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MIMS Guide to Igloofest 2013 – Week 1

With merely a few days into 2013, Montreal is about to showcase its busy event calendar right from the beginning of the new year with what may be the most Canadian outdoor event there is: Igloofest. After a couple of record-breaking weekends during the previous editions, the winter festival added …

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Dj Mixes

Guest Mix: Poirier’s RBMA London Mix

If you’re located anywhere in the Northern part of the East Coast, chances are you’re in for a couple of days worth of shoveling. Because there’s not much else to do other than dig a way out to the convenience store, one might as well take is slow and enjoy …

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Fact Mix 358 - Jets (Jimmy Edgar and Travis Stewart)
Dj Mixes
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

JETS (Jimmy Edgar & Travis Stewart) “Fact Mix 358”

It comes with little surprise that Jimmy Edgar and Travis “Machinedrum” Stewart would one day take some time to collaborate on a common project. Of that union of both producers thus came JETS, the acronym of their respective names, but also an EP released on Leisure System that some might …

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Boundary (Poirier) - Free Violence
Future Classics

Future Classic: Boundary “Free Violence”

Change of scenery for Poirier, who is coming back to his ambient and minimalistic land as Boundary, after spending some time in tropical bass country. And that is about all that can be linked between the two identities of the producer, as the one-man army has been rather quiet about …

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Future Classic: Jacques Greene “VSE07″
Future Classics

Future Classic: Jacques Greene “VSE07”

Being the reserved man he always is, international man of mystery Jacques Greene released last week an EP on his own imprint Vase as a free download. The 5-track EP that popped up on the label’s website is a compilation of previously unreleased tracks produced by Greene himself as well as …

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Future Classic: Philip Glass “REWORK_”
Future Classics

Future Classic: Philip Glass “REWORK_”

The remix album honoring Philip Glass‘ 75th birthday might only be released on October 23rd, but NPR is already offering a stream of its entire content through its website. The project, led by Beck, is a collage of remixes undertaken by artists of diverse branches of the music genre tree. …

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Jacques Greene Live at Piknic Électronik (Philippe Sawicki)
Dj Mixes

Jacques Greene’s BBC Radio 6 Mix

Jacques Greene dropped this 2-hour gem crafted for the dancefloor on this week’s BBC Radio 6 Music. A combination of seminal tracks that forged and defined what would become one of Montreal’s most mysterious producers and new vibes that shape the late nights everywhere these futuristic sounds resonate. Apologies to …

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Free Download: Poirier “Kidnap Riddim”

By now it should not be a surprise for anyone keeping an eye on Poirier‘s catalog to see him take apart and then reconstruct different genres to redefine well-established boundaries. The surprise lies more in which ones will be the target of the producer’s attention this time around. The latest …

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Future Classic: BadBadNotGood “Bugg’n” (TNGHT Cover)
Future ClassicsMusic Documentaries

Future Classic: BadBadNotGood “Bugg’n” (TNGHT Cover)

Regular readers will know that we have praised the talent of Toronto’s own instrumental jazz & hip-hop band BadBadNotGood on numerous occasions in the past, and this latest installment is no stranger to that feat. This time around, the kids cover TNGHT‘s “Bugg’n”, live at the Mad Decent Block Party …

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Future Classic: Koreless “Lost In Tokyo” (Jacques Greene Remix)
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House / Techno UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Future Classic: Koreless “Lost In Tokyo” (Jacques Greene Remix)

Vase head and shadow prince Jacques Greene contributed an ethereal B-side remix of Koreless‘ “Lost In Tokyo“, shedding a light on what may be but a fraction of what the pair still has to offer in the future. The dark yet light revisit holds true to the Jacques Greene-esque untamed …

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Poirier - Alert Riddim EP

Poirier “Alert Riddim EP” (Man Recordings)

Montreal ambassador and all-around bouncy riddim representative Poirier celebrates the coming of the summer season by releasing his latest EP, Alert Riddim, on Man Recordings. Following in the success of his previous EP — Soca Road — focused around the 165BPM power soca of Trinidad, his latest release of 120BPM …

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Future Classic: D33J “1752A”
Future Classics
Beats

Future Classic: D33J “1752A”

Perfect soundtrack to the last snowy days of the year, D33J‘s calm and spacey style brings an appeasing break before the hectic rhythm of the upcoming months. Reminiscent of WeDitIt labelmates Shlohmo and Jonwayne‘s less eclectic productions, D33J still retains the essence of what defines the structure of the new …

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