Mind Against Live from Exit Festival 2023

So we thought we’d showcase this 2-hour set from Berlin-based techno duo Mind Against at EXIT Festival earlier this month! Also on the card this year were acts including Wu-Tang Clan, Skrillex, Camelphat, Vintage Culture and The Prodigy!

The multi-genre camping festival took place at the colossal Petrovaradin Fortress from 6 – 9 July in Novi Sad, Serbia.

Enjoy the set.

Mind Against Biography

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.

Read the full bio here.

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