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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Die Dominas “Die Wespendomina” (1981)

Sometimes the best music comes from rare German 10”s that posses eye-catching artwork, bizarre facts and unique collaborations. Other times, not so much. In the case of Die Dominas, we get an incredibly surreal and experimental record from a one-time-team-up between Manuel Göttsching (uncredited), friend Rosi Müller and designer Claudia …

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Vick Lavender “Did You Really” (1999)
Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Vick Lavender “Did You Really” (1999)

Happy New Year! I know it’s been a really long time since I wrote for MIMS World, but that was 2013 (which, at the risk of sounding superstitious, was a really weird ride). On to bigger and better things! As a reward for everyone’s patience, I’m unleashing one of my …

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Future Classics

Future Classic: Osunlade “Yoruba Plays”

If you consider yourself a fan of real, deep, soulful house then you are most likely familiar with Yoruba. The label (run by Osunlade) has been around since 1999, putting out fresh vibes (often with a spiritual, jazzy and world music approach) from Nadirah Shakoor, Boddhi Savta, Afefe Iku and …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Luv You Madly Orchestra “Moon Maiden” (1978)

Telling someone that you’ve stumbled upon a track that sounds like an Arthur Russell disco joint is a very serious (if not blasphemous) claim, likely to be met with a heavy dose of skepticism and social rejection. It’s risky business, and understandably so, as no one comes close to the …

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Music Documentaries

Documentary: “NY77 The Coolest Year In Hell”

It’s a rainy Sunday night here in Montreal, which basically provides the perfect scenario for settling down (after what was most-likely a weekend of hard partying) and watching a great doc. Whatever the weather, NY77 – The Coolest Year In Hell is an extremely captivating account of one of the …

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The Mole "Lockdown Party" (DJ Sprinkles' Crossfaderama)
Future Classics

Future Classic: The Mole “Lockdown Party” (DJ Sprinkles’ Crossfaderama)

The bar had just closed it’s doors and I was packing up from spinning an 8-hour long R&B set. All this to say I wasn’t necessarily desperate to hear more music when my friend had commanded “Everyone stop everything, I have to show you the song of the summer”. We’ve …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Kiki Gyan “24 Hours In A Disco” (1978-82)

Kiki Gyan (real name Kofi Kwarko Gyan) was a Ghanaian superstar who was celebrated as “Africa’s answer to Stevie Wonder”. Starting with piano at age five, he took music very seriously, to the point where it had caused him to quit school when he was twelve and join a huge …

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DJ Koze "Amygdala"
Future Classics

Future Classic: DJ Koze “Amygdala” (Pampa Records)

When it comes to house and techno, I like to think I’m a pretty strict guy. Most of the dance tracks that come out these days are mind-numbingly boring and predictable to me (not to mention excessively filtered and over-produced). I’ll almost always favour sounds that are “raw and gritty” …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Peggie Blue “I Got Love” (1980)

We just released our fourth compilation of Forgotten Treasures (get it here). It’s filled with amazing selections as usual but I just wanted to fill you in on my person pick. I remember picking up this album from a bin and looking at the cover thinking “This girl knows what’s …

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Music Documentaries

The Strange Story of Joe Meek (1991)

In an effort to escape spoiling an amazing documentary on such a legendary producer/composer I encourage you to skip past these words, click the link and get right into it. If the first 30 seconds doesn’t grab your attention enough to keep watching then you’re welcome to come back here …

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MIMS Lists

DOC’TRIN presents “Lonely Lovers II”

If you’re in the mood to drift away for a while… Here are ten more jams with themes of loneliness, heartbreak, hopeless romance, delusion and sad memories. It’s O.K to wallow, just as long as you get it out of your system. To make sure you snap out of it, …

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Future Classics

Future Classic: Mark de Clive-Lowe & the Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra “Take The Space Trane”

I’m really excited to share this one with the MIMS fam (and it’s about time since I’m on my 9th listen already). Mark de Clive-Lowe hooks up with the Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra to incorporate powerful big band aesthetics to his consistently lush productions and as you may have guessed: the …

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