Perseus Traxx / Mantra – Acid Avengers 015 [AAR015]

For that 15th Acid Avengers split EP, Tripalium Corp welcomes two providers of acid music who know each other very well, as they’re also associated in the duo Nite Vision. On the A-Side, English producer Perseus Traxx, known for his raw house & electro bombs on Bunker, Solar One, I Love Acid or his own imprint Future Flash. On the B-Side, Barcelona-based producer Mantra, also know under his aliases Myriadd or Acid Phreex, and responsible of several ravey bangers on Pinkman, Creme Organization, Bunker and Polybius Trax.

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Perseus Traxx / Mantra – Acid Avengers 015 [AAR015]

Mantra / Myriadd – All Is Mind [WOD013]

Weapons of Desire are back with the next installment of raw percussion and the dirty bass lines that we have all grown to know and love. Five brilliant 707 and 808 driven techno stompers from the eminently proficient Craig Stainton over two sides of wax in both his Mantra and Myriadd production guises.

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Mantra / Myriadd – All Is Mind [WOD013]

Mantra – Blackout [PT013]

Polybius Trax present another three track EP from Mantra showcasing a variety of acid styles. Opening track, Blackout, is a solid, no-nonsense acid techno workout, perfect for a strobe filled warehouse, and features builds and drops layered with ethereal tones. Emanation is a maelstrom of moving synth sounds, bouncing delay lines and vocal-like klaxons that combine to disorientate the listener. Final track, Mirage is a classic bad attitude acid track with an unnerving acid line that weaves in and out of aggressive percussive lines.

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Mantra – Blackout [PT013]

Mantra – Exhale [PT011]

A selection of three acid-tinged cuts here, from Mantra, who has previously released on labels such as Bunker, Abstract Acid and Solar One Music. The EP’s title track, Exhale, is a flowing, hypnotic number with tripped out reverb washes and a mesmerising lead line that rises and falls for the duration of the track, putting the listener in a meditative state. Transmutation is more focused on the dancefloor, although at the same time more off-kilter, with shamanistic percussive rattles and and uneasy 303 line sitting over a pulsing bassline. Black Light is the toughest of these three cuts, with a creaking acid line combined with heavier percussion that gives a nod to the city that spawned the genre, and the originators of the sound.

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Mantra – Exhale [PT011]

Mantra – The Abyss EP [PFS011]

Mantra makes an entry to Finnish ProForm Series with his raw and uncompromised four track acid EP called ‘The Abyss’. Craig Stainton delivers four tracks of jackin’ pure acid techno madness in the veins of true underground. Starting with ‘Next Culture’ is a good introduction to pumping beats and a moaning 303 while ‘Beat Methods’ takes a rougher and tougher angle to acid. Just imagine yourself in a warehouse party in the morning jammin’ to some acid. On the B-side ‘The Abyss’ leads us to the deep end of the 303 or even to the bottom of the acid sea. ‘Singularity’ ends this package with great 303 lines definitely burning up the house.

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Mantra – The Abyss EP [PFS011]

Mantra – Mindstream [PT009]

After delivering the 8th Polybius Trax’s release under Myriadd’s alias, Craig Stainton strikes again. And this time he does it under the name of Mantra with 4 tracks of jackin’, acid house and acid techno. With this EP “The Seventh Seal” (PT009) and with its predecessor in the label “A New Day” (PT008), shows us of his mastery in the art of invoicing dance music under the different strands of acid.

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Mantra – Mindstream [PT009]

Mantra – Many Words [SOM/CIC03]

Solar One Music is always on the search for new missions and now its time for a new series on this label called “The Crystal Issue”. Focus will be more on Acid/Chicago/Detroit/Techno/House which also big influences for the label heads of SOM. First release is from Mantra.

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Mantra – Many Words [SOM/CIC03]

Hipodrome’s 2012 Review (Part III)

Finally we are at the last part of the 2012 review. In the first part of our review, the preferences of our followers are shown, according to the number of click and stars. Top 3 albums of the years, top 3 EPs, compilations and mixes loved by our followers can be seen here.

In the second part, I presented some of my favorite events and performances from last year. For more details go here.

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Mantra – Out of the Aether [AACID005]

The Abstract Acid series continues its exploration into the depths of acid with a relentless 303 assault from UK-based machine operator, Mantra – four rugged tracks of distorted, crackling beats and low slung bass lines that are just crying out to be ripped through the speakers of a dark, filthy warehouse.

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Mantra – Out of the Aether [AACID005]