Known for his jazzy sound and introspective lyrics, Ivan Ave is an established MC in the Norwegian hip-hop scene. International listeners are now tuning in to his latest EP "Low Jams", produced by Stones Throw artist Mndsgn. The EP was described by Okayplayer.com as "an enveloping head nodder that peppers irresistible grooves with vivid double-entendres and exists in the same elusive strata of true school perfection occupied by Nas’ debut "Illmatic" LP."
Mndsgn (pronounced Mind Design) is the alias of Ringgo Ancheta, a Los Angeles based producer who released his debut album "Yawn Zen" on Stones Throw Records in August 2014. "Yawn Zen" was preceded by a cassette release of leftovers and b-sides called "Surface Outtakes" on Leaving Records.