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Mandana joins the Spotlight Mix series



Trailblazing rising talent Mandana is an electronic music artist from Brussels whose intricate sets brings a mix of minimal and house, with a hint of the groove. She is resident DJ at notorious club Fuse and the newcomer of Desolat Seran Bendecidos.

Born to a Russian father and an Iranian mother, Mandana was exposed from a very early age to music. Raised in a musical culture in which ballads were the spontaneous expression of the people’s emotions, she found it natural to continue this living tradition and trained as a classical pianist.

She, later on, became interested in electronic music through her father, a Techno, House and Disco fan and became heavily influenced by the Chicago House scene and the early Nineties dance music. Cajmere, Kerri Chandler Jovonn are listed amongst her main influences. After attending rave parties for a few years, Mandana started to DJ at Belgian clubs Barrio, Club Vaag, and Café d’Anvers. Her performances led to her being noticed and offered a residency at TRYBE / Fuse. In parallel, Mandana has founded her own underground regular event in Brussels, “Collective”, featuring promising local DJs, and is focusing on production at the time.

2018 has been Mandana’s strongest year so far: Desolat’s newest member has played at KiesgrubeOpen Air, supported Paul Kalkbrenner at Fuse, and Tomorrowland for Trybe and others many shows including BPM festival for Desolat Seran Bendecidos.

Today, she joins the Spotlight Mix

1) 2Raumwohnung – Somebody Lonely and Me (Ricardo Villalobos Remix)
2) Mihai Popoviciu, David Delgado – Katamaran Original Mix
3) East End Dubs – Argo (Original Mix)
4) LondonGround – Desertor (James Dexter Remix)
5) ARBG, Two Diggers – On My Way (Original Mix)
6) Alex Van Ratingen – Apartment Figueretas (Dana Ruh Remix)
7) Loco Dice – Code Feelings (From the new album : LOVE LETTERS)
8) Alex Arnout – Monolith (Original Mix)
9) James Dexter – Guessing (Original Mix)
10) Two Diggers – Make A Smile