Mink Announces New label ‘Love On Cropsey’
and Releases First EP ‘NY/LDN’ With Azaad
Listen To ‘NY/LDN’ HERE
Brooklyn-born luminary Mink has unveiled his own label, Love On Cropsey, encapsulating the sonic heartbeat of decades past and present. Mink has today released the label’s inaugural EP ‘NY/LDN,’ a four track collection of dancefloor ready grooves in collaboration with rising London star Azaad.
Helmed by Mink, a native of Brooklyn immersed in the city’s nightlife from his early teens, Love on Cropsey is a musical expression deeply rooted in the borough’s rich heritage. The imprint’s sonic identity is steeped in hypnotic rhythms, lush melodies, and pocket grooves inspired by the cultural tapestry of the city’s musical legacy.
The label’s name pays homage to Mink’s grandparents who lived on Cropsey Avenue. During the late 90s and early 2000s, Mink’s grandparents would frequently take him a few blocks away to Coney Island. It was there, on the boardwalk, that he was initially introduced to the infectious sounds of Louie Vega, Danny Tenaglia, and Todd Terry, among others. This experience ignited Mink’s passion for house music and became the cornerstone of his musical journey.
Speaking on the label’s first release, Mink said:
“I see this release having something for everyone across the world’s dancefloors, starting with NY & LDN. Happy to have this label’s first release with Azaad & myself. He’s one of my favorite producers on the come up. From our first conversation we shared a mutual respect for the scene and its amazing history. What better way to start Love On Cropsey”
Echoing Mink, Azaad said:
“A perfect link up between myself and the label owner, one of New York’s finest, Mink. I bring a fresh UK slap with ‘Be my Love’ and then a bit more a NY take on ‘Don’t Need’. In terms of energy, you have tracks suited for all times of the night. ‘Don’t Need’ being something you can warm up with and the ‘Be My Love’ for the peak hours.”
Aligning with some of the world’s biggest house and techno brands, Mink has established himself as a mainstay of the Brooklyn and Ibiza scenes. Mink’s sets are characterized by an exceptional level of consistent sophistication, seamlessly weaving rare cuts, seductive melodies, cheeky vocals, and thick hypnotic rhythms. Demonstrating an unwavering commitment to his craft, Mink further establishes himself as a premier tastemaking entity through the formation of his label.
London-born and bred, Azaad emerges as a DJ and Producer driven by an unyielding exploration of groundbreaking house music, intricately adorned with influences from UKG, Techno, and Dubstep. In the year 2023, he made a striking debut, gracing the stages of renowned venues including After Caposile, fabriclondon, and The Loft Manchester. Notably, Azaad has also lent his talents to supporting esteemed acts like Kerri Chandler and Dungeon Meat, solidifying his status as a rising force in the dynamic realm of electronic music.
The ‘NY/LDN’ EP is now out on all platforms.
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