MND TRCK

Dress warmly!

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Winter season started with a hot week full of rehearsals and sessions at our beloved Bunker. We began to blend the fragrances of this year's lavish crop with the finest animating spice we found around the corner. Have a taste on Friday at Anis & Zauber Duisburg. The complete first course will be served the day after Christmas at domicil Weihnachts-Jazzmatinee. And we've got some more to come in 2019. The digestif has to wait…

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MND TRCK

Ripened and matured for more than five years in the vibrant session scene of Germany's largest urban area, MND TRCK is a collective of like-minded musicians with an affinity for genre-bending explorations into the past, present and future of sound. Their heartbeat is synchronized with an eclectic symbiosis of the impelling pulse of 70's funk, the earthiness of (post-)modern soul, r&b's multifaceted vocabulary and the power of rock - all arranged in the idiosyncratic grammar of jazz.

Started as a trio in early 2016, MND TRCK codified as a core principle to explicitly encourage featuring guest artists in their shows and on recordings. Thus, vocalists and instrumentalists alike regularly found their spot on the firm basis modeled by the archetypical rhythm section formed by Jan Schimmelpfennig (drums), Robin Heimann (bass) and Ruben Philipp (keyboards). The fragments of their collaborator's artistic fingerprints, injected in the course of countless stick-breaking and heart-taking encounters, have over time become a vital part of the group's DNA and defined its distinct sound.

Even in 2017, the appreciation of such inspiring dialogues has not faded. Yet their ephemeral character left the desire to establish opportunities for more continuous conversations unsatisfied. This longing for breadth and depth, for characterful enrichment of the ensemble's iconic idiolect, its playful solidity can be vividly perceived in MND TRCK's second studio album, TRANSLUCENCE, building on top of the ground work set out by their 2016 debut LSTN!

TRANSLUCENCE, thus, also marks the dawn of a new period: It has been clearly conceived as an invitation for others to board and join in the discussion.

Already while putting the final touches to the record, the premises of its immanent prophecy fulfilled. With trombonists Maximilian Wehner and Kiril Zafirov and pluripotent percussionist Philipp Bracht the band doubled, from a tight trio to a space-consuming sextet. And with Edmund Held and Adino Binondo the journey just gained new momentum.

schedule

Wed—Apr 11, 2018

MND TRCK // MAS (Rekorder)

Dortmund, Germany

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Sun—Apr 29, 2018

Garten Freede (Rotunde)

Bochum, Germany

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Sat—Jul 14, 2018

Wiesenviertelfest 2018

Witten, Germany

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Mon—Oct 01, 2018

Südrock Jazzpalast

Essen, Germany

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Tue—Oct 02, 2018

Goldkante

Bochum, Germany

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Fri—Nov 16, 2018

Bahnhof Langendreer

Bochum, Germany

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Fri—Dec 07, 2018

Anis & Zauber Wintermarkt

Duisburg, Germany

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Wed—Dec 26, 2018

domicil Jazzmatinee

Dortmund, Opernhaus Dortmund

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Mon—Jan 07, 2019

Südrock Groovekeller Vol. 1

Essen, Germany

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Fri—Jan 11, 2019

Rottstr5-Theater

Bochum, Germany

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Thu—Jan 17, 2019

Flashbacks

Bochum, Germany

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For booking and press purposes reach out to
Ruben Philipp
+49 1573 62 73 457
booking@mndtrck.com

the ensemble. Kiril Zafirov, Max Wehner, Robin Heimann, Jan Schimmelpfennig, Ruben Philipp, Philipp Bracht

the collective:
Kiril Zafirov trombone Max Wehner trombone Robin Heimann bass Jan Schimmelpfennig drums Ruben Philipp keyboards Philipp Bracht percussion Adino Binondo saxophone Edmund Held trumpet

Happy New Year 2018

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After having more or less appropriately slept out our New Year's hangover, we'd like to thank all of you for accompanying and supporting us throughout the past year's journey! We all hope and are really confident that the new one will be filled with the same amount of joy, creativity, inspiration, beauty and – last but not least – a lot of meaningful sound.
For starters, here is a small reminiscence of how we corked up 2017 one day before Christmas Eve. Shout out to Denis, Alex, Malick, Timo and Leon for spontaneously joining us for the session and raising expectations for 2018 even more.
With a lot of love!

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Live at Zeitzeug_ Festival

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Big hugs to the people from Zeitzeug_ who made us feel really comfortable on stage!

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Celebrating at the Ruhrtriennale

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We hope you're having a great Sunday, getting over the worsening weather by looking forward to spending muddy days (and nights) at concerts and sessions near you. The next opportunity to meet us in Bochum is on November 23 at the Opening Night: Zeitzeug_2017. Save the date!

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TRANSLUCENCE!

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TRANSLUCENCE is out now! We'd like to thank all those lovely people who accompanied us throughout our journey. If you have time, join us at the Ruhrtriennale on September 23 and receive your very personal musical hug then.

You can download the EP on Bandcamp and, if you want, also order a limited Compact Disc. If you're among the streaming people, we've got great news: TRANSLUCENCE is also available on Spotify, Apple Music and the like.

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At the Gallery

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MND TRCK at the gallery.

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Live at Rottstr5-Theater

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Thank y'all for coming and being part in the creation of this mesmerizing night at the Rottstr5-Theater!
Here's a video of our trombone player no. 2.5.

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Happy New 2017!

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The year has started…

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urban urtyp #48 – MND TRCK | Tired Eyes Kingdom

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Liebe Leute,
was für ein Ort: der Kubus in der Christuskirche. Der sei dort »nicht nur schickes Accessoire«, beschrieb die WAZ, »sondern unverzichtbarer Teil jedes Konzerts: Der Würfel aus Stahl und Plastik schließt Künstler und Publikum gleichermaßen ein, alles andere bleibt ausgeblendet«. Wie könnten wir es uns besser wünschen, als dort für Euch zu spielen.
Kommt mit in den Kubus: diesen Sonntag, 19 Uhr,
mit uns und unseren geheimnisvollen Freunden aus dem Tired Eyes Kingdom – urban urtyp #48
Wir fiebern diesem Abend und diesem Ort seit Wochen entgegen, und mit uns dieses Mal Sängerin Melissa Muther, Rapper Rheza, Trompeter Karl Heinz (Alex Niermann), Percussionist Jotta Arango, Keyboarder Pete de Haan (Peter Köcke) und Gitarrist Timo Light (Timo Lichterfeld).
Wir haben Bock! Ihr auch?

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Goldkanten-Geburtstag

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Gestern haben wir mit der Goldkante Geburtstag gefeiert! Hier ein Handy-Leak unserer Show! Es war heiß! Wir hatten Spaß! Danke!

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Blue Sunday Session | After Dark

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Last Sunday, we gathered some of our friends and fellow musicians for a Blue Sunday Session at our rehearsal space. Using a GoPro and a stereo microphone we amateurishly recorded a few moments. Here is the first of a few favorites. Featuring Rheza on vocals and Niko Keystar on keys.

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LSTN!

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Danke an alle, die bei tropischen Temperaturen mit uns im Salon der Goldkante das Release von LSTN! gefeiert haben. Wir sind noch immer überwältigt von der Energie, die sich im Laufe des Abends in unserer Lieblingsbar entladen hat. Melissa, Gregor, Schlakks, Rheza – danke für eure Leidenschaft! Zé Bebelo – danke für die Auswahl an erlesenen Schallplatten als Treibstoff für eine fulminante Party! Und das Wichtigste: Danke an das beste Publikum der Welt!
Die EP gibt es ab sofort zum Download auf Bandcamp!

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Début im Rekorder

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Letzte Woche haben wir unsere Premiere im Rekorder gespielt. Ein toller Abend! Danke an alle, die es an dem Abend nach Dortmund geschafft haben! Danke an das beste Team vom Rekorder und unsere lieben Gäste Gregor Hengesbach, Rheza Blade und den einzig wahren Schlakks! Danke Daniel Bowsh und Fabrique Legere - Rajmund Legere für die Impressionen!

Alle Fotos findet ihr hier.
Last Junkies On Earth berichtete übrigens schon im Vorfeld über uns.

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