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The Classicaliszt
Classical

Top Ten of OSM Season 2015-16 (Picks by The Classicaliszt)

You’ve always wanted to go and see a classical recital “one day”. Everytime you walk by the gorgeous Maison Symphonique at the Place des Arts you marvel at the architecture and wonder what the acoustics inside the amazing concert hall you’ve seen on TV actually sound like. Well wonder no …

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MIMS Lists

8 Montreal-based DJ’s pick their most influential Quebec Record

As we prepare to celebrate our yearly provincial holiday (called St-Jean Baptiste) with a really nice party with tons of great local DJ’s (info here) we thought it would be appropriate to ask everyone on the lineup to present one Quebecois record that was influential in their career. It’s easy …

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Events
Jazz

Music Is My Sanctuary Guide to the 2015 Montreal Jazz Fest

The 36th edition of the Montreal International Jazz Festival is upon us and we here at MIMS have taken it upon ourselves to recommend some of our favorite acts & live shows for you to make the most out of these 10 days of musical madness. We are also taking …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Les Gens d’Airs “Sous-Estimés EP”

Hard hitting Montreal producer ElCotola is back joining forces with Quebec spitter Aspect Mendoza to release Les Gens d’Airs‘ introductory Sous-Estimes EP which is a preview to an upcoming full album. Similar to Cotola’s collabo with Obia (link) this is not throwaway mixtape tracks, instead its a solid effort that …

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Events

Photos: MIMS 7th Year Anniversary Party

Our 7th year anniversary party at Piknic Électronik was a blast! Thanks to everyone who joined us to celebrate, and of course huge props to The RawSoul and Leon Vynehall for joining Lexis for an entire day of beautiful music! Pictures by Philippe Sawicki Photos from Piknic Electronic

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Future Classics
Beats

Future Classic: The Hamptons “Excess EP”

What is the definition of a “grower” record? To me its music you appreciate right away but you truly start to “get” further down the line as you absorb it a little more. As opposed to a record you play a few songs on repeat but don’t play that often …

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Mix Of The Day
Beats

Mix of the Day: The Cooks “MTL-DELI” (Montreal Beat Scene SpeciaL)

Delis are a both a part of Montreal’s history (iconic spots like Schwartz’s & Wilensky, RIP Ben’s) and remain city’s number one tourism draw. I could not find a better analogy for this incredibly solid All-MTL mix by The Cooks (Kramos and MIMS’ own Yung Gayance), the regular cast of …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Monk-E “Le seul chemin”

Monk-E has been on the scene for a minute and recently gained notoriety as the Canadian champion in the End of the Weak MC competition. A deadly pengame has always been the major characteristic for the MTL spitter, however his artistic expression has always extended beyond rhymes as he is …

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Mix Of The Day

Mix of the Day: Montreal Terre de Soleil

This is a truly Montreal-centric tropical mix of music recorded in Montreal by musicians originating from Haïti, Guadeloupe and Martinique. Mostly from private pressing or small labels, these tunes are treasures that were found in the miscellaneous “world” section of many montreal stores and its what makes digging in this …

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Mix Of The Day
Beats

Mix Of The Day: DJ Manifest “Trapaholiks Vol. 1″

Presented by the cheeky bastards at 10kilos.us, Gusti Mane dips his hand in the cookie jar with Trapaholiks Vol.1, an hour of turnt-and-burnt for when you’re getting ready to go wild for the night. Featuring local heroes like Shash’U, J.u.D. (who also designed the cover) Tommy Kruise and High Klassified, …

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Artbeat Montreal & Istolethesoul Present: B.A.S.S.
Beats

Artbeat Montreal & Istolethesoul Present: B.A.S.S.

Expansion is a motherfucker: We all want it and the associated growing pains are inevitable. The fruits of that labour get reaped only by the undeterred, the diligent… The SKRONG. Over the last year or so, I’ve been hard at work with the ABMTL team, flexing our collective muscle in …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Dead Obies “Montreal $ud”

Only about a year ago Dead Obies was at its infancy; a collective of MC’s (SnailKid, O.GBear, JoRCA,YS McCan & 20some) spitting stream of consciousness rhymes over producer VNCE’s beats. They decided to throw together a mixtape collage of their efforts released as Collation Vol.1 which was met with critical …

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