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Guillaume Dulude

How Not To Get Eaten By Canibals




Alexis Charpentier

Music Archeology: Reviving the World's Forgotten Records

For generations, record collectors have played a vital role in the preservation of musical and cultural heritage by “digging” for obscure music created by overlooked artists. These music "archeologists" are consumed by a desire to give these records a second chance at being heard and appreciated. In our digital age, these record-diggers also act as music curators and are crucial alternative voices to a contemporary culture often served by computer algorithms.

Alexis Charpentier (DJ Lexis) is the founder of Music Is My Sanctuary (MIMS), a website and collective dedicated to showcasing “future classics & forgotten treasures” to an audience of open-minded music lovers. Created in 2007, the website has become a highly influential and trusted music source worldwide.

In addition, MIMS launched several ventures such as 24 Hours of Vinyl, numerous signature events and several music curation projects, including a weekly radio show. For the past 15 years, Alexis has been a pillar of the Montreal music scene as DJ Lexis. He is a music entrepreneur, a music programmer at Montreal’s Phi Centre and tours for worldwide DJ shows and festivals.

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