The Aligning Minds sound is melodic and bass heavy. It’s emotionally charged future music that rides on hypnotic breakbeats, deep infectious basslines, dubby soundscapes, and glitchy experimentation for one to dance or lounge to.
Focused on unifying electronic music through diverse influence, the Aligning Minds sound fuses elements of many genres like downtempo, breakbeat, idm/glitch, techno, and dubstep but without the need for formulaic restrictions.
In 2004 Michael Folk and Daniel ‘Vibeage’ formed the electronic music project Aligning Minds as an outlet for their musical expressions. Over the past 8 years they've worked together to develop a unique and signature sound. Through the mastery of studio skills and live improvisation, they've solidified an encompassing and signature style. Reaching audiences worldwide, and marked with an undeniable sense of originality, the Aligning Minds sound breaks through the barriers of rigid genre classification.
Intent on reaching a musical standpoint of balanced harmony between stylistic ideas, Aligning Minds is moving forward as a driving force in the global electronic music community. Some highlights over the past few years include two North American tours, features on countless radio shows including BBC Radio 1's ‘The Mary Ann Hobbs Show’, a full length album on Aleph Zero sub-label Beats & Pieces, and a handful of remixes and compilations-including releases on Invisible Allies debut album and Emancipators ‘Remixes’ album.
Aligning Minds has had the pleasure of sharing collaboration and peformance opportunities with artists such as Emancipator, Invisible Allies, Alvin Risk, Beats Antique, Robert Manos, Shpongle, Alex Grey, Kaminanda, Daedelus, Mochipet, Richie Hawtin, Eskmo,John Tejada, Nosaj Thing, Benga, edIT, Tipper, Jimmy Edgar, Vibesquad, Bluetech, Kilowatts, Untold, OTT, Juno Reactor, Random Rab, Milosh, and many more.
Moving forward in 2012, they are focusing on an upcoming release schedule that will include a new full length album, features on multiple compilations and several high profile remixes – while keeping up a steady stream of live performances.
The current aim of the Aligning Minds vision is further expansion on a global level, while crossing stylistic and creative boundaries – to spread the seed of common understanding while dropping some muthaf---in’ bass in the process. This is music from the imaginations, hearts and souls of two producers who want to unite people and assist in positive growth and change.