Exclusive Premieres

Exclusive Premiere: La Retreta Mayor “Liquido Elemento”

We are excited to share the online premiere of La Retreta Mayor’s big jazz funk sound on “Liquido Elemento”. Taken from the forthcoming compilation ‘Color De Trópico Vol II’ on El Palmas. In 1976 La Retreta Mayor released their only album. Self-titled, it remains a touchstone for Venezuelan funky jazz. …

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Exclusive Premiere: Alex Figueira “Maracas” (Forthcoming on Music With Soul)

Analog tropicalista Alex Figueira returns to the aesthetics of early Fumaça Preta on “Maracas”, an otherworldly fusion of propulsive funk, tropical energy, berimbau and wobbling acid. Fronting an essential 45, forthcoming on Music With Soul, Alex describes “Maracas” as “in-your-face acid macumba techno breakbeat funk freakout”. Furthermore it serves as …

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Exclusive Premiere: Luis Pérez Ixoneztli “1er MOVIMIENTO”

MIMS is excited to share the first of four movements that can be found on the incredible album, ‘Santuario de Mariposas (Retusa)’, by pioneering Mexican composer, ethnomusicologist and multi-instrumentalist Luis Pérez Ixoneztli. After 40 years of research, Luis recorded this academic, yet deep and spiritual suite in Mexico in 1989 …

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Exclusive Premiere: Germán Fernando y su Orquestra “Socorro Auxilio”

MIMS is excited to share the wild & incredibly rare Venezuelan big band sound of “Socorro Auxilio” by Germán Fernando y su Orquestra, taken from El Palmas Music’s forthcoming compilation, ‘Color De Trópico’, released Friday November 20. ‘Color de Trópico’ is a carefully-compiled work of healing and reconstruction, documenting a …

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Exclusive Premiere: Elia y Elizabeth “Soy Una Nube (Bosq Remix)”

MIMS is excited to premiere a brand new remix by Bostonian-come-Colombian producer, BOSQ, increasingly a favourite of ours. As he turns his hand to a classic slice of Colombian tropicalia by Elia y Elizabeth for Razor-N-Tape Reserve. On this four-track EP, RNT takes a trip south with some fresh modern …

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Exclusive Premiere: Conjunto Papa Upa “Todo Parao – Parte 2”

MIMS is excited to premiere brand new music from our favourite tropical psych outfit, Conjunto Papa Upa, who kindly let us share “Todo Parao – Parte 2” for the very first time. “Todo Parao” (“Total Shutdown”) is another boundary pushing tropical smasher. The A-side is a humorous dedication to the …

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Exclusive Premiere: Raúl Monsalve y los Forajidos “Cafunga” (Forthcoming on Olindo Records)

Something is cooking. Afro-Venezuelan rhythms meet James Brown inspired funk on “Cafunga” by Raúl Monsalve y los Forajidos. Over hip-shaking bass guitar, big brass chords and the beat of the clarín drum, we hear how to make the best cafunga, a very old Afro-Venezuelan recipe made with plantain and cheese. …

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Exclusive Premiere: Minyo Crusaders + Frente Cumbiero “Mambonegro Daisakusen”

“Mambonegro Daisakusen” is a chicha and salsa-styled boogaloo, born from a unique collaboration between Minyo Crusaders and Frente Cumbiero: “Minyo Cumbiero (From Tokyo to Bogota)”. Released August 7th 2020 on Mais Um. Tokyo-based ten-piece and wild Japanese folk-song fusionists, Minyo Crusaders join forces with Colombian cumbia radicals Frente Cumbiero on …

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Exclusive Premiere: Sunken Cages “Mudras” (MPeach Remix)

We’re excited to share this brand new banger from one of our favourite labels, On The Corner Records. NY-based Venezuelan-born producer, MPeach, puts a ‘Latinx del Futuro’ spin on “Mudras” by fellow New Yorker, electronic bass, and roots percussionist, Sunken Cages. “Mudras” by Sunken Cages, remixed here by New Yorks …

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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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Exclusive Premiere: Insólito UniVerso “Vuelve” (Olindo Records)

We are proud to present the second release in Olindo Records’ Venezuelan 7″ trilogy, coming from Paris based quartet Insólito UniVerso! The quartet takes inspiration from a wide range of sources such as Psychedelic Folk, Baroque singing, and traditional Latin American music, particularly through the rhythms and instruments of Venezuelan …

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MIMS Radio

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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