Ming & FS

Ming & FS

Real Name:
A. Albano, F. Sargolini
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In an effort to extend the existing boundaries of urban music production, Ming + FS fuse the best elements of U.S. hip hop, U.K. drum and bass, Detroit electro, and Bay Area turntablism to create their very own 'junkyard' style. If you could combine the two-step beats of Ed Rush with the downtempo sensibilities of Peanut Butter Wolf and the scratching and transforming abilities of Q Bert, the result would be close to the sound of Ming + FS.

Hailing from Connecticut, FS is a respected hip hop producer and a highly sought-after remixer who has worked with Coolio, Brandy, and Channel Live of the KRS-One Posse. New York native Ming completed his degree in electrical engineering and audio production at the University of Miami. Together, the two opened their Madhattan recording studio and label, and in no time were remixing the likes of Spooky, OmZone, and Terra Deva. After acclaimed releases on Madhattan, Ubiquity, and Jungle Sky, Ming + FS caught the attention of San Francisco's Om Records.

Hell's Kitchen, their debut full-length on Om, was a wild, funk-heavy journey through the boundless terrain of electronic sound and acoustic virtuosity. From the bass-heavy, scratched-up, guitar-infused opener, "Hell's Kitchen," it was obvious that the Ming + FS trip was going to take the listener a lot further than the average beat-driven sound. The pair constructed every sound element on the record -- from the programmed beats to the live Fender Rhodes keyboards -- and completed all production in their Hell's Kitchen-based Madhattan Studios. Ming + FS have since released "The Human Condition," licensed to Deep Concentration 3, and featured on their '01 full-length of same name.
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Ming & FS Discography

Albums

OM 025 CD Ming + FS* Hell's Kitchen (Album) OM Records OM 025 CD US 1999 Sell This Version
OM 088 Ming & FS The Human Condition (Album) OM Records OM 088 US 2001 Sell This Version
none Ming + FS* Music To Listen To(CD, Mixed, Promo) Not On Label none US 2001 Sell This Version
OM 116 VLP Ming & FS Subway Series (Album) OM Records OM 116 VLP US 2002 Sell This Version
02SPN6 Ming & FS Back To One (Album) Spun Records (US) 02SPN6 US 2004 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SSP006-6 Ming & FS Present Leadfoot's Revenge Ming & FS Present Leadfoot's Revenge - Genius(12", Pic) Sugar Spliff SSP006-6 US 1998 Sell This Version
mb 2000 DJ Ming & FS* Junkyard Drum N Bass I(12") Madhattan Studios mb 2000 US 1998 Sell This Version
OM-035SV Ming & FS / Soulstice Ming & FS / Soulstice - Tektonics (Album Sampler) OM Records OM-035SV US 1999 Sell This Version
OM 023 Ming & FS Roller-3A(12") OM Records OM 023 US 1999 Sell This Version
OM 024 SV Ming & FS King's County(12") OM Records OM 024 SV US 1999 Sell This Version
MB 3000 Ming & FS B-Boy Barmitzvah Braxes(12") Madhattan Studios MB 3000 US 1999 Sell This Version
MB 3001 Ming & FS B-Boy Barmitzvah Braxes II(12") Madhattan Studios MB 3001 US 1999 Sell This Version
MB 2002 OmZone Vs. Ming & FS OmZone Vs. Ming & FS - OmZone Vs. Ming & FS(12", EP, W/Lbl) Madhattan Studios MB 2002 US 1999 Sell This Version
JSK 147 Ming & FS Face Down EP(12") Jungle Sky JSK 147 US 1999 Sell This Version
SG008 Ming & FS Applied Pressure (MiniAlbum) Sound Gizmo Audio SG008 US 2000 Sell This Version
MB 3002 Ming & FS B-Boy Barmitzvah Braxes III(12") Madhattan Studios MB 3002 US 2000 Sell This Version
om-094SV Ming & FS Freak OM Records om-094SV US 2001 Sell This Version
CF-002SV Ming & FS Uncle Bubble(12") Colourforms CF-002SV US 2001 Sell This Version
OM 082 Ming & FS Uncle Bubble(12") OM Records OM 082 US 2002 Sell This Version
none Ming & FS Featuring Nafis And Karsh Kale Ming & FS Featuring Nafis And Karsh Kale - The L - The Red Bull Vinylab Project Remix(12") Red Bull none US 2002 Sell This Version
OM 118 SV Ming & FS Subway Series - 12'' #2(12") OM Records OM 118 SV US 2002 Sell This Version
OM 117 SV Ming & FS Subway Series - 12'' #1(12") OM Records OM 117 SV US 2002 Sell This Version
none Ming & FS Exclusive iTunes - EP(File, EP, AAC) Spun Records (US) none 2004
12SPN6 Ming & FS Fish Eyes / Back To One(12") Spun Records (2) 12SPN6 Unknown Sell This Version
MB 1000 Ming & FS Beat Back / NY's Lucky Charm(12") Madhattan Studios MB 1000 US Unknown Sell This Version