Tribute Mixes
Jazz

Tribute to Herbie Hancock – Selected & Mixed by Jonny Drop of The Expansions

Where to start? Herbie Hancock is a living icon, not just in Jazz music, but also as a cultural personality. His musical cannon spans 60 years and surpasses nearly all benchmarks. In-fact, he sets the benchmarks. Delving into his discography suddenly makes one realize how incredibly versatile and prolific he …

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Guest Mixes
Eclectic Beats Hip-Hop Jazz

MIMS Guest Mix: Ash Walker (Deepheads, London)

This mix was inspired by Reggae and Jazz that you can shake a leg to in the dance. I was blown away by seeing Anderson .Paak perform last year in Finsbury Park, and love Kaytranada’s sound. There’s also some other big inspirations of mine in there including Azymuth, Parliament, and …

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Guest Mixes
Soul & Funk Disco

MIMS Guest Mix: Andrea Dallera (Dualismo Sound, Italy)

Dualismo Sound Records is an independent vinyl-only label started in August 2017 specializing in reissuing forgotten Italian Funk jams. For this mix, Andrea digs into the period from 1975 to around 1981, one of the funkiest times in Italy’s music history where Italian Disco became a solid reality. “I’ve selected …

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Tribute Mixes
Jazz Latin

Tribute to Cal Tjader – Selected & Mixed by DJ ASMA

Cal Tjader was one of the hardest working musicians in Jazz who mastered countless instruments and rose through the ranks working with Verdadero Cuban and Afro-Latin musicians, deviating from the popular Exotica style of the times. When he finally came into his own in the Verve/Fantasy years, his creative talent …

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Guest Mixes
Brazil Soul & Funk

MIMS Guest Mix: YOka (SDB Discos, Sao Paulo)

This is a short mixtape of Brazilian Boogie jams from the 1980s. These are the tracks that inspired the compilation “As 10 Mais Boogie” which was compiled by YOka, who is the head of the SDB Discos label, DJ, and researcher of the Boogie genre in Brazil. Hope you like …

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Tribute Mixes
Soul

Tribute to Leroy Hutson – Selected & Mixed by Russ Ryan

“Leroy’s hands down one of my favourite producers, arrangers and recording artists of all time it was a real pleasure to put together some of his known and lesser heard records for MIMS. From sweet gospel laced ballads to killer boogie steppers, I’ve tried to cover all bases possible in …

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Guest Mixes
Soul & Funk Jazz

MIMS Guest Mix: Henry Keen (Maddjazz, London)

“I wanted to come up with a theme relating to my recent ’70’s Baby’ release on Maddjazz Recordings.” “Initially I thought to do a mix of some of my favourite tunes from the 1970s, but in the end decided that was such a wide scope to pick from and wanted …

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Guest Mixes
Electronic UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

MIMS Guest Mix: Jonny Faith (Tru Thoughts, Melbourne)

With my newest EP I’ve found myself drawn back to the sounds of Jungle and DnB that I grew up with in the UK, so with this mix I decided to dig back into my collection of early Jungle and I found so many gems. This stuff sounds as fresh …

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Guest Mixes
Reggae Soul

MIMS Guest Mix: Joe from Jamwax (France)

Joe is the founder at Jamwax, a label dedicated to mostly (but not restricted to) Jamaican music. Since December 2013, Jamwax has been reissuing rare & obscure songs from the island in the sun, Bermuda, Trinidad & Tobago, and also Nigeria. With his partner Nico (that joined Jamwax in 2015), …

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