Mint June – “Paige”


Los Angeles-based artist and producer Mint June crafts a deeply hypnotic, atmospheric electronic sound throughout his newly released Surrendering Nina EP. The release plays like a journey through underground rave culture, beginning with the bustling rhythmic-led enthusiasm of “Paige.” The pulsing bass line is gradually joined by club-friendly textural reflections and spacey synth adornments; a gentle piano-laden resonance lingers at the mid-point enjoyably, guiding into further electronic expansion thereafter. “Paige” entrances quickly and efficiently.

The steamy, sensual “Those Guys” concocts a memorable tone with its panting vocal presence and gargling synths, representing a night’s mid-point in all its seduction. The closing track, “Nina,” plays like a blast of euphoria; effervescent synth arps and a backing glow provide a sense of relief, like dawn breaking after a wild nocturnal trip. The Surrendering Nina EP is a consuming, rewarding listen that provides an atmospheric audible trip.

Describing the release in more detail, the artist says:

“Each track has its own vibe that I think is tailored to the overall ethos of the project, portraying the beauty and disorder of modern underground rave culture through the tale of Nina, a part-time bartender who finds herself overindulging in drug use when she meets a new friend named Paige.”

Stream the Surrendering Nina EP below:

This track and others featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of February 2022’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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