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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Trap.Arnold | The List

We were put on to Trap Arnold today we visited Soulection Radio in Long Beach to join special guest K15 (London) and Joe Kay. This song literally blew one of the speakers in the studios and then we were all in love.

Download this head banger and enjoy!

Project Mooncircle: Submerse & Empt

Berlin-based Project Mooncircle label collective has been putting out some amazingly unique tunes for quite some time now. Bringing to light artists like fLako, 1000 Names and Daisuke Tanabe (who made Minty’s Most Epic of 2011) to name a few – we’re always on the lookout new sounds voa PMC. Making some serious noise [and recently appearing in XLR8R] is Project Mooncircle’s latest release from Japan-based Submersewith a preview of “Pressure” from the forthcoming Tears EP which just so happens to be badass. It’s on that ethereal, minimal yet danceable and slightly trill tip.

Enjoy “Pressure” from Submerse via XLR8R below [and download here], the Tears EP preview, as well as another Project Mooncircle release, “Jitters” (Bambooman Remix) from Romania-based Empt.

LAKIM | Esoteric

Lakim - Esoteric EP | Soulection from Soulection on Vimeo.

The Soulection fam is back at it - this time with their 15th release (yup!) on the label with Viriginia’s own LAKIM. Seamlessly and effortlessly clean bass and soul infusions are really the only ways to characterize his music without painting a picture of something too far removed from his sound. Lakim describes the Esoteric project as “tapping into a new sound” and “trying different styles out” that very can explain but once you listen to it, you’ll understand it’s beauty.

Explore the free 7-track release here and have sampling of our favs below.


James Hardy | Keep On Lovin’

17-year old UK-based producer Hardy comes to Minty by way of Soulection's Andre Power and his skillful ears. Hardy has an unforgettable and nostalgic sound, weaving everything from 808 trappy and trill sounds in with broken, angelic rhythms to create something new and fresh.

Have a listen to some of his gems below.