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Future Classic: Big Dada presents “Grime 2.0″

Don’t look for braces in a gift horse’s mouth, they say! Along comes, in a nicely thumping gallop, the latest grime compilation from Ninja Tune‘s off shot Big Dada compiled by  none other than writer / A&...
by The Elusive

 
 
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Mix of the day: DJ Blue “Origami”

Words & Sounds from DJ Blue: “Origami, the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. I was inspired by this antique art when I conceived this mixtape. I had thought to bend many different musical genres, future-orien...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
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Mix of the day: Royal T “Eski Mix” (Rinse FM)

Mix, artwork and words written by Royal-T: “Eski, or Eskibeat – as it is also known, was a genre of music founded and lead in the early 2000′s by MC and producer Wiley. Crediting the majority of his songs arou...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 

 
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Wot U Call ESKI?

Have you ever suddenly had a hand gripping at your throat while DJing out in a club? A death threat in your ear? All that for playing out a specific record? The record in question was Igloo by Wiley, the instrumental version of...
by The Elusive

 
 
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The History of the UK Garage and its Family Tree

Words by: Lexis & Dr.Love It’s really pretty incredible that after almost 20 years, the influence of the UK Garage genre is still very present. From its early incarnations around 1994, British Garage has had a huge impa...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
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UKG Takeover @ Montreal Igloofest

It’s really pretty incredible that after almost 20 years, the influence of the UK Garage genre is still very present. From its early incarnations around 1994, British Garage has had a huge impact over urban music in the U...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 

 
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Future Classic: Disclosure “White Noise” feat. AlunaGeorge

We are in a UK Garage state of mind these days as we have a huge night planned at the Montreal outdoor winter festival called Igloofest on Friday February 1st. We are also working on a very detailed post to try and recap almost...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
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Forgotten Treasure: Logic “Blues For You” (1994)

We’re working on a really cool but complicated project which consists of writing down in graph form the evolution of the UK Garage genre since it’s creation around 93-94 to all the sub-genres of the UKG family tree ...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
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Future Classic: C.R.S.T. VS Chesus “Monster Munch EP”

Must admit that I got excited a little bit when I saw the names C.R.S.T and Local Talk in the same paragraph. After all, Local Talk has grown very rapidly grown into one of our favorite labels here at MIMS. Mad Mats‘ youn...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 

 
Forgotten Treasure: The Messenger aka Todd Edwards “Guide My Soul”

Forgotten Treasure: The Messenger aka Todd Edwards “Guide My Soul” (1993)

This EP is part of the very foundation that created UK Garage around ’94-95 with people like Tuff Jam, Grant Nelson & Jeremy Sylvester. It is sort of the missing link between the US and UK scenes. It’s with prod...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
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JETS (Jimmy Edgar & Travis Stewart) “Fact Mix 358″

It comes with little surprise that Jimmy Edgar and Travis “Machinedrum” Stewart would one day take some time to collaborate on a common project. Of that union of both producers thus came JETS, the acronym of their r...
by Philippe Sawicki

 
 
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Future Classic: Joe “R.E.J. Bit”

With an alias as unassuming as the producer JOE, you would expect a figure who remains outside of the limelight, and is sparing with their output and live performance. This is true for the most part. What you wouldn’t expect,...
by River Lance