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.
17 May, 2021
Mind Against’s second Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1 broadcasted on Saturday 8 May 2021. Listen here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000vrcm
05 Jun, 2020
14 Jan, 2020
Mind Against were live for Cercle at the Centro Ceremonial Otomi, Mexico.
19 Oct, 2019
The final day of the Amsterdam Dance Event, features many Decked Out artists, at different venues across the city.
18 Oct, 2019
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
...TCHAMI X MALAA
...Krystal Klear B2B Gerd Janson
...Dave Clarke Presents
...Mike Skinner DJ SET
...Circuits (InsideInfo x Kasra)
11 Sep, 2019
Mind Against announce the second part of the 'All Night Long' tour beginning in Milan this weekend.
20 Nov, 2018
Mind Against were live at the Musee des Confluences in Lyon for Cercle.
See Facebook for the full performance, from the link below.
16 Oct, 2018
The Amsterdam Dance Event begins tomorrow, and runs until Sunday 21st October & features a whole host of Primary Talent International & Decked Out artists.
...DaM-FunK (Live & DJ)
...Danny L Harle
...Red Axes (Live & DJ)
...Tchami x Malaa
13 Dec, 2017
Mind Against's first solo EP 'Days Gone', is released in January on Afterlife.
Listen to it previewed on Resident Advisor.
25 Oct, 2017
Mind Against have produced a two-hour extended podcast for Afterlife Voyage 006.