Tune of the Week: The National – Guilty Party

[Photo Credit: Alex Young] As the first signs of Christmas spirit start to infect the nation we have a nice slice of melancholia to bring the festivity back down to earth. American five-piece The National recently released their seventh studio album, Sleep Well Beast, which this week’s tune of the week, Guilty Party, is taken…Read more Tune of the Week: The National – Guilty Party

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

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

Mixes to Dig: nd_baumecker – C – 90 9 2017

[Above image credit: Andreas Baumecker] Among the evergrowing list of talented and versatile Panorama Bar residents is Andreas Baumecker AKA nd_baumecker. The first, and only, time Mantissa have witnessed an nd_baumecker set was when he opened at Phonox prior to Marcellus Pittman. Expecting to be eased gradually into the evening, we were instead greeted with…Read more Mixes to Dig: nd_baumecker – C – 90 9 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

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

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