Introducing ‘Set the Smith’

Interview with Set the Smith

The artist who got Soundset 2015’s Fifth Element stage thumping early was a new face from a familiar place: SET THE SMITH. After wrapping up his performance he gave us a sneak peak at his new extended play Places which features a song of the same name (available in music video form too).

Minnesota Connected then got a chance to converse with SET THE SMITH, the man himself:

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Caroline Yang Photo Exhibition of Tour de France Starts this Weekend

 Caroline Yang Tour de France Photo Exhibition

Minnesota based photographer Caroline Yang is bringing a two-month-long photo exhibition to Grand Central Cafe. Yang, who specializes in documentary photography, covered the Tour de France from 2004 to 2006 (in 2006 her work was featured in the Sports Illustrated – “Best Photos of the Year” edition); her images capturing the Tour’s alluring landscapes, exasperated cyclists and adoring crowds will be hanging in the St. Paul cafe until mid September.[Continue Reading]

Interview with Minnesota’s Master DJ ‘Freddy Fresh’

Freddy Fresh (left) and I sat down for a chat at Soundset 2014

Freddy Fresh (left) and I (Erik Bergs, right) sat down for a chat at Soundset 2014

At Soundset Minnesota Connected met with local Minnesotan and global superstar Freddy Fresh. His interview was a lot different from the other artists that we spoke with; he happily admitted to being older than the various performers working the concert; but with his advantage in experience and a bit of retrospection, Freddy dropped quite a few jolts of wisdom.[Continue Reading]