The Fade to Mind DJ/producer opens the vault and shares some blends and remixes.
Ashland “Total Freedom” Mines is an essential part of the Fade to Mind crew, even if he doesn’t get as much coverage as contemporaries Kingdom and Nguzunguzu. Able to seamlessly blend R&B, grime, ballroom and more into the collective’s developing sound, his tracks have floated around the underground for some time.
These tracks are the polar opposites of kitschy mash-ups, as Total Freedom infuses R&B divas with a nervous dance floor energy. ‘Surgeon Luv’ marries Ciara’s ‘Like a Surgeon’ and Dizze Rascal’s grime classic ‘I Luv U;’ elsewhere, he crossbreeds Bok Bok’s ‘Dark Hearts Dub’ with Beyonce’s vocals from ‘Baby Boy.’ Download the tracks below via his Soundcloud.