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Mendo announces his ‘Minimal Flavour’ EP


Another big year in store for Clarisse, promising to add minimal deep tech grooves and deep house sounds to its already plentiful armoury. Label head Mendo starts their latest calendar campaign for dancefloor supremacy with his own ‘Minimal Flavour’ EP due out on Friday 2nd April.

Having shown his ‘Diva’ side on Clarisse last year, Mendo’s achievements to date remain supreme, from the mass of remixes he’s whipped up to the multitude of different labels he’s produced for, plus his masterminding of Clarisse’s 20th birthday celebration year as a global event.

The equation for ‘Minimal Flavour’ is maximum energy made to look effortless. Quickfire hi-hats, a buoyant spin cycle of filtered techno chords taking FX along for the ride, a swift bassline bob rubbing the bottom of the track with a nimble touch – all looked after by diva vocals telling you that X marks the spot as far as where the party is concerned. Just a splash of this will have the dancefloor covered.

‘Burning Side’ won’t put you off your stride, Mendo casually gliding and bubbling with clip-clop percussion, more deep techno synths switching the setting between sunup and sundown, and a mix and match of a classic house singalong putting all of its brain power into gear while a sneaky male snippet nudges up alongside. With both tracks rooted in the mechanical but made airy and athletic, Clarisse’s main man puts a spring in the step of 2021.

We premiere ‘Minimal Flavour’ on Data Transmission today, check it out below and grab it on Beatport.

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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