Mantis Radio 230 + House of Black Lanterns


Dylan Richards returns to Mantis Radio as House of Black Lanterns with a superb 50 min electro and bass selection. There’s new music from Arca, BRICKS, Atiq, Borealis, Ruins, TFHats, Logical Disorder and more.

Arca – Reverie [Mute]
BRICKS – Happy Birthday [Orb Tapes]
Datacode – Origin [MethLab Recordings]
Logical Disorder – Zest [Crunch Pod]
Black Saturn – BackGround Music [Alrealon Musique]
Pattern Behavior – Empty Space [Crime League]
Arca – Whip [Mute]
Chester Hawkins – The Role Of Control Surfaces [Alrealon Musique]
BRICKS – You Can’t Take It With You [Orb Tapes]
Datacode – Wraithmachine (Calqa Rework) [MethLab Recordings]
Atiq – From Dusk Till Dawn Feat. Daddy Freddy [Mind Dubs]
Deadcode – Ratatata [31 Records]
Möd3rn – Ckut [Möd3rn Records]
Nothus & Delikwe – Redwalls [XCPT Music]
Borealis – Wild Blue Rose [Heard Island]
Ruins – They Know What You Are [unreleased]
Only Now – Tribute to Detroit [POLAAR]
TFHats – Binary Stars [Bass Agenda]
Skullflower – khephra [Cold Spring Records]

Psyche – Eye Of The Hurricane ft Dwayne Goettel
Psyche – The Final Call
Nitzer Ebb – Let Your Body Learn (Terence Fixmer remix 2006)
MAS 2008 – Das Leben Vor Augen
Carl Finlow – Photonics
Derrick May – Salsa Life
The Hacker – Sequence
Public Image Limited – Careering (John Peel Session)
K-1 – Time Travel (Acappella)
Absolute Body Control – Total Control
Drexciya – Depressurization
Randomer – Huh
Alien FM – It’s About The Bangin (DJ Floor Filler mix)
Surburban Knights – Shape Shifter
Decal – Digital Bitch
Computor Rockers – Techno Beats
Aux 88 – We Make Beats
Freestyle – Don’t Stop The Rock
Cabaret Voltaire – Diffusion
Voice Farm – Lost Adults
Kraftwerk – Numbers
Severed Heads – Petrol
Steve Poindexter – Work That Motherfucker
Model 500 – No UFO’s (D mix)
Gene Hunt – Living In A Land (12″ club mix)
Gene Hunt – Freddy’s Dead
Funk D’Void – Jack Me Off
Body Mechanic – Suck My Dick
Kosmic Messenger – Soundscape (Intricate mix)
Model 500 – Electric Entourage
Psyche – From Beyond
Psyche – Crackdown

Circular Ruins – Reversal [Portals Editions]


A decade after his first appearance on our show – our 2nd ever broadcast in June 2007 – Dylan Richards is back. This time the artist formerly known as King Cannibal (Ninja Tune) and Zilla (Warp) returns under his latest guise, House of Black Lanterns.

House of Black Lanterns delivers a defined change in vision and style. The debut album Kill The Lights on Fabric’s imprint Houndstooth retains Richards’ earlier influence of DJ Krust’s sprawling drum & bass soundscapes, and develops his sound to incorporate the dub-inflected techno textures of Rhythm & Sound whilst nodding to the catchy, yet bleak floorfillers of Trax. All inspired by the modern noir visual style of Michael Mann.

Richards has been championed by the likes of Mary Anne Hobbs, and hand-picked by Björk to work on her Biophilia project. He has compiled retrospectives of both the Warp and Ninja Tune back catalogues. His mix skill is immense.

In between sets at Berghain and Panorama Bar, The Roundhouse, Boileroom, Fabric and Melkweg and a whole other host of venues,  remixes have been traded with Breakage and Dave Clarke & Mr Jones’s _Unsubscribe_ project. His conceptual album piece You Were Telling Me of Mountains is absolutely essential listening. He’s got EPs on Hypercolour, one for Doc Scott’s 31 Records, Creme’s Jericho One imprint, Darkroom Dubs and PM.

Following years of badgering him he finally returns to the show, 10 years and 228 shows later. I’ve the greatest of pleasure in welcoming back to Mantis Radio, Dylan Richards, as House of Black Lanterns.

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