Exclusive Premieres
Hip-Hop Hip-Hop & Beats

Exclusive Premiere: Kid Sublime “De Fonk Phenomenan” (Forthcoming on Inner Tribe)

Being big fans of Kid Sublime we are excited to exclusively premiere this jam from his first rap record! Forthcoming on Inkswel’s Inner Tribe imprint. Out September 28th! Vinyl, cassette and digital. Born into a family of artists and musicians Jacob Otton began playing piano and drums at age 5 …

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Exclusive Premieres
Hip-Hop Jazz

Exclusive Premiere: Paul Grant “Something Else” (Forthcoming DeepMatter Records)

MIMS is delighted to premiere ​”Something Else”, by California-based multi-instrumentalist and producer Paul Grant ​‘Something Else’ . Very laid back, hip hop meets jazz guitar vibes. The swing on the backbeat is also most as infectious as the main guitar motif. The first single from his forthcoming full length solo …

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Exclusive Premieres
Hip-Hop Jazz Soul Soul & Funk

Exclusive Premiere: Solqlap Budapest X Emmavie “Fairy Tale” (Forthcoming on Noord Records)

MIMS is excited to premiere this absolutely luscious soul jam from the Solqlap Budapest collective in collaboration with singer/producer Emmavie. Perfect vibes for this early Autumn. Seven piece live band/producer/DJ collective, Solqlap Budapest, teams up with one of London’s most exciting rising vocalists and producers, Emmavie, to deliver their brand …

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Exclusive Premieres
Beats Hip-Hop

Exclusive Premiere: Beyond June “Keep Doing” Feat. Stan Smith (Forthcoming on Inner Tribe)

Our friend Inkswel & his Inner Tribe label share with us some brand new hip hop from Adelaide, courtesy of producer Beyond June, featuring Atlanta-based MC, Stan Smith, who you might have heard previously in collaboration with Daz-I-Kue. Hip hop with an electronic edge, “Keep Doing” is a a call …

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Exclusive Premieres
Hip-Hop Hip-Hop & Beats

Exclusive Premiere: Syrup “Politickin”

Our second premiere today comes from Syrup, with their brand new song “Politickin”. A laid back blend of boom bap & modern jazzy vibrations from the London & Cologne based trio, consisting of Twit One, C.Tappin & Turt of Summers Sons. Released this Wednesday July 22 on Melting Pot Music. …

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Exclusive Premieres
Hip-Hop

Exclusive Premiere: Pugs Atomz & Inkswel ft. Blu & Georgia Anne Muldrow “Origami Dollars” (Inkswel & Social Change Remix)

Pugs Atomz & Inkswel return with another banger. “Origami Dollars” was a vinyl/cassette only cut on their recent “The Moon” album, featuring Georgia Anne Muldrow and Blu (of Blu & Exile) released by Jazzanova’s Sonar Kollektiv label. Now “Origami Dollars” sees a new digital release with two further remixes. Inkswel …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

The Koreatown Oddity “Little Dominiques Nosebleed”

via Stones Throw: “The Koreatown Oddity is Dominique Purdy. This album tells the origin story of his “supernatural powers and spiritual awakening,” the results of two car accidents that occurred in his childhood while growing up in Los Angeles’ Koreatown district.” Little Dominiques Nosebleed by The Koreatown Oddity for more …

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Exclusive Premieres
Hip-Hop

Video Premiere: Ivan Ave “On The Very Low”

We’re thrilled to present this brand new video from Ivan Ave our uber-talented friend from Oslo, Norway taken from his upcoming “Double Goodbyes” record dropping soon on the mighty Mutual Intentions camp. Words from @ivanave: “The video for On The Very Low is a Public Service Announcement from myself and …

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Interviews
Hip-Hop

Through The Lens Of Ivan Ave

With his distinct cadence, coupled with a penchant for a good beat, it’s easy to see why Ivan Ave is currently at the forefront of the independent Hip Hop / Beats scene. Having first garnered attention through his collaboration with Mndsgn on their “Low Jams” EP, and then Fredfades on …

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Guest Mixes
Afro Hip-Hop Latin

MIMS Guest Mix: DJ Cal Jader (Movimientos, London)

Dive into the Future Sounds of Cuba! “This mix was inspired by the emerging scene of artists coming out of Cuba’s musical hotspots heralded by the likes of the Guampara label, as well as the recent Havana Cultura compilation “Subelo Cuba” both of which reflect the place where Afro-Cuban rhythms, …

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Tribute Mixes
Hip-Hop Beats

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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MIMS Playlists
Hip-Hop Beats

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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