In just five years since the project's birth, Mind Against have released on Life and Death, Cocoon, Kompakt Records, and most recently, Hotflush Recordings. Their "Atlant" EP (2013) was supported by Tale of Us, Kate Simko, DJ Tennis, and many more. Italian-born, these brothers now reside in Berlin and draw influence from a wide array of electronic sounds, despite having their feet planted firmly in house and techno. Our own Edo warms up the club with an extended set of exotic selections. Team Zapata reunites in the Green Room, playing their signature slew of funky grooves all night. BaltoTroit brings years of party prowess to the bar, featuring Boss Ross, Steve Kirn and special guest Samantha Francesca.
Etching a musical partnership that draws from the combined roots of IDM, house and techno, Mind Against are the Italian native but Berlin based project of Alessandro and Federico Fognini.They carved a path for themselves with a series of three EP’s on Life and Death. Their debut Atlant, the follow up Avalon and the latter Strange Days were let loose to critical acclaim. Since then calling the label their home, the duo now takes part in the management and A&R.2015 came with a celebratory occasion marked by a collaborative EP with Belgian producer Locked Groove, released on Hotflush Recordings. The duo released in July their new single Vertere on Life and Death, where they joined forces with Italian techno artist and friend Somne.The biggest cliché of a “sound that’s hard to pin down”, is realer than gravity when it comes to Mind Against. They coax on psychedelic hooks of the 1980s and dance floor anthems bound traditionally to European soil. This backdrop makes for releases and performances that do well against any canvas.
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Based out of the District of Corruption (Washington DC), Juan And Hugo are Team Zapata. Purveyors of house music since the late 90's. They began crate digging and collecting records to Dj at house parties which led to playing at clubs up and down the east coast and other parts oft he world. Eventually from djing they evolved to producing original tracks and remixing for other artists.Funky, disco, deep, tech, minimal, jackin. whatever you want to call it. We call it house. If its good and it makes you dance, we'll play it. nuff said! See you on the dance floor.
"Recognizing the dignity and beauty of every person [through Detroit centric house and techno], [I] pledge intelligent and practical action to overcome racism, poverty and injustice. And to build a metropolitan community where all people may live in freedom, harmony, trust and affection." - FOCUS HOPE [edited]