Tune of the Week: Theo Parrish – Gullah Geechee

[Above image credit: Sound Signature US] As we soak up the final rays of the British summertime and build excitement for a Mantissa outing to witness one of the pioneers of the Detroit scene play next weekend, we’ve given the nod to an easy listening, reflective piece by Theo Parrish for this week’s tune. Gullah…Read more Tune of the Week: Theo Parrish – Gullah Geechee

Tune of the Week: Dwayne Jensen – My People

Dwayne Jensen's my people is a serious dance floor killer - true to the party sound yet feels like a basement banger. Lovely soulful vocal samples interject with chord stabs and uplifting horns. But it's the descending bassline that drives the tune with its swing and fullness. A gift to the clubbing world from one of…Read more Tune of the Week: Dwayne Jensen – My People

A Review: The Hydra – Moodymann, Omar-S, Moritz Von Osw @Studio Spaces

[Above image credit: The Hydra] With a lineup much more loaded than the last time the Mantissa crew attended a Hydra event at Studio Spaces we were unsure of what was in store. The beginning of the evening provided two very solid sets from the Kenneth Christiansen and Luke Hess in Room 2 as well as…Read more A Review: The Hydra – Moodymann, Omar-S, Moritz Von Osw @Studio Spaces

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: Moodymann @ RBMA Rollerskating Jam, Renaissance Rooms, London

After the intense, up-tempo mixes of previous weeks we thought it was time to slow it down a bit and bring you some easy listening on relatively bright and clear Sunday afternoon. Moodymann, a talented producer and DJ from Detroit is an extremely interesting character, something that this mix and his infamous RBMA lecture with…Read more Mixes to Dig: Moodymann @ RBMA Rollerskating Jam, Renaissance Rooms, London