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The techno continues. Following on from our last show’s session w/ Dead Sound vs Videohead, this week Mantis Radio present a session from Black Smith Craft.

AAIMON – Amen [Tundra]
Flore – La Folie (Lawgiverz remix) [Botchit]
NNID – 273kelvin [Crazy Language]
Maschine – Nex#1 [Psychonavigation Records]
Point B – Headland (Dead Fader remix) [Combat]
Shackleton – Fireworks [Honest Jon’s Records]
Emika – Count Backwards (Kryptic Minds remix) [Ninja Tune]
O/V/R – Post-Traumatic Son (Ben Klock Techno Mix) [Blueprint]
The Bee – Quaralabee [Wavelike]
Detroit Grand Pubahs – Autotragik (Ortin Cam remix) [Detelefunk]
Jerome Baker – I Know Its Weird (Roman Zawodny remix) [Extreme Forces]
Africa HiTech – Out in the Streets [Warp]
iPassenger – Stormchasers [SKP Recordings]
Talen – Batgirl feat. Lady Saw (Stereotyp Version 2) [Mouthwatering Switzerland]
Hellfire Machina – Feel Our Velocity (Killeralien remix) [dub]
Emika – Count Backwards (Marcel Dettman Vocal edit) [Ninja Tune]
Milanese – So Malleable (Cold Mix) [Planet Mu]
RadioNasty – Radio 3 [EPM Music]
Subeena – End of Reason [Opit]
Point B – Asking Nicely [Bonus Round]
Ø – Ensimmäinen Valo [Sahko Recordings]

Forward Strategy Group – Inside the shadows
Mike Parker – Amalgamated (extension mix)
Michaelangelo – Conception IV
Dialect – Supervision
Mitral – Regurgitation (Ancient Methods mix)
Sebastian Kramer – Inside the core
Oliver Kucera – HN-3B
Dead Sound – Realists reality
Doryk – Propaganda
Go Hiyama – Residual set (Radial remix)
GabeeN – Short trip
Cari Lekebusch – Takin Out Garbage
Loktibrada – Rybakk
Joton – Body Sensations (Radial remix)
Museum – Madame (Itoh remix)
Female – Ma Ji Motorovou (Ian J. Richardson remix)
Posthuman – The grey
Jeff Mills – Hussain (unreleased mix)
Jonas Kopp – M33
Siege – Resume Contact
Grovskopa – Sex and Violins (Surgeon remix)


Born in the North of France, Tyler Smith aka Black Smith Craft discovered acid house at the end of the 80’s. Seduced and consumed by electronic music he fell in love (like many of us did) with the German melodic trance style of labels such as Eye-Q, Platipus + Superstition. By the late 90s he’d started DJing and by the turn of the new millennium his tastes had developed into a more underground techno sound influenced by English, German and especially Detroit sounds. His radio career kicked off in earnest with Tyler appearing regularly on Tuesday Session show broadcast on Campus FM (Villeneuve d’Ascq/France) which was run by Dimitri Pike (Mirage/Matrix/Subject Detroit).

2006 saw Tyler’s debut vinyl release – a collaboration with Bionic on German label Audiocrash was quickly followed by several digital releases. Over the years Tyler’s sound has become darker and more industrial resulting in the Black Smith Craft project. He has releases on Grovskopa’s mighty Pohjola, Leeds’ finest Limetree and Rednox’s superb free netlabel Ante-Rasa with more due for 2011.

A prolific radio DJ with many shows running concurrently with his B-Side radio sessions (broadcasting on Livesets radio every three months on Monday from 21.00CET) being the one you darkfloor fans should take the most note of.

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