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

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

Tune of the Week: Mallard – Verte

Since Al Dobson Jr released the first volume of his Rye Lane editions as RS001 back in 2014, Rhythm Section has pioneered the contemporary South London dance scene. Producers such as Henry Wu and label founder Bradley Zero keep the label’s roots firmly tied to Peckham, and even New Zealand sibling duo Chaos in the…Read more Tune of the Week: Mallard – Verte

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

Tune of the Week: Laurel Halo – Sun To Solar

The opening track from Laurel Halo's fantastic third album Dust, is a collection of melodic and rhythmic oddities weaved together to present an alternative listening experience. Her own dizzying vocals, that are present throughout, sound as if they are neither of organic or electronic design. The angular phrases can be tricky to grasp... it is…Read more Tune of the Week: Laurel Halo – Sun To Solar

Tune of the Week: Ozel AB – Sierra Echo [WORKSHOP 24]

In this Workshop 24 release, Ozel AB provides a much heavier and straightforward approach to that of the classic releases from the label’s mainstays, namely Kassem Mosse and Lowtec. The EP’s biggest dance-floor filler, Sierra Echo, is as unrelenting as it is upbeat. Built on layers of catchy vocal samples, gurgling bass and sporadic percussion,…Read more Tune of the Week: Ozel AB – Sierra Echo [WORKSHOP 24]