For many years there has been one simple question in the air by fans and friends – when is the first M.A.N.D.Y. album coming out? Well, we’re happy to announce that M.A.N.D.Y.’s first album will be released on November 11th, 2016!
Let’s begin with the fact that this is their debut album though M.A.N.D.Y. – Patrick Bodmer and Philipp Jung – have been an integral part of the international electronic scene for over fifteen years:
“Of course we had the idea to make an official M.A.N.D.Y. album a long time ago” says Jung. “But we did not want a stapled-together snapshot. After all, we were and are on the road worldwide pretty much constantly. So the endeavour took a little bit longer than expected”. Bodmer adds, “In a career, it’s expected to release a long-format as soon as possible. For us, it was not the most important thing in the universe!”
Friends since boyhood, Bodmer and Jung started their Duo as an energetic DJ-collective with their core area „House“ music but they soon after moved over to the producer side. A remix from 2001 for French Formation Galleon was their first music record release, and dozens of other songs followed! Their highly-celebrated song “Body Language” was “Track of the Season 2005” – not only on Ibiza! Bodmer and Jung are hard party-workers. They love to travel and entertain. A true team behind the decks, they see their roots clearly in the old school of electronic and hip-hop. M.A.N.D.Y. redefines these roots with rhythm and sound again and again.
The album includes 12 brand new tracks, a 2016 rework of their ground-breaking song „Body Language“ and guest appearances from FRANCESCO TRISTANO, BOB MOSES’S JIMMY VALLANCE and BRETT JOHNSON.
They chose twelve songs for Double Fantasy from a pool of around 50 compositions. And yes, their classic “Body Language” is also back, of course, in a newly reworked version for 2016. The production was supported and accompanied by their long-time companion Stefan Eichinger (aka Lopazz) who took care of the polished studio-cut being an accomplished mixmaster and engineer. The selection of international guest-artists highlights M.A.N.D.Y.’s broad array of styles. During the ghostly track ‚ Whisper’, Bam from New York hip-hop crew Jungle Brothers is rapping, his vocoder-inflected vocals impressively conjure up the long-held associations between house and hip-hop. Moreover, the South African song-genius Nonku Phiri accompanies a polyphone-splatter by the classically schooled Francesco Tristano. Further guest appearances from Jimmy Vallance from Canadian act Bob Moses (‘Tomorrow Is Another Night’), Brett Johnson (‘Rhythm & Soul’), and LD Nero (‘Rabbit Mountain’) complete the impressive list of studio partners.
M.A.N.D.Y. consciously set out to make a more thoughtful album than your average club record: an elegant body of work that would stand the test of time. This carefully curated debut shows the grand masters of organic house sounds in iridescent form: relaxed, inspired and breaking conventions with every turn.
M.A.N.D.Y. – Friends Kiss – official music video
Single #1 release date: September 2nd, 2016 (Beatport only)
Album: Double Fantasy
Label: GET PHYSICAL MUSIC
Release date: November 11th, 2016
M.A.N.D.Y. comes to your town – first dates announced:
Sep 16 Bunte Klänge: Seawatch Charity – Reutlingen, Germany
Sep 17 Fusion Club – Münster, Germany
Oct 01 Waterfront Park San Diego – San Diego, CA
Oct 02 CRSSD Festival – San Diego, CA
Oct 07 Public Works – San Francisco, CA