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Mantis Radio

Since 2007 Mantis Radio continues to present a wide range of dark leaning electronics, fuelled by a techno and electro backbone. With 300+ exclusive guest sessions from established pros like Objekt, AnD, Si Begg, Perc, Huren, Radioactive Man, Sunil Sharpe and Casual Violence - to brand new talent and underrated producers, labels and musicians. Host and producer Mike Darkfloor showcases an ever growing selection of upfront electronics, forgotten and rediscovered cuts, and personal favourites. Published fortnightly on Mondays, with early access on Patreon (patreon.com/mantisradio), every show comes with playlists and links to the artists featured. A complete archive of shows is maintained and made freely available at darkfloor.co.uk.

Show Episodes

1) Mantis Radio 318 + Zaax

Mon, 21 Sep 2020 08:08:08 GMT
Mantis Radio 318 + Zaax With a powerhouse selection of industrial sound, in session it's Zaax. Mike plays original 1994 jungle business from Skeleton Recordings, proto neuro dnb from Spor, and amen darkside assault from Tech Itch, Kryptic Minds, and Leon Switch. Plus brand new tracks from Go Hiyama and Max Cooper. And music by Autechre, Radioactive Man, Boxed, Agon Branza, Sewerslvt, Inhalt, Renegade Hardware, and SoundWitch. 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 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 317 + Salford Electronics

Mon, 07 Sep 2020 08:08:08 GMT
Mantis Radio 317 + Salford Electronics British Industrialist Salford Electronics is our guest this week w/ an all artist session. Hear new music by Ryuji Takeuchi, Shawn Rudiman, Lapis, Lauren Bousfield, Hieroglyphic Being, DJ Slyngshot, ASC, Plike, and John Monkman. Plus trax by Bjork, Depeche Mode, Francois K, Techno Animal, JK Flesh, ttllrr, Ultrademon, and Junglismonk. Show playlist available at Darkfloor. Support Mantis Radio, become a patron.

7) Mantis Radio 316 + Flore

Mon, 17 Aug 2020 08:08:08 GMT
Mantis Radio 316 + Flore POLAAR label boss Flore slams down the drums in the guest mix. Hear new music from Opal Tapes, Dexterous Numerics, Forest Drive West, Samurai Music, hardcore punk band Ballpeen, Ovid + Tension, Shinichi Atobe, Deathbed Tapes, Ipecac Recordings, thatboytim, and Dewtone Recordings. Show playlist available at Darkfloor. Support Mantis Radio, become a patron.

8) Mantis Radio 315 + Lakker

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 08:08:08 GMT
Mantis Radio 315 + Lakker Lakker return w/ a stunning 60m mix, packing techno, grime, bass weight, + electro. Alongside heady mysticism, techno roller, electro crunch and bass rumblers, w/ music by La Breiche, Ghost Warrior, XQST, Medika, Yan Cook & PWCCA, Vinicius Honorio, Architektur & Avørste, Divide & Temudo, Cyan85, Hedchef, and Jonny L. Show playlist available at Darkfloor. Support Mantis Radio, become a patron.

9) Mantis Radio 314 + Hedchef

Mon, 20 Jul 2020 08:08:08 GMT
Mantis Radio 314 + Hedchef In session Hedchef showcasing his electro meets bass meets breaks meets techno sound. We’ve jungle, early drum n bass, techstep and some heavy neurofunk selections from Mike in the first hour. Including Alex Reece, Emotif Recordings, Eusebeia, Western Lore, Metalheadz, Strictly Hardcore, OtherCide Records, Bad Taste Recordings, Barcode, Love Love Records, POLAAR, and Sonic Terror. With some prog breaks, art rock and electro throb to close out the show. Show playlist available at Darkfloor. Support Mantis Radio, become a patron.

10) 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.

11) 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.

12) 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.

13) 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.

14) 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.

15) 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.

16) 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.

17) 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.

18) 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.

19) 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.

20) 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.