The Mint Collective

The Mint Collective increases visibility for creative endeavors through music, the arts, live events and conversation.

Our mission is to foster a learning environment through creative expression and exploration.

We ♥ We ♥ music, the arts, creating, traveling, technology, food and drink, laughing and lots more. Its fun, really, sometimes even splendid.

Minty Fam
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minty [at] themintcollective [dot] com

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bagpak music
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bastard jazz
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blind I brownswood recordings
dhundee music
dj deben
dj seano
dojo soundz
fresh selects
friends we love
giant step
grown kids radio
hip hop is cool again
illfonix show
k 15
nujazz spirit
nu-soul magazine
om records
potholes in my blog
project ahimsa
put me on it
record breakin
reva devito
sef diggy
shelltoes music
soul bounce
soundwaves radio
suite 903
tam sam
the bloom effect
the lust killers
trees for breakfast
turntables on the hudson
vitamin dee

Joe Kay - Universal Connect

Artwork by 96

I had the pleasure of meeting Joe Kay recently at Andre Power's Art In The Park event in San Diego.  I knew once I walked into the spot and a Vinia Mojica jawn filled my ears, I was in good hands with Mr. Kay.  One facebook exchange lead to anohter and next thing I knew, there was an epic mix sitting in my inbox this morning from birthday boy Joe for minty!  Now to share with all of you.  It’s rad.  Download it. Do it.

Joe Kay - Minty Mix -> Universal Connect by The Mint Collective

01. M_Slago - Downtown
02. Twizz - Rememberlude ft. PM
03. Hazeem - So Fly
04. Tall Black Guy - Rock the Stage (Rock With You)
05. Dr. Dre - The Message (Instrumental)
06. B. Lewis - Day 4: First of Me ft. Mar
07. Alicia Keys - Feeling U, Feeling Me (Freddie Joachim Remix)
08. Bluntmosphere - Pillow Factory
09. Beat-Maker-Beat - 3000
10. Tall Black Guy - Stay With me (Lady of My Life)
11. SABeats - Journey to Space
12. Full Crate - Never Never
13. Shlohmo -Tomato Smash
14. eLAn & Filthy Ingredients - Swaziland Delicacy
15. Taylor McFerrin - Georgia
16. Dibiase - Alright
17. FS Green - Monoshow
18. Hazeem - Mercury Wisdom
19. Knxwledge - Dirteeknees
20. Dibiase - Abstract
21. Beat-Maker-Beat - Soul Good
22. Eric Lau - Bendy
23. Devonwho - Slapshot
24. Kyle Hall - Kaychunk
25. Sepalcure - Down
26. Surra - Alethia

San Diego Dilla tribute party was absolutely amazing and yet more proof that music is the universal language.  So much love.  Here are a couple videos that are starting to surface.  Look for more this week. LOVE. 

Big ups to Andre Power, Tara Nichole, Illa J, Franknitt, J Heart, Joe Kay, Bency, Dj Dacel all the way from Chile, Eden, Nikko, Nita, Chi Hom, Monique Jenkins, Access Music, Ele, Elizabeth Salaam, Ana, the guy with his 13 year old son bobbing their heads together and everyone who came out and shared their infinite blessings.


My trip to San Diego was sooper. It included tons of reflection, insight, food, & meditation. However, I did have a good night of loud, raw music. Big ups to the Mint Collective for throwin a dope show, and to illa J and Frank Nitt. JD rest in power.


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Soulection | Summer SOULstice | Mixed By Andre Power

Another amazing mix of music for your summer cruisin’, chillin’, ragin’ or art goonin’ from our family over at Soulection.

Summer SOULstice by SOULECTION

Andre Power outlets





∂eƒ sound “Bird(s).i.View” feat. Nikko Gray

Saw Nikko and Def last month at Art n Soul in LA and they BLEW.ME.AWAY. These two, independently both super unique artists with diverse and interesting perspectives and as you can imagine - when they come together it’s MAGIC.

Check out Def’s latest jam produced by Brook D’Leau (J Davey) with the vocal stylings of the gorgeous Ms. Nikko Gray. Keep it locked - Cali is doin’ big thangs.

Artwork by Andre Power.

James Hardy | Keep On Lovin’

17-year old UK-based producer Hardy comes to Minty by way of Soulection's Andre Power and his skillful ears. Hardy has an unforgettable and nostalgic sound, weaving everything from 808 trappy and trill sounds in with broken, angelic rhythms to create something new and fresh.

Have a listen to some of his gems below.