Lao Tzu’s Art of War professes that all warfare is based on deception–mind games, if you will. And perhaps the most important of the mind games is the one that keeps the enemy on his/her toes, something completely unrehearsed and improvised. Black Scale brought out long-time affiliate, DJ Synapse, for an April mix appropriately titled, Mind Games. In it, the 15-years-deep brand developer and turntablist mixed and blended 22, completely unknown to him, songs in 30 free-for-all minutes. After the blend Synapse laid his cut, paste and scratch seasoning to the mix–his master recipe. These Mind Games are an attempt at a new way of looking at the mixing process. Be intrigued. Be very intrigued.