A Review: Frank Mowatt’s 2017

Album Highlight 2017 Colin Stetson - All This I Do for Glory https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSaVYSpqRNg&list=PLZqsyBiYZFQ3ZgLuZqRcb5PDgDxSWI2jp Colin Stetson’s album All This I Do For Glory is unlike any music I have heard before, but there is a good reason for that. What sounds like a four piece band is actually Stetson alone utilising the noises from his bass…Read more A Review: Frank Mowatt’s 2017

Mixes to Dig: Ben UFO – Untitled (The Trilogy Tapes Mix)

[Above image credit: Tailored Communication] This week's ‘Mix To Dig’ takes us back to 2010. Brought to you by Ben UFO AKA Ben Thompson, this mix acts as a reminder of his broad music tastes. Having gained his reputation through playing and introducing listeners to left of field music as a DJ, and jointly running…Read more Mixes to Dig: Ben UFO – Untitled (The Trilogy Tapes Mix)

Mixes to Dig: Nicolas Lutz – MOJ mixes 9 – Live @Concrete 2017

[Above image credit: Site-Club] Every fan of underground music has their go-to mixes. This may be because the mix acts as a reminder of why you first got into dance music (Loefah's set at Dimensions 2013), or it allows you to relive a set from an amazing night out (Head High at RA In Residence,…Read more Mixes to Dig: Nicolas Lutz – MOJ mixes 9 – Live @Concrete 2017

A Review: Dekmantel Selectors 2017

[Above image credit: Kasia Zacharko] Deciding between the plethora of summer festivals on offer is often an arduous task. However, the selectors festival stood out to the Mantissa crew due to its size, secluded feel and the guarantee of beautiful Croatian summer sunshine. On top of this, a festival run by Dekmantel also guarantees organisation and…Read more A Review: Dekmantel Selectors 2017

A Review: Percolate Open Air

[Above image credit: Michael Njunge and Gemma Bell - Here & Now] London is a city with an ever-changing and pioneering dance scene. While cities such as Berlin and Amsterdam boast many well respected and protected clubs, London clubs face a constant fight against closure and gentrification. While this could be viewed negatively, it has also…Read more A Review: Percolate Open Air

Tune(s) of the Week: Larry Heard, Mr. White – The Sun Can’t Compare / Theo Parrish – Summertime is Here

As anticipation increases amongst the Mantissa crew for Sunfall 2017 we’re sharing a brace of sunshine themed classics from two of the artists we are most eager to see, Larry Heard and Theo Parrish. Released in 2006, Larry Heard’s The Sun Can’t Compare still sounds as fresh as ever. Revered as one of the pioneers…Read more Tune(s) of the Week: Larry Heard, Mr. White – The Sun Can’t Compare / Theo Parrish – Summertime is Here

Mixes to Dig: BTTB 2000-01 // Nick Höppner’s 2-Step Mix // X-132

[Above image credit: Katja Ruge] Reading Nick Höppner's recent Playing Favourites feature on Resident Advisor reaffirmed that few share his passion for music. Listing the likes of Moment by Gang Starr and You're Living All Over Me by Dinosaur Jr. among his favourite songs was a refreshing change from a series that often seems a…Read more Mixes to Dig: BTTB 2000-01 // Nick Höppner’s 2-Step Mix // X-132