Mantis Radio 051 + T.R.O. (Furioso)
Hot on the heels of our 50th show and that première of Wu-Tang’s Enter the Dubstep, this week we present a session from Berlin’s T.R.O.
Ghost – m° [Acroplane]
Grouper – Pale Through [Root Strata]
Trentemøller – Gush [Audiomatique Recordings]
Koro Inu – Sidewinder [midnightminustwo]
HoeHLE – Bassstard [Bakshish Music]
Solar Chrome – This is Electro [Maschinen Musik]
+ Aaron Spectre – Say More Fire [Rag & Bone]
+ Chromia – Sonatina [Militant Science Records]
Eric Sneo – Coming Home [Driving Forces Recordings]
Molez – ITM [dub]
King Cannibal – Downtime [Ninja Tune]
Yello – Bostich (Reflected) [Polydor]
Deepgroove – Spike (Mark Broom remix) [Underwater Records]
Alavux – Pustinja (C-System remix) [Toyfriend Music]
Aaron Spectre – Say More Fire [Rag & Bone]
Photek – Fake ID (Gunjack Dub) [unreleased]
Synapse – Back the Fuck Up [Militant Science Recordings]
C Mantle – A Million Little Pieces [unreleased]
Si Begg vs The Slabovian 8-Bit Orchestra – The Generals Son (Si Begg remix) [Noodles Recordings]
Xela – I Drowned Her in a Dreamless Sleep [Root Strata]
Moderat – Nr. 22 [BPitch Control]
F – Icon [7even]
Rob Sparx – Thug Step [On The Edge]
Blackfinger – UMF [Trouble + Bass]
Havok – Deep Flight Dub 1 [Deep Flight]
Nicolas Bourbaki – Algebra (Blackmass Plastics remix) [Furioso]
Scandalous Unltd – Whisper [True Tiger]
Substacja – Breakdub [Foulplay]
Sentient – Bassbinz [Bass Tourist]
Not In My Name – Unbreathed [UK Trends]
King Thing – Radiobeach [Furioso]
Martyn – Hear Me 
Future Funk Squad – Beat Freaks [Default]
T.R.O. – So What [Furioso dub]
Vipercorps – Overlocked (I.D. remix) [Lucky Break]
Rob Sparx – The Funk [Z Audio]
After growing up in Bayreuth (the Richard Wagner town) T.R.O. moved to Berlin, diving head first into it’s techno scene. Soon after, he became interested in the much smaller but very friendly local breaks scene, especially the legendary Dangerous Drums nights.
Now addicted to this sound, his own productions changed from techno to breakbeat, too. In 2004 his début release “Rec” appeared on the Dangerous Drums compilation ‘It’s a Berlin thing 3‘ and in 2005 he got the first of several tracks signed on Dr. Schmidt’s label Maschinen Musik (Dr. Schmidt and his label were featured on Mantis 008).
While he still enjoys the full range of breakbeat music, increasingly he’s become interested in other broken beat styles, primarily dubstep and garage and their influence is being absolved into his productions.
T.R.O.’s own label Furioso is dedicated to the idea of merging breaks, dubstep, 2step, and bassline house. With artists like Sharps, Blackmass Plastics, KingThing, and Nicolas Bourbaki it has quickly become a melting pot for future bass music.
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