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

Tune of the Week: Larry Heard – Comfort

[Above image credit: Mecca Recordings] Larry Heard has been releasing consistently innovative music for over 30 years now, and shows no sign of stopping. Warmth and emotion exudes from his productions; allowing him to create music that resonates deeply with listeners. These qualities are shown off in Comfort, an underrated gem from the album Genesis…Read more Tune of the Week: Larry Heard – Comfort

Mixes To Dig: Truancy Volume 190: DJ Deep

[Above image credit: Resident Advisor] DJ Deep is a man who needs little introduction, being one of the most accomplished and technically skilled selectors, he has been at the top of his game for than 20 years. With tracks such as ‘Surge’ and ‘Stressed’ as well as many other productions, he has also proved he…Read more Mixes To Dig: Truancy Volume 190: DJ Deep

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