Guest Mixes

MIMS Guest Mix: NIKNAK (TC & The Family Groove, Leeds)

We are excited to share a body-moving, soul-enriching mix from NikNak, DJ, sound artist, and turntablist for electrifying jazz collective TC & The Family Groove.

TC & The Groove Family are a 10-piece collective whose music celebrates the coming together of cultures, and the unity that music can provide for everyone. Their live shows are powerful and dynamic, exploring grooves and genres from the UK and around the world, including Afrobeat, jungle, jazz and highlife.

@niknakdjmusic tells us, “The mix serves as an audible representation of who we are as a band; a family. It shows off the kinds of vibes we’ll be bringing to our upcoming album, and also features tracks from artists that we admire, respect and are inspired by both as individual artists and as a musical family unit who often wear flamboyant shirts…”

*Photo by Sophie Jouvenaar


Herbie Hancock – Watermelon Man
Soothsayers – Natural Mystic
Donald Byrd – You And The Music
Nubiyan Twist feat. Soweto Kinch – Buckle Up
Cut Chemist – The GardenSt. Augustine And His Rovers Dance Band – Onwu Ama Dike
Muito Kaballa Muito Kaballa Power Ensemble – Mamari
Spirit Fingers, & Greg Spero – Cross Twine
Bloto – Mlecz
JK Group – Kempton
corto.alto – Squonk
Yussef Kamaal – Strings Of Light
Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes – Can You Feel It
Kokoroko – Baba Ayoola
Snazzback – Alice ft. China Bowls
Onipa – Chicken No Dey Fly ft. Franz Von
Hiatus Kaiyote – Shaolin Monk Motherfunk
Nuyorican Soul – I Am the Black Gold of the Sun (4hero Remix)



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