a1226311352_10
Future Classics

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 of Do My Ladies Run This. I …

READ MORE →
lexis_poirier

Lexis & Poirier – Le Diagramme Venn Musical en 6 Tracks

Lexis & Poirier expliquent en 3 séléctions chacun leur Diagramme Venn musical.

READ MORE →
artworks-000056160911-kj8xmm-t500x500
Mix Of The Day
Beats

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 ahead of the curve. Tracklist: 1) KenLo Croqnote “Dehors” 2) Sikh Knowledge “Electric Summer” (Unreleased Mix) 3) …

READ MORE →
R-3913431-1349021823-9428
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 …

READ MORE →
kaytra-todo410
Future Classics
Beats

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 see. For those like myself, that’s exactly …

READ MORE →
Igloofest 2013 - Philippe Sawicki (thumb)
Events

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 Josh Wink and DJ Sneak to the Piu Piu of …

READ MORE →
Igloofest 2013 - Artbeat (Philippe Sawicki) thumb
Events

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 starry skies, all the right elements were there for the optimal experience. Here’s a recap …

READ MORE →
Igloofest-2011---Snow-(thumb)
Events

MIMS Guide to Igloofest 2013 – Week 1

With merely a few days into 2013, Montreal is about to showcase its busy event calendar right from the beginning of the new year with what may be the most Canadian outdoor event there is: Igloofest. After a couple of record-breaking weekends during the previous editions, the winter festival added …

READ MORE →
Booty Based Mob Compilation (presented by Booty Bakery)
Future Classics
Beats

Future Classic: Booty Based Mob Compilation “Vol. 1″

I will never forget the fateful night my friends Bongiovanni, Sparkz and Compton Chic (Booty Based Mob) started their first weekly residency “Booty Bakery”, an MTL soiree devoted to rump-shaking tunes (or as they would call it “music for dem asses”). It was a really warm evening and the crew …

READ MORE →
Agua Negra “Volvi”
Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Agua Negra “Volvi”

When I think of my people, I can’t help but feel that swell in my chest that only comes with blatant Latin Pride. I made a point of bringing that flavor over to MIMS in my articles on Crema Púrpura, Willie Colón and Johnny Illdigger’s Argentina mix. Latin music has …

READ MORE →
Guest Mix #09: BOWLY (ESL Crew, Nasty.FM)
Guest Mix
House / Techno Techno

Guest Mix #09: BOWLY (Montreal)

Brand new MIMS Guest mix and this one is from our very good homie BOWLY, a great producer and DJ from Montreal (by way of la France). Bowly is a member of the ESL Crew, along with Bus and Skinnybones arguably the most important crew in Montreal in terms of …

READ MORE →
The Narcicyst “Falling Down”
Video Digs

The Narcicyst “Falling Down”

Memories don’t leave like people do. No matter where Yassin Alsalman (better known as The Narcicyst) winds up, he’ll forever remain Montreal’s favorite son when it comes to this rap shit. The song and video to Falling Down serve as an examination of friendship and how that bond is often …

READ MORE →