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: Berlin – ://about blank & Hoppetosse

[Above image credit: Mapsland] Upon leaving work, Berlin was described to myself as both "debauched" and "hedonistic". Neither term resonated at the time, however following the trip of several of the Mantissa crew to Berlin for a four day trip it is extremely clear just what my colleagues meant. Unlike many Europe cities it takes…Read more A Review: Berlin – ://about blank & Hoppetosse

Preview: Laksa & Peach

Mantissa returns for the second time in 2018, this time in the intimate surroundings of Stokey’s Bar-A-Bar. Reputed for it’s progressive approach to bookings and in-house sound, the venue sets the perfect stage for the eclectic line up Mantissa has prepared: ever looking to expand on London’s sonic landscape. For the first time, Tom and…Read more Preview: Laksa & Peach

Mixes to Dig: Ben UFO – Untitled (The Trilogy Tapes Mix)

[Above image credit: Tailored Communication] This week's ‘Mix To Dig’ takes us back to 2010. Brought to you by Ben UFO AKA Ben Thompson, this mix acts as a reminder of his broad music tastes. Having gained his reputation through playing and introducing listeners to left of field music as a DJ, and jointly running…Read more Mixes to Dig: Ben UFO – Untitled (The Trilogy Tapes Mix)

Tune of the Week: Actress – Credit Da Edit

[Above image credit: Hyponik] Actress needs no introduction. As a producer he is constantly redefining electronic music genres and their boundaries. With Credit Da Edit, he takes glitchy IDM and gives it a healthy dose of that laid back West Coast hip-hop feel. Hazy heaviness opens the track, with warm and colourful synths whirling over…Read more Tune of the Week: Actress – Credit Da Edit

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: Pod – Northern Lights

If I was asked to introduce electronic music to someone that is either unfamiliar or apprehensive towards it, Northern Lights would be on the playlist, for sure. Kenny Larkin under his Pod alias brings emotional depth and considered sound engineering which is seldom seen in charting electronic/dance music today. Clear chimes laced with reverb dance…Read more Tune of the Week: Pod – Northern Lights