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Future Classics
Soul & Funk

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 released to get the pleasure of sharing …

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Guest Mix
Soul & Funk

Guest Mix #17: HARRISON (Toronto, Canada)

Very happy to present a new mix part of the MIMS Guest Mix series. This one comes from HΛRRISON an up and coming producer from our good neighbours in Toronto! via IStoleTheSoul: “The 18-year old, Hip-Hop/Future Funk/French House-inspired HΛRRISON has a bright future. Having already built a strong following on Soundcloud, …

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Oby Onyioha “Enjoy Your Life” (1981)
Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Oby Onyioha “Enjoy Your Life” (1981)

One fine morning last spring, bright and early, my friend played this Disco song at full volume across the empty shop we were working in. It was a song I had never heard before but instantly loved and needed to have in my collection. Without even trying, an incredible new …

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Dj Mixes
Jazz Soul Soul & Funk

24 Hours Of Vinyl #8 – AKI – NAV – JOHN KONG – A MAN CALLED WARWICK (Toronto)

This is mix recorded live from our 24 HOURS OF VINYL #8 event in Toronto presented by Jameson Irish Whiskey. Here is Part 1 of the final four hours of the great 24HOV event we hosted in Toronto. And what better way to finish it off than with three of the finest music …

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24 HOV Mixes
Disco Soul Soul & Funk

24 Hours Of Vinyl #8 – DJ CATALIST (Toronto)

This is mix recorded live from our 24 HOURS OF VINYL #8 event in Toronto presented by Jameson Irish Whiskey. This one comes from Toronto’s Alister Johnson aka DJ Catalist who has released great music under both monikers on labels like Wah Wah 45’s, Do Right Music, Bastard Jazz in …

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Dj Mixes
Disco Soul Soul & Funk

Mix of the Day: Claas Brieler (Jazzanova) “Soul, Boogie and Funk Mix”

Here’s a rather tastefully crafted mix by Claas Brieler, founding member of Jazzanova and Sonar Kollektiv Records. The mix, itself, is a nice fusion of funk, soul, boogie, disco and jazz. Definitely some serious heat throughout this sonic blender of soulful grooves; perfect for the headphones, entertaining guests at a …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Funky Rainbow “What I Want Is What I Get” (1979)

Who ever said that the US has the monopoly on great Disco Funk? This UFO all the way from Trinidad & Tobago circa 1979 is there to disprove that notion. I found this awesome record from Funky Rainbow in the 45’s collector bin of Mike Vault, the famous British record …

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Sard-Boogie
Interviews
Soul & Funk

MIMS Talks with: SARD BOOGIE (Australia)

B-Dub – I first came across you via Myspace about ’08/09 (remember that?!) and the 1st track I heard was Muthafunkagetsbeatdown, and that one still does it for me. That’s a solid Hip-Hop style banger, which is what your roots are. How’d it all start, Sard? SARD BOOGIE – Yes I …

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The Cannibals "She Knows"
Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: The Cannibals “She Knows” (1981)

“Is there anything more anti-climactic than New Years?” my friend asked. Finding myself in King’s Cross Station at 5.30 am with nothing but a 6-inch Chicken Teriyaki sub under my arm, my response was a resounding, “No”. Sensing my rapidly increasing despondency, he rescued me with his iPod; “Here, listen …

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Steve Arrington "Beddie-Biey" (1983)
Forgotten Treasures
Soul Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Steve Arrington “Beddie-Biey” (1983)

Oh the things you can find in dollar bins! My favourite kind of digging is getting down in the crates no one touches and spend a whole bunch of money on overlooked gems you can buy just based on a hunch or simply because of the cover art. Well, this …

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Kleer "Tonight" (1984)
Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Kleeer “Tonight” (1984)

Kleeer is easily one of my favorite Boogie bands of all time, and I say this without hesitation; they’re up there with S.O.S. Band andImagination in my books, absolute classic 80’s Boogie. To me, Kleeer is a name that is all too familiar, however I get the impression that this …

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Guest Mix
Soul Soul & Funk

SWEATSON KLANK “Forgotten Treasures Mix #08”

It’s already the 8th edition of our Forgotten Treasures mixes series and we couldn’t be happier so far. Each mix has been magical! Well, this one fits in very nicely with the others as a mix that is very personal and full of nuggets you probably never heard, or at …

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