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

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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: Minor Science – Volumes

  Whities label boss, Nic Tasker definitely has a knack for selecting standout records and the latest instalment, Whities 012, fits effortlessly into the carefully curated output. The record sees Minor Science return to the label for the third time with a killer two track EP, Volumes/Another Moon. Volumes has been selected as this week’s…Read more Tune of the Week: Minor Science – Volumes

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

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

Tune of the Week: Mallard – Verte

Since Al Dobson Jr released the first volume of his Rye Lane editions as RS001 back in 2014, Rhythm Section has pioneered the contemporary South London dance scene. Producers such as Henry Wu and label founder Bradley Zero keep the label’s roots firmly tied to Peckham, and even New Zealand sibling duo Chaos in the…Read more Tune of the Week: Mallard – Verte