The Present are an NYC based duo consisting of Rusty Santos and Mina Ohashi. The name is derived from their own concept of creating the music they feel is right now. They previously released ambient records World I See in 2008 and The Way We Are (Lo Recordings) in 2009. With the new record, FSG, The Present emerge with an inspired collection of dance floor hits drawing from elements of house, juke, and beyond.

Santos is a producer and musician who has been an integral part of NYC’s experimental music scene, working closely with Animal Collective through most of their projects since 2004’s Sung Tongs. Most recently, he mastered DJ Rashad’s Welcome to the Chi and Traxman’s The Architek. Mina began her career in her native country, Japan, under the name Fayray. As Fayray, she ranked four Top 10 albums on the Japanese national charts before moving to New York where she
met Santos.

Santos’ bold soundscapes and Mina’s intimate voice are at the center of FSG (or Feels So Good) their far-reaching eight song LP. The music was recorded, produced, mixed, and mastered by The Present in New York. Artwork by Seth Zucker.