LEXIS (Founder of Music Is My Sanctuary)

Lexis is a Montreal-based DJ and the founder of MusicIsMySanctuary.com + 24HoursofVinyl.com


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“One of the most versatile DJ’s you’ll ever hear” – Dimensions Festival
“The man behind the extraordinary music website doesn’t have any more to prove amongst record collectors & lovers” – Radio Nova (Paris)
“A staple of our mixtape mondays” – OkayPlayer (US)
“Everytime I hear him play, he always pulls out something new” – Gilles Peterson (BBC)
“Lexis is nothing if not eclectic. He’s got a voracious appetite for music knowledge” – Dust & Groove
“One of the longstanding figures of Montreal’s nightlife” – Boiler Room
“Touted as one of the most distinctive DJs on the Montréal scene” – Red Bull Music Academy
“Trusted as one of the most reliable sources for musical discovery” – Hyponik
“Montreal’s Master Selector” – Standard NY


Lexis is the founder of the Music Is My Sanctuary platform as well as the 24 Hours of Vinyl event series. For the past 15 years he has been a pillar of the Montreal music scene as a DJ and event organiser. He is also a speaker, music consultant for businesses as well as a radio / podcast host.

He was recently featured on the worldwide TED platform with a conference on the cultural role of the record collector community and importance of human music curation. This TED Talk has now been viewed 1 million times and is available in 18 languages.

Video: https://bit.ly/2PYdQWA

He continues to lead his two main passion projects: Music Is My Sanctuary (founded in 2007) has grown into one of the most respected independent music voices. Every week it features articles, interviews and podcasts from passionate music curators from all over the world. The 24 Hours of Vinyl (founded in 2011) has traveled to globe with the mission of uniting local DJ’s and dancers in their love of vinyl records.

He also hosts a weekly podcast featuring long-form interviews some of the most progressive and accomplished musicians.

As a DJ, Lexis is one of the most versatile out there and continues to tour the world, festivals, appear on radio shows, and share the stage with some of his heroes.

In this era where most of the music is served by algorithms, Alexis continues to build and run projects all of which aim to reposition the human at the centre of musical discoveries, exchange and listening.


Nightmares on Wax, Thundercat, Kamaal Williams, Badbadnotgood, The Comet Is Coming, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Theo Parrish, Peanut Butter Wolf, Kaytranada, Gilles Peterson, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Wally Badarou, Shuggie Otis, DJ EZ, Dam-Funk, Onra, Quantic, Floating Points. Just to name a few…