Watch MNDSGN Produce A Brand New Beat In Under 10 Minutes
Spaced-out and tasteful are the two terms that best describe the work of Stones Throw signee MNDSGN. Compositions like "Maintenance" and "EElectric Piano Solo" coast by with a lightness that's refreshing at a time when most of the Soundcloud seems to be concerned with bass and nothing else. MNDSGN's work, and all the open space within it, is fresh air for the neck-nodders the world over, and in a new video produced by FACT we're treated to a glimpse of his creative process running on overdrive.
The latest episode in FACT's "Beat the Clock" series, the clip features MNDSGN making a nearly-complete in less time than it takes to wait in line for a cortado at your favorite cafe spot. With Ableton running and a phalanx of keyboards surrounding him, the producer chooses a sparse, mid-tempo funk beat before gradually adding live wood blocks and synth chords so 80s they'll have you hoverboarding with Marty McFly in no time. Any beatmakers or DAW nerds will surely have a field day with the clip--it features plenty of screen captures of MNDSGN's work process and is a privileged look into how his beats get made. For that, the clip is worth watching in its own right, but the thing is, the beat also flat-out goes. By the time the alarm rings, MNDSGN is able to lean back in his chair and enjoy the fruits of his hastened labor. Watch the clip below and get set to take notes.