Soul

Forgotten Treasure: The Brief Encounter (1977)

Another top class soul reissue from Jazzman, offering the notoriously expensive ‘Special Release‘ album by The Brief Encounter. Original copies are practically impossible to find, hence the common asking price of over $2000 for collectors. It was recorded in Muscle Shoals, Alabama by a small-time group of musicians from rural …

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Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Teena Marie “Ooo La La La” (1988)

It was with great sadness that I learned that soul legend Teena Marie passed away at 54 years old two weeks ago. This sad news pushed me to share my first forgotten treasure, “Ooo La La La“. This single was released in 1988 and featured on her Platinum album “Naked to …

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Radio Show

Lexis – Live @ The Goods Radio CKUT

Here is a little radio session I did for The Goods Radio Show in Montreal which airs every sunday from 2-4 pm (Montreal time). I’m always really happy to play for Scott C and Andy Williams. I’ve had the pleasure of playing their monthly night in Montreal twice (recorded set …

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Future Classics
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Future Classic: Bowly “Rumi”

Another day another Montreal track from a local talent that is already starting to get major attention from heads worldwide. Bowly is one of my favorite peoples in the city. Love Djing with the guy, love eating poutine at 5am after shows, love geeking out about music with the dude. …

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Guest Mix #03: DAVE ALLISON
Hip-Hop

Guest Mix #03: DAVE ALLISON (Montreal)

Dave Allison is a well known and respected veteran DJ and producer from Montreal, but he’s also a long time friend of mine. We go wayyy back to the days of playing together on the very first internet radio station ever in Montreal (www.Sweet-Ting.com). I was doing the 10-12 show …

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Radio Show
Hip-Hop

Onra & Lexis’ “Teenage Years Rap Tape”

I’m really happy to finally be posting this. This summer I was hanging out with good homie and super talented producer ONRA after the show we played together. After doing the music nerd talk we realised that we have pretty much the same influences and tastes. So we decided to …

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Future Classics
Beats

Future Classic: FS Green “Eggs And Pancakes”

Some of Amsterdam’s most promising producers Full Crate & FS Green will drop their beats on the Melting Pot Music’s Hi-Hat vinyl series with volume 5 – “Eggs And Pancakes” on October 22. I gotta say that these guys continue to blow me away with their progressive hip-hop beats like …

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Events

MIMS’ 7 picks for Pop Montreal 2010

The 9th edition of the Pop Montreal festival is upon us. It is THE true indie focused festival and this years’ edition is no exception, they have managed to put together an outstanding and unexpected line up of acts and are truly working the angles. I’ve looked at the lineup …

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Narcycist - Hamdulillah
Future ClassicsMusic Documentaries
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: The Narcicyst ft. Shadia Mansour “Hamdulillah” Video

Check out The Narcicyst ft. Shadia Mansour “Hamdulillah” Video. Great video from the adopted Montreal MC.

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Future Classics
Soul

Future Classic: Ahu “To Love”

Dope dope new stuff from AHU (full name Ahu Kelesoglu). Long tipped as a vocalist to watch, Ahu steps softly from the shadows of her lauded guest appearances to deliver To Love. It’s a captivating performance from the Turkish singer who I first discovered as the lead vocalist for the Flying …

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Hip-Hop

The Life and Encounters of Questlove

What does a genius drummer/producer do when he is bored? Questlove recounts his life and his encounters, it’s worth the detour. So much interesting peoples and stories ! A very good read. Follow this link to read Quest’s yarns : http://hypnagogics.com/questo/ It’s kind of on the same vibe as Charlie …

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Jose James Tribute Mix
Dj Mixes
Jazz

José James “Tribute Selections” by FullRange

Minneanapolis-born and London-based jazz singer and songwriter, José James is the rising star of the next generation of contemporary music. Since the release of his Equinox demo back in 2006, James’ forged his reputation by collaborating on record with a wide assortment of jazz and hip-hop acts, including, Nicola Conte, …

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