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DT742 – Mendo

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One of the underground’s most requested remixers and head of the Clarisse Records label, Mendo is now over 200 tracks strong and counting, and has stamped his style across some of the best electronic music labels going.

Clarisse Records, Hot Creations, Desolat, Moon Harbour, VIVa MUSiC, Circus Recordings, Elrow Music, Abode, Saved Records, Knee Deep In Sound, Crosstown Rebels, Defected Records, Material, Rekids, Terminal M, 8bit, Toolroom Records, Tronic, Wow!, Cadenza, Classic Sneak, 100% Pure, bouq., DJ Sneak Classics, Get Physical Music, Suara, Ultra Records and the list goes on and on… all have taken delivery of high points from the four-deck specialist, who recently celebrated his 20th anniversary of sharing his sound with both clubbers and dance floors around the world.

A spinner since the age of 15 and holder of a quintessential ‘music is life’ philosophy – this after childhood inspiration was provided by acid house, new beat and anthems such as Technotronic’s ‘Pump Up The Jam’ – Mendo’s career has thrived on the excitement “to produce a song, then play it in front of thousands of people and make them hysterical.”Certified smashes ‘Aventuras’, ‘Everybody I Got Him’, ‘1992’, ‘Gringo’, ‘Madrugada’ and, of course, the Vicious Music Award-winning track ‘Inocencia’ earned plentiful praise ever since mentor George Morel helped the Swiss pick the lock to the studio.

Today, he joins on the podcast for the first time. Listen to it below, on Mixcloud or iTunes here.

Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
It’s a progression of fresh Minimal / Deep Tech and Tech-House.

What’s your personal favourite track on it?
I would say the Minimal Flavour track that I released on my label Clarisse Records which reached #4 in Minimal / Deep Tech Beatport Chart.It was a really important release for me as it represented a different direction for me musically and to see it react and connect with people like that was amazing to see.

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
The 5 tracks featured our Clarisse VA vol.4 which we released recently.I love discovering new music but finding it and releasing it on my own label is a very special feeling so I’m really proud to feature these tracks in this mix.

Tell us about your next EP?
I have my first collaboration of 2021 with my friend Pablo Inzunza from Chile, the track is called “Tajma” and it’ll be released on Circus Recordings very soon!

What have you got coming up?

I’m currently working hard in the studio finishing up a number of tracks that I’m feeling really excited about. The thought of playing these in front of crowds hopefully soon is getting me really excited. My collab with Pablo Inzunza on Circus Recordings as I mentioned. I was also asked to remix a track for Francesco Parente that will be released on Deeperfect Shift this summer. You’ll hear this one exclusively in this mix. Hope you like it! And then some new music from me which I’ll be announcing soon. And finally, do you have a special message for our readers? We’ll meet soon on the dancefloor to share the love of the music!

Tracklist:

01) Roberto Pagliaccia – Out Of Tune feat. Mizbee (Prok & Fitch Extended Remix) [LAPSUS MUSIC]
02) Archie Hamilton – Journey To Juno (Original_Mix) [MOSCOW RECORDS]
03) Slugg – Bounce Wit Me (Original Mix) [CLARISSE RECORDS]
04) Rowhle, Luca Cucullo, Sebastian Carreras Ft. Jenna Evans – Can I Make Feel You? (Original Mix) [CLARISSE RECORDS]
05) Francesco Parente – Dirty Sheep (Mendo Remix) [DEEPERFECT SHIFT]
06) Mendo – Minimal Flavour (Original Mix) [CLARISSE RECORDS]
07) Di Chiara Brothers – Black Chan (Original Mix) [REVIVAL NEW YORK]
08) Riaz Dhanani – Rewind (Extended Mix) [LOW:RES]
09) Late Replies – Highway Freedom (Extended Mix) [KALUKI MUSIK]
10) ADR (UK) – A Place To Stay – (Original Mix) [VIVA MUSIC]
11) Jovan Vucetic, Vaxx, MC Flipside – Voicebox (Proudly People Remix) [REVIVAL NEW YORK]
12) Mendo – What You Think (Original Mix) [CLARISSE RECORDS]
13) BizZa – I Don´t Give a Shit (Original Mix) [CLARISSE RECORDS]14) Wheats – Bizzi – (Original Mix) [SOLID GROOVES]
15) Late Replies – Just Like Me (Original Mix) [CR2 RECORDS]
16) Ammo Avenue – Get Two (Original Mix) [DEEPERFECTRECORDS]
17) Mason Collective – Manny Yutes (Extended Mix) [SAVEDRECORDS]
18) Wheats – Drive feat. Medusa (Original_Mix) [HOTTRAX]
19) Miane – Make It Work (Extended_Mix) [REALMRECORDS]
20) Julian Collazos , Aguilar (Italy) – Salento – (Original Mix) [CLARISSE RECORDS]

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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