Young Ringgo Ancheta spent his youth without electricity on a commune in the forests of rural New Jersey. His parents were members of a terrorist cult in the Philippines granted asylum here in the US. His father was a scientific researcher at Princeton. Eventually he made his way West, learned to make beats, settled in Los Angeles, and changed his name to Mndsgn.
That’s pretty cool.
So is his new video for the Towa Tei/A Tribe Called Quest interpolating “Camelblues”, from his debut Stones Throw LP ‘Yawn Zen’. Directed by Ross Harris, it features some awesome footage of Southern California thrift store locations and a whole bunch of keyboards that should make you say “oooh, I want that!”