Comprised of acclaimed producer Rusty Santos and renowned singer Mina Ohashi, The Present formed in NYC with the goal of melding mind, body, and soul into a chameleonic exploration of the dancefloor. Soaking in sounds from every corner of the globe, The Present is a shape-shifting exercise in past and future club dynamics, offering a kind of digital absolution in the information age.
Launching the project to critical acclaim in 2008 with a series of heady, ambient-inclined compositions, the duo proceeded to dismantle their original vision in the hopes of uniting the intellectual with the physical. Following years of experimentation and collaboration with global dance scenes (check their work with DJ Rashad), The Present re-emerged in 2015 with their third album, FSG. Elements from Chicago house and juke, UK jungle and Southern hip hop now constitute the duo’s polychromatic DNA, with a successive series of EPs entitled Energy & Sound further mining this promising new territory.
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The Present - Lipst1k (Official Video)