An Interview: Hadj Sameer

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself, where you grew up and where you live now? I'm really bad at introducing myself but well let’s do it. I'm Hadj Sameer aka Samiroquai, I'm 27, I was born and grew up in the Parisian suburb and lived in London too, for a while. I'm…Read more An Interview: Hadj Sameer

A Review: Jambo’s 2016

Release: Pangaea - One by One Another Hessle Audio release, another instant classic. In my opinion any track off of Pangaea's debut album would be worthy of track of the year. One by One, my choice, meshes a beautiful sample, with harsh cascading drums, dark minor chords played by a very annoyed violin, and a…Read more A Review: Jambo’s 2016

A Review: The Hydra – Moodymann, Omar-S, Moritz Von Osw @Studio Spaces

[Above image credit: The Hydra] With a lineup much more loaded than the last time the Mantissa crew attended a Hydra event at Studio Spaces we were unsure of what was in store. The beginning of the evening provided two very solid sets from the Kenneth Christiansen and Luke Hess in Room 2 as well as…Read more A Review: The Hydra – Moodymann, Omar-S, Moritz Von Osw @Studio Spaces

Mixes to Dig: Moodymann @ RBMA Rollerskating Jam, Renaissance Rooms, London

After the intense, up-tempo mixes of previous weeks we thought it was time to slow it down a bit and bring you some easy listening on relatively bright and clear Sunday afternoon. Moodymann, a talented producer and DJ from Detroit is an extremely interesting character, something that this mix and his infamous RBMA lecture with…Read more Mixes to Dig: Moodymann @ RBMA Rollerskating Jam, Renaissance Rooms, London