An Interview: Natalia Augustyniak (aka Eksish)

Natalia Augustyniak, aka Eksish, is an emerging Bristol based artist who has caught our eye here at Mantissa due to her musical taste and style when DJing. She is an emerging talent in the techno scene and we at Mantissa were lucky enough to sit down and have a chat with the Bristol based DJ.…Read more An Interview: Natalia Augustyniak (aka Eksish)

Mixes to Dig: Joy Orbison, Dekmantel Podcast 081

[Above image credit: Global-sets.com] Peter O'Grady AKA Joy O has been at the heart of the UK bass/techno scene for as long as I can remember. His early work was a big driving force in my growing interest in electronic music, regularly producing tracks that never fail to hit the spot. Whether it be through…Read more Mixes to Dig: Joy Orbison, Dekmantel Podcast 081

Mixes To Dig: Omar-S @ Robert Johnson, Offenbach – FYA Detroit

[Above image credit: The Peacock Society] Omar-S is a producer/DJ who does everything against the grain. An artist like no other, his main interests are known to include street racing, video gaming, and synths to the point where, according to Marcellus Pittman, he is a "synth nerd". He is an elusive character who is still…Read more Mixes To Dig: Omar-S @ Robert Johnson, Offenbach – FYA Detroit

Mixes To Dig: Call Super – Fabric 92

For years there has been a debate over the value and purpose of the mix CD/cassette. With the emergence of the online mix series and podcasts releasing many high quality mixes each week it is easy to see why. However, while a DJ may be called upon by many top drawer online mix series, they are…Read more Mixes To Dig: Call Super – Fabric 92

Interview: Mantissa

Kicking off our project launch, we sat down with Tom Allman and James Nortey-Glover (Jambo), Mantissa’s resident DJ’s, for a sneak peak inside the world of Mantissa. Hi Guys. First things first. What is Mantissa? Tom: "It seems counterintuitive to label this project. Mantissa started as the alias James & I used when we played together,…Read more Interview: Mantissa

A Review: Fabric x The Hydra @ Studio Spaces

[Above image credit: Anna Mills] Of the nights booked by the Mantissa crew this Autumn/ early Winter it was always clear that this night would be one of, or the highlight. Off the back of the #SaveFabric campaign, this event was put together by Fabric, The Hydra and Resident Advisor, and with the recent good…Read more A Review: Fabric x The Hydra @ Studio Spaces

A Review: The Hydra – Ben UFO (all night) @ Studio Spaces

In recent months and years it has been impossible to hide from the increasingly bleak outlook for London's clubbing scene. Many have closed voluntarily (Plastic People), been forced to shut (Fabric) and some been burnt down (Studio 338). Having recently moved back to London from University where I discovered this scene I have been on…Read more A Review: The Hydra – Ben UFO (all night) @ Studio Spaces