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
antonio
bozak
j. marie
lady j
yawn snoozicka
minty [at] themintcollective [dot] com



access hip hop
afta-1
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
frolab
giant step
grown kids radio
hip hop is cool again
illfonix show
INnatesounds
kleur
k 15
lefto
lichiban
mochilla
nujazz spirit
nu-soul magazine
nutriot
om records
potholes in my blog
project ahimsa
put me on it
record breakin
reva devito
sef diggy
shelltoes music
soul bounce
soulculture
soundwaves radio
spinnerty
suite 903
tam sam
the bloom effect
the lust killers
trees for breakfast
turntables on the hudson
vitamin dee

All About WotNot

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WotNot music is a conglomeration of uber talented gentleman based in London that make so many different genres of music come together beautifully, that it’s pretty much impossible to pigeonhole them. SPLENDID, really.

The state of music as of late has been in large part a resurgence of simple electronic sounds which have then been flipped and chopped into entirely new sounds making the old sounds new and new sounds insane!

The WotNot label is a perfect example of this shift in sound as the collective runs the gamut of juke, house, hip hop, beat-infused bass, footwork, future bass, drum and bass, moody breaks and much, much more.

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I recently met up with JJ Jumbles, co-founder of WotNot [and amazing beatmaker] as well as Deft, epic producer and labelmate while I was in London last month. I was late to meet with the guys (typical) and yet they were so gracious and helpful as I was traversing south London to connect with them in a city I’d never been to. It was about 7pm, warm and still very light outside. London is such a beautiful city. We met right near the River Thames on the South Bank and the two greeted me with smiles and hugs. We walked across Golden Jubilee Foot Bridge (that pretty bridge below)

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and decided that instead of conducting an interview in a quiet room in the Royal Festival Hall, that we’d go on a mission for food since we were all hungry. We walked around Soho and before I knew it JJ lead us down some random stairway into what definitely did not look like a place with food but in fact turned out to be an underground noodle spot! Score!

We sat down over noodles and proceeded to completely geek out about music – all translations of it – the state of radio, events in London and worldwide, what music we listened to growing up and even our guilty music pleasures. I learned a lot that night about each of the gents. For one, I discovered that Croydon-based (deep south London) Deft, teaches kids how to produce music and when he was growing up he was heavy into punk and ska – how cool is that? You’d never guess if you listened to his Clotting EP:

WotNot co-founder JJ Mumbles is equally as awesome and had such charisma about him – a very engaging, yet humble dude. I found out we have a common musical love interest called MachineDrum and I also was put onto a sweet band from Canada called New Look.

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JJ, Deft and I talked for quite some time while I took a shitload of notes but the one thing that really stuck out was when I asked JJ how and why WotNot was started and he nonchalantly said “WotNot’s sole reason for existence is to bring visibility to music we love”. At this point, I was floored and everything else the two said seemed to be wrapped in gold leaf or something, because what they said after that point made so much sense. This hit me as a call to action to remember to do what you love and love what you do. WotNot serves as a reminder to us all to lift those up who are awesome, to contribute to the bigger picture and to make a difference with your art whether it’s inspiring others or being inspired by others – increasing visibility for creative expression only fuels goodness.

Instead of boring you some more with a description of our noodle extravaganza, I’ll just let the music speak for itself. Here is a perfect sampling of the labels’ music mixed by Charo – WotNot’s other Co-Founder.

To learn more about WotNot go here http://wotnot.tv/and to learn more about their rad artist roster click on any of the links below:

Deft

K15

"U"

 

Jeeks

Charo

DA-10

Mani D

JJ Mumbles

Glenn Astro

Chesslo Junior

 

- J Marie for The Mint Collective



Chesslo Junior | Graphic Description

Chesslo Junior of the Wotnot camp is making some serious sound waves from London to L.A., Japan and back. Poised to drop his third EP Graphic Description, on November 12th, this release proves to be a super special, bar-raising adventure.

Listen to a preview of the EP:

Enjoy our top jam from Graphic Description:

Watch a fresh visual from Graphic Description’s first track ‘Move South’ created by Visto



You’ll Soon Know’s Tim Parker | Boiler Room

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Tim Parker from You’ll Soon Know, one of our favorite blogs and bi-weekly radio shows on NTS has a killer set from the Boiler Room up now! Enjoy!

Podcast is here if you please.

Tracklist

Wanda Group - No C Never Ever.
Sir Froderick - Makeafamily ft TimeWharp.
The Weeknd - The Fall (Sango Remix).
CID RIM - Danger Ranger.
XXYYXX - Fields.
Howse - 08.
Manni Dee & Deft - This One, The Art Of The Possible.
Dane Chadwick - Cool EP.
Fulgeance - Tokyo Blue Nostalgia.
Manni Dee - Heatwave.
Sibot - Magnet Jam.
Dane Chadwick - Stilettos.
Kidkanevil & Daisuke Tanabe - Harmonics Pt1.
Terrorhytmus - Swagshirt.
The Range - Lonely.
P-Fang - The Beyond.
Tokimonsta - Day Job.
Manni Dee - Flowlight (Alphabets Heaven Remix).
Chesslo Junior - Al Kindi.
V.Raeter - Iloveit.
Soosh - For You (devonwho remix).