In 2005, dumate made their debut with the self-released album, dumate Rite: The Known Knowns. In the four ensuing years, core members Laduma Nguyuza (aka Dudu Stinks) and drummer/vocalist Jah Boogie continued to tighten up their live show, and expanded their ranks to include bassist Bobby Peru, rapper/producer D.L.O. the Iceman, and producer/MPC wizard Man Mantis.
Their second album & World Around debut, 2009’s We Have The Technology, was released to widespread acclaim, eventually going ...
Man Mantis is a DJ, producer and multimedia artist from Denver, Colorado. Following the release of his first album, Dawn of the Def, he worked continuously to polish a unique sound, which seamlessly blends the soulful, organic feel of samples with glistening synthesizers and crisp drums, culminating in Cities Without Houses, his incredible debut LP on World Around Records.
For years, Mantis was a fixture of the local music scene in Madison, Wisconsin, where he worked extensively with various groups ...
After a decade of delivering high-quality alternative hip hop, we’re closing our doors. To all of the artists, fans, friends & listeners who joined us on our journey, thank you. It’s been an absolute pleasure, and we’re glad we got to share it with you.
…and right on schedule, we’re back. Our traditional New Years Day celebration/compilation is heavy on instrumental tracks and melancholy funk, this time around. This also represents the first compilation that was curated by our new Benevolent Dictator, Lou Mackey.
Has-Lo and Open Mike Eagle join Zilla Rocca for some late summer rap antics in the heart of Philadelphia.
From the new album PremRock & Willie Green: Reassembled.
We’re kicking off our new bi-weekly World Around Wednesdays download series with a brand new single from Man Mantis.
Zilla Rocca’s third solo outing is a monumental ode to good diners, bad women, dive bars and black coffee.
Donate today to help Zilla Rocca take his summer release to the next level with CDs, shirts and Super 8 film!
Show your support for World Around with one of these awesome, hand-screened tees.
Man Mantis teams with videographer Joe Ramos to tell a remarkable story of science gone wrong.
Get ready for the release of Man Mantis’ Cities Without Houses with six advance tracks and b-sides.
The ever-prolific Man Mantis journeys into the realm of neo-soul on vocalist K.Raydio’s free debut album.
Featuring updates on damn near every single artist on the World Around roster. What have we been up to? Long story…
Much to our surprise, J. Dante recorded an album with his cousin, producer and vocalist Dawnsson last week. And here it is.
Congratulations and respect to our boys, who took home Urban/R&B Album of the Year at the 2010 Madison Area Music Awards!
Man Mantis and J. Dante want to take you to a Whole New World on April 16th.
Six years of home-brewed recordings. Sixteen tracks. One hell of a debut album.
Whether he’s donning the mantle of director or producer, Man Mantis has the cure for what ails you.
Take Man Mantis, DLO, Dudu Stinks and some found footage, and you’ve got a recipe for an awesome video.
Madison’s new hip hop publication, 608 Magazine, has got our home team on the cover. This is quite awesome.
Simple and fresh. These new dumate shirts, previously only available at shows, can now be ordered online.
Drums + Bass + MPC + 2 Emcees = dumate. This album is awesome.