New label Weapons has exploded onto the scene with its quirky cuts from Mumbai Science, Metroplane and Ten Ven in recent months, and now the shadowy duo MANT make their debut.
With 5% of the label’s profits going to those who are displaced by war, this ethical approaching to running a label is a fine example of how the dance music community can come together to help the refugee crisis, whilst delivering us some much-need sonic thunder.
MANT’s contribution comes in the form of ‘Cragged’, an acidic cut of tech-house that’s brimming with mangled hooks and chopped vocals. All of the tracks on Weapons so far share a similar affinity of indulging in the weirder, more twisted end of dance music spectrum. But crucially each of the artist’s underlying influences always shine through, and MANT’s contribution is no different, a chunky cut of theatrical tech-house that hits like a howitzer.
Even though the label is less than a year old, it’s already got its own distinct sound and long may it continue.