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Exclusive Premiere: Café Türk “Şamil”

Forthcoming from one of our favourite labels, Zel Zele, we are proud to share Café Türk’s “Şamil”, a psyched-up-and-out interpretation of Turkish folk music. Taken from a truly exciting double LP (and digital) compilation of Café Türk’s wide output, to be released November 6. Café Türk, an inimitable Turkish-Swiss band …

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Exclusive Premiere: Emanative & Bex Burch “Disrupt #4” (Forthcoming on Shapes of Rhythm)

MIMS is delighted to host the world premiere of the first ever collaboration between Emanative and Vula Viel’s Bex Burch! And it’s a banger! Deep 808 drum machine and African-inspired percussion meets cold-wave post-punk. Producer and fellow percussion-addict Hector Plimmer even gets in on the action to sprinkle some additional …

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Exclusive Premiere: Felbm “Colorists” (Forthcoming on Soundway Records)

MIMS is excited to premiere “Colorists”, one of our favourite songs from the fourth installment of the Felbm project, on Soundway Records. A beautiful bossa nova blended with ambient music and soothing guitars. The whole tape is one to dream away too but “Colorists” makes us want to dance too, …

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Exclusive Premiere: Kiko Dinucci “Habitual” (Forthcoming on Mais Um)

We have been listening to Kiko Dinucci’s beautiful ‘Rastilho’ album almost constantly since hearing first hearing it. Since the original Brazilian edition has proven so elusive, we’ve been patiently waiting for Mais Um Discos to release it more widely, and this October it will finally see the light, with a …

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Future Classics

Siti Muharam “Siti of Unguja”

The weight of history permeates this sumptuous album of modern taarab from Siti Muharam, the great-granddaughter of “mother of taarab” Siti binti Saad. Taarab originated in late 19th century Zanzibar when Arabic music introduced by the ruling sultans combined with influences from east Africa and the Indian sub-continent. Born in …

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Forgotten Treasures

Phase 7 “Playtime” (1980)

This is one of those records that makes you dance and makes you laugh.  Recorded in 1980 at Honolulu’s Broad Recording Studio (where local heavy hitters Lemuria, Mike Lundy, and Aura tracked their albums) and live at a hotel gig on the island of Kauai, Playtime captures the band’s winning combination of …

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Exclusive Premiere: Sababa 5 & Yurika “Nasnusa” (Forthcoming on Batov Records)

MIMS is excited to premiere the romantic rhythms and sounds of “Nasnusa” by Sababa 5. A modern take on Mizrahi music sung by Tokyo, Japanese hailing performer, Yurika, that we’ve just fallen completely in love with. If you don’t know Sababa 5 yet, you’re definitely missing out on one of …

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Video Premiere: Dele Sosimi x Medlar “Gúdú Gúdú Kan” (Wah Wah 45s)

Following their brilliant “Full Moon” single, the UK’s very own Afrobeat Ambassador, Dele Sosimi, and London based DJ and producer, Medlar, reunite on “Gúdú Gúdú Kan”. With its irresistible groove, the song is their own take on an Afro-disco stomper. Music Is My Sanctuary is proud to premiere the vibrant …

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Exclusive Premiere: The Zonke Family “Sadza Nemusoro Wembeva” (Forthcoming on Lokalophon)

We are excited to share the wonderful music of the Zonke Family. From Zimbabwe, they create breathtaking music on matepe mbiras and ngoma drums. Taken from their forthcoming album, “At The Studio”, recorded and produced by the Philophon team. Due for release on September 11, on brand new sub-label, Lokalophon. …

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Video Premiere: John Haycock & Joshua Fletcher “What If?” (Animated by Finn Black)

We are exited to share this beautiful piece of music AND positive lesson in mindfulness from kora musician and electronic experimenter, John Haycock, featuring a poem about anxiety, written and read by author and councillor Joshua Fletcher. John Haycock is one of four artists who recently won the Steve Reid …

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Exclusive Premiere: Tvii Son “Kilang” (Forthcoming MIC)

Fresh and direct sounds here from Tvii Son. With cavernous low-end, skittering beats, minimalist electronic experimentation, and strong hints of dub, grime and dancehall, its almost Mika Vainio meets Cousin Cockroach. Music for the head and body, that’s for sure. Taken from their forthcoming debut LP for London’s trailblazing MIC, …

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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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