Mixes to Dig: Ryuichi Sakamoto on NTS Radio 22/09/2017

[above image credit: Fact] This week's Mix to Dig comes from a somewhat unlikely source. If you haven't heard Ryuichi Sakamoto's name before, you will have certainly heard his work. At 65 years of age, the Japanese 'musician, composer, record producer, pianist, activist, writer, actor and dancer' (as described in his Wikipedia page) has been…Read more Mixes to Dig: Ryuichi Sakamoto on NTS Radio 22/09/2017

Mixes to Dig: Nicolas Lutz – MOJ mixes 9 – Live @Concrete 2017

[Above image credit: Site-Club] Every fan of underground music has their go-to mixes. This may be because the mix acts as a reminder of why you first got into dance music (Loefah's set at Dimensions 2013), or it allows you to relive a set from an amazing night out (Head High at RA In Residence,…Read more Mixes to Dig: Nicolas Lutz – MOJ mixes 9 – Live @Concrete 2017

Tune of the Week: Crazy P – Witch Doctor

Witch Doctor is the closing tune of Crazy P’s latest album, Walk Dance Talk and Sing, and it’s one of those songs which is almost impossible to place in a specific genre. The track builds on the same loop, a sample of the bass guitar from True Believers by Level 42, which is repeated throughout…Read more Tune of the Week: Crazy P – Witch Doctor

Tune of the Week: Valance Drakes – Rework Angles To Evolve Status

In an interview with Rhythmist last year, Valance Drakes cites the year 1997 and the release of Sleep Method Suite from Delarosa (real name Scott Herren, perhaps best known under his Prefuse 73 alias) as the key inspiration for his move into music production. It is easy to see how the likes of Prefuse 73…Read more Tune of the Week: Valance Drakes – Rework Angles To Evolve Status

A Review: Percolate Open Air

[Above image credit: Michael Njunge and Gemma Bell - Here & Now] London is a city with an ever-changing and pioneering dance scene. While cities such as Berlin and Amsterdam boast many well respected and protected clubs, London clubs face a constant fight against closure and gentrification. While this could be viewed negatively, it has also…Read more A Review: Percolate Open Air

Tune of the Week: Yukihiro Takahashi – Extraordinary

As a core member of Japanese musical group Yellow Magic Orchestra, Yukihiro Takahashi has been at the heart of some of the most influential records to grace electronic music. Their willingness to experiment with new sounds and technology allowed them to stand out and lay the groundworks for a host of far reaching styles under…Read more Tune of the Week: Yukihiro Takahashi – Extraordinary

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