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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 music's emphasis on sound design to create a distinctive and immensely powerful sound.

In 2013, Mind Against released their first EP 'Atlant' on breakthrough label Life And 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 and Recondite's label Plangent.
Through a string of remixes, Mind Against leant their touch to the work of, amongst others, Art Department, Ro isi n Murphy and Green Velvet. More recently also for SHDW & Obscure Shape, SCB and Hakimonu, inspiring a remix EP of the latter's 'Insular Realms' through a masterstroke club edit.

All the while, they have become consumate and globally in-demand DJs, dazzling at many of electronic music's 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 Against's discography has grown with standout releases for Tale Of Us' Afterlife label and Scuba's Hotflush, including further collaborations with Locked Groove and Aether. Following on from their 2018 EP 'Days Gone' on Afterlife, which immediately became a fans' favourite, Alessandro and Federico are back on Hotflush with a new EP in 2019.

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  • 28 Jan, 2020

    Tomorrowland 2020

    The Tomorrowland festival in Boom, Belgium over two weekends 17th-19th July & 24th-26th July, will feature Decked Out & Primary Talent International artists:

    ...La Fleur
    ...Ekali
    ...Habstrakt
    ...Herobust
    ...Krewella
    ...Kill The Noise
    ...Modestep
    ...NGHTMRE
    ...Rezz
    ...Rusko
    ...SVDDEN DEATH
    ...Tchami
    ...Whipped Cream
    ...Red Axes
    ...Mind Against
    ...Basement Jaxx (DJ Set)

    www.tomorrowland.com

    Tomorrowland 2020
  • 14 Jan, 2020

    Mind Against: Live For Cercle

    Mind Against were live for Cercle at the Centro Ceremonial Otomi, Mexico.

    www.facebook.com/cerclemusic/videos/mind-against-live-centro-ceremonial-otomi

  • 19 Oct, 2019

    Amsterdam Dance Event: Saturday 19th October

    The final day of the Amsterdam Dance Event, features many Decked Out artists, at different venues across the city.

    ...La Fleur
    ...Rodriguez JR
    ...Matador
    ...Kittin
    ...Krystal Klear
    ...Mind Against
    ...Red Axes

    www.facebook.com/amsterdamdanceevent

    ADE
  • 18 Oct, 2019

    Amsterdam Dance Event: Friday 18th October

    As the Amsterdam Dance Event enters it's third day, Decked Out & Primary Talent International artists are well represented across the city.

    ...The Bloody Beetroots
    ...Red Axes
    ...TCHAMI X MALAA
    ...Kittin
    ...Yellow Days
    ...Krystal Klear B2B Gerd Janson
    ...Mind Against
    ...Apashe
    ...Dave Clarke Presents
    ...Mike Skinner DJ SET
    ...Circuits (InsideInfo x Kasra)
    ...Particle
    ...TCHAMI

    www.facebook.com/amsterdamdanceevent

    ADE
  • 11 Sep, 2019

    Mind Against: 'All Night Long' Tour

    Mind Against announce the second part of the 'All Night Long' tour beginning in Milan this weekend.

    www.facebook.com/mindagainst

  • 20 Nov, 2018

    Mind Against: Live At Musée des Confluences

    Mind Against were live at the Musee des Confluences in Lyon for Cercle.
    See Facebook for the full performance, from the link below.

    https://goo.gl/1SwNPD

  • 16 Oct, 2018

    Amsterdam Dance Event 2018

    The Amsterdam Dance Event begins tomorrow, and runs until Sunday 21st October & features a whole host of Primary Talent International & Decked Out artists.

    ...Lenzman
    ...Ama Lou
    ...DaM-FunK (Live & DJ)
    ...Danny L Harle
    ...WWWater
    ...Red Axes (Live & DJ)
    ...Agar Agar
    ...Uniiqu3
    ...NGHTMRE
    ...Hucci
    ...Brohug
    ...The Jillionaire
    ...Noisia
    ...Boys Noize
    ...Tchami x Malaa
    ...Modestep (DJ)
    ...Mercer
    ...Gammer
    ...DJEDJOTRONIC
    ...A.M.C
    ...Full Crate
    ...Julia Govor
    ...Dave Clarke
    ...Rodriguez Jr.
    ...Kittin
    ...Mind Against
    ...Hyroglifics
    ...Halogenix
    ...Thys (Noisia)
    ...Kasra
    ...QZB

    www.amsterdam-dance-event.nl

    ade
  • 13 Dec, 2017

    Mind Against: New 'Days Gone' EP

    Mind Against's first solo EP 'Days Gone', is released in January on Afterlife.
    Listen to it previewed on Resident Advisor.

    www.residentadvisor.net/news.aspx?id=40612

  • 25 Oct, 2017

    Mind Against: Afterlife Voyage Podcast

    Mind Against have produced a two-hour extended podcast for Afterlife Voyage 006.

    www.facebook.com/mindagainst

  • 10 Oct, 2017

    Mind Against: At Printworks London

    Mind Against were caught live in session at London's Printworks last Saturday.

    https://be-at.tv/brands/printworks-london/issue-002-opening/mind-against