This months Radio
This month Carhartt WIP Radio features a musical journey by producer, DJ and Akashik Records co-founder Ringgo Ancheta, aka Mndsgn. Raised with Gospel music at church and B-Boy culture at home in south New Jersey, he began experimenting with beat making when he was 14, before befriending fellow producer Knxwledge. The two would eventually go on to form the influential Klipmode collective.
After moving to Los Angeles, Mndsgn’s music flourished, catching the attention of labels such Stones Throw and Leaving Records, who put out his albums Yawn Zen, Surface Outtakes and Body Wash. His latest project is titled Snax – a mixtape brimming with esoteric hip hop flavours and freshly cut Mndsgn remixes, and one which also serves as the debut release for his brand new label Ringgo.
About to embark upon a European tour – which will take him to Lisbon, Madrid, Cologne, Berlin, London, The Hague and Milan, we asked him to prepare a show that focuses on the releases of Akashik Records, the little DIY label he has run with his buddies Alima and Shane Sakanoi since 2015. The result is a unique, nonchalant mix of twisted contemporary electronics, driving funk, hot soul, agitating hip hop, and silky R&B.
Joyce Wrice – Good Morning (Swarvy Redeux)
Mndsgn – Damn
Mndsgn – Some sht from snaxx ft Pink Siifu
Tokayo – Keep Goin
Lynda Dawn – Theme for Cha-Cha
Mndsgn – Omenilude (from Ivan ave-helping hands)
Liv.e – Phunkintro
Prophet/Mndsgn – Do You Baby (unreleased)
B. Cool-Aid – Teach
Feeniks – Natural.u
Lynda Dawn – Any Way You Want
Mndsgn – Buttr Grits
Mndsgn – Royal (honey)
B. Cool-Aid – Nothn2free
Mndsgn – The Origin/Interlude
Mndsgn – Some Sht From Snaxxx
Ras G – Unreleased From Dance Of The Cosmos
Guererr@ – Will Love Remain
Vivians – The Powahh/SYCRT
photo credits: Theo Jemison