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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Soulful Progressive Power

INnatesounds Radio is back with installation 007 from Miles Bonny.  Complete with a head-nodding mixture of jammy jams, this mix will take you away. Seriously.  Music from Onra, Reggie B, House Shoes, George Anne Muldrow, Al Green, Jose James, Fiona Apple, Epsilon Project and then some.

Innatesounds Radio 007 - Soulful Progressive Power by Miles Bonny on Mixcloud

seasons change | strictly vinyl affair

There is a badass crew with members bPm & D’Wala out of London called HoldBoxFlat.  They compile, broadcast and curate mixes worldwide, usually of the strictly vinyl kind.  Last year we posted one of their mixes and have been following ever since.  Today they’ve come with a lovely jazz mix with tracks from Soul Jazz Records to Warp, Stones Throw and beyond.  Enjoy.

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Young Jazz Rebels / Primal Sound (The Moon) // Stones Throw

Doug Hammond / Moves // Tribe Records

The Lloyd Miller Trio / Gol E Gandom // Jazzman

The Last Electro-Acoustic Space Jazz & Percussion Ensemble / Two Stories For Dwight (For
Dwight Trible) // Stones Throw

Michael White / The Blessing Song // Soul Jazz Records

Marcus Belgrave / Space Odyssey // Tribe Records

Jerzy Milian / Wsród Pampasów // Jazzanova Compost Records

Roy Brooks & The Artistic Truth / Eboness // Jazzman

Lloyd McNeil Quartet / Warmth Of A Sunny Day // Universal Sound

The Lloyd Miller Trio / Ando Le // Jazzman

Gonjasufi / Advice // Warp

Best Of Quantic | Mixed by J.Rocc

Well this obviously needs no introduction. J.Rocc of the World Famous Beat Junkies and one of the best live djs EVER has remixed one of our favorite, continuously innovative producers EVER, Sir Quantic. Amazing.

Best Of Quantic Mix by J.Rocc by Tru Thoughts

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.

Quantic | Tipica Sound

Well look who’s back! Señor Quantic, one of our most favorite British sound makers (now based in Colombia) who runs the gamut of trip hop, house, cumbia, downtempo and then some! This time, he takes us through a short expedition into the much overlooked tipica cumbia sound of Panamá and says:

The heartache, melancholy and joy in the Panamá Tipica sound is hard to match and like no other to experience. It comes from a rich background of regional musical traditions, carnival rivalry and hotbeds like the legendary ‘Festival en Guarare’. As I understand it, Panamanian cumbia was first played on violin until the arrival of accordions on the Isthmus, most early acordeoneros were violinists first and foremost. This mixtape comprises of some of the best 45s from the Herrera and Los Santos provinces, from the mid 50s through to late 60s. Over the last few years I’ve had the good fortune to meet several of these wonderful artists. Featured here: Dorindo, Papi Brandao, Oswaldo,Fito Espina, Ulpiano, Ceferino and more… (photo compliments of Papi Brandao). Viva Panamá!

Enjoy and watch out for Quantic in a city near you very soon as he embarks on his 2013 US tour.

Kronika Selekta


One of the best selectors this side of the Mississippi (we’re in LA btw), Miss Kronika always comes through with the best mixes and musical finds around. She’s your favorite dj’s ear to the street - always putting us on to the dopest of beats and emerging artists.

These mixes give you a snapshot of the depth and breadth of Kronika’s style and delivery.

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Doggystyle 20th Anniversary - Mix by DJ Snoopadelic

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Doggystyle on November 23, 2013, Snoop aka DJ Snoopadelic put together a mix of all the samples used to make the album. Snoop offers exclusive commentary about each song and the behind-the-scenes stories that went on during the making of the historic record.