Alexis Charpentier (aka Lexis) is the founder of the Music Is My Sanctuary website and collective, DJ and TED speaker. In addition to having one of the most trusted voices in the independent music community, he is also the creator of 24 Hours Of Vinyl, an event that has taken place in different cities like Paris, London, New York, and San Francisco where local DJs and music lovers share vinyl discoveries for a full 24 hour long party.
A music lover above all, he is passionate about projects that champion musicians from the past and present, while creating alternatives to mainstream music channels. Through thousands of interviews, radio sessions, and events, Music Is My Sanctuary connects music lovers in a more profound manner than what’s possible with algorithm-driven suggestions. Alexis believes record collectors, music curators and DJs serve a crucial role as cultural preservationists and alternative voices to mainstream music platforms.
Based in the creative hotbed of Montreal, Canada, he also works as a music programmer at the Phi Centre, has regular club nights in his home city, and tours worldwide as a DJ and speaker.