Special Themes

Onra & Lexis “Throw Em’ Up” Vol. 1-2-3


In late 2012, french producer Onra and Lexis, founder of Music Is My Sanctuary, got together in Montreal and recorded a mix inspired by a period that was really influential for both: mid-90’s R&B club classics.

Vol.1 was so well received that they decided to keep the concept going for a few other chapters focusing on deeper, hard to find cuts.

The idea behind the theme was actually much more precise than 90’s R&B as a whole. The Throw Em Up mixes refer specifically to the sound of ’93 to ’96 which followed New Jack Swing and predated the jiggy era.


7669 – Shmoken’ Em Up Y’All (Interlude)
G. Simone – Music For The 90’s ft. KRS One
Tami – Let’s Do It Again (Pimpstress Mix w/ Rap)
Terri & Monica – Uh-Huh (Rough Hip Hop Mix)
Changing Faces – All Of My Days ft. Jay-Z
Shawn – O.G.
Vertical Hold – Love Today (Diesel 12″)
Simple E – Blue Jeans (12″ Mix)
Sweet Sable – Love Thang ft. Guru (Original Mix)
Leschea – How We Stay
Harlem Drive – Everyday (Mayhem Mix Edit)
Blackgirl – In The 90’s (Extended Mix)
Corey – Everything But Love ft. Sadat X (The Sugar Shack Rudy Rut Remix)
Gina Thomspon – The Things You Do (Bad Boy Remix)
Joya – I Like What You’re Doing To Me
Cover Girls – I Am Woman (Hip Hop Long Mix)
Sounds Of Blackness – Everything Is Gonna Be Alright (Allstar Remix)
Brandy – Sitting In My Room ft. LL Cool J (Doug Rasheed Remix)
Zakiya – Love Like Mine (Real Character Remix With Rap)
Diana Ross – If You’re Not Gonna Love Me Right (Chuck Life Remix)
Taral – Distant Lover ft. Grand Puba (Shel Shok Mix)
Mary J. Blige – Be Happy (Puffy Remix) (ft. Keith Murray)
Tha Truth – Red Lights ft. Erick Sermon (Double Smoov Mix)
Y-N-Vee – Tricks-N-Trainin’
Skillz – Throw Your Hands Up
Shello – All Night Long
Mokenstef – He’s Mine Remix ft. Grand Puba
SWV – Anything (Old Skool Version)
Casserine – Gotta Get To Know Me
Lalah Hathaway – Let Me Move You (Bounce Club Mix)
Derin Young – Hear The Wave (AM/FM Mark the 45 King Mix)
For Real – Easy To Love (Silky Soul 12″)
Drama – See Me (LP Version)



01. Charisse Arrington – Down With This
02. On The Contrary – Love To Love You (Ass Mova Remix)
03. 702 – Get Down Like That
04. Joe – All Or Nothing
05. Intro – Strung Out On Your Lovin’
06. Assorted Phlavors feat. Big Daddy Kane – Make Up Your Mind (Dave Jam Hall Remix)
07. Case feat Foxy Brown – Touch Me, Tease Me
08. Carl Henry feat. Big Ross – Crazy Love (Remix)
09. Jason Weaver – Stay With Me
10. Jodeci – After Last Night
11. Jesse Powell feat. King Nice – All I Need (Dr. Freeze’s Street Version)
12. Next feat. Naughty By Nature – Penetration
13. Mona Lisa – Can’t Be Wasting My Time
14. Sa..Deuce – Don’t Waste My Time
15. Vybe – Take It To The Front
16. Jade – 5-4-3-2 (Yo! Time Is Up)
17. Beverley Knight – Rewind (Erick Sermon Remix)
18. 911 – Spend Some Time
19. Sean Levert – Just Can’t Get Enough
20. Blacknuss – Dinah
21. Mary J. Blige – Beautiful (Remix)
22. R. Kelly feat. The Notorious B.I.G – (You To Be) Be Happy
23. Camille Douglas – Don’t Leave Me Hangin’
24. Joya – Gettin’ Off On You
25. Smooth – Summertime
26. Aaliyah – Back & Forth (Mr. Lee & R. Kelly Remix)
27. Adina Howard – Freak Like Me
28. Boyz-II-Men feat. Craig Mack & Busta Rhymes – Vibin’ (Remix)
29. Whitehead Bros. – Forget I Was A “G” (Easy Mo Bee Remix)
30. Tha Truth – Gotta Find… (A New Love)
31. Horace Brown – Things We Do For Love
32. Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It (Bad Boy Remix)
33. 1 Of The Girls – No Can Do
34. Lori Gold – I Likes It (Doncker Extended Mix)
35. Soul IV Real – Every Little Thing I Do
36. MQ3 feat. Redman – Everyday (The Reggae & Rock Remix)
37. Eric Gable – Process Of Elimination
38. Gyrl – Play Another Slow Jam
39. H-Town – Knockin’ Da Boots



01. Brandy – I Wanna Be Down Feat. MC Lyte, Queen Latifah, Yoyo
02. Chanté Moore – This Time (Allstar Club Mix)
03. Intro – Funny How Time Flies
04. London Jones – Joy
05. Miss Jones – Don’t Front
06. Keith Sweat – Twisted
07. Monifah – I Miss You Feat. Heavy D
08. Immature – We Got It (Marley Marl Remix)
09. Horace Brown – Taste Your Love
10. Alphonzo – Just The Way
11. Sista – Brand New (Mr. Dalvins Ferran Mix)
12. Mint Condition – Change Your Mind
13. Aaron Hall – Curiosity
14. Blackstreet – This Is How We Roll
15. Devante – Gin & Juice
16. TLC – Creep
17. Groove Theory – It’s Alright
18. Mary J. Blige – Everyday It Rains
19. Usher – Think Of You
20. Jodeci – Bring on da’ funk
21. SWV – You’re the One
22. Aaliyah – Are You Ready?
23. Soul For Real – Candy Rain
24. Yvette Michelle – Everyday and every night
25. Kreuz – Party All Night
26. R.Kelly – Thank God It’s Friday
27. Zhane – Vibe
28. Sweet Sable – For Old Time’s Sake




Montreal-based DJ and the founder MusicIsMySanctuary.com (2007) and 24 Hours of Vinyl (2011).