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Mantis Radio

Mantis Radio presents a wide range of dark leaning music and sound, fuelled by a techno / electro backbone. Presented by Mike Darkfloor bringing a passionate voice to upfront tracks, forgotten gems, rediscovered cuts, and personal favourites. With over 320 shows to date, broadcasts feature exclusive mixes from scene leaders and emerging talent.

Published every other Monday since 2007, with early access, exclusive content and label discount available w/ Patreon (patreon.com/mantisradio), each transmission comes w/ playlists and links to the music featured. A full archive of shows is freely available at Darkfloor (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 337 - Inigo Kennedy

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 08:59:00 GMT
Mantis Radio 337 - Inigo Kennedy In session we've one of British techno's very best - Inigo Kennedy. Plus, music from Finland's THRDEYEVSN, Vatican Shadow, Pat Hime, Salford Electronics, Swiss band KNUT, Divide and Dissolve, weird Polish breakcore from Desper, Max Dalhous, Dimentia's Obsrvr, Hedchef, WarinD, Razibriga, Lari and NX1, T KODE, Jacob, The Bug, Blur, and Richard H Kirk. playlist → show archives. support the show, get exclusive content → become a patron.

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 323 + End of Year Special (part 2)

Tue, 25 Jan 2021 08:59:00 GMT
Mantis Radio 323 + End of Year Special (part 2) This is the second of two End of Year specials highlighting Mike's favourites from 2020. Featuring tracks from Flood Trax, Go Hiyama, Darkfloor Sound, Temudo, Scalameriya, Tectonic, Polaar, Locked Club, subduxtion, Deathbomb Arc, Alrealon Musique, Voitax, Jonathan Snipes, Metalheadz, Krust, Nyege Nyege Tapes, Acre Recordings, Minor Science, Grey Meta, Diasiva, Thing, Homemade Weapons, sanmal, Western Lore, Tech Itch Recordings, Sully, Ilian Tape, Enduser and Schemeboy. playlist → show archives. support the show → become a patron.

6) Mantis Radio 336 - Fort Evil Fruit

Tue, 07 Sep 2021 08:59:00 GMT
Mantis Radio 336 - Fort Evil Fruit Our guests are eclectic Irish tape Fort Evil Fruit - providing a showcase of their label's recent and forthcoming releases. In Mike's selections, new music from Babe Roots, JK Flesh and Echologist, Pole, Mortiz von Oswald Trio, /A\, Slikback, Deafheaven, Azu Hoyvoy, Delay Grounds, Kilbourne, Love Love Records, and Inigo Kennedy. playlist → show archives. support the show, get exclusive content → become a patron.

7) 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

8) Mantis Radio 322 + End of Year Special (part 1)

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 08:59:00 GMT
Mantis Radio 322 + End of Year Special (part 1) Over the last few weeks Mike's been going back through all the music he has and heard in 2020. This is the first of two End of Year specials highlighting his favourites from last year - including tracks from Broken English Club, Enduser, Crystal Cage, Metalogue, Savier, Denham Audio, Ploy, Regis, Ontal, Temudo, Pluralist and Hedchef, Motive Power, Jasmine Infiniti, Endlec, wee djs, 214, Calum Gunn, Vladislav Delay, subduxtion, Alex Banks, Modern Technology, and Luke Lund. playlist → show archives. support the show → become a patron.

9) Mantis Radio 335 - KK NULL

Mon, 16 Aug 2021 08:59:00 GMT
Mantis Radio 335 - KK NULL Noise demon KK NULL provides our most intense and visceral guest session to date. Mike's selections are fierce and noisy with music from Squarepusher, XÄCKSECKS & Ozigiri, subduxtion & [blank], Orphx, Don Zilla, Agressor Bunx, Chiyu, Enduser, Alan Vega, Pan Sonic, O C O S I, Masonna, VORRS, Paul Johnson and, K-Hand. playlist → show archives. support the show, get exclusive content → become a patron.

10) Mantis Radio 320 + Christoph de Babalon

Mon, 02 Nov 2020 08:08:08 GMT
Mantis Radio 320 + Christoph de Babalon In session, legendary industrial jungle and breakcore producer Christoph de Babalon. Hear music by Ram Records' Bensley, Anti-Pop Consortium's High Priest, Tusken Raiders, Teste, Matmos, Death Qualia, The Teknoist, Parris, Italian EBM band Pankow, Scape One, Voitax, War Scenes, and Finnish psychedelic black metal band Oranssi Pazuzu. playlist → show archives. support the show → become a patron.

11) Mantis Radio 334 - subduxtion

Fri, 30 Jul 2021 08:59:00 GMT
Mantis Radio 334 - subduxtion Mantis Radio welcomes back US artist subduxtion w/ a recent recording of his beautiful dub techno performed recently in Kansas City. Plus, music by Russian Village Boys, Low Jack & Qoso, Texas, Wu-Tang Clan, Unkle. Shackleton, Katharsys, The Outside Agency, Batu, Seba, Paradox, Max Cooper, Shawn Rudiman, Cruel Nature Records, and Nyege Nyege Tapes' HHY and the Kampala Unit. playlist → show archives. support the show, get exclusive content → become a patron.

12) Mantis Radio 333 - Wirewound

Mon, 12 Jul 2021 08:59:00 GMT
Mantis Radio 333 - Wirewound Sorin Paun returns to Mantis Radio 11 years after his 2010 debut w/ a showcase of his glitch'd techno project, Wirewound. Hear new music from Blawan, Damne, SW2 and Sully, Remco Beekwilder, Faktor-X, Norman Nodge, Exium, HAKAI and Inhalt der Nacht, Nørbak, and Carl Finlow. playlist → show archives. support the show, get exclusive content → become a patron.

13) Mantis Radio 332 - O C O S I

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 08:59:00 GMT
Mantis Radio 332 - O C O S I In the mix today it's UK illbient duo O C O S I. We've music by noise legend KK Null, Thac0 Records, Hakuna Kulala, Mike Dearborn, Hedchef and D-Nite, Max Cooper's Mesh, Pixelord, YUKU, Shipwrec, Pinch, Alan Vega, Luke Lund, and I, Voidhanger Records. playlist → show archives. support the show, get exclusive content → become a patron.

14) Mantis Radio 331 - sanmal

Mon, 31 May 2021 08:59:00 GMT
Mantis Radio 331 - sanmal Strap in for a mad mix from Japanese breakcore and donkwave producer sanmal. Plus music from ProtoCode, Krust, Ohm Resistance, PRSPCT Recordings' Detest, Limewax and Slave To Society, Flore and Deena Abdelwahed, Temudo, and Opal Tapes' Kentaro Hayashi. playlist → show archives. support the show, get exclusive content → become a patron.

15) Mantis Radio 330 - Arad

Mon, 17 May 2021 08:59:00 GMT
Mantis Radio 330 - Arad In session, Lakker's Arad with an amazing mix of new tracks and mashed up classics. Also today, music from The Allegorist, Artemon, Robert Miles, Hybrid, Sleeper, Wen, Agaric, Sato Sato, Effy and Troy Gunner, John 3:16, Deru, Gojira, Suicide, and Zoe McPherson. playlist → show archives. support the show, get exclusive content → become a patron.

16) Mantis Radio 329 - Warcrimes

Mon, 03 May 2021 08:59:00 GMT
Mantis Radio 329 - Warcrimes Introducing US industrial duo Warcrimes, this week's guests. Their showcase is nestled alongside a selection of electro, IDM, and high tempo breakbeat that includes tracks by Acre Recordings and C Mantle, an Aphex alias, Qnete, Arno Vancolen and Bryan Chapman, Madonna, SWARMM, w/ some darkside heaviness from PRSPCT Recordings, Agressor Bunx, DJ Hidden, and Current Value. playlist → show archives. support the show, get exclusive content → become a patron.

17) Mantis Radio 328 - SciFiSol

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 08:59:00 GMT
Mantis Radio 328 - SciFiSol Portland's SciFiSol brings her beautiful voice led captivating electronica alongside influences and faves to today's guest mix. Meanwhile, Mike plays techno from Anodyne and Primary Node, Mike Davis, Lewis Fautzi, Phase Fatale, and electro from Radioactive Man, [k]racktonik[k], Gramrcy and De Grandi, Alex Index and Hedchef, being, Inhalt and John Fryer (This Mortal Coil), plus Gojira, Sarah McLachlan, William Orbit, and Ezuri. playlist → show archives. support the show → become a patron.

18) Mantis Radio 327 - Snooks

Mon, 05 Apr 2021 08:59:00 GMT
Mantis Radio 327 - Snooks Snooks has a deep love of all things dub and sub, which you'll hear in his label Niteshade Inc and in today's guest mix. In Mike's bag this week - music from POLAAR, Minor Science, Natural Sciences, Swarm Intelligence, Carl Craig, Keleketla!, Metz, Paul Woolford, Ryoji Ikeda, and clipping, together with new cuts from Voitax, Shpongle, Echologist, and The Ebertbrothers. playlist → show archives. support the show → become a patron.

19) Mantis Radio 326 - cyd

Tue, 22 Mar 2021 08:59:00 GMT
Mantis Radio 326 - Cyd Poland's cyd is today's featured guest (Subsist, E-Missions, ARTS, Solemne Records) - alongside a swell of new music from the likes of Maelstrom, Vatican Shadow, Nwyrve, Ryuji Takeuchi, James Ruskin, Temudo, and Terrace. playlist → show archives. support the show → become a patron.

20) Mantis Radio 325 - SWARMM

Tue, 09 Feb 2021 08:59:00 GMT
Mantis Radio 325 - SWARMM Today's broadcast features an intense guest mix by SWARMM. Hear new music from Luke Lund, The Body, Cristian Vogel, Nomine & Digital, Boylan and Slimzee, and Vema-Diode, with early Tipper, Detroit’s Suburban Knight, Death Grips, Calibre, Mosca, and Monic. playlist → show archives. support the show → become a patron.