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We head to to Birmingham, the home for many of British techno, to present a rare recording from the Rodz Konez label boss – Makaton.

Logical Disorder – Help Me [++sensor]
Vampire Slayer – Internet Celebrity [BLWBCK]
AlgoRythmiK – Insomnia [Jarring Effects]
P-Hocto – Jumpgate [Takeover Recordings]
City of Machine – Mentally Unstable [Energun]
Kwartz – Silence Turns to Violence [Cicuta Netlabel]
Mark Reeve – Fear [Soma Records]
Tim Wolff – Quotum (Ben Sims remix) [Bulletdodge Records]
Patscan – Stum Futter (Mad-Tek remix) [Digital Distortions]
Go Hiyama – Woman Curve [HueHelix]
Mazzula – Photons (Ryogo Yamamori remix) [Mazzula]
Ctrls – Evident Mechanics 002 [Token]
Kawatin – Hey (Kawatin’s Camshaft remix) [Ricochet Records]
Dr Schmidt – Aminopenta [Maschinen Musik]
James Priestley + Marco Antonio – Speed (Trevino remix) [Secret Sundaze Music]
Radial – Vandal [Audio Assault]
C Mantle – Congener 3 [Acre Recordings]
DJ Ford Foster – Ugly Weather [Western Panorama Recordings]
Valta ft Mudimbi – Colera (Koloah remix) [UK Trendz]
D4F4K3-P4ND4 – BUG(s) [D4F4K3-P4ND4]
Radioactive Man – Incoming! (DJ Stingray remix) [Wang Trax]

Tomohiko Sagae – Cold Chamber (Makaton remake)
Tomohiko Sagae – Deburring (Makaton / Paul Damage) Wasps Mix
Girls Revenge – Teen Slasher
Death Abyss – The Magic Of Defiance (Girls Revenge Disco Hospital Mix)
Girls Revenge – Watch You Burn
Death Abyss – Love Is A Weakness (Mark Broom remix)
Death Abyss – Thee Grey Book
Death Abyss – Come As The Reaper And Thus You Will Sow (Israel Vines remix)
Death Abyss – Stop Thinking, Increase Consumption (Makaton remix)
Death Abyss – Come As The Reaper And Thus You Will Sow (Makaton remake)
Tomohiko Sagae – Arsenic (Makaton remake)
Tomohiko Sagae – Sodium Cyanide (Datamine – Extraction Mix)
Makaton – Le Tenia
Death Abyss – Stop Thinking, Increase Consumption
Datamine – Checksum
Tomohiko Sagae – Rebar Cutter (Makaton remake)


Well respected, and rightly so, in techno circles and beyond. The work of Steve Bailey’s Makaton and his label Rodz Konez is a standard of techno to which others have been measured for well over a decade.

His discography may not be the biggest in the tomes of techno but, crucially, what is available is focused, direct, dark, heavy, uncompromising, and damn fine work with that experimental, driving edge.

Arguably, the recently made digitally available 2 Jags, is the classic track in his body of work.

For the past few years Bailey has been focusing more on his, indispensable for any self confessed techno DJ label, Rodz Konez.

Presenting to the world the work of Regis, Fumiya Tanaka, The 65D Mavericks, Female, Paul Damage, Harvey Lane, Inigo Kennedy, Max Duley, Olga+Jozef, Datamine, Tomohiko Sagae, Death Abyss and Girls Revenge. In particular the work of Death Abyss set a new standard in the dark strains of fractured techno with last years phenomenal album (and Darkfloor favourite) Dominate Through Will.

We remain enraptured by the work of the mysterious producer/s behind the Death Abyss alias.

His exclusive session for Mantis Radio presents his label and his sound. It marks the beginning of a return to the forefront of the club as he readies his live PA for a return to dancefloors next year. Details on that when we have them.

Until then he continues to push fresh sounds in techno as the label’s latest from the newest addition to the crew: Girls Revenge drops next month (December 3rd).

Hits Tits Lips 30HZ Power is a two track release presenting bass rich, deeper leanings and it should be on your Christmas list.

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