Guest Mixes
Hip-Hop Soul

Guest Mix #06: BETA HECTOR (UK)

Just got a really cool treat in the good ol inbox. An upfront and exclusive mix from Beta Hector (the founding member of funk band Baby Charles) who is signed to Tru Thoughts and about to release his first LP called “Sunbeam Insulin” out on October 18th in the US. …

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Future Classics
Beats

Future Classic: BUG “Mechanical Soul EP”

24 year-old Londoner, BUG, is a keyboard player, songwriter and producer. He creates an experimental, instrumentally grounded style of music with a compositional approach. The BUG sound encompasses the finer elements of hip-hop and neo-soul, yet the real beauty is in the delivery – “Think the smooth richness of the …

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Future Classics

Future Classic: Zed Bias “Biasonic Hotsauce” (Tru Thoughts)

Let’s face it, in 2011 there is never anything good in your mailbox. Bills, Delivery Flyers and magazines subscriptions for the person that lived here 12 years ago. Last week however I got a care package from my good friends at Tru Thoughts with some new goodies. Including the much …

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Dj Mixes
House / Techno UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Jamie XX Essential Mix – BBC Radio 1

I’m usually not the biggest fan of producers and artists making DJ sets. As someone who doesn’t produce but spends most of his waking hours researching music I’m just not that impressed with sets that feature tracks that came out in the last 2 weeks. Not very impressive. I do …

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Music DocumentariesMusic Tech & Art
Beats

2011 West Coast Championship Controller Battle

Via CreateDigitalMusic.com In a competitive show of virtuosity, artists at an event in San Francisco over the summer battled to show that live electronic and laptop performance can be physical. It’s dance music that makes the artist sweat, and not just the audience. Hosted by the new Controllerism.com blog with …

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Future Classics
House / Techno

Future Classic: Outboxx “Blueberry Lemon EP”

Here’s a future classic that sounds like it should be a forgotten treasure. Outboxx releases a very smooth EP on Well Rounded Housing Project, sister label of Well Rounded (Deadboy, Hackman, C.R.S.T). The hightlight here is “Brighten My Day (ft. Naomi Jeremy)”, a tune that starts off with soft jazzy …

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Forgotten Treasure: Blondie & Pappa “I Like It” (1980)

As a music lover and hardcore digger I just looove moments like this. You dig and you dig and nothing jumps out at you and then you hear this track and after about 4.2 seconds you’re into it and you’re scrambling to find out what it is and how this …

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Future Classics
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Future Classic: Pangaea “Hex”

Just a couple of days ago I was sharing the new Breton EP with the Girl Unit remix as a “Future Classic” selection and now yet again more fire from the same label, Helmlock out of London. This time it’s an absolute burner from the man who calls himself Pangaea. …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers “Ping Pong” (1961)

An absolutely essential dance floor jazz nugget for you all today. My good homie Andy Williams put me on to this track from Art Blakey, arguably one of the best and most influential drummers in the history of jazz! During the early ’60s, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers were …

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Future Classics

Future Classic: Wugazi – 13 chambers

Written by: Max Robin I already talked about the excellent mashup work from Max Tannone in another mims post, but here is another great mashup project. As the name suggest, this time it’s the work of DIY post-punk cult band Fugazi and rap warlord super-group Wu-Tang Clan to be shaked and …

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Future Classics
House / Techno

Future Classic: Mr Beatnick “Synthetes”

I’m just a sucker for deep house and strings. Songs like Pepe Bradock’s “Deep Burnt” and Trackheads’ “Our Music” being the ultimate references for me of course. This little gem from Mr.Beatnick finally came out last week but had been floating around in sets for some time before. As heard …

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MIMS 4th Anniversary Special – Live on CKUT

Just a last minute note to let you know that the new MIMS show (#48) will actually be a 4th Anniversary special broadcast live on CKUT 90.3 FM in Montreal this Sunday July 24th from 1pm to 4pm (EST). The format is, 3 hours of music hand picked and stirred …

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