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

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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

Marvin Gaye Vs. Erik Rico

We ♥  Erik Rico.  As a veteran musician, producer, writer, composer and arranger this cat has been deep in the soul of music for over 10 years working alongside Elton John, Gene Simmons and Mariah Carey to name a few.  We’ve been waiting patiently for Mr. Rico’s Reworks Project (Out on LifeNotes Music) with his reinterpretations of inspirational musicians and it is finally upon us!  Have a listen to Erik Rico’s interpretation of Marvin Gaye’s “Want You”.

Marvin Gaye vs Erik Rico by TheMintCollective

Upcoming projects include collabo’s and features with DJ Spinna, Marc Mac (4Hero), Ron Trent, Opolopo, Aybee, Grooveman Spot, IG Culture, Daz I-Kue (Bugz), Gus, A-Ski, group project with Cecilia Stalin(KOOP) and Replife and many others.

REworks Project  :: (subscribe to mailing list and it’s free)

Erik Rico Myspace

Erik Rico Facebook


Wow just received the latest project from Deepblak, Blaktropoils 2.  It is both trippy and lovely. What a splendid combo compiled by Aybee.  With futuristic collabs from 17 yr-old Shen-7, Damon Bell, Lady Blacktronika, DJ Cecil, Eric Riko y mas, this project is sure to move ya feet and ya soul. Promise.

Listen to a preview of Blacktropolis 2 w/ the beautifully soulful Omega and Aybee with “Every Kind of Way”.

AYBEE ft. Omega - Every Kind of Way by deepblak

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01 AYBEE – A Kiss
02 Shen-7 – Void
03 Xaphrikan – Fame and Fantasy
04 Afrikan Sciences – Thoughts Deluxe
05 Lady Blacktronika – Only The Lonely
06 XES4EYES – Blow You
07 Afrikan Sciences and Kebbi – 5 Spot
08 Erik Rico – Out On The Dance Floor
09 Fred P. – In The Dark
10 DJ Cecil – Bosom
11 Damon Bell – ISM
12 AYBEE ft. Omega – Every Kind Of Way
13 Ron Trent – Manifesto (AYBEE’s Blak Space Federation Slap)
14 Blaktroniks – Strawberry Cough