Preview: Presha Records Presents – Ian DPM

Presha make their London debut this Friday in the intimate venue of Bar-A-Bar, a Mantissa favourite. Bristol’s Ian DPM aka Definite Party Material headlines the night with an extended set – something we at Mantissa are eager to see. Ian DPM is on the rise, and for good reason; through his YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/dpmsound)  and…Read more Preview: Presha Records Presents – Ian DPM

A Review: Farr Festival 2018

[Above image credit: Farr] Farr Festival has grown steadily since its inception in 2009, from a gathering of friends to a festival hosting up to 10,000 people. Over this space of time, many other small, boutique style electronic music festivals have sprouted across the UK including Gottwood, Houghton and Field Maneuvers to name a few,…Read more A Review: Farr Festival 2018

Junction 2 Preview

Every summer London plays host to a bevy of day festivals. However, upon recent experience, rarely do they live up to the hype, despite having all the attributes required of a good festival, i.e. sunny weather and great music. This often comes down to the strict noise restraints and local politics that constantly attempt to…Read more Junction 2 Preview

Selections: DJ Soda-Stream

Ahead of our next party at the White Hart we decided to catch up with our guest on the evening, DJ Soda-Stream. We have been following his career for a while, and as well as being founder of the Soft Drinks series, he is an incredibly talented Producer and DJ with a brilliant selection. Here…Read more Selections: DJ Soda-Stream

Tune of the Week: Jon Hopkins – Emerald Rush

[Above image Credit: Jon Hopkins] There are seldom few electronic producers whose music is so unique and distinct that it is instantly identifiable. The very nature of electronic music means that it can be reproduced and mimicked with relative ease, often to the point of exasperation for the listening audience. It is uncommon for an…Read more Tune of the Week: Jon Hopkins – Emerald Rush

Tune of the Week: Theo Parrish – Gullah Geechee

[Above image credit: Sound Signature US] As we soak up the final rays of the British summertime and build excitement for a Mantissa outing to witness one of the pioneers of the Detroit scene play next weekend, we’ve given the nod to an easy listening, reflective piece by Theo Parrish for this week’s tune. Gullah…Read more Tune of the Week: Theo Parrish – Gullah Geechee

Mixes to Dig: Henry Wu – NTS 21/02/2018

[Above image Credit: NTS Radio] Releasing a steady stream of eclecticism for over five years on labels close to home in South London, namely 22a Records and Rhythm Section International, to his collaboration with Berlin-based Odd Socks Records, Henry Wu has cemented himself as a protagonist in the ascendency of creativity and jazz in electronic…Read more Mixes to Dig: Henry Wu – NTS 21/02/2018