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 foun...
by DJ Asma


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 ...
by Markings

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

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...
by Markings


Dead Obies “Montreal $ud”

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...
by DJ Asma


Future Classic: Emilie & Ogden “EP”

My hometown, Montreal, is just an endless pit of talent. Every time I think I have a decent grasp of the music scene here something crazy hits my radar. Last month I was asked to host Head and Hand’s and J2K’s 4th edition o...
by MF Gold


Lexis & Poirier – Le Diagramme Venn Musical en 6 Tracks

Lexis & Poirier expliquent en 3 séléctions chacun leur Diagramme Venn musical.
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)



Mix of the day: Markings x Artbeat Montreal “ALAIZ.CAST#06″

To celebrate the special partnership between ABMTL and the Alaiz collective, Shmings pairs friends in blocks alongside the industry zeitgeist and confirms that Montreal holds its own: Undaunted, incomparable and all the way ahe...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)


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. U...
by DJ Asma


REAL LOVE: The ’90s R’n’B Revival

Local showcases get a bum rap. Montreal is the biggest little city in the world, with a large concentration of would-be artists crammed onto our teeny island but, unfortunately, not everyone is built for the limelight. ThatR...
by Markings



Future Classic: Kaytranada “Kaytra Todo”

You love to hear the story, again and again. The promising up-and-comer, young enough to be in touch with the spirit of the times, wise enough to carry on tradition, as he rises through the ranks and aces every test for us to s...
by Markings

Igloofest 2013 - Philippe Sawicki (thumb)

MIMS Guide to Igloofest 2013 – Week 2

Igloofest did not lose any time shifting into gears to begin the new year, starting off strong in its first weekend of festivities with a diversity of sounds from both the past and the future. From the tech-house of veterans Jo...
by Philippe Sawicki

Igloofest 2013 - Artbeat (Philippe Sawicki) thumb

Photos: Igloofest 2013 – Week 1

The first weekend of Igloofest is just over and we have already witnessed all the required conditions for the proper enjoyment of the festival. From above-freezing temperature to -30 degrees, from snowy nights to beautiful star...
by Philippe Sawicki