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

Tune of the Week: Laurel Halo – Sun To Solar

The opening track from Laurel Halo's fantastic third album Dust, is a collection of melodic and rhythmic oddities weaved together to present an alternative listening experience. Her own dizzying vocals, that are present throughout, sound as if they are neither of organic or electronic design. The angular phrases can be tricky to grasp... it is…Read more Tune of the Week: Laurel Halo – Sun To Solar

Tune of the Week: Ozel AB – Sierra Echo [WORKSHOP 24]

In this Workshop 24 release, Ozel AB provides a much heavier and straightforward approach to that of the classic releases from the label’s mainstays, namely Kassem Mosse and Lowtec. The EP’s biggest dance-floor filler, Sierra Echo, is as unrelenting as it is upbeat. Built on layers of catchy vocal samples, gurgling bass and sporadic percussion,…Read more Tune of the Week: Ozel AB – Sierra Echo [WORKSHOP 24]

Tune of the Week: Cabaret Voltaire – Low Cool

Cabaret Voltaire have always had a knack for producing forward thinking music. The pioneering group have revamped their sound countless times; their discography is littered with experimental leaning styles that still sound fresh today. Low Cool is a compellingly slow moving track, with clear techno and ambient influences. The first half centres on an extract…Read more Tune of the Week: Cabaret Voltaire – Low Cool

Tune of the Week: Blint – Silent Movements

[above image credit: Matthew Wood] Blint’s production Silent Movements, the A-side to the BLINT 001 single, and released on Blintmusik, is a fantastic production. The German producer brings a weighty bassline in to form the backbone of this track. Pacey percussion compliment the bassline to keep the high energy of the track going before some…Read more Tune of the Week: Blint – Silent Movements

Tune of the Week: Telephones – Expanse

Vibe Telemetry was slept on massively when it was released towards the end of 2016, with Telephones showcasing frenzied melodies, polyrhythms and pleasing harmonies influenced by the world over, which I think the artwork depicts wonderfully. There are serene moments in this album such as the aptly named Expanse, which starts off as a hollow…Read more Tune of the Week: Telephones – Expanse