Live Shows
Electronic

The MIMS Guide to Igloofest 2017

The 11th edition of the now world-famous Igloofest is upon us and will be opening the festivities in time for the 375th anniversary of the city of Montreal. It’s the perfect fit seeing as this is truly one of the most “Montreal” events that takes place all year. Partying outside …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Alaclair Ensemble “Les Frères Cueilleurs”

Quebec hiphop supergroup Alaclair Ensemble are both trailblazers and charismatic leaders to the Quebec Rap Renaissance that is taking place in the province right now. After an interesting discussion with Lexis (who released his KNLO tribute mix recently) I started thinking about how much history the group has already traversed. …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Gino Vannelli “Mama Coco” (1975)

Gino Vannelli is a Montreal born who is known for his hair and shaggy, ironicaly enough he got his big break by standing outside herp albert’s (famous for his whipped cream LP cover) locked gate begging for an audition. Usually, you learn to dismiss these two artists when digging and …

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Events

MIMS Guide to POP Montreal 2015

Montreal heads – it’s time for POP Montreal! The city’s biggest party kicks off today and rolls through Sept. 20th with a massive lineup of shows, talks, chef takeovers and tons more. An unbelievable array of artists are taking over stages all over the city. Pack this guide in your …

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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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Dj Mixes
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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