Preview: Laksa & Peach

Mantissa returns for the second time in 2018, this time in the intimate surroundings of Stokey’s Bar-A-Bar. Reputed for it’s progressive approach to bookings and in-house sound, the venue sets the perfect stage for the eclectic line up Mantissa has prepared: ever looking to expand on London’s sonic landscape. For the first time, Tom and…Read more Preview: Laksa & Peach

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)

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: 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

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

An Interview: Blint

  (Above photo courtesy of Matthew Wood) Blint (aka Felix Nisble) is a veteran of the DJing world, based in Bochum and having played all over Germany. He is the founder of the label Blintmusik, of which the current releases seem to revolve around a theme of hypnotic, broken, and bass heavy techno – all…Read more An Interview: Blint

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