An Interview: Netil Radio

Broadcasting daily from Netil Market, East London, Netil Radio is fast becoming one of the most popular radio stations in London. Aimed at broadcasting shows that celebrate East London culture and those who contribute to it, Netil has a wide variety of different shows that are all as equally appealing as the last! Founded by…Read more An Interview: Netil Radio

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

A Review: Percolate Open Air

[Above image credit: Michael Njunge and Gemma Bell - Here & Now] London is a city with an ever-changing and pioneering dance scene. While cities such as Berlin and Amsterdam boast many well respected and protected clubs, London clubs face a constant fight against closure and gentrification. While this could be viewed negatively, it has also…Read more A Review: Percolate Open Air

Tune of the Week: Yukihiro Takahashi – Extraordinary

As a core member of Japanese musical group Yellow Magic Orchestra, Yukihiro Takahashi has been at the heart of some of the most influential records to grace electronic music. Their willingness to experiment with new sounds and technology allowed them to stand out and lay the groundworks for a host of far reaching styles under…Read more Tune of the Week: Yukihiro Takahashi – Extraordinary

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: Skee Mask – Panorama

One of the last tracks on Skee Mask’s Shred EP, Panorama is a wonderful breakbeat track which is both full of intense rhythmic manoeuvres and beautiful ambience. The track begins with quietly with some off-beat percussion before the overarching ambient melody of the track begins - a simple yet constantly changing meandering synth which gives…Read more Tune of the Week: Skee Mask – Panorama

Tune of the Week: Sunstreet – Lovin’

I first heard this song in the middle of Tom of Brooklyn's (formerly Tom of Finland) edition of the Deep&Disco / Razor-N-Tape Podcast, which if you haven't heard of before be sure to check out. In what was already turning out to be one of the most influential mixes for me released that summer, the…Read more Tune of the Week: Sunstreet – Lovin’