Expressing a musical venture which draws from the combined roots of IDM, house and techno, Mind Against are the Italian-born, Berlin-based duo of Alessandro and Federico Fognini.
Their gift for creating emotion through the synths and percussive instruments in their studio translates uniquely onto the dancefloor, where their slick, moving take on techno makes for a special kind of peak in the club. They draw from the psychedelic hooks of 1980s soundtracks and from modern dance musicʼsemphasis on sound design to create a distinctive and immensely powerful sound.
In 2013, Mind Against released their first EP “Atlant” on breakthrough label LifeAnd Death, pioneering a new sub-genre with a singular style that still inspires young producers today. Then came essential collaborations with Tale Of Us and Somne for the same label and compilation appearances on Cocoon andReconditeʼs label Plangent. Through a string of remixes, Mind Against leant their touch to the work of, amongst others, Art Department, Róisín Murphy and Green Velvet. More recently also for SHDW & Obscure Shape, SCB and Hakimonu, inspiring a remix EP of the latterʼs “Insular Realms” through a masterstroke club edit.
All the while, they have become consumate and globally in-demand DJs, dazzling at many of electronic musicʼs leading clubs and festivals. Their understanding of each other plays out in the dynamism of their joint DJ sets, where a refined selection and intricate mixing forms a journey like no other. Case in point: their revered Essential Mix from 2016.
Mind Againstʼs discography has grown with standout releases for Tale Of UsʼAfterlife label and Scubaʼs Hotflush, including further collaborations with Locked Groove and Aether. Following on from their 2018 EP “Days Gone” on Afterlife, which immediately became a fans’ favorite, Alessandro and Federicoare back on Hotflush with a new EP in 2019.
November 19, 2018
Cercle presents Mind Against’s DJ set at the Musée des Confluences in Lyon, France
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October 11, 2018
Afterlife reflects on another summer in Ibiza
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