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Shad & Skratch Bastid - The Spring Up EP

Shad & Skratch Bastid “The Spring Up EP”

Coming ahead of Shad‘s new Flying Colours LP, the MC teamed up with collaborator Skratch Bastid to record a five-track EP they released to highlight the coming of the summer season. Described as “the result of fortunate timing, grapefruit Perrier, a shared high school obsession with Outkast’s Aquemini,” EP also features …

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Mutek 2013 photo recap
Events

Photos: Mutek 2013

Mutek is always synonymous with the beginning of the summer season in Montreal, and this year was no exception. Highlights include scorching heat, thunderstorms, diverse acts and world premieres. Here’s our picture recap:

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Six Vicious - Ghostride The UFO
Dj Mixes
Beats

Mix of the Day: Six Vicious “Ghostride The UFO”

There’s sometimes that strange malaise when trying to paint a portrait of someone by presenting the body of work they produce. No matter how old or recent, abundant or scarce, diverse or precise the material is, it is always a challenge to present it in such a manner that a …

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DJ Luv - luv173
Dj Mixes
House / Techno Techno

Mix of the Day: DJ Luv “luv173”

From DJ Luv: This is a trip through the history of techno. Starting in 1978 I mix in one record per year, in chronological order, all the way to 2013. 36 years of man made machine music + 36 records + 3 Technics 1200s + 1 mixer + the prism …

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Ghostbeard - Live at Budokan
Dj Mixes
Reggae

Mix of the Day: Ghostbeard “Live at Budokan”

As Ghostbeard himself tells it best: Back in December of 2012 I found myself in Toyko with the Amon Tobin “ISAM Live” tour. Taking 4000 pounds worth of stage design to the other side of the world seemed like a perfectly good excuse to spend an extra 7 days tooling …

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Poirier - Corruption Proof Mix
Dj Mixes
Reggae

Mix of the Day: Poirier “Corruption Proof”

Summertime is coming, and with it starts the hectic daily schedule of Montreal’s nightlife. Afterpartys pile up one after the others, venue calendars fill up and streets are closed for outdoor music. One could argue that it is due to the fact that most people have been hibernating for the …

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Boundary - Boundary
Future Classics
House / Techno Techno

Future Classic: Boundary “Boundary”

Breaking away from what had become so familiar with his name during the last few years, Montreal producer Poirier revealed today a new identity alongside a new self-titled and self-released record, Boundary. As Boundary, Poirier comes back to its minimalist ambient and techno sound of the early 2000s – with …

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MIMS at Igloofest 2013
Events

Photos: Igloofest 2013 Week 3

We’re feeling very fortunate to have been given the opportunity by Igloofest to share our love of UK Garage with the people there. Needless to say that we had a lot of fun during the whole night, playing some of our favorite records ever. Thus, much love to Igloofest, to …

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Events

MIMS Guide to Igloofest 2013 – Week 3

This upcoming Igloofest weekend might very well be the one we here at Music Is My Sanctuary, are the most excited about. Not only will we have another opportunity to enjoy the festival with the many thousands of people who gather each night to witness the sound of electronic music …

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Igloofest 2013 - Week 2 (PhilippeSawicki)-thumb
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Photos: Igloofest 2013 – Week 2

It’s already been 6 nights of snow under freezing temperatures, but we’re only halfway through this year’s Igloofest festival. Our picture recap of the previous weekend include BPitch Control head Ellen Allien, Montreal’s own Tronald Trump, Kaytranada, Lunice and Munich’s Schlachthofbronx. Check it out while waiting for next week’s MIMS …

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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 …

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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 …

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