MIMS Playlists

RAP & BEATS — 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 Rap & Beats 2020 Future Classics selections below. Disclaimer: Streaming platforms are great for discovering music and listening on the go, but don’t get …

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Exclusive Premieres

Exclusive Premiere: Aeshim “Hot Scissors” (Albert’s Favourites)

South London producer Aeshim readies another four pack of beats and melodies created on his treasured Juno 6 synthesizer! As with his debut EP “One Week Peak”, Aeshim challenged himself to produce each of the tracks on “Two Times Four” in a limited amount of hours. ‘Hot Scissors’ has an …

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Future Classics

Rejoicer “Energy Dreams” (Stones Throw Records)

Yuvi Hawkin, the Tel-Aviv based producer who records using the moniker Rejoicer, chops up and filters a confluence of ideas and colours on his Stones Throw début Energy Dreams. The combination of Neo-Fusion Jazz, experimental Beats, world music accents, and Classical music orchestration bears the fruit of an eleven song …

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Future ClassicsInterviews

Lay-Far “War Is Over” (In-Beat-Ween Music)

Russia’s Alexander Lay-Far released his long-awaited third studio album “War Is Over” this past Friday on his own In-Beat-Ween imprint. The deeply personal, honest, and uncompromising album covers a lot of ground stylistically and shows a ton of versatility and musical knowledge. It makes sense that the album nods to …

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Exclusive Premieres

Exclusive Premiere: Lay-Far “The Pressure – The Release VS. Recloose”

Alexander Lay-Far, one of the most prolific and in demand music producers in Russia, gives a preview of his long-awaited 3rd studio album “War is Over” with ‘The Pressure – The Release VS Recloose’! Glitchy, broken, soulful, and groovy as hell, the track sits somewhere between the Electro, Broken Beat, …

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Exclusive Premieres

Exclusive Premiere: Nohidea “Into The Deep” (Alpha Pup Records)

Coming at his usual style of Lo-Fi Beats from a slightly different angle, Nohidea shares a taste of his texture heavy “Departures” LP forthcoming on Alpha Pup Records with ‘Into The Deep’. The LA based label is the perfect home for this new release, which calls to mind the earlier …

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Future Classics

Album of the Week: Makaya McCraven “Where We Come From” (ChicagoxLondon Mixtape)

“I just met these wonderful people” says Chicago’s Makaya McCraven in the opening moments of the album/mixtape, referring to the fact he is on a stage playing with some of London’s finest young Jazz musicians whilst meeting them for the first time. Over the course of the two day ChicagoxLondon …

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Balance Radio Show

BALANCE – Show #538 (Hosted by Spacewalker)

So much quality music floating around, so it’s brand new stuff all the way on this edition of BALANCE with Spacewalker! Featuring music from K15, Chip Wickham, Kamaal Williams, Dreamcast, Moods, Prophet & more! TRACKLIST Kamaal Williams – The Return | Black Focus R+R=NOW – Change of Tone | Blue …

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Future Classics

Kiefer “Happysad” (Stones Throw Records)

via STR: Kiefer is a constant in Mndsgn’s live trio, has shared the stage with Moses Sumney and Terrace Martin, and has lent production talents to the likes of Kaytranada and Anderson .Paak. He began playing piano as a child and producing beats at around age twelve, moving from San …

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B-Boy Bouillabaisse

B-BOY BOUILLABAISSE – Show #04 (Hosted by DJ Platurn with King Most)

Sorry for the lag, life has been quite hectic as of late so it took me a while to work out a new episode! The newest one features King Most who is first and foremost a DJ from San Fransisco. He’s shared the decks with favourites like Jazzy Jeff, Questlove, …

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Interviews

Prefuse 73 Turns His Ear To Modern Minimalism

Guillermo Herren, more commonly known as Prefuse 73, has been making his totally unique brand of experimental Electronic music for close to two decades. Prefuse 73 started releasing music in the early 2000s during a time when people were just starting to experiment with the tempos and tools of ’90s …

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InterviewsMIMS Radio

Daedelus Marches Forward Unfettered

We were happy to have Daedelus on the phone for S02E07 of MIMS Radio to discuss his 19th album “Taut” and to talk about the positives and negatives present in the landscape of today’s music industry. For those who are less familiar with Daedelus, he is widely known as one …

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