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Mantis Radio

Darkfloor's Mantis Radio presents a wide range of darker leaning electronics. Since 2007 Mantis Radio has presented a wide range of dark leaning electronics, fuelled by a techno and electro backbone. With 300+ exclusive guest sessions from established professionals like Objekt, AnD, Si Begg, Huren, Radioactive Man, Sunil Sharpe and Casual Violence, to brand new talent and underrated producers, labels and musicians. Show host Mike Darkfloor showcases an ever growing selection of upfront electronics, forgotten and rediscovered cuts, and personal favourites. Published fortnightly on Friday's the shows come with playlists and links to the artists featured and their music. A complete archive of shows is maintained and made freely available at darkfloor.co.uk.

Show Episodes

1) Mantis Radio 313 + Detroit + Ezuri

Fri, 03 Jul 2020 08:08:08 GMT
Mantis Radio 313 + Detroit + Ezuri Following his Omnia release on Darkfloor Sound, Ezuri returns to Mantis for a 2nd session mix. Being show 313 Mike plays tribute to Detroit with tracks from Moodymann, The Stooges, Jeff Mills, J Dilla, Detroit In Effect, ADULT, DJ Bone, Ritual Howls, Danny Brown, The Black Dahlia Murder, and Funkadelic. Show playlist available at Darkfloor. Support Mantis Radio, become a patron.

2) Mantis Radio 276 + Tim Reaper

Thu, 06 Sep 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Mantis Radio 276 + Tim Reaper Returning for a second session of drum madness we welcome back London jungle don Tim Reaper. We've music from Djrum, Wire, The Method Actors, Tech Itch Recordings, Rawtekk, Trevino, Ontal, Mika Vainio, and VSK. Show playlist available at Darkfloor.

3) Mantis Radio 290 + Soj

Fri, 31 May 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Mantis Radio 290 + Soj Stepping into the session slot, a techno and EBM flex from Soj. Supporting that we've music from Eastern Fear Ritual, Warp Records era Speedy J, Paula Temple, Holotone's Lifecutter, Kike Pravda, Borealis, Gobsmacked Records, Skam, being, Karsten Pflum, and Scuba, remixing Luke Slater. Show playlist available at Darkfloor.

4) Mantis Radio 221 + Not Alive Yet

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:00:00 GMT
Mantis Radio 221 + Not Alive Yet DVNT Ariadne’s Labyrinth – Enigm Part 1 [Detroit Underground] Valanx – Calcination [Broken20] SKAG ARCADE – Cambodian Necktie [Orb Tapes] Yullippe – Slave [unreleased] Trepaneringsritualen – The Birth Of Babalon [Cold Spring Records] Shifted – This Passage [Hospital Productions] ASC – Soma [Arts Transparent] Phara – Shee [Stockholm LTD] Relapso – Parsec [Relapso] Lifecycle – Trueisms (Rennie Foster slow burn remix) [Ricochet Records] Quadratschulz – Ring The Bell (FAH remix) [Shipwrec] Esteban Adame – Descendants (Juan Atkins remix) [EPM] Figure-Ground + Paul Mac – Digital Dialetic (V2) [Shadow Story] Kujuu – Labanko [unreleased] Sleeper – Saturn Landing [Sleeper] GRAMZ – Dope Spots [GRAMZ] Whirling Hall Of Knives – MMXVIRIP [WHOK] Sync 24 + Jensen Interceptor – Wave ID [Cultivated Electronics] NOT ALIVE YET Tongues Of Light – Healing Side [Pre-Cert Home Entertainment] Joane Skyler – Not, not (Norwell remix) [Reckno] Yves Tumor – Broke In [PAN] Broshuda – XCR [Seagrave] Erik Levander – Homo Ludens [Full of Nothing] Sand Circles – Innercity Haze (1991 remix) [Posh Isolation] Sordid Sound System – The Baron [Invisible Inc.] A i w A – H.I.S. Gap [Seagrave] Kid Smpl – Riven [Symbols] Harmonius Thelenous – Rendezous of the Dead [Italic] Demdike Stare – Curzon [Modern Love] Raw Silver – Jarmat [Speaker Footage] Rezzett – Doyce [The Trilogy Tapes] John Beltran – Lift [Delsin Records] Answer Code Request – Meta [Ostgut Ton] SKY H1 – Night/Fall/Dream [Codes] – Trepaneringsritualen – All Hail The Black Flame [Cold Spring Records]

5) Mantis Radio 312 + Speak Onion

Fri, 12 Jun 2020 08:08:08 GMT
Mantis Radio 312 + Speak Onion Drum & noise artist Speak Onion returns for a 2nd guest session, and hear music by Scheme Boy and Enduser, Meat Beat Manifesto, Moderat, Opal Tapes' Rerekat, Countersunk, Andras, Soma Records, Blueprint's Sigha, Untold, Ricochet Records, Lana Del Rabies, SHXCXCHCXSH, Samurai Music, and Paradox. Show playlist available at Darkfloor.

6) Mantis Radio 220 + Figure-Ground

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 20:00:00 GMT
Mantis Radio 220 + Figure-Ground DVNT Dreamcrusher – Sick World [Adult Swim] clipping. – Body For The Pile [Adult Swim] Clocolan – Namaqua [Enpeg] Clocolan – My Friend Was Joe [Enpeg] Ballerini – Drone 848m [Oak Editions] Somatic Responses – Soul Resonance [Photon Emissions] weldroid – Machine Room [Touched] Sadaf – The Clinic [Adult Swim] Microphyst – Inhaling Piss Fumes From a Kettle [Hell Has Wi-Fi] GRVD – Endless Eternal [Altar of Waste Records] Jasss – Es Complicado [Mannequin Records] Pagalve – Acidized (Loktibrada remix) [Shaded Music] Snowbeasts – Set the Night on Fire (rmx) [m-tronic] Gantz – Love&Acid [Hotline Recordings] Savier – Mrs Warboys [unreleased] I Hate Models – Morder [Voitax] Scalameriya – Geargrind [Perc Trax] RTJ – Hey Kids (Bumaye) (feat. Danny Brown) [Mass Appeal] FIGURE-GROUND n/a

7) Mantis Radio 311 + BRICKS

Fri, 22 May 2020 08:08:08 GMT
Mantis Radio 311 + BRICKS US trio BRICKS select some grindcore and noise favourites. Mike plays music from Doormouse, Code Orange, Salford Electronics, Sonic Terror, PETRICK, Gojira, Overlook, Replicant, Employed to Serve, Luke Lund, Crystal Cage, Primitive Knot, and Venetian Snares. Travesing the sounds of breakcore, dnb, metal, industrial, noise, mutant dub, post rock, powerviolence, darkgaze, progressive death metal and ambient. Show playlist available at Darkfloor.

8) Mantis Radio 310 + Kareem

Fri, 08 May 2020 08:08:08 GMT
Mantis Radio 310 + Kareem Zhark Recordings' Kareem turns in a stunning session this week, alongside music from Holotone, Scorn, New York Haunted, JK Flesh and Echologist, Phase Fatale, Werk Discs, Fuel Records, King Cannibal, Southern Lord, Bjork, Mo Wax, and Mike Huckaby who passed last month. Show playlist available at Darkfloor.

9) Mantis Radio 309 + Lakker

Fri, 24 Apr 2020 08:08:08 GMT
Mantis Radio 309 + Lakker Techno mindmelters Lakker are our guests this week w/ an all artist career spanning mix. Mike plays tracks by The Jesus and Mary Chain, Beata, Savier, Caspar Brötzmann Massaker, and Depeche Mode, alongside some Australian metalcore, new Sclist, old Jon Convex, Birmingham bass, heavy metal, and new wave synth-pop. Show playlist available at Darkfloor.

10) Mantis Radio 308 + Capac

Fri, 10 Apr 2020 08:08:08 GMT
Mantis Radio 308 + Capac Up in the guest mix this week a captivating sonic soundscape trip from Capac. Either side of that hear tracks from Happa, 3KZ, Joel Brittain, The Future Sound of London, Gotshell, Zan Heimer, Cignol, Randomer, Burnthouse Lane, Ana De Llor, Racine, Calum Gunn, and Boards of Canada. Show playlist available at Darkfloor.

11) Mantis Radio 307 + Temudo

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 08:08:08 GMT
Mantis Radio 307 + Temudo In session Italian producer Inner8 showcases his label Holotone. I play tracks from Andy Gill and Andrew Weatherall, in tribute. Alongside music from Uniform, Paula Temple, Savier, Chris & Cosey, Sclist, Cybotron, William Orbit, Rorcal, Overlook & Karim Mass, As One, and Aphex Twin. Show playlist available at Darkfloor.

12) Mantis Radio 306 + Inner8

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 08:08:08 GMT
Mantis Radio 306 + Inner8 In session Italian producer Inner8 showcases his label Holotone. I play tracks from Andy Gill and Andrew Weatherall, in tribute. Alongside music from Uniform, Paula Temple, Savier, Chris & Cosey, Sclist, Cybotron, William Orbit, Rorcal, Overlook & Karim Mass, As One, and Aphex Twin. Show playlist available at Darkfloor.

13) Mantis Radio 305 + Scape One

Fri, 14 Feb 2020 08:08:08 GMT
Mantis Radio 305 + Scape One UK electro mainstay Scape One returns w/ a showcase session mix. Enjoy music by The Bug + Burial, Lanark Artefax, Broken English Club, Paleman, Annie Hall, brand new Skam, The Fear Ratio, and Metalogue, alongside unreleased Ruins, Mark Jacobs, and Strago and Snooks. Show playlist available at Darkfloor.

14) Mantis Radio 304 + Room of Wires

Fri, 31 Jan 2020 08:08:08 GMT
Mantis Radio 304 + Room of Wires For our first session of 2020, a mix from Room of Wires - a British duo who create beautiful twisted fragile sound. Elsewhere new music by likes of Giant Swan, BNJMN, Scalameriya, Acroplane, Cristian Vogel, James Ruskin, Subsist, Rob Clouth, VALE, Ricochet Records, and Soma. Show playlist available at Darkfloor.

15) Mantis Radio 303 + Acid

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 03:03:00 GMT
Mantis Radio 303 + Acid This week's Mantis Radio is a special extended edition celebrating the sound of the Roland TB-303 and acid - from its origins in 1987 up to 2019. Show playlist available at Darkfloor.

16) Mantis Radio 302 + Damian B

Fri, 31 Dec 2019 11:11:11 GMT
Mantis Radio 302 + Damian B We smash out the year end with a post hardcore session from returning guest Damian B, alongside some death metal, industrial and metalcore cuts from Employed to Serve, Nile, Babymetal, Vastum, Vltimas, Oathbreaker, Deafheaven, and Godflesh. Show playlist available at Darkfloor.

17) Mantis Radio 301 + Doubt

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 11:11:11 GMT
Mantis Radio 301 + Doubt In session Irish hard drum DJ, producer, and Flood trax co-founder Doubt. We've music by Gangsta Boo + Sinjin Hawke, Leftfield, Mulero, Kvitnu, Lockjaw, Clock DVA, Maurice Fulton, Datasette, and Huxley Anne. Show playlist available at Darkfloor.

18) Mantis Radio 300 + Broken English Club

Fri, 29 Nov 2019 11:11:11 GMT
Mantis Radio 300 + Broken English Club Mantis Radio celebrates 300 shows w/ an extended edition, featuring an exclusive session from Oliver Ho's Broken English Club and a trove of homegrown UK techno. Show playlist available at Darkfloor.

19) Mantis Radio 299 + Nullptr

Fri, 15 Nov 2019 08:50:01 GMT
Mantis Radio 299 + Nullptr In session UK electro producer Nullptr. There's music by Squarepusher, Xhin, Objekt, Cyd, L. B. Dub Corp, Max Cooper, the wee djs, Lou Kessler, Plus 8, Ostgut Ton, Opal Tapes, and Asian Dub Foundation. Show playlist available at Darkfloor.

20) Mantis Radio 66619 + Halloween Special

Fri, 01 Nov 2019 00:00:01 GMT
Mantis Radio 66619 + Halloween Special We present a special Mantis Radio for Halloween. New and old, this is a personal collection of blackened tracks that set a mood. No guest this week, just yours truly, Mike Darkfloor laying it down. Show playlist available at Darkfloor.