Interviews

Interview: ELAQUENT (Toronto) – Discussion hosted by LEXIS

Welcome to 6th edition of the Music Is My Sanctuary weekly interviews. As a reflection of the Music Is My Sanctuary philosophy, the artists I invite cover a wide range of styles. Just in the first 5 episodes so far we’ve covered Spiritual Jazz, House music, Yacht Rock, New Age, …

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Future Classics

RAS_G & The Afrikan Space Program “Dance of the Cosmos” (Akashik Records)

When Ras G mentioned in 2016 his “Gospel Of The God Spell” beat tape was a result of two brisk weeks of him running through the Gospel section of the “Wrecka Stow” he works at, making quick freestyle beats on his “Bluntch” breaks, using his Space Program 303. It characterized …

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Interviews

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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Future Classics

Nanna.B “Solen” (Jakarta Records)

From Denmark to LA, soulful songstress Nanna.B delivers a confident and soothing performance on her latest LP released with Jakarta Records. Right from the first listen, the tone of the album is one of comfortable creativity and natural fluidity, promoting an openness to adapting to change while remaining true to …

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Balance Radio Show

BALANCE – Show #542 (Hosted by Spacewalker)

With the year winding down and still having so much music to get through, it’s only logical that it’s (almost) strictly new & exclusive stuff on Show #542! Joseph Malik, Skymark, Harvey Sutherland, The Expansions, Anderson .Paak & more, plus a tribute to Roy Hargrove. TRACKLIST Dwele featuring Roy Hargrove …

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MIMS Lists

Digging Deep Into The Brainfeeder Catalogue

In the eyes of many, Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder imprint is the leading symbol of DIY done right. Formed in 2008 the label brought together the artists who were part of a burgeoning musical movement we now know as “The Beat Scene”. Straddling the lines of Instrumental Hip Hop, Experimental Electronic, …

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Exclusive Premieres

Exclusive Premiere: The Breathing Effect “Waves” (Bastard Jazz)

Bastard Jazz presents the next instalment of their long running “Tempo Dreams” compilation series! The series calls upon established artists to shine a light on their favourite producers and compile an album of all unreleased music from the emerging & underrated young talents. With Volume 5, Bastard Jazz welcomes the …

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Guest Mixes

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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Future Classics

Album Of The Week: Sea Moya’s “Falmenta”

Hailing from Germany and now based in Montreal, “Kraut Beat Combo” Sea Moya have released their promising debut LP on Majestic Casual Records! The album was reportedly recorded in the Italian Alps during 2017 just outside the village of Falmenta in a “scenic hide-out, where we chose to set up …

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Exclusive Premieres

Exclusive Premiere: Paper Tiger “An Ancient Secret”

‘An Ancient Secret’ is a first taste of what’s to come from Paper Tiger’s third album “Rogue Planet”, due for release in the spring of 2019 on Wah Wah 45s! Just like the quantum leap from debut long-player to sophomore album, and despite the band’s continued fascination with space travel, …

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Tribute Mixes

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

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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