A broadcast dedicated to music, MIMS Radio did not focus on any particular genre or style. “If we love it, we talk about it,” was the guiding force behind the show. Listeners had the chance to hear from international artists on what inspires them to create music. Exclusive performances, stories from the music industry, and plenty of throwbacks to genre-defining classics were also part of every broadcast.
An author and performer born in Djibouti, Shay Lia invites you into her universe of rhythm, sensuality and mystery through her music. She began receiving attention after the release of the Soundcloud single "Virgo," produced by OVO signee Stwo. But it was with the release of "Leave Me Alone," that she wrote for Kaytranada’s debut 99.9% album released on XL Recordings, that she burst onto the scene in 2016.
In 2017, Shay Lia made her solo debut with the release of "Blue," a timeless soul/R’n’B ballad produced by both BADBADNOTGOOD and Kaytranada. i-D, BET France, Beats 1 and BBC Radio noticed her because of this track. The same year, she performed at Coachella and AfroPunk—both being her first performances ever. In 2018, she went on her first mini tour of Europe and performed in London at the Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, hosted by BBC 1Xtra trendsetter Jamz Supernova. In early 2019, she released a couple more songs alongside her usual collaborators: KAYTRANADA for “Chances” and STWO for “Feels." All this led to the release of her debut EP called Dangerous and a tour in Europe with Omar Apollo.
Shay Lia released a new single with Michael Brun, "Baby Who," and released her EP Solaris in 2020. Since her MIMS Radio visit, she's been getting lost in press review and recognition.
Performance by Shay Lia: "Cherish" | MIMS Radio
October 5 → January 6, 2008
Gathering over forty recent works, DHC/ART’s inaugural exhibition by conceptual artist Marc Quinn is the largest ever mounted in North America and the artist’s first solo show in Canada
February 22 → May 25, 2008
Six artists present works that in some way critically re-stage films, media spectacles, popular culture and, in one case, private moments of daily life
July 4 → October 19, 2008
This poetic and often touching project speaks to us all about our relation to the loved one
November 30 → March 29, 2009
DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art is pleased to present the North American premiere of Christian Marclay’s Replay, a major exhibition gathering works in video by the internationally acclaimed artist
May 21 → September 27, 2009
DHC/ART is pleased to present Particles of Reality, the first solo exhibition in Canada of the celebrated Israeli artist Michal Rovner, who divides her time between New York City and a farm in Israel
October 16 → November 22, 2009
The inaugural DHC Session exhibition, Living Time, brings together selected documentation of renowned Taiwanese-American performance artist Tehching Hsieh’s One Year Performances and the films of young Dutch artist, Guido van der Werve
January 29 → May 9, 2010
Eija-Liisa Ahtila’s film installations experiment with narrative storytelling, creating extraordinary tales out of ordinary human experiences
June 30 → November 14, 2010
For more than thirty years, Jenny Holzer’s work has paired text and installation to examine personal and social realities