Mantis Radio 51 – T.R.O.
Hot on the heels of our 50th show and that premiere of Wu-Tang’s Enter the Dubstep, we present a session from Berlin and Furioso label head TRO. Turning in a breakstep & bass selection.
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 [unreleased]
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]
TRO – So What [Furioso]
Vipercorps – Overlocked (I.D. remix) [Lucky Break]
Rob Sparx – The Funk [Z Audio]
After growing up in Bayreuth (the Richard Wagner town) TRO 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 breaks too. In 2004 his debut release Rec appeared on the Dangerous Drums compilation It’s A Berlin Thing 3. In 2005 he got the first of several tracks signed to Dr. Schmidt’s label Maschinen Musik whom we showcased on our 8th Mantis broadcast in 2007.
While he still enjoys the full range of breakbeat music, increasingly he has become interested in other broken beat styles. Primarily dubstep and garage, and their influence is being absolved into his productions. TRO’s own label Furioso is dedicated to the idea of merging breaks, dubstep, 2 step, and bassline house. With artists like Sharps, Blackmass Plastics, KingThing, and Nicolas Bourbaki it has quickly become a melting pot for future bass music.