M.A.N.D.Y.

M.A.N.D.Y.

One electronic duo, two different characters; Phillip Jung and Patrick Bodmer are DJs, remixers, producers, and label-operators with world-wide expertise. Traveling together and solo for years, they belong to only a few musicians from Germany, renowned around the globe. They are pop-stars in their own right, moving beyond the traditional pop-star circus.

Jung and Bodmer know each other since their boyhood in Saarbrücken. After their studies and different jobs at record-labels in different places, their shared musical vision reunites them, despite separate intervals in their walks of life. Around the year 2000, they become resident DJs in the booming Frankfurter club scene. Out of their undertakings at the Monza Club, the collaborative project M.A.N.D.Y takes root. They keep the acronym’s meaning a mystery. Does it simply stand for you AND me? Or, is it a courteous bow to Barry Manilow’s super hit “Mandy”?

The next step, they found the independent label Get Physical, on one hand, referring to Oliver Newton John’s aerobic song and on the other hand, to their understanding of the carnal-sensual sides to electronica. A collective of musicians and producers which they run together with Thomas Kock alias DJ T as well as Walter Merziger and Arno Kammermeier (Booka Shade) with great international success. 2002 Get Physical moves to Berlin.

Since their track “Put, Put, Put”, M.A.N.D.Y has released dozens of remixes and a few songs. “Body Language” counts to their greatest successes which was voted in 2005 as the “Ibiza Track of The Season” and is represented on over 100 compilations world-wide. These included mix-CDs for At The Controls (2006), THE London club label Fabric (2008), and Renaissance Recordings (2009). To their most important (pop)-remixes count works for Roxy Music, Royskopp, and The Knife in 2007, Laurie Anderson’s “Oh Superman” (2008), or also Rockers HiFi (2009), Underworld, and Black Coffee in the year 2016. Their musical focus resides in house music but numerous musical excursions from dark house to minimal to electro show M.A.N.D.Y’s stylistic bandwidth.

Their world-wide DJ-performances take them in 2016 from South-East Asia to Australia to Peru and Argentina. Here, a lively club scene emerged in the last few years. In November 2016, after intensive preparation, they release their first album Double Fantasy, produced in Lopazz’s (Stefan Eichinger) studio in Heidelberg. Guest-musicians like Bam from the New York hip hop crew Jungle Brothers, the South-African vocalist Nonku Phiri, or the classically trained pianist Francesco Tristano from Luxemburg stand once more for M.A.N.D.Y’s consistent international perspective.

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