From Tallinn, the capital of Estonia to beautiful Budapest, Maria (aka Miss Mants) started her musical journey at a early age. Studying classical music at the Tallinn Music School, she learned to play piano for 12 years and with her family’s musical background was ensured a career in music in the future.
Maria’s passion for breaks began in spring of 2007. Starting on the radio in her hometown allowed her to try out behind the decks. Once that was mastered it didn’t take too long until she started writing her own tunes in collaboration with the local breaks fanatics. She’s been heavily influenced by the sound of the early 2000s drum and bass and of course later on it led to the love of breaks music. Some of her main influences include Specimen A, Far Too Loud, Breakfastaz, Ctrl Z, Screwface, Backdraft, Dopamine, Beatman & Ludmilla and Vent. Her first released single (together with DRKWTR) for Canadian label Breakz R Boss was released late May 2014 and not so long after that her debut EP for V.I.M. Records, ‘Urban Fondation’ was released in June 2014.
She has lived in many cities around the world where she could expand her musical spectrum helping her to incorporate lots of different elements to her own style. From the hip-hop influenced New York and Florida to the core of breaks music, London. Moving to Budapest in 2012 finally gave her the opportunity to shift her main area of focus to music production in order to achieve a more profound sound. Her sets incorporate a wide spectrum of sub-genres, starting with deep progressive breaks that can transition into noisy dirty electro house as well as energetic tech-psy breaks. This particular mix however features a lot of the bass heavy breaks which influenced her to begin with.
01// Aggresivnes – Futurasia (Blazer Remix)
02// Optobot – Show Me Your Nuts (MartOpetEr Remix)
03// Blazer – Obsidian
04// Miss Mants – Urban Foundation
05// Plastic Shell – Foley
06// Beatman and Ludmilla – Lizarb The Sad Clown (Plastic Shell Remix)
07// Colombo – Telequinesis
08// Flack.su – Vortex
09// Geon – Perpetual Motion (Colombo Remix)
10// Miss Mants – Anonim
11// Geon – Macroclemys (Colombo Remix)
12// Elite Force – Bombin’ the Subway (Elite Force’s Monsta Mix)
13// Orbital – Funny Break (Plump Djs Remix)
14// Colombo – After the Storm