I’m Mentat, electronic music producer Oliver Quinlan from the UK and currently based in London.
The weight and depth of emotion in electronic music moves me. Since first hearing the pulsating synths, evocative melodies and infectious grooves of machine driven music I have been immersed in creating moments that matter with synthesised sounds.
I have released productions and remixes on Traum Schallplatten, Poker Flat and Amber Recordings, as well as my own label Cirrus Sounds which I started in 2020.
My music has been played and supported by John Digweed, Nick Muir, Nemone and Steve Parry.
In previous musical lives I have worked with hip house legend Tyree Cooper, released instrumental hip hop as part of the duo Mysterons, and supported Example, Pendulum and Foals as a DJ.
Last year I released an EP of live modular jams and a live streamed set on Bandcamp, with accompanying videos of the jams put together during the 2020 lockdown period.
I’m interesting in releasing with interesting and well curated labels, playing live hardware sets with my modular synth, and I always love doing a remix an reinterpreting different people’s tracks.
Mentat & Robin Thurston – Dusk / Chiming (Forthcoming)
Future Self – Sunbeam (Mentat Breaks Mix) [Self Control] (Forthcoming)