Ringgo Ancheta calls himself MNDSGN (pronounced mind design) because his dad is a neuroscientist. As a child, the beatsmith fled with his family from the Phillipines to escape Aum Supreme Truth, a terrorist cult responsible for a 1995 subway attack in Tokyo. The family settled in a rural New Jersey commune with no electricity, while father studied brains nearby at Princeton. It's a rich origin story for the Stones Throw producer, now snug in the LA beat scene with a new album Surface Outtakes due July 8th on cassette via Leaving Records. "Eggs" is the first leak from the project: a dreamy, vamped out trip complete with soft rhodes and fluffy kick drums--well worthy of display space in the house that Dilla built. Stream below, and watch his Boiler Room "Breakfast with Ringgo" set streaming live below.
Stream: MNDSGN, "Eggs"