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Mndsgn aka Ringgo Ancheta is a prolific beat maker, producer, radio host and label owner from San Diego. Snaxx is the second of two albums of unreleased tracks he wanted to release before his next studio album.
Snax (one x ) came out last year and now we have Snaxx (two x’s) and wow if this is the stuff that’s going unreleased then what else must he be doing! I love Mndsgn’s music as he takes you in one direction then another from the woozy psychedelics of his first ep Yawn Zen (which can seriously trip you out) to the last full album Body Wash on which he repurposed influences from 1970s and 1980s boogie and R&B into a conceptual cosmic epic.
On Snaxx he goes back to beat making and produces a stunning album of wonky basslines, languid dreamy beats but with a sense of meaning and purpose. Add some perfectly used guests Jon Bap, Asal Hazel and Pink Siifu and with each track pretty much below three minutes and you have not only the perfect soundtrack to summer but an album that can almost seem to alter time as you enter it’s almost ambient dreamlike world.