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

access hip hop
ampsoul movements
angela "spinorita" blanca
apple juice break
bagpak music
bama love soul
bastard jazz
beats n crates
blind I brownswood recordings
dhundee music
dj deben
dj seano
dojo soundz
fresh selects
friends we love
giant step
grown kids radio
hip hop is cool again
illfonix show
k 15
nujazz spirit
nu-soul magazine
om records
potholes in my blog
project ahimsa
put me on it
record breakin
reva devito
sef diggy
shelltoes music
soul bounce
soundwaves radio
suite 903
tam sam
the bloom effect
the lust killers
trees for breakfast
turntables on the hudson
vitamin dee

Héctor Lavoe

Héctor Lavoe is argued by some to be the king of salsa music.  We would agree to that one :).  A great among greats, this great artist’s life was marked by a tragic destiny. Héctor Lavoe’s interest in music began in his native Puerto Rico. In search of new opportunities, he traveled to New York with a suitcase full of dreams and the firm goal of landing a job in the music world.  Mr. Lavoe worked alongside many influential musicians in his time like Willie Colón, Celia Cruz, Cheo Feliciano y mas.

This month Fania, the most important Latin label of all time, is re-releasing two of Lavoe’s live collections that really should not be missed.  Read the full piece here on Fania.

Big thank you to Sake1 for linking us :)

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.