North-side native Muhammad Austin may have a hard time paying attention, but his work as Mvstermind has no trouble paying dues. You can probably guess from the title of A.D.D. (Artistically Day Dreaming) that Austin looks at his childhood diagnosis of attention deficit disorder as more of a blessing than a curse. His open-eared style encompasses several hip-hop threads, with a bent toward an almost psychedelic strand of experimentation. His backing tracks can be syrupy and hazy, leading to some alternating soulful and outré grooves. --Christian Schaeffer
Mvstermind released A.D.D. on Friday, May 17, 2013 at The Demo. Opening the show were Franco-Hill, Atm, Black Spade and J'Demul. Photos by Theo Welling for the Riverfront Times.