Exclusive Premieres
Ambient Classical Electronic Leftfield & Experimental

Video Premiere: Joshua Van Tassel “Shadows Smile For You”

MIMS is delighted to premiere a profoundly moving video for Joshua Van Tassel’s “Shadows Smile For You”. Taken from his beautiful album, ‘Dance Music Volume II: More Songs For Slow Motion’, released on September 11 by Backward Music. The album is deeply meditative listen, led by Joshua’s Ondea, a contemporary …

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Guest Mixes
Ambient Classical

MIMS Guest Mix: GABRIEL OLAFS (Reykjavík, Iceland / OLI Records)

Since listening to Gabríel Ólafs‘ “Piano Works” released earlier this summer, we have become big fans of the Icelandic pianist and composer’s uniquely touching music. We also recently premiered a track from his upcoming “Absent Minded Reworks” remix project. We wanted to know about the influences that have guided his …

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Guest Mixes
Ambient Classical

MIMS Guest Mix: SHHE (Scotland / Portgual, OLI Records)

SHHE is the alter-ego of Scottish-Portuguese artist and producer Su Shaw. Her latest self-titled debut album tracks a period of intense personal change. The resulting record is a sparse, haunting and atmospheric journey of introspection and exploration of identity that demonstrates SHHE’s ability to capture movement, change and the light …

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Exclusive Premieres
Ambient Brazil Jazz Leftfield & Experimental

Exclusive Premiere: Felbm “Colorists” (Forthcoming on Soundway Records)

MIMS is excited to premiere “Colorists”, one of our favourite songs from the fourth installment of the Felbm project, on Soundway Records. A beautiful bossa nova blended with ambient music and soothing guitars. The whole tape is one to dream away too but “Colorists” makes us want to dance too, …

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New Breed
Electronic Ambient

NEW BREED #001 — Hosted by OURI

We are thrilled to welcome our dear friend OURI for her brand new seasonal show on Music Is My Sanctuary. She is one of the most inspiring and versatile artists around and a great ambassador for the multi-faceted Montreal sound. With releases on Ghostly International, Hotflush, Make It Rain and …

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Exclusive Premieres
Ambient Electronic

Exclusive Premiere: Zen In Space “Earth Tones” (Pharmaceutical Audio)

Nomadic producer Zen in Space releases LP Earth Tones, following two consecutively sold-out 12” releases on Moonshoe [MSH003] and Post Pluto [PPC001]. The warm & lush textures of Earth Tones were produced over 2 years with inspiration taken across Australia’s vast & captivating landscape. Here, we hear an array of …

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Guest Mixes
Ambient Electronic

MIMS Guest Mix: Boogieman & Quan (Montreal, LADR Radio)

LADR founder Boogieman and Quanalog Modular guru Quan team up for a special edition of LADR Radio for Music is My Sanctuary. The fit between the two is very natural, with both artists blending organic textures, generally recorded on location, with pure direct modular synthesis. The pair put an emphasis …

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Interviews
Ambient

Weekly Podcast: LARAAJI (New York) – Discussion hosted by LEXIS

Laraaji is one of the most accomplished musicians in new age, ambient or experimental music. Although an even better description for his music is that it is spiritual, cosmic and celestial. Like meditation, listening to Laraaji’s music is a different experience every time depending on how deep you dive in. …

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Interviews
Ambient Jazz

Interview: CARLOS NIÑO (Los Angeles) – Discussion hosted by LEXIS

An absolute pleasure to welcome Carlos Niño to my weekly series of conversations. I’ve been a huge fan of his various music endeavours these past 10-15+ years as a Producer, DJ, Musician and all around musical visionary. When I am in needed of uplifting, spiritual, healing music his music always comes …

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Interviews
Ambient

Laraaji And The Infinite Now

At 74 years young, Laraaji Nadabrahmananda seems to be just hitting his stride. Born in Philadelphia 1943, Edward Larry Gordon grew up playing an array of different instruments, and studied piano and composition on a scholarship at Howard University. After post-secondary school he moved to New York where he pursued …

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MIMS Lists
Beats Ambient Electronic Jazz

Digging Deep Into The Brainfeeder Catalogue

In the eyes of many, Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder imprint is the leading symbol of DIY done right. Formed in 2008 the label brought together the artists who were part of a burgeoning musical movement we now know as “The Beat Scene”. Straddling the lines of Instrumental Hip Hop, Experimental Electronic, …

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MIMS Playlists
Ambient Electronic

LEFTFIELD / EXPERIMENTAL — 2020 ∞ Future Classics

Selections from the last few weeks up until the start of this year, hand-picked by the Music Is My Sanctuary team. Updated often-ish. Check out our Leftield / Experimental / Classical 2020 Future Classics selections below. Disclaimer: Streaming platforms are great for discovering music and listening on the go, but …

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