A Review: Nachtdigital Flex

It is rare for a festival as renowned as Nachtdigital to remain such an enigma in the age of social media. Many large festivals share every detail online for months in the lead up to the date, leaving little to the imagination. Nachtdigital on the other hand gave little away on their website, Facebook event,…Read more A Review: Nachtdigital Flex

A Review: Dekmantel Selectors 2017

[Above image credit: Kasia Zacharko] Deciding between the plethora of summer festivals on offer is often an arduous task. However, the selectors festival stood out to the Mantissa crew due to its size, secluded feel and the guarantee of beautiful Croatian summer sunshine. On top of this, a festival run by Dekmantel also guarantees organisation and…Read more A Review: Dekmantel Selectors 2017

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

Mixes to Dig: BTTB 2000-01 // Nick Höppner’s 2-Step Mix // X-132

[Above image credit: Katja Ruge] Reading Nick Höppner's recent Playing Favourites feature on Resident Advisor reaffirmed that few share his passion for music. Listing the likes of Moment by Gang Starr and You're Living All Over Me by Dinosaur Jr. among his favourite songs was a refreshing change from a series that often seems a…Read more Mixes to Dig: BTTB 2000-01 // Nick Höppner’s 2-Step Mix // X-132

Mixes to Dig: Ben UFO b2b Helena Hauff @Sónar Festival 2016

[Above image credit: Resident Advisor] Founded in 1994, Sonar Festival in Barcelona, has established itself as one of the most popular, yet diverse and adventurous festivals of the European electronic music scene. With a line up ranging from Jon Hopkins to Justice, from Moderat to Thundercat, a musical event of this magnitude situated in Spain’s…Read more Mixes to Dig: Ben UFO b2b Helena Hauff @Sónar Festival 2016

Mixes To Dig: Move D @ Freerotation 2017

[Above image credit: Crack Magazine] Few festivals share the same aura or popularity amongst it's acts and attendants as Freerotation. Every year a few choice sets are uploaded with those unable to get tickets looking on enviably at what they missed. This year was no different with sets from Leif, rRoxymore and Objekt emerging as…Read more Mixes To Dig: Move D @ Freerotation 2017

An Interview: Natalia Augustyniak (aka Eksish)

Natalia Augustyniak, aka Eksish, is an emerging Bristol based artist who has caught our eye here at Mantissa due to her musical taste and style when DJing. She is an emerging talent in the techno scene and we at Mantissa were lucky enough to sit down and have a chat with the Bristol based DJ.…Read more An Interview: Natalia Augustyniak (aka Eksish)