Good evening everyone, hope most of you are looking forward to enjoying the Holiday weekend! We have some thing for your ears to ease you into this weekend, welcome to episode 326 of The Everyday Junglist Podcast!
Thank you Midway and Dj Choppah for your mixes that we featured for episode 325!
Episode 326 brings us a mix from the mighty Mantra, representing Rupture!
Mantra co-runs the seminal giant, Rupture LDN with Double O and throws the legendary Rupture parties with Double O, showcasing some of the most talented drum n’ bass/jungle producers and dj’s!
Before we get to the mix, I would like to detail some of my favorite tracks from Mantra that I think all of you should pick up: Powder of Life, Nocturne, and The Hollow, which is a collab with Drum Cypha!
Mantra’s mix starts deep, dark and moody, drawing you in, before unleashing with a crisp amen tune. The energy builds with each new tune! The mix rolls out with some upfront tracks with filthy basslines and breaks that belie their incoming onslaught when they drop! The refrain of the mix is a combination of beautifully constructed amens with dreamy atmospheric layers, heavyweight, hard hitters, and bits with some wicked breaks. The mix concludes with a melodic, amen track! The mix is AMAZING!!
Let’s meet our selectah for episode 326, Mantra:
Representing real drum and bass at it’s finest, Mantra’s deep and emotive sound in the mix comes from an intense passion for the music. With a selection that’s both inspirational as well as educational, her sets bring the beats into balance and cross the spectrum of dark and uplifting styles. Much more than just a DJ, Mantra has already made an impact across the drum and bass scene and looks set to keep rolling strong.
Conscious of the history of the music she loves yet always looking to push things forward, she’s no newcomer and her involvement with drum and bass runs much deeper than just a hobby. Having worked for record distributers SRD as well as promoting her own regular club night, Rupture, she’s learnt from the ground up and built a solid foundation on which she continues to grow.
The success of Rupture stands testament to Mantra’s hard work and commitment, and that of her partner Double-O. Borne of a desire to take it back to basics, Rupture has gone from strength to strength with original line ups that combine the best new DJs alongside some of the underground’s leading lights. The night has built up over the past 10 years to form what is now recognized as London’s best underground dnb night.
Her productions have been supported by dBridge, Loxy, Flight, Storm amongst others. With releases line up on AKO, Repertoire, UVB-76 and Rupture LDN Mantra’s productions are set to keep moving forward in 2018.
For more music from Mantra and Rupture LDN, please click the links below:
Enjoy the sounds of Mantra! The Everyday Junglist Podcast!
Shiken Hanzo – Kunai – Samurai
The Untouchables – Scavengers – Samurai
Goldie – Manslaughter (Rider 95 remix) -Renforced
Overlook – Down the Rabbit Hole – Osirus
Forest Drive West – Nothing Else – Rupture LDN
Acid Lab and Scale – Warrior – Skeleton
Forest Drive West – Curved Path
Aspect – Stand Clear – Droogs
Response and Pliskin ft Lara Lee – Stolen Keys – Rupture LDN
Forest Drive West – Jungle Crack VIP
Source Direct – Mind Weaver
Holsten – Abscess
Double O – Rare Groove – Rupture LDN
Scar – Leave Off – Metalheadz
Sully – Epoch – Rupture LDN
OneMind – The Timeless – Metalheadz
Mani Festo – Hold the Line – Rupture LDN
Theory – Heartbreak in Paradise – Rupture LDN