Body Wash is his second album for Stones Throw Records, a full set of realized songs that were only hinted at on Yawn Zen. Influences here include the likes of early SOLAR records material, Leon Sylvers III, Kashif, and Dave Grusin. These artists, Mndsgn says, “embodied that potent feeling in the early 80s boogie/funk/soul/jazz/fusion wave.” He adds, “I was also digging back into some early 90s R&B sounds and started really imagining what it would be like if I had mashed the two eras together.” He explains Body Wash as “a soul record that plays with nostalgic elements in a very dynamic & positive way. Think about it as a box of crayons for you to draw emotions with.”

From the album: Body Wash (Stones Throw Records), available for pre-order on Vinyl LP.
Song produced by: Mndsgn

Body Wash is his second album for Stones Throw Records, a full set of realized songs that were only hinted at on Yawn Zen. Influences here include the likes of early SOLAR records material, Leon Sylvers III, Kashif, and Dave Grusin. These artists, Mndsgn says, “embodied that potent feeling in the early 80s boogie/funk/soul/jazz/fusion wave.” He adds, “I was also digging back into some early 90s R&B sounds and started really imagining what it would be like if I had mashed the two eras together.” He explains Body Wash as “a soul record that plays with nostalgic elements in a very dynamic & positive way. Think about it as a box of crayons for you to draw emotions with.”

Vinyl obsessive, renowned DJ and leading light of the global edit scene, Kon knows a thing or two about good music. His latest project, Kon & The Gang, introduces a selection of tracks, remixes and edits that the Boston native has lent his golden touch to over the years. Featuring artists à la mode Truccy (Compost’s Rainer Trueby & Corrado Bucci), Eli Escobar, Seven Davis Jr, Medlar and Thatmanmonkz, the album gives newcomers to the scene a fantastic taste of the DIY disco/ throwback house revival which is currently taking the underground by storm. A mixture of effortlessly cool, slow slung disco & boogie and deftly edited dancefloor gems, ‘Kon & The Gang’ is sure to delight fans of soulful music old and new.

Larry Heard AKA Mr Fingers remixes DaM-FunK’s ‘Believer’, his exclusive track contribution to the DJ-Kicks series. Collaborating with Nite Jewel on the B side, ‘Can U Read Me?’ sees it’s first pressing on wax.

Starship members B.Bravo & Teeko have been leading the scene for years with their unique brand of modern and hip hop infused funk. Side A: “Heartbreaker” is an amazing modern funk cover of the Zapp & Roger original. Side B: “Do It 4 U” is a sweet and sultry midtempo stepper exclusive to this 45!

“Psychic” was one of the choice cuts from XL Middleton’s “Tap Water” LP, and its message of unfolding lust (“if you really want it I suggest you let it be known/Cuz I am not a psychic”) made it the perfect candidate for a remix from the original Freak-A-Holic himself, LA electro legend The Egyptian Lover.

Still on the heels of his critically-acclaimed LP “Tap Water,” XL Middleton returns, however briefly, with a cassette of cuts that were intended for that album but not included in the final run. This is “Tap Water Runoff.” It includes six tracks, some instrumental, some vocal, all of which are laden with XL’s melodic, bass-heavy synthesizer funk.