Tribute Mixes
House / Techno

Tribute to FRANKIE KNUCKLES – Selected by The Rawsoul

When I woke up and found out that Frankie Knuckles was gone I was quite surprised but mostly very sad. I went straight to the basement and started digging all of his records, productions and remixes. As I started to listen to his music; sadness promptly faded away as his …

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Tribute Mixes
House / Techno

Tribute to 95 NORTH – Selected & Mixed by AMATEUR AT PLAY

95 North (or any one of the roughly 10 aliases or so they’ve used during careers that span over two decades) consists of Doug Smith and Richard Payton, two DJs from the USA. In the photo above, Richard’s on the right and Doug is on the left. By their own admission, they’re …

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Tribute Mixes
Jazz

Tribute to PHIL COHRAN – Selected by Guilty

The mix tape starts off with an excerpt from The Spanish Suite. It is near forty-minutes covering both sides of a record by the same name. This piece was written by Cohran in dedication to Moorish Spain and their cosmos-oriented musical systems which was to enlighten Europe over the ages. …

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Tribute Mixes
Latin

Tribute to HECTOR LAVOE – Selected by Asma

Hector Juan Pérez Martínez better known as Hector Lavoe aka El Cantante de los Cantantes is a Puerto Rican salsa legend. The iconic figure left Ponce at sixteen to settle in NYC and a year later was recording vocals for Willie Colon (Fania label co-founder). After lending his stupendous voice to a …

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Tribute Mixes
Jazz

Tribute to CANNONBALL ADDERLEY – Selected by Kris Guilty

Mixed & Selected by KRIS GUILTY: “Cannonball Adderley was one of my first jazz obsessions. Along with Art Blakey, Ahmad Jamal & Sun Ra… There were a few years where any record I would come across by these leaders would make its way home with me for further listening. This …

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Tribute Mixes
House / Techno

Tribute to PAL JOEY – Mixed & Selected by The RawSoul

New in our series of Tribute Mixes (previous editions focused on Mood II Swing & Pepe Bradock), this edition focuses on one of the most important figures of the New York sound of 90’s House. We at MIMS absolutely love Pal Joey. Always have, always will. So we asked, The …

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Tribute Mixes
Soul & Funk

Tribute to CAMEO – Selected by Psycut

I was born in the suburbs of Paris in 1982 and I am not ashamed to say that the very first time I heard about Cameo was in the lyrics of IAM’s “Je Danse Le Mia” (1994) I later bought my first Cameo album title “Cardiac Arrest” released in 1977 …

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Tribute Mixes
Jazz

Tribute to DON CHERRY – Selected by Francis Oak

Don Cherry Tribute (Compiled by Francis Oak) The following mix was prepared to showcase the work of formidable musician Don Cherry. I do not claim this covers every aspect of his music but it paints a broad picture and includes my personal favorites. All songs / clusters of songs are …

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Tribute Mixes
Worldwide Sounds

Tribute to YAMASHITA TATSURO – Selected by Prince Klassen

Wow. Talk about some heavy digging! Dead serious mix from our friend Prince Klassen from NYC. From Prince Klassen: “The goal of the mix was to celebrate one of my favorite Japanese musicians that surely gets the credit he deserves but rarely observed as one of the world’s greatest and …

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