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3 Steps To: Equiknoxx

Kingston, Jamaica’s Equiknoxx emerged as one of Dancehall’s most innovative production teams during the 2010s. What makes them stand apart from the rest is their ability to make both classic Dancehall hits as well as extremely left-field Dub Techno-inspired rhythms. It all  Read more  »

Guest Mixes

MIMS Guest Mix: Balako (Greco-Roman Records, Rio de Janeiro)

Known for blending a vast array of styles from House to Salsa to Carimbo to ’70s Disco and Funk, Brazilian duo Balako (an ’80s slang word meaning ‘a good type of mess’) deliver a superb mix of summer grooves! Inspired  Read more  »

Artist Spotlight

3 Steps To: DJ LAG

For those who don’t know, DJ LAG is considered one of the pioneers of the distinct club sound of South Africa known as Gqom (pronounced gom). Hailing from Durban and producing music since 2010, DJ LAG (real name Lwazi Asanda  Read more  »

Crucial Material

Crucial Material – Best Releases of the Week (August 11th, 2018)

Another week means another crop of stellar releases. To help you avoid the task of sifting through hundreds of new albums, we’ve selected what we think are the best releases of the week. Hopefully you discover something new! Tirzah “Devotion”  Read more  »

Forgotten Treasures

Reissue Of The Week: Shawty Pimp “Still Comin’ Real” (Gyptology Records)

An impossible-to-find 1995 Memphis rap tape gets pressed to vinyl for the first time by Gyptology. Southern Rap is a style that’s been replicated, changed, edited, and added for effect throughout the years of rap music’s popularity, but this album  Read more  »