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.


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LeFtO’s Worldwide Awards 2010 Mix

The annual Worldwide Festival put on by musical pioneer, Gilles Peterson is coming up!  As a tribute to many of the artists on the festival roster, LeFtOoO has put a truly glorious mix together showcasing some epic talent.

LeFtO’s Worldwide Awards 2010 Mix

Right-click-then-save (PC) or ctrl+click-then-save (Mac) HERE to download.

1. Elan Tamara – Oranges (CDR)
2. Theophilus London – Enjoy The Sun (CDR)
3. Jose James – Detroit Loveletter (Brownswood)
4. Floating Points – Love Me Like This (Eglo)
5. El Michels Affair – Shimmy Shimmy Ya (Truth & Soul)
6. Nailah – Sacred (Brownswood)
7. King Midas Sound – Lost (Hyperdub)
8. El Michels Affair – Detroit Twice (Truth & Soul)
9. Lee Fields & The Expressions – Ladies (Truth & Soul)
10. Lee Fields & The Expressions – My World Is Empty Without You (Truth & Soul)
11. Floating Points – Vacuum Boogie (Eglo)
12. dOP – Mambo Jumbo (White)
13. Darkstar – Aidy’s Girl’s A Computer (Hyperdub)
14. Nailah – He Speaks – Ennio Styles Edit (White)
15. Andreya Triana – Shine – Live @ Paradiso (White)

thank you NuJazzSpirit for putting us on :)



Jose James - CODE

New York-based multi-genre vocalist, Jose James is expected to drop his new album Blackmagic Jan 30, 2010 on Brownswood Recordings.  Check out a stand-out track “Code”. So smooth and lovely….

www.josejamesmusic.com



Jose James Profile + Blackmagic = ♥

Oh well hello there friends!  We are sooooooo excited because one of our fav new artists, Jose James, is about to release his second body of work, Blackmagic, next Monday on Brownswood Recordings.  It’s been about a year since  his last release “The Dreamer" - an amazing piece of work stitching together hiphop, jazz and soul into a full-bodied musical blanket of lovin!

The Blackmagic album features the glitchy yet soulful stylings of producer Flying Lotus as well as collabs with Taylor McFerrin, Moodyman and Dj Mitsu The Beats. To gather a full perspective on what Jose James is all about please watch this lovely video from our friends over at Friends We Love.

José James, Vocalist + Lyricist + Songwriter :: Artist Profile from friendswelove.com on Vimeo.

Here is a peek at what is on the BlackMagic album.  Enjoy Jose James’ “Love Conversation” feat/ Brooklyn-based vocalist Jordana De Lovely.

Jose James-love conversation (ft. jordana de lovely) by TheMintCollective

http://josejamesmusic.com

http://friendswelove.com

http://brownswoodrecordings.com



The lovely SoulMonique is out with a new show. Amazing Tracklist.
José James-Code		 Coultrain-The Wanderer 				 Yaw and Khari Lemuel-Love Have Your Way		 Oddisee-Paris		 Jimetta Rose-Revolution Out There		 Erykah Badu-On&On (Dtunez remix) 			 Erykah Badu-Jump In The Air (Stay There) feat. Lil Wayne & Bilal		 Oddisee-Chicago		 Replife + Don-Ray-Rising 		 Opolopo-Our World feat Erik Rico				 RJD2-Crumbs Off The Table feat. Aaron Livingston		 Bei Bei & Shawn Lee-Willingness feat.  Georgia Anne Muldrow		 The Q4-Demagogues		 Erik L & Illingsworth-Would You Believe feat Noun, Stray & Hanna			 Quadron-Simili Life

The lovely SoulMonique is out with a new show. Amazing Tracklist.

José James-Code
Coultrain-The Wanderer
Yaw and Khari Lemuel-Love Have Your Way
Oddisee-Paris
Jimetta Rose-Revolution Out There
Erykah Badu-On&On (Dtunez remix)
Erykah Badu-Jump In The Air (Stay There) feat. Lil Wayne & Bilal
Oddisee-Chicago
Replife + Don-Ray-Rising
Opolopo-Our World feat Erik Rico
RJD2-Crumbs Off The Table feat. Aaron Livingston
Bei Bei & Shawn Lee-Willingness feat. Georgia Anne Muldrow
The Q4-Demagogues
Erik L & Illingsworth-Would You Believe feat Noun, Stray & Hanna
Quadron-Simili Life



spinnerty - making babies III

"Picture this: a Midwestern kid getting shuttled around to soccer practice in the back seat of his parent’s car listening to The Beach Boys, Bruce Springsteen and Phil Collins - doesn’t bring to mind a future jazz, soul, hip-hop head, now does it? But somehow, in the case of DJ Spinnerty, one musical vision led to the next" -FULL BIO

Collaborating on productions with artists like Joy Jones, Rep Life, Miles Bonny and then some this dood Spinnerty is back at it with a third installation of his infamous Making Babies mixtape series.  Just in time for Valentine’s BUT a good mix for anytime.

"As always, I’ll add this disclaimer: Use With Caution.  No joke, babies have been made while listening to the mix.  With that said, this is the soundtrack for turning the lights down low." -Spinnerty

Download by clicking the down arrow on the soundcloud stream. enjoy!

Making Babies 3 by spinnerty

TRACKLIST

Crustation - Purple (remix)

The Big Payback - Blush

Kissey Asplund - Move Me

Deborah Jordan - Home

Jose James - Lay You Down

Textual - G6

Samon Kawamura - Night Will Fall

Air - You Can Tell It To Everybody

Art Of Noise - Dreaming In Color

Daft Punk - Make Love

Paper Cuts - A Peculiar Hallelujah

Velvet Underground - Sunday Morning

Jamiroquai - Spend A Lifetime

*Download Making Babies 1 & 2

*Spinnerty myspace

*Spinnerty twitter



Jose James (live) + Quadron

KCRW+ OM PRESENTS:
JOSE JAMES (LIVE) + QUADRON (DJ SET + LIVE VOCALS)

Next Wednesday Zanibar LA and OM - a spiritual quest for unifying sounds brings you the Los Angeles debut of both Jose James and Quadron!  If you are in LA, you def will NOT want to sleep on this one.

www.josejamesmusic.com

www.myspace.com/quadronquadron

COME TO THE LOS ANGELES EVENT

Jose James - Code by TheMintCollective

Quadron - Average Fruit by TheMintCollective



Taylor McFerrin | E▴rly Riser Preview

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



José James Interview

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José James has masterfully combined jazz, hip hop, soul and freestyle elements into his music, has propelled some of the most epic musical projects of the past few years and is poised to elevate genre-blending consciousness for many years to come. From covering Coltrane’s “Equinox” - which got the attention of worldwide musical tastemaker Gilles Peterson who later put out his first album, to re-inventing Freestyle Fellowship’s “Park Bench People” José James has carved a very special and much needed niche into musical culture worldwide.

Prior to José’s recent Los Angeles show, we had the distinct pleasure of speaking with him to touch base and get a more in-depth look at how he’s gotten to where he is, what this next steps will be and who he’s collaborating with musically, spiritually and wholeheartedly to get there. We rapped about his Panamanian percussive influence from his father, tried to pinpoint why experimental music is more abundant overseas as well as where he’s had some of his most memorable shows.

Watch out for José James + Taylor McFerrin in Jan 2012 with a Japan tour slated and then up next, José’s new album - set to drop in early 2012.

It was a pleasure and honor to chat with José and we are deeply grateful for his music and many infinite blessings he’s shared with us.

Preview Minty posts on José here, here, here and here. Yeah, we  him.

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KCRW: Aaron Byrd, Anthony Valadez, Jeremy Sole @ Zanzibar

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José gettin’ it in!

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José and his epic trumpet player, Takuya Kuroda

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José’s amazing bassist, Solomon Dorsey

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José & Takuya going off!

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Peaceful melodies

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Fan club shot!

-J Marie for The Mint Collective



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.