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

Mixes to Dig: Glitterbox Radio Show 005 w/ Joey Negro

[Above image credit: Glitterbox (via Ibiza Voice)] This weeks Mix to Dig is inspired by the sunshine, bringing you high pitch vocals and rhythmic baselines - Glitterbox's 5th instalment packs a heavy hitting special guest, Joey Negro (aka Dave Lee). Although the show is hosted and mixed by Glitterbox's Melvo Baptiste, Joey joins us via…Read more Mixes to Dig: Glitterbox Radio Show 005 w/ Joey Negro

Mixes To Dig: D. Tiffany Live @ Inner Varnika 2017

[above image credit: Aimee Gratton] Vancouver is a city producing a slew of high quality music. Music from labels such as 1080p to Mood Hut are mainstays in record bags, and artists such as the Pender Street Steppers, Flørist and Yu Su are ever-present on festival lineups. All of this being despite recent lockout laws similar…Read more Mixes To Dig: D. Tiffany Live @ Inner Varnika 2017

Mixes To Dig: Avalon Emerson & Courtesy @Sónar Festival 2017

[Above image credit: Sonar.es] Avalon Emerson and Courtesy are regulars of the Mixes To Dig series for good reason. The sets of few other DJs share the raw energy or selection abilities of those by these two, something that is evident in both their podcasts (see the Courtesy's recent appearance on the Hessle Audio show)…Read more Mixes To Dig: Avalon Emerson & Courtesy @Sónar Festival 2017