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
j. marie
lady j
yawn snoozicka
minty [at] themintcollective [dot] com

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Spinnerty ♥ Japan

O, hai there!  Here is a nice mix for your listening pleasure of Minty fam’s own Spinnerty LIVE in Japan!


Rise - Message to the Architects

Robert Glasper - Dillalud (Simon S edit)

DJ Spinna - Dillagence (f. Phonte)

Dwele - Dance With Me

Jay Dee - That Shit (f. ATCQ)

John Robinson - Jazz Unconditional (prod. Chief)

Devonwho - Plasticmarbles

Mophono - Groovin (skip on beat mix)

Phenominal Handclap Band - Baby

Foster Sylvers - Misdemeanor

Roddy Rod - Take N Stride

Zirafa - Guitsling

Arthur Hamidi - Chippy

Lootpack - The Anthem

Busta Rhymes - Gimme Some More (inst)

Dorian Concept - Trilingual Dance Sexperience

B.Bravo - Computa Love

Dam Funk - Hood Pass Intact

Wendy Rene - After Laughter Comes Tears

Mophono - Tighten Up remix

The Bamboos - Tighten Up

Lefties Soul Connection - Organ Donor

Onra - The Anthem

Lorett Fleur - Piece of Art

Yarbrough & Peoples - Dont Stop The Music

Marvin Gaye Vs. Erik Rico

We ♥  Erik Rico.  As a veteran musician, producer, writer, composer and arranger this cat has been deep in the soul of music for over 10 years working alongside Elton John, Gene Simmons and Mariah Carey to name a few.  We’ve been waiting patiently for Mr. Rico’s Reworks Project (Out on LifeNotes Music) with his reinterpretations of inspirational musicians and it is finally upon us!  Have a listen to Erik Rico’s interpretation of Marvin Gaye’s “Want You”.

Marvin Gaye vs Erik Rico by TheMintCollective

Upcoming projects include collabo’s and features with DJ Spinna, Marc Mac (4Hero), Ron Trent, Opolopo, Aybee, Grooveman Spot, IG Culture, Daz I-Kue (Bugz), Gus, A-Ski, group project with Cecilia Stalin(KOOP) and Replife and many others.

REworks Project  :: (subscribe to mailing list and it’s free)

Erik Rico Myspace

Erik Rico Facebook

Dj Spinna - Larry Levan Dedication Mix

WHOA!  First of all thank you KingMost for hipping us to this mix!!  DJ Spinna, one of the most influential DJ’s who really mastered the art of seamlessly combining hip hop and house music sounds has created a delightful dedication mix to the one and only house music legend, Larry Levan.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with Mr. Levan - he was a pioneer in New York’s club scene in the late 80’s early 90’s with a huge hand in the legendary Paradise Garage which has been referred to as the “prototype to the modern club” - a club that was entirely focused on DANCING. Enjoy this mix. amazing.

Note from Spinna:

"Here’s a mix of some of my personal favorite Larry Levan remixes and productions. Many people in the dance community already understand the role that Larry had on shaping the New York club culture via the legendary Paradise Garage which lasted a little over a decade. I was fortunate enough to experience Larry’s magic in the G the year the club came to an end in 1987." read the full piece here

Larry Levan Dedication Part 1

Jose James Mixtape Presented By Dj Spinna

Well this is a match made in heaven. Master of music fusion – New York’s own Dj Spinna, beautifully lays out the many sides of Jose James' on this generous hour-long mixtape.

Jose James, vocalist/arranger/composer/sincere dude blends his baritone voice seamlessly with jazz, hip hop, soul, electronic sounds and heart which Dj Spinna captures perfectly adding his own flavor for good measure.

Enjoy the The Eccentric Movements of Jose James Mixtape: Presented by Dj Spinna.