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    Mantis Radio 137 + Israel Vines

    Si Begg – Land of Hope [Addictech]
    Uschi-No-Michi – Ameratsu (Adrian Carter Vocal Edit) [Uschi-No-Michi]
    Ben Bix – Trying To Act Poetically [Psychonavigation]
    Simplicity is Beauty – Deep Thought Mind Implosion [dub]
    Emptyset – Function – Vulgar Display of Power (Roly Porter Variation) [Subtext]
    Daniel Bjarnason – Emergence I. Silence [Bedroom Community]
    Greg Gow + Gareth Whitehead – Vacant (Silent Servant remix) [EPM]
    Interplanetary Prophets – Burning Chrome [Planet Mu]
    Concrete Fence – Caulk [PAN]
    Inofaith – Reticent [Mindtrick Records]
    Ajtim – Fay [Ensydaen Records]
    Wire – Rail [MORD]
    Etapp Kyle – Drama [Klockworks]
    Plaster – Reflex In The Gloom [Touchin' Bass]
    Qoso – Crossroads [In Paradisum]
    Rory St John – Astroakoustic One [Acroplane]
    Royal T – I Know You Want Me [Rinse]
    Gantz – Lyrical Trick [Innamind Recordings]

    Deathprod – Dead People’s Things [Rune Grammofon]
    Robert Henke – Layer 009 [Imbalance Computer Music]
    TM404 – 303 303 303 303 [Kontra-Musik]
    Zeitgeber – Body Out [Stroboscopic Artefacts]
    Melvins – Shevil [Atlantic]
    Throbbing Gristle – Still Talking [Industrial Records]
    David Yow – Lawrence Of A Labia [Joyful Noise Recordings]
    Lee Gamble – Kuang Shaped Prowla [PAN]
    Thomas Köner – 41° 24′ N 2° 10′ E Hour Twelve [Fario]
    Monolake – Observatory [Imbalance Computer Music]
    Hunting Lodge – Sounds Like A Picture [S/M Operations]
    Mordant Music – The Tower (Empty Fortress) [Mordant Music]
    Demdike Stare – Violetta [Modern Love]
    Miles – Archaic Thought Pattern [Modern Love]
    Om – Cremation Ghat II [Drag City]
    Throbbing Gristle – Persuasion [Industrial Records]
    Einstürzende Neubauten – Schwarz [Zickzack]

    On tonight’s show we head state-side to LA to present a session from Israel Vines.

    Label owner of Borrowed Language, DJ and a rising talent in the studio – Vines is currently based in Los Angeles but hails from Michigan where like many who lived in the state home to Detroit, discovered techno through the sounds of the Belleville Three and Underground Resistance. Suitably impressed it wasn’t long after becoming enraptured by these sounds that Vines started DJing and would later be instrumental in the Lansing Real-ism event – hosting the sounds of Jay Denham, Robert Hood and Dan Bell.

    Stave - Tower9 (Israel Vines remix)…tave-tower-9-israel-vines

    Like his contemporaries Surgeon and Rob Hall, Vines approach to DJing is diverse and cohesive – incorporating classics of house and techno with dubstep rhythms and bassweight. His Borrowed Language label reflects this open-minded aesthetic too – with the releases bridging between fractured technoid thud, heavy sub and dark room mechanics – proper Darkfloor vibes.

    Several of his ‘techno’ sets are available online to stream – his session for us tonight, some different again with what Vines describes as “an odd one…“. Expect dark ambient, abstract electronica textures.

    Jeff Pietro & Israel Vines - Disintegrate EP


    Mantis Radio 135 + Go Hiyama
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    dBridge + Skeptikal – Move Way [R+S]
    Ancient Methods – Guardians of an Eternal Bliss [Unknown Precept]
    Ricardo Tobar – If I Love You (Samuel Kerridge remix) [Desire Records]
    South London Ordnance – Modular Splash (Factory Floor – NVC remix) [Aery Metals]
    Afriqua – Tanz [F4TMusic]
    Peter Van Hoesen – To Alter A Vector (Ø [Phase] remix) [Time to Express]
    Alex Smoke – Dust (Tessela remix) [R+S]
    Ingen – Those Who Know, Know [Tribal Waves Recordings]
    Steel Grooves – Funk Monk (Andrei Morant remix) [Sonic Convergence]
    Uexkull – all rac [Brutalist Sunset]
    Versalife – Electrostatic Discharge [Clone West Coast Series]
    South London Ordnance + Femme En Fourrure – Obsidian [Aery Metals]
    Robert Pain – Mozda umres [Black Queen]
    Charlton – Hypersalivation [MORD]
    Savagen – Dirty Mother [dub]
    Gheists – Unja Stair (Corvx de Timor remix) [Gheists]
    Tokee – PA (Free Masonry mix By Frontier Guards) [CRL Studios]
    Mika Vainio – Scale [Blast First Petite]

    Surgeon – Dark Matter [Dynamic Tension]
    Go Hiyama – LecorW [HueHelix]
    Go Hiyama – Common Blank (OM remix 2nd Edit) [Warm Up]
    Thomas Hessler – Outburst [Graphene]
    Sleeparchive – Papercup [Sleeparchive]
    Go Hiyama – Defector (loop) [HueHelix]
    Adriana Lopez – Preface [Grey Report]
    Pfilter – Universe [Stroboscopic Artefacts]
    Shifted – Bloodless [Mote Evolver]
    Phase – Drive (Phase remix) [Music Man]
    Radial – Asial [MORD]
    Sleeparchive – 3 [Tresor]
    Go Hiyama – untitled [dub]
    Takaaki Itoh – Slicer (Sleeparchive remix [Wols]
    Phase – Binary Opposition [Token]
    Planetary Assault System – Thwack [Mote Evolver]
    Ken Ishii – Extra (Luke Slater remix) [R+S]
    Shifted – Sector D [Avian]
    Inigo Kennedy – Collector [Token]
    Oscar Mulero – Disinformation (Developer remix) [Warm Up]
    Makaton – Goatbone (Regis + Female remix) [Rodz Konez]

    Fresh from our RTE 2FM takeover cover show for Sunil Sharpe (featuring a ridiculously good Casual Violence session and the first interview with Death Abyss) we keep things in the sphere of heavy edged techno thud but travel to Japan to draft in a session from Tokyo’s Go Hiyama.

    Tokyo, Japan has quite the love affair with techno. They worship Jeff Mills and welcome with open arms some of the worlds best practitioners and pushers of the sound. Not to mention Dommune. Yet they also have their homegrown talent – one such ambassador for Japanese techno is Go Hiyama.

    His production work is championed by Bas Mooy, Oscar Mulero, Token, Perc Trax, and Paul Boex amongst others – whilst being supported by just about any decent DJ you care to name pushing the harder, tougher stuff. HueHelix, his current label project, continues to release some fine and fierce techno – their latest Tomohiko Sagae’s Sleep Deprivation EP is frankly. Dangerous.

    His exclusive Mantis Radio session promises to be a captivating thunder thud workout.

    Elsewhere in the show I’ve new music from Mika Vainio, Ancient Methods, dBridge, Charlton, Robert Pain, Alex Smoke, Samuel Kerridge, Ingen, Factory Floor, Savagen, South London Ordnance and more.

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    Mantis Radio 132 + .at/on
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    Merzbow Vs Nordvargr – Lorentz Covariance [Cold Spring]
    Roach – Metcalf – Fire Sky Portal [Projekt Records]
    Sense – 31mus [Psychonavigation Records]
    ATTRITION – Narcissist – Vi Rez mix [Two Gods]
    Krypt – Ziggurat [Teskoba]
    Manu C – The Point of No Return [Reaktivate]
    Akkord – Compound [Houndstooth]
    Slam – Lifetimes (Markus Suckut Redefinition 1) [Soma Records]
    Benjamin Damage – Delirium Tremens (Robert Hood remix) [50 Weapons]
    Delko – Valkry [Propellant Music]
    Lag – Applied Mechanics [Singularity Records]
    Ancient Methods – Knights + Bishops [Ancient Methods]
    Giorgio Gigli – Further Reflection [Electric Deluxe]
    Operator – Fearless [Audio Assault]
    DRH – CRS 4.1 [Curse]
    UVL – Bathory [Energun]
    Alavux – Pitch [Vocode Records]
    Aoki Takamasa – Rhythm Variation 02 [Raster-Noton]
    Mark Broom – 133 [Beardman]
    Hugo Bionics – Colours [Digital Distortions]
    Bombardier – Phantom [Bombardier]
    Orphx – Vanishing Point [Sonic Groove]

    .at/on – injection [dub]
    Male or Female – She Moves in Circles Not for Me [Alfa Matrix]
    Kangding Ray – World Within Words [Raster-Noton]
    Sanmi – ff_d2_02 [dub]
    v4w.enko – jjhgjfhf-A2 [dub]
    Kotra – 00-01 [Autoplate]
    AGF – human.sMISTAKEreports [Antiopic]
    .at/on – Touch [dub]
    Midaircondo – Come With Me [Twin Seed Recordings]
    Evala – Dzpls2Logi [Port]
    Blackasteroid – Black Acid (Alva Noto Remodel) [Electric Deluxe]
    sgnl_fltr – Thrust 2 [Stadtgruen]
    Bad Sector – Telemetry [Waystyx]
    Monoiz – Multi_Fractal [Crazy Language]
    Sturqen – Waltz [Kvitnu]
    .at/on – Micro [dub]
    Matti Pentikainen – All These Buildings Burn Beautiful [Katusea]
    THE HET – Ecocide [Territori—è]
    .at/on – Wayout [dub]

    On the show this week we welcome .at/on, the work of Anton Holota, an experimental musician from Ukraine.

    Whilst studying physics at University he began recording music, his first work saw release in 2004. From there he began to develop a live set for performance, which he debuted in 2006. He has since gone to perform at Les Urbaines, DetaliZvuku, NetAudio Berlin 2009, Kvitnu, and MusCut.

    He’s a prolific recording artist, with his work appearing on many different labels and compilations. One of those compilations featuring his work was nominated for the 3rd Qwartz Electronic Music Awards. He has a techno/dub side project, COTF but it’s his experimental electronica that is what drew me to invite him onto the show.

    Two of my favourite releases from him, both quite abstract in approach and sound are his 2010 release Pack – a collaborative work with Eugen Vashchenko’s v4w.enko project released on Entity; and his 2008 release on Hungarian netlabel Complementary Distribution: Products Of Passed Days.

    Since his University education he has studied applied acoustics which led to work as an Acoustics Engineer in Sweden.


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    His session for Mantis Radio tonight takes in a selection of his own work and personal favourites together with that of unreleased work from his friends, including Darkfloor favourites Sturqen.

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    Mantis Radio 131 + Anniversary Special #6
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    Phat Chex – Uncertain Future [Darkfloor Sound]
    Phat Chex – Shrunken Heads [dub]
    Derlich – Vandal [dub]
    Si Begg – Losing It (Gella remix) [Noodles Recordings]
    Amit – Acid Trip [Tempa]
    ENOCH – Hype Infinite (Here It Comes) [ENOCH]
    D4F4K3-P4ND4 – BUG[s] [dub]
    Alavux – Roller [Battery Park Studios]
    Dave Clarke – Wisdom To The Wise (Red 2) (Steve Rachmad Dub) [BNR]

    our 3rd most popular session

    Anodyne – Empire of light (Boris Noiz mix) [Combat Recordings]
    David Meiser – Transcending Your Fears [Darkfloor Sound]
    Black Asteroids – Black Acid (Alva Noto Remodel) [Electric Deluxe]
    Arkist – Spiderdrudge [Future Inhale]
    Bas Mooy – Nastase (Developer remix02) [Audio Assault]
    Bebop + Rocksteady – Rubber Sophie (Jerome Hill Stripped Back remix) [Bonus Round]
    Blackmass Plastics – Ok Ozzy [Western Panorama Recordings]
    C Mantle – Congener 3 [Acre Recordings]
    Wulfweard – Found In Translation [TrusT]
    EDMX – Cerberus [Power Vacuum]

    our 2nd most popular session

    House of Black Lanterns – Broken ft. Ghettozoid [Houndstooth]
    Kryptic Minds – Askum [Tectonic]
    Ontal – Output [Darkfloor Sound]
    Tomohiko Sagae – DSPS 2 [HueHelix]
    The Black Dog – Broken Mind [Dust Science]
    Jam City – The Courts [Night Slugs]
    Ctrls – Evident Mechanics 002 [Token]
    Savagen – RT2 [dub]
    Mark Broom – Silenced Part 2 [Beardman]
    Radioactive Man – Wreckorder [Wang Trax]
    Rachel Haircut – Drench.Sf2 [Aural Sects]
    Coefficient – Intrinsic Vector (Part 2) [Duality Recs]
    Si Begg – Losing It (Patscan remix) [Noodles Recordings]

    our most popular session

    It’s that time of year again – our Anniversary Special.

    As we enter our 7th year of broadcasting Mantis Radio I take a retrospective look over the past year, re-playing some of my favourite tracks. Bearing in mind I played some 473 tracks across 23 shows, I’ve some task in getting that down to an hours worth.

    I’ll also be playing a 20 minute edit from our 3 most popular showcase sessions over the past year, as is the tradition with these anniversary shows.

    Over the weekend I looked at all the stats, taking into account downloads from the podcast, Mixcloud listens, url hits and archive visits to determine the most popular shows from the last 12 months.

    For those of you interested we had close to 300k hits on those shows and our most popular show turned in nearly 45k hits. Which is huge. I’m stunned and so proud the show has reached such a big audience.

    A huge thank you to all the showcased guests and labels – Rory St John, Dimentia, Boris Noiz, Villain, Robert Pain, Phat Chex, Aural Sects, Simplicity is Beauty, Somatic Responses (ambient), Scape One, Ekman, Makaton, Ingen, Borealis, Somatic Responses (hard), VNDL, Dexterous Numerics, Baeks, Ontal, Drugstore, Kawatin, Dead TV Society and most recently Nonima.

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    Lee Gamble – Helicopter [PAN]
    Roly Porter – Ix [Subtext]
    Deadbeat – Elder Drums [BLKRTZ]
    Atiq + EnK – Shards Of Brilliance [Mindtrick Records]
    Makaton – Goatbone (Regis / Female remix) [Rodz Konez]
    Planetary Assault Systems – Function 4 (Lucy remix 1) [Mote Evolver]
    Recondite – Stomper [Midnight Shift]
    iFormat – The Collapse Of Reality [Backwater Community Recordings]
    iFormat – Turning The Page [Backwater Community Recordings]
    Haack – Laced [Sub Pressure]
    Rumah – Stutter [CHURCH]
    Si Begg – UFO Theme (Threnody remix) [Noodles Recordings]
    Sleeper – Receptor [dub]
    Swarm Intelligence – Scud [dub]
    Si Begg – Losing It (Patscan remix) [Noodles Recordings]
    Luis Ruiz + Mattias Fridell – Untitled 2 [Teskoba]
    Villian – Down In Flames (Voidloss remix) [Singularity]
    Diamond Version – Empowering Change [Mute]
    EOMAC – Spoock [Killekill]
    Miles – Status Narcissism [Modern Love]
    Savagen – RT2 [dub]
    Inigo Kennedy – Wonderhorse [Token]
    Mark Reeve – Fear [Soma]
    Monolake – Alaska [Imbalance]
    Mr76ix – Version [Skam]
    Ontal – Output [Darkfloor Sound]
    Swarm intelligence – Fighting Talk VIP [dub]
    Scorn – Super Mantis (Elemental remix) [Combat Recordings]
    Ingen – Snap The Tilt [Digital Distortions]
    Bam Bam – Where’s Your Child [Desire Records]
    Realmz – Re-Work [Sonic Groove]
    Somatic Responses – Full Auto Load [Acroplane]
    Simplicity is Beauty – Heavy Industry [Lazergum]
    Phat Chex – Untitled [dub]
    Lapse – a better place [dub]
    The Bug – Skeng (Autechre Dub) [dub]
    Raime – You Will Lift Your Frame Clear [Blackest Ever Black]
    Borealis – Coal Angels [Origami Sound]

    This time last week Beton Radio published a fresh mix from DVNT.

    It’s my third for the Serbian mix series over the years.

    Over one hour and forty minutes of techno textured sound taking in elements of acid, glitch, grime, broken beats, drones and of course, bass.


    Darkfloor in Session 024 / DVNT
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    Darkfloor’s very own DVNT recorded at Darkfloor Live 005.
    London, March 9th 2013.

    Yaporigami – Vie [+MUS]
    Envoy – Dark Manoeuvres [Soma]
    Rich Jones – Demonic Intervention [Soma]
    Dare&Haste – Stress Levels [TrusT]
    Function – Voiceprint (Reprise) [Ostgut]
    Dettmann – Iso [Ostgut]
    RQ – in search of a sun [dub]
    Tabor Dark – Pharisee [Tabor Dark]
    Radioactive Man – Knows Up Mr Brown [Wang Trax]
    City of Machine – Regenwurm (Positive Merge remix) [Energun]
    Lan O – savagery [Rodz Konez]
    Innasekt – Static [Frijsfo]
    Dexterous Numerics – Shadow Zone [dub]
    Savagen – RT2 [dub]
    Ontal – Output [Darkfloor Sound]
    Player 025 B2 [Player]
    Stigmata – Phantom Form [Stigmata Digital]
    Si Begg – Losing It (Gella remix) [Noodles Recordings]
    Freddy Fresh – Years Back [Earwiggle]

    Prior to Patscan taking over and before the two hour onslaught of Dead Sound vs Videohead's debut performance in the capital, DVNT got all up in there.

    It might be short, coming in at 50 minutes, but it doesn’t hold back.

    Taking in deeper to hard edged techno, grime, electro, breakstep, rhythmic noise, and straight out warehouse boom.

    Mantis Radio 128 + Kawatin
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    Wolf Eyes – Born Liar [De Stijl Records]
    Prodigy – Firestarter (Death Grips remix) [Death Grips]
    Stazma the Junglist – Eyes Bleed Acid (Electromeca remix) [Acroplane]
    Harmonic313 – Lion feat Trim [Warp]
    Kryptic Minds – Badman VIP [Osiris]
    Echologist – More Instinct [Prologue]
    Miles – Status Narcissism [Modern Love]
    Baby Ford and Eon – Dead Eye [Plus8]
    Mike Parker – Mnajdra [Geophone]
    Original Console Generation – [Vocode Records]
    Hefty – Deserted Parkland [Armatura Records]
    EDMX – Cerberus [Power Vacuum]
    Global Goon – Bewd’s Recipricol [The Centrifuge]
    Planetary Assault Systems – Function 4 (Lucy remix 1) [Mote Evolver]
    AnD – Not A Sheep [Inner Surface Music]
    Ontal – Output [Darkfloor Sound]
    D’Arcangelo – MHIA [The Centrifuge]
    Rivet – Vermont [Naked Index]
    Simplicity is Beauty – Heavy Industry [Lasergum]
    Blackmass Plastics – Ok Ozzy [Western Panorama Recordings]
    Matt Whitehead – A Is For Acid (MPIA3 Definition) [Perc Trax Ltd.]
    _Unsubscribe_ – Spek Hondje [Houndstooth]

    Culture Cruncher (Si Begg) vs Michael Jackson – The End [Noodles Research]
    Cursor Miner – Baby Universe [Noodles Institute of Technology]
    Kawatin – Antisocial Activism [Ricochet Records]
    Tipper – Subalicious [Fuel Records]
    TRO – Werkflow (Kawatin remix) [VIM Records]
    Jnr Hacksaw – How’s Your Modulation? [Trigger]
    Vital Substance – Drop Kick (The VSub Re-rub) [Systematica Records]
    Jason Sparks – Don’t I Feel (Soto remix) [Botchit + Scarper]
    Senor Frio – Sub Noctem (Ion Driver remix) [Digital Distortions]
    Brian Aneurysm, Chrisy Jordan – Dear Father (Freaky Chakra remix) [Ironbox]
    Kawatin – Feel [Glack Audio]
    Ferdy – Home Coming (Pole Folder remix) [Particles]
    Frogger – Killa [Unknown]
    Radioactive Man – Airlock [Rotters Golf Club]

    / #128 /
    Spring finally arrives to England and with it on tonight’s Mantis Radio we present Kawatin.

    Hailing from Tokyo, Japan, Hirotaka Kawano (Kawatin) is, it’s fair to say, quite the impressive one in the studio. A slew of original work and remixes already behind him, his is a sound of immersive broken tech bass.

    Releases on Ricochet Records, Glack Audio and Rune Recordings sit with remix work for, amongst others Si Begg’s Noodle Recordings; most recently on the mammoth UFO Remixes project. His work always with that deep psychedelic slant, often packaged into a deft cerebral force of driving sonic frequencies and electro tendencies.

    It was Si Begg who first put me on to Kawano’s sound; back in 2006. Shortly after his debut Play The Funk EP on Play Recordings, it was his On The Rice remix of Begg’s My Style that quickly caught my ear.

    After a wealth of EPs his first album proper, K-Truck, arrived in October last year on London’s Ricochet Records imprint together with the more chilled offering of Recovery of Lost Function, released earlier in the year on Ukrainian label Rune Chill Recordings.

    ..the music from this japanese artist is totally unpredictable. In his own way – alert and hypnotic… – ClubbingSpain

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    Darkfloor in Session 023 / Dead Sound vs Videohead
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    Dead Sound vs Videohead recorded at Darkfloor Live 005, London, March 9th 2013.


    Presenting the recording of the debut performance of heavyweight duo Dead Sound and Videohead. Both hailing from Stoke but now based in Manchester the fractured techno these two have been unleashing over the past few years has made many sit up and take notice. Their work on labels like Ireland’s Acroplane Recordings and London’s Perc Trax filling many a DJs charts and record boxes.

    As a live performance the duo are part DJ, part liveset and their close to two hour session at Darkfloor Live was an intense, thunderous workout of techno, basslines, electro diversions and the occasional cheeky bootleg edit.

    Our crowd left with smiles on their faces and ringing in their ears. Just as it should be.

    We’ve the greatest of pleasures in presenting their recording, in it’s full glory. For those that missed the event, or what to relive the onslaught, here you go.

    Darkfloor in Session 022 / Patscan
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    Patscan recorded at Darkfloor Live 005, Paradise Inn, London on March 9th 2013.

    Patscan – Dribble
    Patscan – Factory Flawed (Revarnished)
    Patscan – Bass Moi
    Patscan – Bad Machines
    Patscan – Sticky Buttons
    Patscan – Stum Futter
    Patscan – Muff Stutter
    Patscan – Love Bang
    Patscan – Dry Riser (Fully Risen)
    Patscan – Chow Beller
    Patscan – Bowel Chiller
    Patscan – Swoosh
    Patscan – Spit Shine (Buffed Up)
    NoseTek – Gums n’ Noses (Patscan remix)
    Si Begg – Losin’ It (Patscan remix)
    Kawatin – Sleep Talker (Patscan remix)
    Patscan – Woohoobies
    Ingen – Snap the Tilt (Patscan Unfinished remix)
    Patscan – Jitterish

    Alongside the London debut of Dead Sound vs Videohead we also invited to perform the very capable talents of Patscan. He went all out with 70+ minutes of bass weaving, electro injected breaks and technoid electronica. Made up completely of his own studio work – this is both an education and a trip.

    Mantis Radio 126 + Ontal

    Gore Tech – Dubwar [Ad Noiseam]
    Underhill – Rivers Of Hades (Lake Of Fire remix by Gore Tech) [Ad Noiseam]
    K-not – Brutalism (feat. Lucidstatic) [CRL Studios]
    Nine Inch Nails – The Beginning of the End (Nonimx) [Mitoma Industries]
    Seperation Device – Metal Implant [CRL Studios]
    (a is to b) – Bela Lugosi Is Dead [Black Lantern Music]
    Voivat – Absorption [amplified .music .pollution]
    EOMAC – Stylised and Desensitised [Killekill]
    Graze – The Sust [New Kanada]
    Mslwte – Break [Noize Facility Records]
    Calculated Chaos – Amazon Grime [dub]
    Dread D – No Heart (8bar Dub) [dub]
    Thorpey – Acid Trek (Blackmass Plastics remix) [Mutant Bass Records]
    Black Asteroids – Black Acid (Alva Noto Remodel) [Electric Deluxe]
    The Black Dog – Broken Mind [Dust Science]
    Amit – Acid Trip [Tempa]
    A-Brothers – 1970 (Tex-Rec Tool) [Driving Forces]
    Positive Merge – Untouchable [Monochrome Audio]
    Voidloss – Hypnotic Series 15 [dub]
    Ingen – The User Always Comes First [Digital Distortions]
    xxxy – Progression [Ten Thousand Yen]
    Hadji – Reservoir Dog Whisperer [Cicuta Netlabel]
    Black Asteroids – Black Acid (Perc remix) [Electric Deluxe]
    Ore – Four Pins [Civil]
    Petrichor – Royston Rain [Soma Records]

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    On the show this week I’ve the greatest of pleasure in welcoming Ontal.

    As their debut 12″ Output EP edges ever closer on our Darkfloor Sound label (early April) we had to get the Serbian duo of Boris Noiz and Darko Dekode in for something special. What I have is 50 minutes of sharp, industrially textured rhythmic noise that is both intense and stunning.

    Formed in November 2011 and influenced by numerous music genres, their sound can be described as an uncompromising, hard and intense assault. Breathing new life in the industrial strains of techno and the darker realms of the dancefloor and mind.

    Already receiving support and praise from Surgeon and Perc this duo are one to watch. The attention to detail in their sound is quite something. Are you ready for the brutal battering contained within?

    Their Output EP (DRKFLR002) will be released shortly on limited 12″ vinyl (x200) and digital formats.


    On Saturday March 9th, Darkfloor Live returns to London to begin a monthly series of events.

    For our first, we present the London debut of Dead Sound vs Videohead.

    "with tracks that sound like the panting lungs and bloodied jowls of a titanium attack dog" - The Quietus

    Part DJ, part live set - broken industrial edged techno with machine funk power.

    A duo much loved by Perc Trax, Acroplane Recordings and the Darkfloor hive.

    We really can't wait to bear witness to the heavyweight carnage of Paul Carroll and Ben Bowler.

    Frankly, they are long overdue to play London. So we're having them in for an extended session.

    Joining them we welcome Patscan.

    Hard hitting, twisted melodic electro and IDM infested bass breaks with releases on Acroplane, Digital Distortions and Ricochet Records.

    Rest assured we'll be giving the sound system a proper work out in our new venue; Dalson's Paradise Inn.

    Tickets are £5, available in advance from Resident Advisor, or pay on the door.

    Saturday March 9th, 2013
    21:00 - 03:00
    Paradise Inn
    281 Kingsland Road, E2 8AS

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    Mantis Radio 123 + VNDL
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    Dauwd – Aqueous [Ghostly International]
    Nadia Sirota – Tristan Da Cunha [Bedroom Community]
    Drexciya – The Countdown Has Begun [Clone]
    Xenia Beliayeva – Surrender (George Lanham remix) [Engineroom]
    Player – Player 029 B1 [Player]
    Chris Liven – Space Scraper (Concrete DJz remix) [Armatura Records]
    The Uncowl – Fired up [Fullfridge]
    InnerCystem – ThreeZero (Madverse Descent remix) [xe:tech:no]
    Bebop & Rocksteady – Benefit [Bonus Round]
    Yaporigami – Viz [+MUS]
    Derlich – Vandal [dub]
    Mondkopf – No Icons [Perc Trax]
    RQ – the great palace of cold [RQ]
    Patscan – Shnumbers (Ursa remix) [Ricochet Records]
    Bebop & Rocksteady – Rubber Sophie (Jerome Hill Stripped Back remix) [Bonus Round]
    Player – Player 012 A1 Remix [Player]
    ENOCH – Hype Infinite (Here It Comes) [ENOCH]
    Stormfield – Rebuild (DeFeKt remix) [Combat Recordings]
    Anthony Child – NNA Tapes side 2 (excerpt) [NNA Tapes]

    all sound by VNDL and coming in 2013 on Hymen, Camomille, Abstrakt Reflections and Interakt Records.

    / #122 /
    On Mantis Radio tonight we present the sound of VNDL; Montreal’s Philippe Vandal.

    He came to my attention through a recommendation from Danny, one half of London’s electro with ideas duo Flint Kids. Suitably impressed I’ve invited him to record a showcase session mix for tonight’s show.

    Philippe is relatively fresh on the scene with his first release seeing the light back in 2011 on Argentina’s Abstrakt Reflections. A six track EP offering, Something For Someone is IDM flourishes and crunchy percussion with modern classical, droned glitches, dubbed resonators and fuzz. It is a sound more mature than his young years and a strong debut.

    2012 saw him step up to release on the mighty and legendary noise label Hymen – Gahrena: Paysages Électriques. An album length work that built on the earlier Something For Someone, exploring the organic electronics he introduced us to. Igloo magazine described Gahrena as

    Processed and organic guitar strings flash between selected tracks as field recordings are manipulated subtly and driven through loops of ambient, post-noise fluttering. Static buzzing, electrical clicks, pops and whirs are surrounded by scraped layers of ambience.

    Glitch is counterbalanced with contorted bass, alien landscapes, layered and abstract tonal shifts as VNDL unravels obscured musical passages.

    This year he already has a follow-up scheduled for Hymen; a further EP on Abstrakt Reflections and a “very guitaristic” EP forthcoming on Montreal’s Camomile.

    Philippe has been shortlisted in the Discovery category for France’s Quartz Music Awards held April 4 at Paris’ La Machine du Moulin Rouge. Check out his nominated track and send a vote his way. Voting ends Feb 28th.

    His session tonight promises to be a deep and out there experience of electronica.

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    Mantis Radio 122 + Somatic Responses
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    Wraetlic – Skinflint [Convex Industries]
    TM404 – 303 303 303 303 707 808 [Kontra-musik]
    Synkro – Recognition [Apollo]
    The Inner Shore – Subtle Elevation [Textural Records]
    Mike Shannon – Made in Belgrade [Exone]
    Levon Vincent – Together Forever [Novel Sound]
    Phat Chex – Raymondo the 5th [dub]
    Freddy Fresh – Years Back [Earwiggle]
    Pev + Kowton – Raw Code [Hessle Audio]
    Ryuji Takeuchi – All Doors Closed [HueHelix]
    Depeche Mode – I Feel Loved (ad lib remix) [dub]
    Bandshell – Nice Mullet [Liberation Technologies]
    Quartersized – Blacken The Sky [Quartersized]
    CWS – Society [Labrynth]
    CWS – Crash then Burn [Labrynth]
    Dead Sound – Bring it up a little [DSNT]
    Grown Folk – Keep Few Near (Ghosts on Tape remix) [Icee Hot Records]
    Ryuji Takeuchi – Geradeaus [HueHelix]
    Radionasty – I Had To Spank You [Tortured]
    Lakker – Deathmask [LoveLove Records]
    Bandshell – Winton [Liberation Technologies]

    Somatic Responses – Room 237
    Somatic Responses – Strange Futures
    Somatic Responses – The Illusion Of Control
    Somatic Responses – Chaos Prediction
    Somatic Responses – Newflesh Metalskin
    Somatic Responses – Reverse Engineering
    Somatic Responses – Molypuq Work Out
    Somatic Responses – Puny God
    Somatic Responses – Frea Chamber
    Somatic Responses – Warnung Breaks
    Somatic Responses – Quartz Riot
    Somatic Responses – Ultrabeatmasterbator

    The Welsh duo make a welcome return to Mantis Radio, this time unleashing their trademark filth with a ‘hard’ mix.
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    Brothers Paul and John Healy first graced the show back in early October 2012, recording an exclusive ambient session for us. On tonight’s show they present the sound they made their name with: namely hard, dark and at times brutal electronics.

    The duo remain ever prolific in their studio work, with their latest, the Puny God LP having dropped this past Friday. Ten tracks of in your face machine grind.

    And then there is their remix of Resurrection by Fire at Work which saw release back in December.

    For more on the pair, head to their SoundCloud, Twitter and Bandcamp profiles.

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    Mantis Radio 120 + Ingen
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    Si Begg – Freaking Out [Noodles Recordings]
    Alis – Maze [Opit Records]
    Der Zyklus – Untitled [Wémè Records]
    Indigo – Sunrise [Apollo]
    Delete – Is That You [Mindtrick Records]
    Dettmann – Iso [Ostgut Ton]
    Allan Nonamaka – Tangled Cravings [Singularity]
    Blackmass Plastics – Bust It [Bad Sekta]
    Phat Chex – Shrunken Heads [Darkfloor Sound]
    Legowelt – Sketches from Another Century [Clone]
    Lex Gorrie – Impending Doom (Sutter Cane remix) [Driving Forces]
    Seb Marx – agro [dub]
    Substep Infrabass – I Aesepthism (Infra remix) [Crude Records]
    ONTAL – Disorientation [Darkfloor Sound]
    Datacrashrobot – Decompiler Surge [Battery Park Studios]
    Clouds -Those Cracks In Your Face, Do They Hurt (Truss remix) [Turbo]
    MPIA3 – Acid Badger [R+S]
    Paul Birken and Freddy Fresh – The Fate of Thirty Eight [Earwiggle]
    Threnody – Depth [dub]
    Si Begg – Fight To The Death [Noodles Recordings]

    Ingen – He get’s fed at Home [dub]
    Savier – Alright Moldies (Ingen Rubber Grip Kick mix) [dub]
    Black Motif – Spijkermat (Ingen demo remix) [dub]
    Ingen – Roof Thumper [dub]
    Audiocharge – K-Cat (Ingen remix) [Wired Room Records]
    Ingen – Help Yourself [dub]
    Ingen – Fixy [Fixate Records]
    Raymond Sieben – Fuck Finger (Ingen remix) [Fixate Records]
    Ingen – Nation Street [Fixate Records]
    Ingen – Subway [dub]
    Ingen – Snap the Tilt [Digital Distortions]
    Ingen – Lusher [Digital Distortions]
    Ingen – TRYC9 [Digital Distortions]
    Ingen – Downstairs Mixup [Digital Distortions]

    This week on Mantis Radio we present Edinburgh’s Kevin Blackwood aka Ingen. We have also have a competition for 2 lucky people to each win a copy of Bambounou’s Orbiting and Mouse on Mars’ Wow.

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    Producing music since 2005, it’s today in 2012 that he’s starting to understand where his compulsion has come from and why he’s into producing the sounds he does.

    Putting together his showcase session for Mantis Radio, a session made up of his own production work no less, has allowed Blackwood to reflect on his studio approach, an approach he says ‘sounds clearly different from my DJ sets. Darker, harder and more driven.’

    By means of an example, a recent recording of him DJing at his residency at Coalition, Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh.

    ‘I try to approach music making with an open mind. Always trying to work in ideas from all walks of life’.

    His work has seen release on Leeds mighty imprint: Digital Distortions, a label ‘which for a long time has been one of my favourite underground labels, DD are a great portal for my more broken/offbeat work’.

    His recent 3 track Lusher EP proving to be a favourite here at the Darkfloor hive.

    Alongside that is his ‘Griefection‘ two track release for home grown local label Fixate, where upon Blackwood goes for a much more four to the floor style.

    For a chance to win both a CD of Bambounou’s Orbiting and Mouse on Mars’ Wow on 50 Weapons and Monkeytown Records respectively, listen back to the show and answer the very easy question, then get in touch.

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    Mantis Radio 119 + Makaton
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    Logical Disorder – Help Me [++sensor]
    Vampire Slayer – Internet Celebrity [BLWBCK]
    AlgoRythmiK – Insomnia [Jarring Effects]
    P-Hocto – Jumpgate [Takeover Recordings]
    City of Machine – Mentally Unstable [Energun]
    Kwartz – Silence Turns to Violence [Cicuta Netlabel]
    Mark Reeve – Fear [Soma Records]
    Tim Wolff – Quotum (Ben Sims remix) [Bulletdodge Records]
    Patscan – Stum Futter (Mad-Tek remix) [Digital Distortions]
    Go Hiyama – Woman Curve [HueHelix]
    Mazzula – Photons (Ryogo Yamamori remix) [Mazzula]
    Ctrls – Evident Mechanics 002 [Token]
    Kawatin – Hey (Kawatin’s Camshaft remix) [Ricochet Records]
    Dr Schmidt – Aminopenta [Maschinen Musik]
    James Priestley + Marco Antonio – Speed (Trevino remix) [Secret Sundaze Music]
    Radial – Vandal [Audio Assault]
    C Mantle – Congener 3 [Acre Recordings]
    DJ Ford Foster – Ugly Weather [Western Panorama Recordings]
    Valta ft Mudimbi – Colera (Koloah remix) [UK Trendz]
    D4F4K3-P4ND4 – BUG(s) [D4F4K3-P4ND4]
    Radioactive Man – Incoming! (DJ Stingray remix) [Wang Trax]

    Tomohiko Sagae – Cold Chamber (Makaton remake)
    Tomohiko Sagae – Deburring (Makaton / Paul Damage) Wasps Mix
    Girls Revenge – Teen Slasher
    Death Abyss – The Magic Of Defiance (Girls Revenge Disco Hospital Mix)
    Girls Revenge – Watch You Burn
    Death Abyss – Love Is A Weakness (Mark Broom remix)
    Death Abyss – Thee Grey Book
    Death Abyss – Come As The Reaper And Thus You Will Sow (Israel Vines remix)
    Death Abyss – Stop Thinking, Increase Consumption (Makaton remix)
    Death Abyss – Come As The Reaper And Thus You Will Sow (Makaton remake)
    Tomohiko Sagae – Arsenic (Makaton remake)
    Tomohiko Sagae – Sodium Cyanide (Datamine – Extraction Mix)
    Makaton – Le Tenia
    Death Abyss – Stop Thinking, Increase Consumption
    Datamine – Checksum
    Tomohiko Sagae – Rebar Cutter (Makaton remake)

    We return, heading to to Birmingham, the home for many of British techno. To present a rare recording from Rodz Konez label boss: Makaton.

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    Well respected, and rightly so, in techno circles and beyond, the work of Steve Bailey’s Makaton and his label is a standard of techno to which others have been measured for well over a decade.

    His discography may not be the biggest in the tomes of techno but what is available is focused, direct, dark, heavy, often uncompromising, but always damn fine work with that experimental, driving edge.

    Arguably, the recently made digitally available 2 Jags, is the classic track in his body of work.

    For the past few years Bailey has been focusing more on his, indispensable for any self confessed techno DJ label, Rodz Konez.

    Presenting to the world the work of Regis, Fumiya Tanaka, The 65D Mavericks, Female, Paul Damage, Harvey Lane, Inigo Kennedy, Max Duley, Olga+Jozef, Datamine, Tomohiko Sagae, Death Abyss and Girls Revenge. In particular the work of Death Abyss set a new standard in the dark strains of fractured techno with last years phenomenal album (and Darkfloor favourite) Dominate Through Will.

    We remain enraptured by the work of the mysterious producer/s behind the Death Abyss alias.

    His exclusive session for Mantis Radio presents his label, his sound and marks the beginning of a return to the forefront of the club as he readies his live PA for a return to dancefloors next year. Details on that when we have them.

    Until then he continues to push fresh sounds in techno as the label’s latest from the newest addition to the crew: Girls Revenge drops next month (December 3rd).

    Hits Tits Lips 30HZ Power is a two track release presenting bass rich, deeper leanings and it should be on your Christmas list.

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    Mantis Radio 118 + Ekman
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    Loops Haunt – ZENITH [Black Acre]
    Separation Device – Synaptic Inputs [dub]
    Warlock – Ghetto People [Rag + Bone]
    Sturqen – Bowav [Sturqen]
    Hreno – Idle Hands [Sound Architecture]
    Death Grips – Pop [Death Grips]
    c_c – NNNNN [Bedroom Research]
    Lucy – Finnegan [Curle Recordings]
    Andy Stott – Up The Box [Modern Love]
    Duskky – Wendigo [Broken Bubble]
    Jam City – The Courts (12″ mix) [Night Slugs]
    Arkist – Spiderdrudge [Inhale Audio]
    Blawan – His Money [Hinge Finger]
    Snap-9A – Foneis Tou Kosmou [Armatura Bonus]
    Dare + Haste – Residual Image Of Detroit (Jake Conlon remix) [Pareto Park]
    DIL23 – Bug Catcher (Laica remix) [dub]
    Jay Mas – Stella Hangover (Mazzula remix) [dub]
    the wee djs – March 30 [thismachineisbroken]
    Pinion – Mirv7 [Perc Trax]
    Simplicity is Beauty – Fragments [dub]
    Section.8 – Cylinder [Sub Pressure]
    Lakker – Ciar [Blueprint]

    Ekman – Cosmic Acceleration
    Ekman – Missing Satellite Problem
    Ekman – Schwarzschild Radius
    Ekman – Frequency Is Matter
    from “M.S.P.” CD (Missing Satellite Problem) Solar One Music release February / March 2013
    Ekman – Tessellation Automata [Abstract Forms]
    from “Tessellation Automata” EP on Abstract Forms, release October 2012
    Ekman – Thinking Without Sound
    from “Datafunk series” V/A on Abstract Forms, release coming up
    Ekman – Eaters Of Light
    Ekman – At The Gates Of Ishtar [dub]
    Ekman – Antennas Overture [Panzerkreuz / Bunker]
    Ekman – Anomie [demo]

    This week we welcome to Mantis Radio the Dutch electro of Roel Dijcks aka Ekman.

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    Keeping his bio short, it rolls simply as:
    Counterfeiting reality since 1981

    His mix features all his own work with several tracks taken from forthcoming releases. These include his Tesselation Automata EP on Abstract Forms, due for release next month. Next year he has so far 2 releases scheduled for February: his M.S.P. CD album coming on Solar One Music and his Reform 12″ on Berceuse Heroique.

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    Mantis Radio 117 + Scape One
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    Coefficient – Opaque Coherence [Labrynth]
    Basis – Ki x Sorrow 1 [Basis]
    Global Goon – Energy Owl [Global Goon]
    Imaginary Forces – A Meaningless Gesture [Sleep Codes]
    Nil – Upbiringing (Tomohiko Sagae remix) [HueHelix]
    Gary Beck – Naptha [Soma Records]
    Vegim – You Are Lost (Rusk remix) [Capital Techno Rec.]
    BMB (British Murder Boys) – In Another Country [Liberation Technologies]
    Chairman Kato – Yeah You’re Right pt.1 [Shades of Grey]
    Ingen – Downstairs Mixup [Digital Distortions]
    Energun – Upgrade black white [Energun]
    Ry + Frank Wiedemann – Howling (Ame remix) [Innervisions]
    Aquarian – Obsidian (Randomer remix) [UNO NYC.]
    Steel Grooves – Activist [Sonic Convergence]
    Bas Mooy – Nastase (Developer remix 02) [Audio Assault]
    Happa – Bring It Back [Church]
    Wellbelove – Dark Sun [Cue Burn Digital]
    BMB (British Murder Boys) – Dead Sun [Liberation Technologies]

    Tau Sagittarii – Insignificant Form of Life [Live]
    Solar Fields – Discovering [Ultimae Records]
    Carsten Jost – Chateau Jalousie [Dial]
    Kurt Baggaley – Simple Explanations [The Bohemian Club]
    Tau Sagittarii – Proteus 4 [Live]
    Donnacha Costello – It Simply is [Minimise]
    Public Transport – Skywave [Soundcloud]
    Tau Sagittarii – You Have Named this Process Evolution [Live]
    Kurt Baggaley – Line of Sight [Stem]
    Tau Sagittarii – More Details Please
    Hol Baumann – A forgotten Ritual [Ultimae Records]
    Tau Sagittarii – See Beyond His Own Time [Live]
    Scape One – The hydrogen Line [Unreleased]
    Tau Sagittarii – Put to Sleep

    This week we present a legend of UK electro: Scape One.

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    Anyone with even a passing interest in electro will have encountered the name Scape One; synonymous as it is with machine built electro.

    The work of English producer Kurt Baggaley, a musician who has been writing music since the 80s and throughout the years his work has been produced using proper analog hardware (mostly).

    Rising to his prominent status on labels SCSI-AV, Electrix, World Electric and Templedog amongst many others under his most popular and much loved guise Scape One; Baggaley continues to push electro alongside various other recordings projects.

    These include a recent release on Italo label HotMix under his own name and his recently launched Tau Sagittarii project; deep space themes with experimental electronic scores.

    Baggaley has a wealth of new material available: Tau Sagittarii – Sensory Data on Mehanika; Kurt Baggaley – Natural Phases for The Bohemian Club; Stem’s Kurt Baggaley/Scape One EP; and the aforementioned Kurt Baggaley – Family Resemblance for HotMix.

    Also in the wings, ready to drop soon are a further two Scape One EPs on labels Electrix and Acidlab.

    A prolific and essential part of electro both in the UK and on the ever popular global underground. Ladies and gentleman, Mantis Radio presents Scape One.

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