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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 […]



Future Classic: Onra “Gonna Make You Mine”

Here is the good news of the day: our good homie ONRA has (finally) released a gem he’s been sitting on for a little while now. We’ve been playing it for a few months at gigs and were patiently waiting for it to be...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


HERE & NOW: ‘Nuff Charts – February 2014 (Part 1)

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)


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)