Published Jun 12, 2019What happens to all those tracks that don't make it onto an album? Maybe they hang around for years and make it onto a different release. Sometimes they're released as a one-off.
If you're MNDSGN, aka Ringgo Ancheta, you take all of them and make a brand new record. As MNDSGN is quoted as saying, "Albums should be proper meals, but every now and then, a snack can really hold you over." With that, the concept of Snax was born. Ahead of his next studio album, MNDSGN compiled two albums of unreleased tracks — Snax (a tape of remixes self-released last year) and his current drop Snaxx, which puts its best beat-heavy, lo-fi foot forward.
The instrumental cuts are warm and warped, hazy and slow-burning, all buzzing with bass and landing loudly in the realm of beat making. With Snaxx, it feels like you might overdo it and spoil your appetite before the main course, and it's encouraged. (Stones Throw)