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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Tribute Mixes
Soul Hip-Hop

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
House / Techno Hip-Hop 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 Premieres
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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