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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 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.

2) 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.

3) 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]

4) 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.

5) 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

6) 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.

7) 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.

8) Mantis Radio 298 + T.R.O.

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Mantis Radio 298 + T.R.O. In session we welcome back Germany's T.R.O.. We've music by LFO, Djrum, DJIPE, Donato Dozzy, Rod Modell, ARTS, Less, Crystal Cage, Yello, BNJMN, Missin', and more to share too. Show playlist available at Darkfloor.

9) Mantis Radio 297 + 8cylinder

Sat, 05 Oct 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Mantis Radio 297 + 8cylinder Pittsburgh's 8cylinder serves some raw rhythmic electronics to the guest session. It's bolstered by music from Mindtrick Records, Arcon 2, Franck Vigroux, Max Cooper, Sebastian Kramer, Si Begg, Luxus Varta, Audio, TeeBee, Synkro and, the first play of our new Darkfloor Sound EP, featuring Ezuri. Show playlist available at Darkfloor.

10) Mantis Radio 296 + Amphior

Fri, 20 Sep 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Mantis Radio 296 + Amphior Denmark’s Amphior brings a blissful blossom of sound in the guest session. Supported with music from Moderat, Savier, Replicant, Broken English Club, Holodeck Records, FUSE, Petrichor, Bovaflux, Ontal, Plike and 100 Gecs. Show playlist available at Darkfloor.

11) Mantis Radio 295 + Clovvder

Fri, 06 Sep 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Mantis Radio 295 + Clovvder In session Uruguay’s dark ambient post industrial duo Clovvder. We’ve music by Deftones, Metz, Voljum, Metalogue, Submerged, Poppy, Opal Tapes, Derlich, Inigo Kennedy, Dreadcore, and Editions Mego. Show playlist available at Darkfloor.

12) Mantis Radio 294 + Inge K

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Mantis Radio 294 + Inge K Dropping some foundational breakcore we welcome back to the show Inge K. Before her session music by Boylan & Flowdan, TAKA, Raven Sigh, Dax J, UVB, Gobsmacked, Voitax, James Ruskin, Rhythmic Theory, THRDEYEVSN, and Section27. Show playlist available at Darkfloor.

13) Mantis Radio 293 + Dr Schmidt

Fri, 02 Aug 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Mantis Radio 293 + Dr Schmidt Returning to helm the session for a second time we welcome back Maschinen Musik’s Dr Schmidt. Hear music by Cause4Concern, Luke Lund, Crystal Cage, Giant Swan, Cari Lekebusch, ERP, PRSPCT, Peter Van Hoesen, HANDS, Tri Angle, Mickey Nox, and Zeta Reticula. Show playlist available at Darkfloor.

14) Mantis Radio 292 + Bryan Chapman

Sat, 27 Jul 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Mantis Radio 292 + Bryan Chapman In the mix this week, South Coast techno from Monotony label boss Bryan Chapman. And music by Roll The Dice + Sophia Loizou, DJ Hater, nouns, Mannequin Records, Killawatt, Voitax, Opal Tapes, Methlab, Jonny Nash, Simon Heartfield, Polaar, and some 90s rap. Show playlist available at Darkfloor.

15) Mantis Radio 291 + Orb Tapes

Fri, 19 Jul 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Mantis Radio 291 + Orb Tapes Stepping into our session selection seat this week we've central Pennsylvania based experimental and extreme music label Orb Tapes. Bookending their mix, hear music by Lockjaw, Skee Mask, Di Martinelli and Prequel Tapes, Huck Farper, Countersunk's 101 Beats Per Minute, end.user, Dom & Roland, Radioactive Man, Yan Cook, and The Stooges. Show playlist available at Darkfloor.

16) Mantis Radio 290 + Soj

Fri, 21 Jun 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.

17) Mantis Radio 289 + Crystal Cage

Fri, 31 May 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Mantis Radio 289 + Crystal Cage The darkgaze synth sounds of Crystal Cage provide this week’s session. We’ve music by Scorn, Fear Itself, Opal Tapes, Dadub, Author & Punisher, NIN, Factory Records, Huerco S., Christoph De Babalon, and Boredoms. Show playlist available at Darkfloor.

18) Mantis Radio 288 + Vacated

Fri, 17 May 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Mantis Radio 288 + Vacated We've a live techno machine flex from Vacated in our session backed w/ music by Bong-Ra, Special Request, Mothboy, Hemlock, Dark Entries, Acronym, Madonna, MethLab, Bad Company, and R.I.T.M. remixing Hardkiss. Show playlist available at Darkfloor.

19) Mantis Radio 287 + Isolated Lines

Fri, 03 May 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Mantis Radio 287 + Isolated Lines We’ve Swiss techno from Isolated Lines in the session this week supported by music from Acroplane, Shipwrec, Tommy Four Seven, Sully, Enduser & Submerged, Pär Grindvik, Voidloss, Umwelt, and Nonima & Stormfield. Show playlist available at Darkfloor.

20) Mantis Radio 286 + Whirling Hall Of Knives

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Mantis Radio 286 + Whirling Hall Of Knives Back for a 2nd bout of sonics we welcome Irish duo Whirling Hall of Knives. Hear tracks by Paula Temple, Wulfband, Current Value, Silent Servent, Phon.O, Doc Sleep, Pinch + Mumdance, Syn, Skream, and Jeff Mills. Show playlist available at Darkfloor.