die Vögel Remix)

Initially coming across this release because of the Herbert remix it contains, I was happily surprised by the flip. One of those times a curious couple clicks pays off, ending in you sitting on two hot tunes instead of one. B-S...
by River Lance


Forgotten Treasure: Mulatu Astatke Ethiopian Quintet “Afro-Latin Soul” (1966)

A few years ago, a friend of mine bought me this record for my birthday. My friend knew I had never heard of Mulatu Astatke and his Ethiopian Quintet, but because she used to live with me, knew all about my love for Jazz, Mexic...
by Devon Eve


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)