11.11. Hi Hat Heat @ Frame
As many DJs, Mentalien had already been a music freak at a young age. After a while his addiction focused mostly on jungle and drum&bass. Momentous tunes, like Inner City Life, Warhead or Friday made him fall in love with the genre so much that he started to collect records when he was 16. Later he widened his musical palette and started digging deeper in other genres like uk garage, house, techno and many other exciting styles which fit into the ’bass music’ category. Mentalien has been active in the Hungarian scene as a radio presenter and as a journalist as well. He has written articles, reviews and made interviews for the country’s well known urban webzine, called Impulsecreator, aka drumandbass.hu, which was established back in 1999, and for various printed magazines. He is running a jungle and drum&bass radio show together with DJ Ren, called Dzsungel Konyve, it’s on air bi-weekly on Hungary’s biggest independent FM station, Tilos Radio. He is also a member of the Bass Camp family, an underground promoter and DJ group in Budapest, which is responsible for drum & bass, dubstep and bass music events in Hungary. All through the years he played alongside many of his musical heroes, like Calibre, Commix, D-Bridge, MJ Cole, Fracture, DJ Flight, DJ Storm, Zed Bias, Wookie, Marcus Intalex, El-B, Rockwell, DJ Marky, DJ EZ, Lenzman, Goldie, Oneman, DJ Die, Kingdom, Roska, Boddika and many more. When it comes to DJing, his vibe usually is very vocal, soulful and rolling, but he can be the man of extremes as well, and switch to darker, more experimental and industrial sounds.
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