Donnerstag, 5. Februar 2015


If God existed he would probably grind this teeth all night because of the morone terrorists and the delusioned believers. The song was inspired by the committed debate recently on twitter about the prolive group and some other creepy stuff.

It probably fits into a genre near dark house, minimal house, techno....

Montag, 12. Januar 2015

What do you get when you listen to this?

Sometimes I wonder what people feel, when listening to this (I mean it was listened to more than 350 times...) what do the listeners feel?
It's nice to produce something that people listen to. Even if it's not 1000s of times.
I remember well when publishing the first track on myspace. It was kind of big feeling when someone out there listened the first time at all. That was a wonder to me and somehow it still is. :)

Have fun & peace, roy

Samstag, 10. Januar 2015

The Definition Of A Hero - Patrick Pelloux

He is the real hero.

I learned something from him that no one ever taught me before.

He gives us an impression what real humanity, the root of all humanity, is.

In his own, modest way, he's the most courageous man I ever witnessed.

He has the courage to show his tears to an audience of millions of people. 

He has the bravery to deny hatred.

Thank you, Patrick Pelloux, for making us better humans, for helping us understand what we never can fully apprehend.

You make us stronger.

You are a hero!

A timeless hero that people will never forget!


I dedicate my song "The State Of Peace" to the victims and will never ever release it again without reminding people about the man who gave humanity a voice when it seemed at its blackest, lowest point.

Dienstag, 18. November 2014

//++\\ Jumpstyle Lesson for my students //++\\

When creating new lessons for my students I try to include various electronic music styles. Creating my own loops or little songs while illustrating them step by step on the active board is a essential part of guiding them into the process of creating their own musical expression.

Sometimes one or another loop turns into a song. Right now out a of a triplet-drumbeat which I created for a jumpstyle lesson is about to turn into a complete song. Well it kind of moves away from the pure jumpstyle or hardstyle line into something probably more experimental, but I can't let go of it.

So I publish every step of the work for my students with some rudimentary change log.

I would love to read that from some real artists out there. I would be intriguing to follow the creation of a song step by step; we could learn so much...

This is the track I'm working on:
Newest version:

Version before:

This is the Group where my students post their stuff. Please be kind, they're noobs to ableton live, but still do some respectable work :)

If you're interested, here's the evernote place where I publish my lessons for my students:
Evernote Ableton Lessons

Montag, 14. April 2014

//°°\\ Retro, Hard & Ugly For Your Ears //°°\\

It's time to warp back in time for some years.

It's a refreshening joy to listen to the unpolished tunes from back then....

Have fun with me :)

Donnerstag, 14. November 2013

//°°\\ A Brand New Simple Creative Network For Producers Of Electronic Music //°°\\

My friend Chris Richardet an me are on a new project which might be of interest, if you too are a producer of electronic music.

No matter if your a newbie or a professional. It's all about creativity!

Here's our message to you:

Welcome to the 20 min social network: Produce tracks within 20 minutes and share in our brand new community!

Chris says: Sometimes you just need rules and restrictions to be creative and this is the main idea of our new project “20min audio”. We wanted to keep everything as simple as possible. Sharing your work should be done by only pasting a link – and our rules should be easy to follow.

Of course you can further explore this site as it contains many additional features like searching for member, make new friendships and do conversations with other members.

The site and system is up and running now but we are sure, there will be many changes once users actively take part in the project. If you have any feedback for us, just drop us a line – either with the messaging tool or by leaving a comment in the site wide activity.

And now: have fun and share the dogma here...

The 20minaudio Network!


So please join us, share your work, get inspiration!

roy mantel

Montag, 11. November 2013

//°°\\ Kill The DJ and Into DJ Hell //°°\\

Kill The DJ (including "Into DJ Hell") is a narrative song, an utopia, where a global digital conscience (the Global-Art-Intelligence-Server) tries to save the human arts. DJs* are enemies of art, due to their lack of knowledge of the ideals and the ethics of arts, due to their decadence, narcisism and arrogance.
So eventually the GLAIS decides to destroy the DJing in order to save the humanistic perception of art. The GLAIS thinks, culture has to win over stupidity.

So them DJs have to rest in digital hell, deprived of beat and glamour..

Kill The DJ 0:00 - 5:22
Into DJ Hell 5:23 - 9:49

*The GLAIS is not talking about "real" DJs, modest persons with a fantastic knowledge of music and a passion for the good beat! The GLAIS-measurement is about the luxury car driving self declared bling-bling-gods of studpitiy. The real DJs choice of music is a form of art based on knowledge, experience, personality and intuition.

Dienstag, 24. September 2013

//°°\\ Not Art, No Artist, Just Output From The Outputist //°°\\

Zenmetalshirt no longer meets the music. Zen is an ancient meditation ritual. My occupation with meditation is independent of any given rituals. Metalshirts I do not longer wear.

Learning new things is an integral part of my life. Every time I start a new song is a start from scratch, is a lesson of the unprepared.
I cannot bind the creation to any defined style or concept or predefinitions. It is not about avoiding concepts and I'm aware this is not the most promising way to success. But who cares about success. Do I? I don't, at least not about success in the general sense. My success is fulfilled when anyone out there is touched by a song I created or when an artist wants me to collaborate on a project. I can't imagine a higher reward. The airplay on SomaFM is a wonderful gift of aknowledgement by professional measurement.

I don't like the idea of imposing a so called "artists name" on what I create, because what I do is not an artists work, it's just what is being generated by my preoccupation with the creation of music on my technical devices. The output of my activity. So I'm more an outputist than an artist.
To make it the easiest possible, zenmetalshirt becomes mantel.