Many many thanks to our friends over at Giant Step for all of the amazing visibility they give to so many talented artists ona regular basis. A special thank you to Elias over at Giant Step for making The Mint Collective a top blog pick in the Giant Step Staff picks alongside some other sweet blogs like Put Me On It, Trees For Breakfast, Fresh Selects and Suite 903.
Brownswood Electric celebrates the spirit of invention, the commitment to experimentation and the hybridity that characterises contemporary sound system culture in the worldwide underground. It drops on 28th June 2010 on CD/download via Brownswood Recordings. There will also be a 12” featuring B. Bravo and Eliphino. The dope sleeve art comes courtesy of KARBORN.
THIS IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING, INNOVATIVE AND HIGHLY ANTICIPATED. Give it a nice listen won’t you?
The humble cat they call Spinnerty is baaaaaaack with a 7” vinyl release of his most recent ‘Just Listen’ project with an all-star cast. Vocal tasks are shared by Mr. John Robinson (Part 1) and Jacqueline Marie (Part 2). Heavy remixes from beatmaker B. Bravo, London-based K15 and long time Spinnerty music homie, DJ Limbs.
Get yah own 7” here from Recordbreakin directly (heard they like to throw in goodies sometimes) or you can cop at Amoeba, Dusty Groove etc. Here is a public service announcement from that dude, Spinnerty. Gotta ♥ the guy.
Our Minty New York fam L.E just dropped a super dooper Valentine’s Mix of his favorite love jams from the past decade. Peep the tracklist and you will see why its super fabulous. Listen, enjoy & follow L.E on Twitter.
1. Angel Feat Dwele - Miguel Atwood-Ferguson 2. Angel (Original) – Dwele 3. More Than You Know – Emanon 4. I Can Give It - Peven Everett 5. Cuz of U – Ave.To 6. All That I Can Say - Mary J. Blige 7. Call Me When You Get This - Corinne Bailey Rae 8. When I See Love (ColdFusion Mix) - Lizz Fields 9. LaLa - Lucy Pearl 10. Stay With Me ft. Tiombe Lockhart (Waajeed vs. DJ Topspin Rmx) – PPP 11. Found My Smile Again – D’Angelo 12. Gingolds Interlude - Damn In Love 13. In Love - Exile 14. Sky Can You Feel Me - Raphael Saadiq 15. Friendly Flowers - Simon S 16. Until - Musiq Soulchild 17. Weak - Gretchen Parlato 18. Don’t Let Me Down - Amel Larrieux
Late pass on this groovy jam from the forthcoming SoulParlor album on Tokyo Dawn Records. Enjoy this lovely broken jammy featuring the beautiful vocal contributions of Jacob & The Appleblossom. From the upcoming SoulParlor album Evoluzion features Afronaut, Cecilia Stalin, Colonel Red, Daz-I-Kue, Dego, MdCL, Oddisee, Opolopo, Pure P, Replife, Stan Smith & many more! Stay tuned for the full album release dropping this June! Big ups to Giant Step for reminding us about this release!
Minty’s New York Giant Step familia member DJ L.E just slapped up a bangin’ remix of Gil Scott-Heron's “The Bottle” to pay homage to the amazing poet, singer, songwriter and “bluesologist” Mr. Scott-Heron, who just passed this week. Enjoy the light, soothing voice of DJ L.E and the slammin beat to accompany the lovely lyrics.
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.