Exclusive Premieres

El Combo Batanga “El Barrio En La Mirada”

“El Barrio En La Mirada” is a powerful punch of Latin soul by Madrid-based ensemble El Combo Batanga, taken from their forthcoming double-sided 7″ single on respected Madrid-based label, Lovemonk. Due out on May 9. Cuban singer Ale Gutiérrez’ vocals shine throughout “El Barrio En La Mirada”, in his own …

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Exclusive Premiere: Ayala (IT) “Fuse”

An exciting premiere this afternoon as we introduce Italian producer and musician, Ayala, and the laidback grooves of “Fuse”, forthcoming on Batov Records. The third taste from Ayala’s forthcoming ‘Views’ release, “Fuse” is a full-bodied slow groover, the steady Afrobeat rhythm and bassline complimented by laidback horns and synths. Francisco …

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Exclusive Premiere: Lovescene “Suits You”

We are excited to premiere “Suits You”, the deep and stirring lead track from Manchester soul outfit Lovescene’s forthcoming 7″ single via Band On The Wall Recordings. Lovescene are at the forefront of Manchester’s soulful scene – comes out hot on the release of the group’s debut album and is …

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Exclusive Premiere: Şatellites “Disko Arabesque”

One of our favourite Middle Eastern psych outfits, The Şatellites, return with an irresistible mid-tempo groove ahead of their much anticipated debut album. Self described as a “musical laboratory” lost somewhere between the mysterious alleys of 70’s Istanbul and the scorching sun and crystal blue sea of Jaffa-Tel Aviv, the …

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Exclusive Premiere: Portable “The Simulacrum”

Today’s premiere comes from Paris-resident, South Africa raised DJ, producer, composer and singer, Portable, aka Bodycode, via the independent French imprint, Circus Company. A delightfully odd slice of electronic funk, “The Simulacrum” is the opening song on Portable’s forthcoming album for Circus Company, ’My Sentient Shadow’. Arguably his most cohesive, …

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Exclusive Premiere: Kerbside Collection “Round The Corner”

Australian jazz funk ensemble Kerbside Collection return with dusty grooves of “Round The Corner”, the second single to be taken from their forthcoming fourth studio album of the same name, following the lush & laidback “‘Glaze”. Referring to some of the ‘unknowns’ and ‘uncertainties’ around the corner post cv-19, “Round …

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Future Classics

Anushka “Bad Weather” (STR4TA Remix)

Out today, “Bad Weather (STR4TA Remix)” is the latest release from future soul and electronic duo Anushka. Transforming the track with their iconic Brit-funk style, Gilles Peterson and Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick AKA STR4TA immerse Anushka’s vocals in a dancefloor groove tinged with explorative electronic melodies and lively instrumentation. According to …

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Exclusive Premiere: Mamas Gun “Looking For Moses”

UK-based soul titans Mamas Gun are set to share new music for the first time since their massively successful 2018 album, ‘Golden Days’. We are delighted to premiere the uplifting Bill Withers tribute, “Looking For Moses”. Written the day Bill Withers passed away, “Looking For Moses” pays righteous homage to …

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Guest Mixes

MIMS Guest Mix: MARC MAC (4 Hero, Visioneers, Hipology / UK)

It’s quite an honour to get an exclusive mix from an artist who you’ve been buying his records for 10+ years. Marc Mac of 4Hero fame (founded with Dego) and tons of other projects like Visioneers, Nu Era has been one of the most influential forces in all sorts of …

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Exclusive Premiere: Jonny Tobin “What I Didn’t Do”

We are excited to share an exclusive slice of modern funk by Grammy-nominated Canadian keys player and producer, Jonny Tobin. “What I Didn’t Do” is taken from his forthcoming album ‘Together’, expected in January 2022. After releasing the full-length ‘Weekends’ in 2020 (via Wicked Wax in Amsterdam), and a string …

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Exclusive Premiere: Liam de Bruin “Lavender”

One-to-watch, Liam de Bruin steps back up to the Heard and Felt plate with the irresistible live house grooves of “Lavender”. Since the release of modern disco jazz funk number “Friday Evening” on Heard and Felt we’ve impatiently waited for more from this exciting musician and producer. Finally, under the …

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MIMS Playlists

SOUL & FUNK — 2021 ∞ 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 Soul & Funk 2021 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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