“You don’t understand — this guy’s about to be the next big thing.” That’s the first thing I heard as I stepped onto the packed dancefloor in Brooklyn, wading my way through a sea of bodies to catch Mindchatter’s headlining debut in the city he calls home.
The sold-out event at Baby’s All Right in Williamsburg was a showcase of the sonic capabilities of the NYC-born and raised artist Mindchatter, aka Bryce Connolly. And in a borough with no shortage of electronic music producers, Connolly’s talents seem to rise above the rest.
Operating as a true one-man band and shifting between vocals, keys, drum pads, and a controller, Connolly took the packed house on a 90-minute trip (in every sense of the word) through much of his expertly-produced discography — from his genre-bending debut album “Imaginary Audiences” to his latest release, a buttery smooth, bass-infused track titled “Inch Off The Earth.”
Inspired by the Brooklyn raves he grew up attending, Connolly’s tracks are dance music at their core. Slithering basslines and bumping house and techno beats are a predominant force in many Mindchatter releases — but Connolly’s soothing voice, poetic lyrics, and smiling stage presence lend a certain softness to his productions. A Mindchatter dance floor is both an edgy Brooklyn rave and a flamboyant indie dance party — a combination that attracts frenetic listeners from all walks of life and musical tastes.
Hailing from Mind of A Genius records, home to Zhu, Gallant, and THEY., Connolly’s Mindchatter project came in hot in 2019 with the singles ‘Trippy’ and ‘Tough As Nails,’ two tracks that topped Hype Machine and gained the attention of dance music heavyweight Pete Tong at BBC Radio 1.
After a string of shows opening for French electronica giants Polo and Pan, Mindchatter embarked on his first headlining tour in 2021, with stops in Los Angeles, Brooklyn, and Las Vegas.
Check out Mindchatter’s music below and stay tuned for where to catch him next.
Connect with Mindchatter: