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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yawn snoozicka
minty [at] themintcollective [dot] com

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2009 Giant Step Staff Picks - The Mint Collective


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

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.


01 B. Bravo - Computa Love
02 devonwho - Whispers
03 Eliphino - Let Me Love You Forever
04 Pearson Sound - Wad
05  Mosca - Square One
06 Shlohmo - Antigravity (Low Limit Remix)
07 Letherette - Blad
08 KiEnRa - BB Thing
09 16bit - ADSL
10 Hypno - Over The Top
11 George Fitzgerald - Painted Jezebel
12 Clueless - Lady In Red (Club Edit)
13  Von D - Berlin Call (Alps Edit)
14 Rockwell - Underpass
15 Mount Kimbie - Serged


Spinnerty Just Listen (Pts 1 & 2) Remixes

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. 

Thank you Moovmnt, BamaLoveSoul, Giant Step and everyone else who has supported this release!  It’s a family affair.

Every One Says I ♥ You

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.

Every One Says I Love You by discjockeyle

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

SoulParlor | Nothing Ever Changes feat. Jacob & The Appleblossom

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!

Gil Scott-Heron | The Bottle (DJ L.E Remix)

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.

Bottle by discjockeyle

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.