An Interview: Unbound

Unbound is a London based project created by the incredibly kind Charles Olisanekwu AKA DJ Winggold. In his own words Unbound is a celebration of all styles of electronic music, championing boundary-pushing sounds and putting on bleeding-edge lineups. I saw this first hand at their last party at The Cause when Unbound joined forces with…Read more An Interview: Unbound

An Interview: Automatic Tasty [Mantissa 100 Special]

When searching through your music on YouTube, a comment on Beannach Mhór states "He could play every jimi hendrix song/solo perfectly on the strat when we would hang out in his room as teenagers" is this true and what was your relationship with music from a young age? Lies! Ah no, I used to sit…Read more An Interview: Automatic Tasty [Mantissa 100 Special]

Tune of the Week: Actress – Credit Da Edit

[Above image credit: Hyponik] Actress needs no introduction. As a producer he is constantly redefining electronic music genres and their boundaries. With Credit Da Edit, he takes glitchy IDM and gives it a healthy dose of that laid back West Coast hip-hop feel. Hazy heaviness opens the track, with warm and colourful synths whirling over…Read more Tune of the Week: Actress – Credit Da Edit

Tune of the Week: Crazy P – Witch Doctor

Witch Doctor is the closing tune of Crazy P’s latest album, Walk Dance Talk and Sing, and it’s one of those songs which is almost impossible to place in a specific genre. The track builds on the same loop, a sample of the bass guitar from True Believers by Level 42, which is repeated throughout…Read more Tune of the Week: Crazy P – Witch Doctor

Tune of the Week: Pod – Northern Lights

If I was asked to introduce electronic music to someone that is either unfamiliar or apprehensive towards it, Northern Lights would be on the playlist, for sure. Kenny Larkin under his Pod alias brings emotional depth and considered sound engineering which is seldom seen in charting electronic/dance music today. Clear chimes laced with reverb dance…Read more Tune of the Week: Pod – Northern Lights

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

Tune of the Week: Ozel AB – Sierra Echo [WORKSHOP 24]

In this Workshop 24 release, Ozel AB provides a much heavier and straightforward approach to that of the classic releases from the label’s mainstays, namely Kassem Mosse and Lowtec. The EP’s biggest dance-floor filler, Sierra Echo, is as unrelenting as it is upbeat. Built on layers of catchy vocal samples, gurgling bass and sporadic percussion,…Read more Tune of the Week: Ozel AB – Sierra Echo [WORKSHOP 24]