An Interview: Hadj Sameer

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself, where you grew up and where you live now? I'm really bad at introducing myself but well let’s do it. I'm Hadj Sameer aka Samiroquai, I'm 27, I was born and grew up in the Parisian suburb and lived in London too, for a while. I'm…Read more An Interview: Hadj Sameer

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

Tune of the Week: Beautiful Swimmers – Easy On The Eyes

[Above image credit: Fabric London] Beautiful Swimmers are held in high esteem by the Mantissa crew; both in production style and when behind the decks. Taking inspiration from an array of genres, they have a knack for keeping audiences on their toes. When you also consider their reputable back catalogue, it’s not difficult to see…Read more Tune of the Week: Beautiful Swimmers – Easy On The Eyes

Mixes to Dig: DJ Stingray, XLR8R Podcast 450 [10 Years]

Above image credit: Fact Magazine After a few mellow mixes recently I thought I would ramp up the intensity and tempo again this week taking it back to Detroit in preparation of the second Hydra night that the Mantissa crew will be attending this year. The newest mix that I have listened in recent weeks…Read more Mixes to Dig: DJ Stingray, XLR8R Podcast 450 [10 Years]

Mixes to dig: Beautiful Swimmers – Untitled (The Trilogy Tapes Mix)

Beautiful Swimmers are a duo from DC with an uncanny likeness to JD Twitch and JG Wilkes from Optimo. Perhaps they are their long lost American cousins. As well as the aesthetic similarities they share with Optimo, they also share a similarly deep catalogue of gems that they call upon in their sets. The trilogy…Read more Mixes to dig: Beautiful Swimmers – Untitled (The Trilogy Tapes Mix)