Tribute Mixes
Beats Hip-Hop

Tribute to MO’ WAX RECORDS – Selected by Phil Larochelle

To coincide with the launch of the documentary celebrating the history of the legendary Mo’ Wax Records, we asked one of our favourite Montreal DJs, Phil Larochelle, to dive into the back catalogue and record a session consisting of his all-time favourites. The imprint founded in 1992 by James Lavelle …

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The Official MIMS Charts
Beats Hip-Hop

Rap & Beats Top 30 – The Official MIMS Chart

Brand new Rap, Grime, and Instrumental Hip Hop hand-picked by the Music Is My Sanctuary team, updated weekly! (Cover Photo: Mndsgn by Bruno Destombes) In today’s times, access to new releases and information has never been easier. Because of this one can’t help but feel overwhelmed by the seemingly infinite …

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Tribute Mixes
Hip-Hop Soul

Tribute to Raphael Saadiq – Selected by Russ Ryan

“Raphael Saadiq is the Neo Soul and R&B producer, arranger and songwriter of a generation, yet criminally unsung. I simply wanted to shine a light on known, and some unknown, involvement of his in music over the years, from uptempo Soul of his own to his signature Two Step sound. …

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Guest Mixes
Hip-Hop House / Techno Jazz

MIMS Guest Mix: Snips (Barbershop Records, London)

Founder of Barbershop Records and co-founder of Livin Proof, London’s Snips has been DJing and producing for over 15 years. He’s recently announced his latest EP “London Livin’” in which he fuses Hip Hop, House, Soul and Funk in the same fashion as he is known to do behind the …

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Exclusive Preview
Hip-Hop

Exclusive Premiere: Planetself “Chosen feat. Blurum13 & Funkwig”

Producer Inkswel paints an ethereal backdrop with the SP-404 allowing the soulful and introspective vocals of Charli Umami to flow seamlessly overtop. In the renaissance of Neo Soul and Leftfield Hip Hop, Planetself endeavours to do something different, something strikingly familiar yet authentic. After the cult release of their independent …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Reissue Of The Week: Shawty Pimp “Still Comin’ Real” (Gyptology Records)

An impossible-to-find 1995 Memphis rap tape gets pressed to vinyl for the first time by Gyptology. Southern Rap is a style that’s been replicated, changed, edited, and added for effect throughout the years of rap music’s popularity, but this album comes straight from the source of the most genuine and …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop Soul

Album of the Week: Children of Zeus “Travel Light”

The Manchester duo of Konny Kon and Tyler Daley known as Children of Zeus have finally dropped their hotly tipped debut album titled “Travel Light”. They built up quite a buzz on the soulful streets following three sell-out singles on First Word and a compilation EP comprised of tracks made by …

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Exclusive Preview
Hip-Hop Jazz

Exclusive Premiere: Reginald Chapman “We Shall Overcome” (Fresh Selects)

Multi-faceted instrumentalist, composer, and arranger Reginald Chapman joins the ranks of Fresh Selects on July 26th with the release of “Prototype”. This debut full-length album prominently features the Virginia native on bass trombone and calls upon a star-studded cast of supporting musicians that includes DJ Harrison (Stones Throw; Jack White), …

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Exclusive Preview
Hip-Hop Soul & Funk

Exclusive Premiere: Alistair Blu “Hey Lady”

Hailing from the West Coast of Canada and now residing in Montreal, Canada, producer and vocalist Alistair Blu shares his latest offering of Funk, Soul and R&B flavours. ‘Hey Lady’ is the first half of a two-track release which includes a more downtempo cut ‘Sob Song’ on the flip side. Amidst his …

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B-Boy Bouillabaisse
Beats Hip-Hop Soul & Funk

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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MIMS Radio
Eclectic Hip-Hop Latin Modern Funk Soul & Funk UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

MIMS Radio Live Sessions – S02E08

As always we’ve got another jam-packed session of MIMS Radio presented by the Phi Centre for you! ASMA & Walla P are your hosts this week, bringing you some crucial selections of music and things you should know. This episode’s Geek Down is all about Toronto Hip Hop, particularly focusing …

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Exclusive Preview
Hip-Hop

Exclusive Premiere: Lewis Parker “Time To Excel (Remix)” (KingUnderground Records)

Lewis Parker’s forthcoming EP “When It Rains It Pours” is a warm up to his full length album which is coming soon on KingUnderground, and marks his 20th release with the label. His sound is hard to compare to another, and stands in the realm of the original sound of …

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