What If Machines Could Sing ’90s Ballads?

From Martin Backes (artist, designer, creative technologist, hacker, DJ and composer) “What do machines sing of?” is a fully automated machine, which endlessly sings number-one ballads from the 1990s. As the computer program performs these emotionally loaded songs, it attempts to apply the appropriate human sentiments. This behavior of the …



Future Classic

Future Classics
Hip-Hop Soul

Album of the Week: Children of Zeus “Travel Light”

The Manchester duo of Konny Kon and Tyler Daley known as Children of Zeus have finally dropped their hotly tipped debut album titled “Travel Light”. They built up quite a buzz on the soulful streets following three sell-out singles on First Word and a compilation EP comprised of tracks made by …


Forgotten Treasure

Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk Worldwide Sounds

Kamal Keila “Muslims and Christians” (1992, Habibi Funk)

For their eighth project, Germany’s Habibi Funk Records have directed their attention to the musical archives of Kamal Keila. How the label and Kamal Keila connected is a spectacular story, and the when’s and the why’s of how these recordings came to exist make this compilation of tracks even more …


Exclusive Guest Mixes

Guest Mixes
Eclectic House / Techno Soul & Funk Worldwide Sounds

MIMS Guest Mix: Champagne Funk (Balamii Radio, London)

This mix explores the breadth of the duo’s collection – a journey for hedonistic ear drums, transporting you from introspective thought to the dance floor, via experimental Funk, Acid bass lines, Breaks and Detroit House. Champagne Funk are the duo that dig deeper. Consisting of Bryce’s Brother and Dique, the …