WHAT!? Our homie, Mike Gao, just sent us this video demonstrating the Vocal Beater app for iPhone or iPod Touch that he developed. You can turn your beat box into a velocity sensitive MIDI file to email or if you don’t beat box, you can train the app with other sounds and use it as a step sequencer locked to a recorded groove. This particular app is getting big love from TOKiMONSTA, Exile and Rhettmatic among others. Peep it!!
August 19, 2010 marked our first of quarterly installations of Collective Perspective.
The goal of Collective Perspective is to connect, collect, inspire, brainstorm and create visibility for innovative projects worldwide.
The first edition was held @SOM in San Francisco and brought together an amazing group of bay area creatives for a giant brainstorm and splendid tunes. Many many thanks to About Her Films, MADE Jewelry, Grown Kids Radio, Props.com, Goldsweat, Nu-Soul Magazine, Val from IamVesl.com, Spinnerty, B. Bravo, E Da Boss, Mamabear, Brown Majic, Tickle Me Blessed, Hakobo, Nhu, Samira, Kingmost and everyone else who helped make it happen!
Stay tuned for the second installation of Collective Perspective in Los Angeles this winter.
We got mad love for this super eclectic, talented and comedy-filled spirit, the LA-based DJ they call Seano. Back in March we posted a few of Seano’s sweet mixes and since then homie has been getting busy playing about town, doing the Soundwaves Radio show Saturday night’s on KPFK and recently guested on DJ Spiñorita’s Casual Play podcast. Just got a lovely chilled out Sunday porch style mix from Seano last night and wanted to share it with alla you fine folks! Listen + download. ENJOY!
DJ SEANO - Lava Lamps & Smell Good by The Mint Collective
Hello lovelies! Hope all is well. Just came across this sweet Early Risers preview from Brooklyn-based producer/beat-boxer/dj/cool dude, Taylor McFerrin (yes his Dad is Bobby McFerrin). Saw him a couple years ago in Miami at the Winter Music Conference during his one-man show performance on a rooftop at sunset and have been hooked since.
Wow this “Done For” track, one of the 3 tracks he is previewing just might have you in a little dubsteppy, glitchy-beat heavy+ all atmospheric and love-y mind-state. Keep your ears open for the fresh collab with RYAT, Philly-based producer/singer/instrumentalist with a unique, Bjork-esque sound. Preview his set on soundcloud.
For good measure check out a really nice Sao Paulo remix he did for one of our favorite Cinematic Orchestra jams, “Child Song”, Amp Fiddler + Corrine Baily Rae remix for “If I Don’t” AND to top it off Mr. McFerrin worked out the “Love Conversation” jam feat/ Jordana DeLovely for Jose James’ Blackmagic album. DANG!
Oooooh and a piece from the NY Post Mr. McFerrin did right before Obama was elected:
Taylor McFerrin is redefining the one-man show. Combining his skills as a producer and performer, Taylor is making music heads around the world take notice as he seamlessly builds songs from scratch with his ambitious solo project. Fender Rhodes, synthesizers, samples, vocals and beatboxing are meshed together in his Brooklyn bedroom studio as Taylor builds from his roots in ‘60s soul to his vision of future hip-hop.
Taylor McFerrin - Track Preview from EARLY RISER by Taylor McFerrin
The Cinematic Orchestra “Child Song feat Eska” -Taylor McFerrin Sao Paulo Remix by Taylor McFerrin
LOVE CONVERSATION - From Jose James’ BLACKMAGIC album by Taylor McFerrin
Have a first look/listen at E’s latest production and keys effort, “Be U Could”. On vocals we’ve got the elusive (Quasimoto-esque) Brighton-based soul singer Chauncy Rigsby Malone. Mr Malone is not the dood in the video nor does he have any online presence. sneaky. It’s frrrresh!
We recently caught up with Eric Boss mid-tour in Finland with Myron & E. The bay area producer, dj, singer and all around cool funkin’ dood is grinding away putting records out, making videos and frying some bomb a$$ chicken. Read on as our own Anthony Comito raps with E.
For those who do not know, tell me about E’s aliases and current projects..
Okaay, when I DJ it’s E da Boss. When I produce music it’s Eric Boss. When I sing it’s E.
Current projects are :
• Myron & E with the Soul Investigators LP coming Winter 2010 via Timmion.
• New Frames with Nick Waterhouse - In the studio working on new tracks :)
• The Pendletons with Trailer Limon - In the Studio working on 7” feat. Chauncy Malone Rigsby (see video below).
• Slept On Records with Nick Andre - Digital Single coming soon.
You’ve been playing tunes in the bay longer then I’ve been on this planet, how have you seen the SF music scene change over the years?
I have seen music fads come & go. Also a lot of bands / dj’s come & go. A lot of clubs come & go or close & open with a new name. Serato changed the game quite a bit but for the most part it seems to me that it has not changed too much.
In terms of your career trajectory, are you making music from a different perspective than a lot of current DJ’s?
I don’t think so. I see a lot of DJ’s getting into other aspects of music like playing live instruments, singing, etc. Expansion of talent is a good thing.
You’ve done a bit touring. Lets hear your tour resume?
• Myron & E with the Soul Investigators - Currently touring Europe.
• Blackalicious - Several National & International tours (too many to count).
• Lateef the Truthspeaker - Several National & International tours.
• Jennifer Johns - a lot of West Coast tours & we did a tour in Malaysia & Singapore a couple years ago.
• Jahi - Several West Coast tours.
Best show overseas?
Myron & E with the Soul Investigators in Turku, Finland at Dynamo (Turku is the Funk capitol of Finland!)
How many children do you have that you know of?
One & a possible : )
Wooo!! I’m jamming “Cold Game” right now. Your catalog of music is really diverse. What inspires you to create different types of music?
I think the biggest inspiration for me is just the challenge of doing it. I also think it’s good to have a wide variety music in the catalog, not just a bunch of things that all sound similar.
It sounds like your able to keep a good balance of sampling and making it your own Is that a conscious effort?
Yes. One of my biggest influences in music are the productions of Organized Noize. Their early stuff for Outkast & Goodie Mod was a perfect blend of samples & live instrumentation. I really aspire to create the same vibe they did.
In the process of creating new music do you usually have a pretty clear idea of what you want it to sound like beforehand, or is the process more improvisational?
It’s both. Sometimes I have an idea of what I want to do and other times it’s just happy accidents. Like the song I did with Gab & Lateef “Go Left” that beat was just something I was fooling around with and it turned out good. But “Banana Split” with Bicasso was me purposely trying to make a dance floor friendly song. Both worked but it’s a good contrast between improv and a thought out idea.
E Da Boss - Banana Split f/ Bicasso by The Mint Collective
You are a pretty soft-spoken dude I had no idea you could sing! What other hidden talents do you possess?
I can fry a pretty good chicken! <- It’s true we’ve had it, it’s the BOMB!
On “Cold Game” it sounds like your singing about heartbreak. Are there certain experiences that you’re drawing upon?
Not really. “Cold Game” was written and recorded in the same day. The term Cold Game comes from a guy named Eugene Smith, he was a roadie for Blackalicious back in the day. He used the term so much it became his nickname. So when we were writing the lyrics Myron had the line “It aint funny it’s such a shame” & I was like “Love is such a Cold Game” and it worked.
Where does your appreciation of music stem from?
My Grandmother. She had a crazy record collection. Every thing from Lou Donaldson, Cymande, Al Greene, a lot of Mahalia Jackson, Down Home Blues…. You name a genre and she had it. Even some country stuff. She would play music in our home constantly - she bought my first record -> Michael Jackson 45 Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough b/w Off the Wall.
As a kid, was there music on the radio that you were really drawn to?
At what point did you really get into music?
Probably around 85’-86’. That’s when I started buy records on the regular and bugging my folks to buy me DJ equipment.
Some kids remember when they first learned how to ride a bike. When did you first learn how to mix?
The guy that taught me how to mix was Cy Smith (Grandmaster C). When I first started DJing all I wanted to do was scratch but he told me the most important thing is learning how to “straight mix” meaning blend two records together on beat. He also told me that if I learned that everything else like scratching & tricks would be easier because you have to do those things in time to the beat anyway.
You pull a lot of your favorite music into your own - what are your top 5 influential records all time?
1. Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Mecca & the Soul Brother
2. A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders
3. J Dilla - Doughnuts
4. Goodie Mob - Soul Food
5. Toro Y Moi - Causers of This
Current 7” on the table?
Myron & E with the Soul Investigators - Free Delivery From the Pot Club!
Go through your current studio setup.
• Mac G5
•2 Technics 1200’s
• Rane 56 Mixer
• Ensoniq ASR-10
• Akai MPC 60
• Casio RZ-1
• Sequential Circuits Max Synth
What piece of equipment could you not live without?
• Ensoniq ASR-10…It’s really bad but I love that thing more than most of my girlfriends.
You run your own record label Slept On Records. What inspired you to start your own label?
Yes. Nick Andre and I started the label in 2002. We started it to put our own music out. D.I.Y. is the Bay Area way!
What’s next for the label?
We are putting out a series of digital only releases. Maybe a 7” at some point but mostly digital releases for the near future.
What are some ways you’re staying up with the current state of the music industry?
Reading Blogs. That seems to be the best outlet for New Music now-a-days. I read Nahright, 2dopeboys, gorillavsbear, mintcollective, xlr8r, above-the-fold, etc. etc. etc. & always trading music with friends… Word of Mouth, Video’s, Radio… . I try to stay dialed in to all that in some form or fashion.
Grown Kids Radio is one podcast I definitely enjoy listening to. How did all these goofy dudes get together and what kind of stuff will you be doing in the future?
We are a pretty unique group of goofy dudes. I think we all got together to do a radio show on a local Pirate Radio Station but that did not work out quite the way we had planned so we started doing the podcast. Big Up’s to Brown Majic, Peter West, Spinnerty, Diversify & Cyclyst a.k.a Dust Bucket!
I think there might be a bit too much testosterone, how about getting some girls up in the mix!?
I am 110% down for that! Any suggestions?
I’ve been lucky enough to get down on E’s Fried Chicken. What’s the secret ingredient?
Love, Peace & Hot Grease!
-Anthony Comito for Mint Collective
There is a badass crew with members bPm & D’Wala out of London called HoldBoxFlat. They compile, broadcast and curate mixes worldwide, usually of the strictly vinyl kind. Last year we posted one of their mixes and have been following ever since. Today they’ve come with a lovely jazz mix with tracks from Soul Jazz Records to Warp, Stones Throw and beyond. Enjoy.
WaxJazz // dWala by holdboxflat WaxJazz // dWala by holdboxflat
Young Jazz Rebels / Primal Sound (The Moon) // Stones Throw
Doug Hammond / Moves // Tribe Records
The Lloyd Miller Trio / Gol E Gandom // Jazzman
The Last Electro-Acoustic Space Jazz & Percussion Ensemble / Two Stories For Dwight (For
Dwight Trible) // Stones Throw
Michael White / The Blessing Song // Soul Jazz Records
Marcus Belgrave / Space Odyssey // Tribe Records
Jerzy Milian / Wsród Pampasów // Jazzanova Compost Records
Roy Brooks & The Artistic Truth / Eboness // Jazzman
Lloyd McNeil Quartet / Warmth Of A Sunny Day // Universal Sound
The Lloyd Miller Trio / Ando Le // Jazzman
Gonjasufi / Advice // Warp
This would be a dood who has been down with Minty since before we existed. Antonio Comito is an artist in every sense of the word. Visually, musically, aurally and comically, Anthony holds it down loving life every second of the day with thee most lovely gleam in his eye. He will be contributing some diverse interviews and other creative baloney with a twist. Oh and on a side note, Mr. Comito is the founder of the PB&J Army. Stay tuned
Ghosting is a project that gives listeners insight on the types of artists and music that inspires Buff1. Giving himself one week to write original material, Buff1 created this free project to be for YOU. Choosing songs that coincidentally had space for Buff1 to spit, none of the original songs have been edited. Some of these jammy jams are the type that you might not think an emcee would sound dope over, but give it a listen and it may soon be heavy on your rotation.
Stay tuned for the Crown Royal (Buff1 + Rhettmatic) debut album in the coming months. Listen below and feel free to download by clicking down arrow.
Buff-1 | Ghosting by The Mint Collective
Recently the DC-based crew, Lunchbox Theory, dropped the second installation of their Africa Africa Africa free mixtape series reminiscent of their fly monthly Afrobeat for Ya Soul party. Mixed by DJ Underdog, this dark, modern, afro-beat inspired mix weaves through futuristic afro-beat rythms makin’ you wanna WorkYaBootay! Sample below and download here.
Long time Los Angeles mover and shaker, DJ Destroyer, has been busy uniting people through music on the dancefloor, via his own vinyl releases, forward-thinking events + overall collective effort put forth into this universe. As the originator of the 3+ year strong running Strictly Social event along with co-founder Nu-Soul Magazine, Norman Mayers, the two have been busy coordinating, hustling and curating the best of what happens when you combine soul & RnB LIVE with electronica.
As a tribute to the event and to continue the mix legacy he has started, DJ Destroyer has slapped together this amazing mix flowing from soul to broken beat to house and right back to future rhythms. Listen, download (click down arrow), enjoy and get more familiar with Destroyer and the Strictly Social Crew, there is much much more where this came from.
DJ Destroyer - Strictly Social 7 mixtape by The Mint Collective
Hidden Orchestra have been making waves on the Scottish live scene in recent years, and have recently signed to Tru Thoughts to release their debut album in Night Walks September. With the tack “Footsteps” as their first offering from the album (for free download) you are sure to be hooked. The melodic, cinematic, laid back vibe of Footsteps as well as the complete album are a full experience not to be missed with jazzy drums bouncing off a hip hop beat (2 drummers, the beats are bangin) and one of the only tracks on the album with vocals that employs the smoky tones of singer Julia Biel, and the atmospheric, almost human trumpet sound of Phil Cardwell.
The driving force behind the Edinburgh-based Hidden Orchestra is the acute artistic visionof Joe Acheson, a classically trained multi-instrumentalist, composer, music producer, sound designer and producer/presenter of radio documentaries for stations including BBC Radio 31Xtra. Formerly known as the Joe Acheson Quartet, Hidden Orchestra have long been championed by BBC Radio 1’s Introducing in Scotland and they enjoy an enviable reputation for their stunning live gigs.
Listen to the preview below and please download Footsteps for free via Bandcamp here.
Good gawd! Alice Russell continues to blow me away. This video nearly made me shed a tear (seriously). Watch this video captured by Sef Diggy at Yoshi’s San Francisco last week of Alice performing her hit “Tired Little One” off Under The Munka Moon (2004). Ben Schwier on piano & Steve Wyreman on guitar. Amazing. -jm
Needless to say, Cee-Lo Green (Goodie Mob/Gnarls Barkley) is THE MAN. He somehow manages to stay ahead of the curve on all things musical and is continually involved in projects that are non-genre and non-demographic specific…just great and timeless music. Who said current music can’t be classic? Thank you Mr. Green.
With that grand intro, Cee-Lo’s been busy. He just dropped his Stray Bullets mixtape earlier this summer and is slated to drop his album, Cee-Lo Green Is a Lady Killer sooner than later and hopefully by end of summer. He also just had one of his latest tracks, “What Part of Forever” featured in the new Twilight: Eclipse movie and dropped the first single off his forthcoming album, the Band of Horses cover, “No One’s Gonna Love You”. Besides this song just being EPIC in every sense of the word, the video just makes you want to be as free and reckless in love as humanly possible. Evictions, open roads, nudity, puppies, fires, tears and alllll that jazz…and that’s just one video. I can’t even fathom what the rest of the album has to offer. YES!!! -Lady J
track = “Georgia” leaked from the upcoming record :)
Cee-Lo Green-Georgia by Noggy73
Please join us this coming Thursday 8.19.10 @SOM in San Francisco, we would LOVE to see your faces!
• The Mint Collective
• Grown Kids Radio
• MADE Jewelry
• About Her Films
• COLLECTIVE PERSPECTIVE •
Collective Perspective will be an opportunity to build an environment with creatives in the bay area. The goal is to connect, collect, inspire, brainstorm and create visibility collectively for innovative projects worldwide.
• The Mint Collective • (www.themintcollective.com)
The Mint Collective is a group of people from different beats all using their blessings to promote, market & increase visibility for creative endeavors.
• Grown Kids Radio • (www.grownkidsradio.com) •
GKR is a rag tag crew of DJing, producing, beat making, bike riding, youth mentoring, in the cut laying individuals that are all making things happen in the ‘Sco on their own.
• MADE Jewelry • (www.madejewelry.com)
MJ is an amazing collective from all over the U.S keeping an ear to the streets and staying inspired by the ladies who got it MADE. From jewelry mastery to fashion, music, design and beyond - these ladies roll deep and got your back when you need some fly jewels or a connect in one of their many MADElady represented cities.
• About Her Films • (www.aboutherfilms.com) •
AHF was created to give voice to, and tell authentic stories about, women and their experiences. Spearheaded by filmmaker Melinda James, ABF is quickly becoming a hot commodity. Her recent collabs with artists like AFTA-1, Emily McLean & Quadron have quickly put her on the map.
• P-R-O-P-S • (www.p-r-o-p-s.com) •
P-R-O-P-S is thee rad studio of Freddy Anzures (Wax Poetics/Apple/Sweater Funk) that continues to propel amazing graphic design, musical + event collaboration, all around good vibes and smarts.
• GoldSweat • (www.goldsweat.com)
GS is graphic design, music blog/event collective dedicated to giving visibility to cool bay area culture.
/// SIGHTS • SOUNDS • TASTES \\
• B Bravo • (www.bbravo.com) •
up and coming SF-based producer/dj who was recently signed to Brownswood Recordings started by international musical taste-maker Gilles Peterson (BBC Radio).
• DJ E Da Boss • (http://bit.ly/ajibli) •
bay area-bred dj/selecta/Slept On Records founder who will be returning from touring Europe with Myron & E in a few days :)
• Spinnerty • (http://www.recordbreakin.com/spinnerty.html) •
epic SF-based, Illinois-bred dj/producer/radio selecta who basically rules it hard with his live dj sets and stellar musical productions.
• DJ Mamabear • (http://mamashoneypot.blogspot.com/)
One of the head mama’s behind the legendary Sunday Sweater funk basement dance party. Epic dj and lovely lady. Vote for her mix here on KMEL http://bit.ly/csDUO5
• Brown Majic • (http://www.grownkidsradio.com/)
SF-based, Chicago-bred music A&R specialist, dope dj and all around good dood.
* lovely baked goods from • Tickle Me Blessed *
* graphic courtesy of I Am Vesl *
* mixtape+ jewelry giveaways from the MADE ladies *
* additional promotional support = NU-Soul Magazine*
• CONNECT • COLLABORATE • GET INSPIRED •
Continuing the Seymour Liberty storyline from his self-released Adventures Of… album and The Wanderer/Balancing Act and coming hot off the heels from his appearances all over Black Spade’s much talked-about Build & Destroy mixtape, COULTRAIN returns with a free EP, GodMustBeABoogieMan - 13 songs seperated into 3 movements
The project features original production from Black Spade, J1 (of dam-funk’s Mazter Blazter), Teeko (of F.A.M.E.) & more, as well as Train singing over some of his favorite jazz & rock breaks from the likes of Patrice Rushen, Dorthy Ashby, Madlib’s YNQ, Broadcast & others.
“Released at sunset on Friday the 13th, GodMustBeABoogieMan is the story of APrince’sDeparture, an enchanting RooftopXperience 2 to TheReturnOfACharlatan… this is the story of The Sabbatical” -Balancing Act
Coultrain as Seymour Liberty - APrince’sDeparture (GodMustBeABoogieMan)1 of 3 by The Mint Collective
Coultrain as Seymour Liberty - ARoofTopXperience (GodMustBeABoogieMan) 2 of 3 by The Mint Collective
Coultrain as Seymour Liberty - ACharlatan’s Return (GodMustBeABoogieMan) 3 of 3 by The Mint Collective
I’d like to share a video from Novalima, the masters of combining traditional Afro-Peruano music with modern DJ culture. The resulting sound is super fresh and as full of energy as it is of history. I dig the feel of this video, makes me want to strut out of the office and ride a donkey into South America.
Go ahead and buy all their albums here, then dance.
Por mi inaugural post en Minty, I want to show some love to the album Bad Bad Things by Blundetto. This crew represents many nations, as well as many genres, but if it had to be put in one genre, i’d choose headnod.
Blundetto is based in Paris and already collaborating with Hindi Zahra, Budos Band, Shawn Lee, Lateef the Truthspeaker, Chico Mann, Tommy Guerrero y mas.
twist up and enjoy, I certainly have.
peace, love and pancakes,
Blundetto - White Birds (with Hindi Zebra) by The Mint Collective
Blundetto - My One Girl (with Lateef The Truespeaker) by The Mint Collective
BLundetto - Party Animals (with General Elektriks) by The Mint Collective
would be the best name EVER for some chilled out choons - if it wasn’t the nick-name of another lovely new contributor in the Minty fam :) Meet John Ruzicka. He was born in Kansas City, has ties in Spain, Italy, London, Amsterdam and South America now is residing in San Diego.
A forward-thinking architect by trade and innate music connoisseur 24/7, homie has a keen sense of what sounds are game changers. Rooted in hip hop and reggae, Snoozicka possesses a unique skill in pinpointing fresh music from other countries and says “there is top quality music being made in every genre”.
We are very excited to have this new addition to the crew! Wait to go Yohnson and welcome to the team.
The Gods of indie low-fi ambient goodness must have been jumping up and down in a state of euphoria when this cat came along…all the way from Perry, Georgia at that. Washed Out aka Ernest Greene has somehow managed to find a way to package pulsating rhythmic nostalgia in a way that makes you literally submerge, almost drown yourself in a full on brain massage. How appropriate it is that the first single is titled “Feel It All Around.” I’m a massive fan and it seems like the creative minds over at Adult Swim are as well, having featured Washed Out as part of their 8-week long Adult Swim Singles Program with the track “You & I.”
Seriously though, every song on the Life of Leisure EP is just that; a musical narrative to a life of leisure. Beautifully somber, filtered, substance induced dreamy leisure that makes you want to find yourself floating…away. Go check the myspace and take a “trip” without having to do all those pesky drugs…ENJOY! - Lady J
Why, hello there and thank you for visiting. Today, we have uber exciting news! We’ve added a new contributor to the mix, NY-based Jessica Freites, a.k.a Lady J. This spicy young lady has run the gamut of the the music business working with errybody from Fatbeats to SONY music, Frank151 and then some. Her musical taste, style, commentary and overall steez is pretty much off the hook - you will see as she hips you to all kinds of amazing shit you’ve never even heard of, ever. She sneaky like that. Dig in a little more as we delve into her past, present and future.
What makes you excited about music?
When it’s good!!! lol…I mean really, that’s like asking “What makes you fall in love”…who knows…ha???? I feel like music chose me, not vice versa.
What would you say are you top three genres?
Oh man…Crossover, Fusion, and Hiphopjazzelectroindierocklofidowntempo goodness…..does that work? ha…I’m a sound-head.
Is there anyone is your life that you feel like played a large part in your interest in music?
Ummm…I definitely thank my parents…specifically my pops. My parents were always super creatively supportive… and they also met at a club….used to go dancing a few nights a week and my father (before I was born) would play with some of the cats from Fania just fuckin around and at that same time he worked in a record store in BK for around 10-15 yrs. Although he lived with us off and on for YEARRRRRRRS, on the weekends he played music ALL DAY LONG (EVERY SINGLE GENRE from James Brown, Brenda Lee, Kurtis Blow Hector Lavoe, Janis Joplin, The Stones, Jimmy Castor, Bill Withers, etc)…along with some maracas hahaha.
How did you connect with Fat Beats, 88hiphop and Frank 151?
I started off actually working in the club scene in Miami promoting. Simultaneously I was interning for a marketing mgmt company called Misto Mgmt targeted to the urban latin demographic. I guess because of my general “personable” demeanor it turned into me getting to interview all the artists at their annual Urban Latin Festival. Shortly after that I started co-hosting a small pirate underground hip hop radio show in Miami….GREAT learning experience and opportunity to connect with people that lead to hosting a local talent night and performing spoken word rather frequently - my public speaking shyness subsided. When I came to NY I was basically jobless, careless and homeless within 3 days. I needed work and I needed to network ASAP. I had always been a fan of Fatbeats and started working at the warehouse once a week while working at Scratch DJ Academy down the street from the Fatbeats store. They found out I used to do the show in Miami and so we started doing the music review show at the store. Fatbeats has a long-term relationship with 88 Hip Hop so they started working with us on the show and I started doing projects for them here and there.
Fast forward a year or so later…slightly jaded [post mainstream music hustle] and needing change I missed writing…I missed having a reason to write. I needed to be able to work with creative individuals relating to creative topics not just in music. So, I reached out to Frank151 since I really admired their work in fashion, music, photography and just culture overall…we vibed great and well here we are.
What are you looking forward to?
LIFE and all of its constituents…no, but seriously…the future!! We don’t know what’s promised in this world, but regardless of that I am looking forward to growing, learning and loving my craft, music and culture…and fusing all of those together. I’m thinking Minty’s a good start, ay? ha… Oh, I’m also looking forward to writing a tell-all book and using it to play a part in saving the world…or at least spreading some love :)
Stay tuned for more from Lady J and the rest of the Minty Contributors.
ooohhhh you may recall a few weeks ago we brought you a lovely video of Uphigh Collective’s 12” titled “Blend” with the eva-so-soulful Delvis singing his heart out. Doods are at it again, this time with a double EP offering, Teamworx, showcased by 2 of Uphigh’s producers, Ducap & Oddlaner. Please download them for free here and here - but please don’t forget to support music you like.
Ohai and WOW! Just received a lovely email from producer/composer, Yult, with this video of a live performance with up and coming vocalist Tanya Auclair. They are a wonderful duo. We’d def agree with Eric Lau (Ubiquity) when he calls Yult’s music “cinematic” - it really does tell stories of epic proportion. Stay tuned for Yult’s forthcoming EP The Animal Inside out real soon and download Tanya’s latest Thrum project here free.
ARTWORK by: 96
Been anticipating Mr Dibia$e’s LP Machines Hate Me since we got stuck on this lovely jem from the Cakeology EP in February. Bumped into this post on the LA Times blog today and BAM! Here you go with the single “Lumberjack” off the forthcoming Machines Hate Me LP releasing in September on Alpha Pup. Cheers and keep your ears open for more from Mr. Dibia$e.
dibia$e - lumberjack by The Mint Collective
Keep your freakin eyes and ears open for this amazing talent, Reva Devito. Her sultry vocals and bright energy could light a room on fire! Check one of her funky jams “Nasty Stuff” as she sings live to some surprise visitors. Buy her latest project The Catnip Collective here. Via Radio23’s Cascade Community Radio & Into the Woods.