A Review: Jambo’s 2017

[Above image credit: Pitchfork] Night of the Year: Karen Gwyer @ DBA presents DJ Bone, Batu, rRoxymore, MGUN, Karen Gwyer (Live), Semtek Don't Be Afraid is a label that has been firing on all fronts in 2017. Releases from Karen Gwyer, TR One and rRoxymore rank amongst the year's best, while they have hosted some…Read more A Review: Jambo’s 2017

A Review: Tom Allman’s 2017

Night of the Year: Skee Mask at the Waiting Room 16th December There have a whole host of events and nights this year that have been brilliant and made it really hard to pick a particular highlight. A few highlights I feel need mentioning are Josey Rebelle, Beatrice Dillon and Bruce at Hessle’s 10th anniversary…Read more A Review: Tom Allman’s 2017

Mixes to Dig: nd_baumecker – C – 90 9 2017

[Above image credit: Andreas Baumecker] Among the evergrowing list of talented and versatile Panorama Bar residents is Andreas Baumecker AKA nd_baumecker. The first, and only, time Mantissa have witnessed an nd_baumecker set was when he opened at Phonox prior to Marcellus Pittman. Expecting to be eased gradually into the evening, we were instead greeted with…Read more Mixes to Dig: nd_baumecker – C – 90 9 2017

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

Mixes to Dig: BTTB 2000-01 // Nick Höppner’s 2-Step Mix // X-132

[Above image credit: Katja Ruge] Reading Nick Höppner's recent Playing Favourites feature on Resident Advisor reaffirmed that few share his passion for music. Listing the likes of Moment by Gang Starr and You're Living All Over Me by Dinosaur Jr. among his favourite songs was a refreshing change from a series that often seems a…Read more Mixes to Dig: BTTB 2000-01 // Nick Höppner’s 2-Step Mix // X-132

Mixes to Dig: Ben UFO b2b Helena Hauff @Sónar Festival 2016

[Above image credit: Resident Advisor] Founded in 1994, Sonar Festival in Barcelona, has established itself as one of the most popular, yet diverse and adventurous festivals of the European electronic music scene. With a line up ranging from Jon Hopkins to Justice, from Moderat to Thundercat, a musical event of this magnitude situated in Spain’s…Read more Mixes to Dig: Ben UFO b2b Helena Hauff @Sónar Festival 2016