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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 […]



Dj Lexis – beats Beats BEATS! (for Le CHYZnit)

This is an exclusive mix for my good homie Maybe Watson and his new radio in Quebec City called “Le CHYZnit”. Was really happy to share this one with him because we both like those next level abstract weirdo hip-hop...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


Forgotten Treasure: Positive K “I Got A Man” (1992)

I’m always a huge fan of tracks from the 90′s golden age of hip-hop that are slightly faster and more on the disco tip. Generally more at the front end of the 1990′s there are a bunch of classics like De La So...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


Music Is My Sanctuary – 50 tracks for 2010

Ok, so I totally wussed out of making this list into a podcast. Reason #1: I’ve been playing some of these tracks so much in DJ gigs and one year worth of podcasts that I wasn’t super motivated to play them yet anot...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)



Alaclair Ensemble vs Onra “Rock Rien Du Tout / Send Me Your Love”

I’ve been bugging Kenlo and Maybe Watson for this for about 3 months now and finally it landed in my inbox! The boys from Alaclair Ensemble have so much love for my good homie, French beatmaker ONRA that they had to recor...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


Future Classic: Todd Edwards “Shall Go EP”

I’m officially calling this a highlight of 2012! Thanks to homie Azamat B, who has undoubtedly been paying attention to the ever-growing label Body High (DJ Sliink, DJ Funeral), for making me aware of a new Todd Edwards EP av...
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Music Is My Sanctuary – #Show 04 (Reggae Classics v1)

Reggggggae Tribute! Ohhhh yes. It’s finally here… my special reggae tribute mix. 33 of my personal favorites. I had to do this before the summer is over in Montreal and the cold weather returns. So this is it, 79 mi...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)



Music Is My Sanctuary – Show #42

Damn. 2011 Already? Sounds a bit surreal doesn’t it? Podcast #42 does sound a bit weird to me too! Can’t believe I already did that many of them… Anywhoo so happy all of you seem to like it! It’s what ke...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


The Jazz Amnesty Sound System (Andy Williams + Dj Luv)

The Jazz Amnesty Sound System (or J.A.S.S.) is run by Montreal djs Andy Williams & sweet daddy luv. With an honest admiration, appreciation and awe for the dedication and skills of its honored players, these veteran selecto...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


Fred Everything “Forgotten Treasures Mix #03″

Our third instalment of our forgotten treasure mix series is another great one and captures the idea perfectly. Our good friend Fred Everything who is a certified deep & funky house master: great producer and DJ whose pl...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)



Music Is My Sanctuary – Show #62

Finally, after 5 long months of winter, the sun is back! So I decided to make this edition of the Music Is My Sanctuary show full of sunshine vibes. 30 nuggets ranging from soul, beats, latin, house, and hip-hop. Hope you disco...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


Music Is My Sanctuary – #Show 02

Sorry for the delay. It took a few more days than expected but the show will make up for it. 19 tracks jammed into an hour of pure goodness. Mostly new stuff this time. Make sure you subscribe via the link for either Itunes or ...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


Music Is My Sanctuary – #Show 10 (Live @ The Goods)

Live 2:30 hour set @ The Goods! Damzo time flies! Starting this site and podcast has really exceeded all my expectations. It’s obviously totally different from playing in a club but still very rewarding in a different way...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)



Music Is My Sanctuary – Show #36

The Music Is My Sanctuary show is officially three years old! I want to thank you all so much for supporting it, sharing it, commenting and so on over these past years. It’s been a real pleasure to try to make you discove...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


Alaclair Ensemble – The Videography!

Alaclair Ensemble. The three official videos "Alaclair", "Viande de cheval" and "Piles Comprises"
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


“Rubble Kings” movie : the birth of hip-hop culture

I’ve always loved documentaries, especially the ones where I can learn something. Here is one that reveals the history behind the birth of hip-hop culture. Produced by Shan Nicholson (, Rubble Kings i...
by Fullrange