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Future Classics

Album of the Week: Ratgrave “Ratgrave” (Apron Records)

The Ratgrave project came out of the leftfield and appeared on our musical radar last week. Nothing was known from the project other than it being released out of Steven Julien’s (aka Funkineven) always reliable Apron Records imprint. On closer inspection I discovered that Ratgrave was a new project from …

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Future Classics
Beats Jazz

Album of the Week: Makaya McCraven “Where We Come From” (ChicagoxLondon Mixtape)

“I just met these wonderful people” says Chicago’s Makaya McCraven in the opening moments of the album/mixtape, referring to the fact he is on a stage playing with some of London’s finest young Jazz musicians whilst meeting them for the first time. Over the course of the two day ChicagoxLondon …

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Future Classics
Soul

Album of the Week: The Internet “Hive Mind”

With all of the attention and massive hype generated by 2015’s Grammy-nominated “Ego Death”, it would have been natural for The Internet’s new album – their first for major label Columbia / Sony – to seek new audiences and to try and “crossover” for lack of a better word. On …

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Radio Show
Eclectic

MUSIC IS MY SANCTUARY Show #91 – Selected by Lexis

Back with another well rounded serving of music discoveries for you all. As always travelling across eras, tempos, moods and genres. Show #91 takes you from Dub, Cosmic, Leftfield vibes to Soulful and Electronic head nodding. Lots of new projects under the MIMS umbrella these days: events in Montreal and …

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Forgotten Treasures
Ambient Electronic

Reissue of the Week: Pablo’s Eye “Bardo for Pablo” (Stroom)

As a voracious record digger and music researcher I sometimes, while gazing at the stars above, ask the existential question: will we ever run out of obscure records to reissue? Every week the digging gods seem to answer a resounding “no my son”. The first I heard about Pablo’s Eye …

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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 …

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Crucial Material
Eclectic

Crucial Material – Best Releases of the Week (July 7th, 2018)

Every week my head is spinning from the amount of new music that lands on my “to-listen” pile. The sheer volume of new material to go through with its usual ratio of 50% shite 40% forgettable 10% gold is dizzying and discouraging but once I resurface with the handful of …

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Playlists

Résistance Balearique – 40 Tracks Keeping The Balearic Sound Alive

A couple weeks ago we welcomed our good friend Christian Pronovost aka Lost Heroes to talk about our deep love for Balearic music. Always a bit hard to define as a proper music genre, balearic is more of a vibe that could borrow from pop music, electronic, club, reggae, mediterranean …

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Radio Show
Eclectic

MUSIC IS MY SANCTUARY Show #90 – Selected by Lexis

Hope everyone is having a splendid summer so far! Certainly is a beautiful one in Montreal. Here is 120 minutes of hand-picked gems from me to you. The new, newish and unreleased tracks I’ve been playing these past few weeks. I’ve got a nice Jazz to House to Soul to …

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InterviewsMIMS Radio
Beats Electronic

Daedelus Marches Forward Unfettered

We were happy to have Daedelus on the phone for S02E07 of MIMS Radio to discuss his 19th album “Taut” and to talk about the positives and negatives present in the landscape of today’s music industry. For those who are less familiar with Daedelus, he is widely known as one …

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InterviewsMIMS Radio
Jazz

Emma-Jean Thackray’s Tour De Force

London-based trumpet player, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Emma-Jean Thackray has been making a lot of waves in the Jazz scene with the recent release of her new EP “Ley Lines”. With four full-length tracks separated by four interludes included as “palette cleansers”, the EP is a real journey through her ideas …

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Radio ShowSpecial Themes
Eclectic

IT HAPPENS EVERY SPRING – Volume 5 (Hand-Picked by Lexis)

I am constantly working on mixes, guest appearances or radio sessions. My musical mind is always occupied on the two or three projects that are on my plate. However, my annual spring mix has become my favorite, it remains on my mind all year round. Initially the inspiration came from …

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