Mantis Radio 059 + Smashback
Manchester’s bass mechanic SmashBack steps up for the Mantis Radio session, plus music from Kyle Hall, Sasha, Slam, John B, Addison Groove, King Cannibal, Mux Mool, Noiz, Surgeon and more.
the wee djs – Fit Eshem [dub]
Kyle Hall – Kaychunk [Hyperdub]
eleven tigers – Trail [eleventigers.bandcamp.com]
Sclist – Wrongside [dub]
John B – Up All Night (Gyu remix) [dub]
Slam – Azure (The Black Dog Corned Beefy remix) [Soma]
Christian Martin – Ghosts [Trapez]
Claudio PRC – Frozen Square [Prologue]
Let’s Go Outside – Sunday Morning In The Church of Bass (Hans Bouffmyre remix) [Soma]
Addison Groove – Footcrab [Swamp 81]
Mux Mool – Ladies Know (Live Edit) [Ghostly]
aAirial – Patiemment.. part1 [laridae]
King Cannibal – Flower of Flesh and Blood [Ninja Tune]
+ Surgeon – Compliance Momentum [Dynamic Tension]
Noiz – Slashback (Full Spektrum remix) [Yellow Machines]
Buckfunk 3000 – High Volume (Kanji Kinetic remix) [Hardcore Beats]
Vandal – FakeOrbit [dub]
Surgeon – Compliance Momentum [Dynamic Tension]
Solar Chrome – Aero [Maschinen Musik]
Killreall – Hey ! (Killreal VIP mashup) [dub]
Sasha – Expander (Hybrid Boot Phantom Beats edit) [dub]
+ Buckfunk 3000 – Jump (VENT remix) [Hardcore Beats]
+ Sturqen – S1 [dub]
Christian Mohr – Polterabend [Zimmer]
Ludacriss – How Low (Mjr Havoc Back to Da Ghetto remix) [Fly Beat Music]
T.R.O. – Sinkhole [dub]
SmashBack – Introduction
Synkro – Inhale [Smokin Sessions]
HATE Soundsystem – Human Resources [HATE]
Vitamin – Higgs Boson [Bass Gun]
Glover – Typhon (Draft Version) [Data-Trace]
Mazzula – Speed Garage [Bass Gun]
Dead Sound – Faith [Acroplane]
Vitamin – EMR1 (Draft Version) [Bass Gun]
SmashBack – Ladder (Ben Phaze remix) [Bass Gun]
Teutonic Kaboom – Rhubarb Rhubarb [Bass Gun]
SmashBack – Brick Shithouse (Benjwahbeats remix) [Bass Gun]
Chimpo – Synthetic [Off Road Recordings]
Millie and Andrea – Ever Since You Came Down [Daphne]
SmashBack – Mission To Irlam [Data-Trace]
SmashBack spent his teenage years in North London training his ears to the evolving sounds of Jungle and House.
His love for underground music led to further training in the art of music production, working various jobs to buy music equipment for his bedroom studio. It wasn’t until he left school when he got into DJing, starting a weekly residency at The Green Man pub in London’s West End. From there, he studied Music Technology at Uni + spent one of his summer breaks working at the now defunct techno institute Prime Distribution in West London. Whilst at Uni, he co-ran the legendary Bulldozer night in the seaside town of Scarborough. It was at least nights that SmashBack introduced the North East coast to Grime, Electro & Booty Bass.
After moving to Manchester, SmashBack got involved with the early stages of the Electrode night, which was to introduce him to the residents of Alien Radio, who asked him to hop aboard and help co-run their night. Electrode now fills the monthly slot that Alien Radio use to grace.
Alongside Paul Blackford, SmashBack co-runs the Bass Gun record label, releasing quality bass-heavy electro. Last year he released the album City Parks, which allowed him to move away from pure dancefloor bombs and develop and experiment with sound. A few weeks ago he released a joint EP with fellow Electrode member Teutonic Kaboom on the Bassgun imprint with some impressive remixes.
Missed a show? Catch up with the extensive archives.