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

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