Mandala/Apophis by Port Manteau
Port Manteau launches his new project Kitsch Records, opening the label with two absorbing productions across Mandala/Apophis.
Originally from Newcastle-upon-Tyne but now residing in Bristol, talented up-and-comer Port Manteau has introduced his wide-reaching sound palette via the likes of Street Tracks, 10 Steps North and Zerothree as he explores the wider corners of his own electronic influences. Beginning the next chapter of his young career, having supported artists such as Sasha, Hot Since 82, and Yousef, in late March welcomes a new project to the mix as he launches his own label, Kitsch. A home for explorations across indie dance, progressive house, and electronica, the imprint will look to ‘combine the best of past and present' to showcase unique and eclectic musical experiences, starting in style with the launch EP "Mandala/Apophis".
I believe in pushing boundaries, experimenting, and carving out a new space in the industry. It's one thing learning all the technical stuff, but the real effort is creating a totally different track that no one has heard before. My sound is all about taking the best of the music I love from a variety of genres and ending up with something unique.
The powerful and expansive title track "Mandala" opens the package with authority, with a medley of sweeping synths, captivating vocals, and energy-building melodies combining for an endorphin-driven anthemic lead offering. Next, "Apophis" unveils a melting pot of sounds, drawing from a wide range of genres, from Italo-influenced leads to bubbling acid basslines, for a scintillating ride to close the show.
Port Manteau - Mandala/Apophis
Release Date March 2023
Label Kitsch Records