My gigs in 2015

Looking through the list of my gigs in 2015 makes me realise how great this year was for me musically. Unexpectedly I was invited to play drum&bass in Slovakia two times (!), both gigs in Kosice and Bratislava were a great experience, and my first two gigs in this country actually. I was lucky enough to play my favorite music alongside artists like DJ Marky, Marcus Intalex, DRS, Technimatic, Eton Messy, Seba, London Elektricity, Dynamite MC, etc. Got to mention the Friday afternoons at A38 ship, those gigs were the highlights of my summer for sure. I was really happy that I was able to play proper garage sets at Balaton Sound and Instant as well. Big ups to everyone who helped to turn my year as awesome as it was! : )

01.13. DJ Ren b2b Mentalien (Marcus Intalex warm-up) @ Tilos (info)
02.02. Easy Lovin' \w Slanki @ Telep (info)
02.07. BLZ 16th Bday \w Marcus Intalex + DRS @ Tesla (info)
02.13. Room8 Season Opening @ Room8 (info)
02.14. Different Drum special \w DJ Marky @ Room8 (info)
03.14. Different Drum \w Technimatic @ Room8 (info)
04.16. Different Drum @ Lärm (info)
04.21. Friday warm-up \w DJ Ren @ Tilos Radio (info)
04.25. Volt + BLZ pres. Wilkinson @ Akvarium (info)
05.01. Friday Season Opening @ A38 (info)
05.08. Friday @ A38 (info)
05.16. Monkey6 \w Eton Messy @ Tesla (info)
06.05. Friday @ A38 (info)
06.26. Friday (DJ Ren bday) @ A38 (info)
07.03. Liquidity @ Kosice, Slovakia (info)
07.12. Balaton Sound (dnb + uk garage sets) @ Zamardi (info)
07.24. Friday @ A38 (info)
07.25. Bladerunnaz BBQ @ Durer Kert (info)
07.31. Friday (Mentalien's Bday Special) @ A38 (info)
08.15. Sziget Festival, Meex Stage @ Budapest (info)
08.21. Friday @ A38 (info)
08.22. B My Lake Festival @ Zamardi (info)
08.28. Friday @ A38 (info)
10.03. Dream:On \w Seba, Hybrid Minds, Kove @ Prlmnt (info)
10.17. You&K UK Garage Night @ Instant (info)
11.13. You&K UK Garage Night @ Instant (info)
11.14. Hospitality \w London Elektricity, Dynamite MC, Metrik @ Prlmnt (info)
11.27. Bladerunnaz Night @ Gazfroccs, Sopron (info)
11.28. Monkey6 Night @ Volt Bar, Akvarium (info)
12.05. Bike N Nite @ Ankert (info)
12.19. Basshaze @ Club Dole, Bratislava (SK) (info)


Mentalien - Live at Basshaze - Klub Dole, Bratislava 19-12-2015

My first gig in Bratislava will be a night I'll remember for a long time! This episode of Lixx's series, called Basshaze was one of those ideal drum&bass parties where everything goes smoothly and everything clicks. Klub Dole is a nice little club with a decent Funktion One soundsystem and a well-equipped DJ-booth which is not separated from the crowd more than it should be, so it's easy to get on their wavelength. Moreover, the Slovakian party people proved to be very open-minded about the music, it was refreshing to see all the positive reaction on the different sub-genres which were played during the night. First I was playing my current and all time faves by myself, but later we did a short back2back session with DJ Ren as well, during which we went a lot deeper and reached more experimental fields of dnb. You can listen to the recording of my solo mix from the night, enjoy! :)

Mentalien - Live at Basshaze - Klub Dole, Bratislava 19-12-2015
Download | Stream at soundcloud.com/mentalien or mixcloud.com/mentalien


Total Science & Maverick Soul feat. Riya & Frank H Carter III - Confessions - Spearhead
Villem - Do You I Wanna - Symmetry
Mutated Forms - Best Served Cold - C.I.A. Deep Kut
4 Hero feat. Imani Uzuri - 9 by 9 (M.I.S.T. Dub Mix) - Talkin' Loud
Friction & Total Science - Scatter - Shogun Audio
Random Movement - Yes You Are - Flight Pattern
High Contrast - Global Love - Hospital
Firefox - So Solid - Philly Blunt
Nu:Tone - Right Now - Hospital
Halogenix - Shank - Metalheadz
Optical - The Shining (Ed Rush & Optical rmx) - Metro
Enei - Two Faced - Critical
Dillinja - Why - FFRR
Think Tonk - Bury Dem - V Recordings
Billon feat. Maxine Ashley - Special (Nu:Tone VIP rmx) - Hospital
Chase & Status feat. Jenna G - In Love - Bingo Beats
DJ Hazard - Food Fight - Playaz
Rockwell feat. Hyroglifics & Sam Binga - Itsok2behapp-e - Shogun Audio
Lynx feat. Master X - Where Are You?
A-Sides & Makoto - Uplifter - Eastern Elements
Villem & Mcleod feat. Riya & Dynamite MC - Fear Bites - Spearhead
Random Movement - We've been Lost In Time (Talkin') - Innerground
Hyroglifics - Astraya - Critical


Mentalien - 160170MIX Vol. 1.

With this new mix-series I just decided to start, I'll try to focus on the rather experimental side of drum&bass and jungle, you can expect all kinds of tunes around 160-170 BPM, which are influenced by juke, footwork, hip-hop, grime or something else. This mix features a lot of big favorite tunes of mine, from musicians like Ivy Lab, Sam Binga, Moresounds or Fixate, so if you're into what those guys are doing these days, you should give this set a listen or two. ;)

Mentalien - 160170MIX Vol. 1. 


Kelela - The High - Warp
Fanu & Coleco - Inward Tripper - Lightless
The Duke Of Juke - Shngn Rmx - Anus
DJ Madd - Champion - Roots & Future
Moresounds - Etho - 31
Sam Binga ft. TT The Artist - Bad Bish - Critical
Ivy Lab ft. Havelock - Hiya - 20/20LDN
Moresounds - Altercations - Astrophonica
Coleco - Raveworx - Shogun Audio
Rockwell - Music 2000 - Shogun Audio
Fixate - Sueno - Exit
J:Kenzo - Durge - 31
Mako - Forbenji - Samurai Music
Ivy Lab - Cherokee - 20/20LDN
OM Unit & Sam Binga - Wei - Bunit
Fixate - Percussive Aggressive - Exit
Sam Binga & Hyroglifics - Dark Day - Critical
Stray - Movements (Machinedrum rmx) - Exit
Moresounds & Fracture - Dead & Bury - Astrophonica
Trigga, Chimpo & Sam Binga - MCR - Girls Music
Bungle - Arcadia - 31 


Mentalien - Warehouse Jam 2

It seems to be a logical move to call this mix the sequel of my Warehouse Jam set from last year. I think the vibes are quite similar to that one. Once again I've picked tunes which are heavily influenced by late '80s dance music, early '90s uk hardcore, house, jungle and garage. It's raw, yet soulful, so enjoy it! :)

Mentalien - Warehouse Jam 2
Download / Stream at soundcloud.com/mentalien or mixcloud.com/mentalien

Martyn - EF40 - Dolly Dubs
Photonz - 1551 - Unknown To The Unknown
Disciples - Mastermind - FFRR
Brunks - Ain't No Stoppin' Us (remix) - white
Montel - Garage Stories (Vibe 2) - Foot & Mouth
Lethal Bizzle ft. Shakka Pote - Playground (instrumental) - Dench
Luca Lozano & DJ Fett Burger - Telegronn - Klasse Wrecks
DJ Duke pres. Freedom - Closer (Klubb Kidz Skool Vocal) - Local Talk
Catz 'N Dogz - Brock Landers - Step
Lil Tony vs Lumidee - Never Leave Semble Uh Oh (Justin Kayes Bootleg Re-edit) - Sleep All Day
Kid Simmons - Phat Laces - Killekill House Trax
DJ Haus - Need Sum Time - Hot Haus Recs
Kerri Chandler - Be There - King Street Sounds
Martyn - Done Away - Dolly Dubs
The Chemical Brothers feat. Q-Tip - Go (Special Request Basement remix) - Virgin


DJ Ren b2b Mentalien - Live at Sziget Festival 15-08-2015

After checking out Major Lazer on the Sziget main stage, we dropped a quality dnb / liquid funk / jump-up set on Snowattack / Dorko stage together with DJ Ren yesterday. The dancefloor was pretty much empty when we started, and it was amazing to see how more and more people joined us minute by minute until it got packed. If you were one of them, big ups to you! :)

DJ Ren b2b Mentalien - Live at Sziget Festival 15-08-2015
Download or stream at soundcloud.com/mentalien

June Miller - The Promise Ring - RAM
Command Strange - Visions - Liquid V
Calibre - Concrete - Exit
Command Strange - Rock Steady (Lenzman rmx) - Fokuz
Electrosoul System feat. Deeizm - Shadow - Med School
Heavy1 - Fear The Satellite (Sinistarr rmx) - Rubik
Calibre -  Garbage Man - Signature
Sampha - Too Much (SpectraSoul Bootleg)
Logistics - Millionaire - Innerground
A Sides & Makoto feat. Riya - Where Do We Go - Eastern Elements
Jam Thieves - Hustler - New Playaz
Atlantic Connection - Situations (Zero T rmx) - Dispatch
Lynx - Chord Time - Hospital
Total Science, Quadrant & Iris - Pushin Your Luck - C.I.A.
DRS feat. Marcus Intalex - Emergency - Soul:R
Dave Owen & Zere & Jaybee - Ask Them - Chronic
Roygreen & Protone feat. Pennygiles & Nina - Wake Up (Jaybee rmx) - Intrigue
Commix feat. Nextmen - Change - Metalheadz
Marcus Intalex - Hell To Pay - Metalheadz
Total Science & S.P.Y - Whoonga (Chroma rmx) - C.I.A.
Logistics - Connect 4 - Hospital
Tyke - Little Universe - Playaz
Fresh Kutt - Feel (Serum rmx) - Dance Concept
Jubei feat. Rumour - Paragon - Metalheadz
Bladerunner - Old Times - Program
Lenni Dee Ice - We Are IE (Dramatic rmx) - Mac 2
A Sides & MC Fats - Moment In Time (S.P.Y rmx) - U Understand Me
Bladerunner - Lock Off VIP - Chronic
Voltage - How It Should Be Done - Co-Lab
Stanton Warriors feat. Laura Steel - The One (Danny Byrd rmx) - Central Station
Lenzman - Move & Focus - Metalheadz
Random Movement - Sleazy Bitch - Fokuz
Total Science feat. MC Conrad - Soul Patrol (DJ Marky & S.P.Y Super Jungle VIP) - Run Dnb
Lynx - Satisfaction - Hospital
Serum - Here Today Gone Tomorrow - Low Down Deep
DRS feat. LSB & Tyler Daley - The View - Soul:R
Flaco - Got To Have (Heist rmx) - Co-Lab
Zinc - Hidden Track - Bingo
Danny Byrd - Bad Boy (Back Again) - Hospital
Liz-E - The Way It Should Stay - Smokin Riddimz
K Jah - B Town Bounce - Benefit Beats
Sam Binga X Trigga X Chimpo - Who Run Tingz - Girls Music