I stumbled across Dam Mantle at Field Day last weekend on the XOYO/Lock Tavern Stage and instead of queuing for a pint which was my initial plan, I danced, because I couldn't quite help become absorbed by the gorgeous hypnotic glitches, throbbing dubstep bass lines and overall intergalactic feel of the set.
Dam Mantle is Scottish producer Tom Marshallsay who has remixed for Gold Panda and more recently Kele Okereke and while he does a damn fine job of remixing for others, his own work is really where the magic happens. His influences of post rock and folk are subtly incorporated into his Kaleidoscopic electronica and the result is a party for the listener. Like other new kids on the block Boxcutter and Rustie, Dam Mantle is bringing fresh ideas to the electronic world and it's exciting.
His brand new EP Purple Arrow is released on September 13th and one you shall want to own.
You can have a listen in advance now though. Pre-order your copy here.
Purple Arrow EP by Dam Mantle