A Review: Jambo’s 2017

[Above image credit: Pitchfork] Night of the Year: Karen Gwyer @ DBA presents DJ Bone, Batu, rRoxymore, MGUN, Karen Gwyer (Live), Semtek Don't Be Afraid is a label that has been firing on all fronts in 2017. Releases from Karen Gwyer, TR One and rRoxymore rank amongst the year's best, while they have hosted some…Read more A Review: Jambo’s 2017

An Interview: Hadj Sameer

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself, where you grew up and where you live now? I'm really bad at introducing myself but well let’s do it. I'm Hadj Sameer aka Samiroquai, I'm 27, I was born and grew up in the Parisian suburb and lived in London too, for a while. I'm…Read more An Interview: Hadj Sameer

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: 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