ChairmanMao MIMS Lists

CHAIRMAN MAO (NYC, Ego Trip) “My Favourite Record Stores”

To celebrate this year’s Record Store day, we asked a few of our favourite music heads around the world to share a few of their digging spots. This one comes from CHAIRMAN MAO, one of the pillars of the New York music scene with his fine work for the mighty EGO TRIP, RBMA to go along […]

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Mix of the Day: “The Dockery Juke Joint” by Asma & Yes McCan

The Dockery was a Mississippi plantation widely regarded as the birthplace of Delta Blues one of the earliest forms of african-american cultural expression. A style of music that was born from the swealtering heat and raw untammed soil took the pain and suffering of daily toil and pressed it unto &* rpm records. The contribution […]

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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 ( and you can tell right away that he has a […]

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ANTAL HEITLAGER (Rush Hour) “My Favourite Record Stores”

To celebrate this year’s Record Store day, we asked a few of our favourite music heads around the world to share a few of their digging spots. This one comes from ANTAL HEITLAGER, one of the founders of RUSH HOUR in Amsterdam, one of the best little record shops / labels in the world. Small but deadly! […]

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OM UNIT (London, UK) “My Favourite Record Stores”

To celebrate this year’s Record Store day, we asked a few of our favourite music heads around the world to share a few of their digging spots. This one comes from OM UNIT, one of the our favourite artists and one of the most versatile producers around! Favorite Hometown Store: ALAN’s RECORDS (London) 218 High Rd, East […]



Classic Mixes: Massive Attack “Essential Mix on BBC” (1994)

Seems that every week we celebrate the anniversary of a landmark release. In 1993 we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Snoop’s “Doggystyle”, Wu-Tang’s “36 Chambers”, ATCQ’s “Midni...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


Forgotten Treasure: 94 East “If You See Me” (1975)

Below are the liner notes from Numero Group‘s 94 East chapter of Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound. “If You See Me” is also available on 45″. “Pepé Willie was more of a sapling than a...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


“The Real Nina Simone” 1968 Interview in Down Beat Magazine

Enjoy this long lost interview with Nina Simone from 1968. Great read! via Down Beat Magazine (January 1968): I heard Nina Simone for the first time in person in October at the Village Gate. Impressed, I readily agreed to the s...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)



DOC’TRIN presents “Top 10 For Lonely Lovers III”

Once again it’s time for the Top 10 gems for Lonely Lovers by Music Is My Sanctuary’s Doc’trin. The third instalment is a great list of lovey jams of all eras & genres. Check it out! Linda Perhacs – ...
by Doc'trin


Customized Cases for your 45′s

I used to not collect 45′s and I still hate myself for forgoing digging through them in Lima for lack of time (so much Fania and Peruvian garage left behind). But now I have 45 fever and I am amassing big quantities. Soon...
by DJ Asma


Fela Kuti’s Entire Discography on Bandcamp – Stream for Free

Fela Kuti is godly in many ways, obviously as the godfather of Afrobeat, the visionnary bandleader who did 10 hours shows at his Shrine nightclub that were more like religious experiences and a god send to all DJs who put on hi...
by DJ Asma



Unsung Documentary: Gil Scott Heron – A Poet, A Prophet and a Pioneer

The revolution will be not televised is an amazing mini-documentary about the life of a prophet, poet and great musician: the late Gil Scott-Heron. Presented by TVOne as part of the Unsung series, the great interviews in the do...
by Flovin


Here & Now: HEJIRA pick their current favourites jams

A nice addition to our HERE & NOW series where we ask some of our favourite peoples to let us know what they are playing on their home stereos these days. The picks come from Hejira, a four-piece band based in London that y...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


Mix of the Day: Doc Delay “Galactic Elastic”

I’ve been a fan of Doc Delay for a long time his mixes are stellar in both packaging,content and execution. He recently released a record on PL70 (our review here) which truly represents his unique style of psych rock sam...
by DJ Asma




via StonesThrow: “Stones Throw Records will tour the film Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton (This Is Stones Throw Records) in North America with post-screening live performances in partnership with audio design company AIAIAI, who...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


Forgotten Treasure: Strong Souls “Sensual Let’s Work” (1993)

This one is really close to my heart. A very obscure release that I’m very surprised that very few people play. Strong Souls is a rare Larry Heard project that was released on Black Market in 1993. That release followed h...
by The RawSoul


HERE & NOW – ‘Nuff Charts – January 2014 (Part 2)

We here at Music Is My Sanctuary are huge fans of any and all kinds of Lists, Charts, Best-Of’s, Playlists and so on… They are like gold to us! Asking someone with extensive knowledge on a subject to list some of hi...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)




Created by Music Is My Sanctuary Presented by 101 Apparel & Mixcloud as part of the Nuit Blanche à Montréal Event Created in 2011 by the team behind Montreal-based website Music Is My Sanctuary, the 24 Hours Of Vinyl even...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


Future Classic: Yoruba Andabo “La Gozadera”

Happy New Year!!! I know I’m crazy late on the best wishes but I was out of town for a while. It had been too long since I had reconnected with my roots so I went back home to Cuba for an extended vacation. If you’ve ever w...
by MF Gold


Forgotten Treasure: Free Love Foundation “The Sound” Kerri Chandler Remix (1993)

If you were heavily into UK Garage and 2 Step around 1997-1998, you might be familiar with 4 Liberty records. They had major releases out from Dreem Teem, Colour Girl and Underground Solution amongst others. Let’s rewind ...
by The RawSoul