LABELS: CADENZA / SUARA / CROSSTOWN REBELS / CLARISSE RECORDS
„6 Shots“ with Mendo
Q:Hello Mendo, how are you?
A: I’m superfine thank you, hope the same for My Favourite Freaks team
Q: Over the last years you already had a big success with releases on labels like Cadenza, Saved, Material or Defected. At the moment you’re working successfully for your own label Clarisse. What is your secret recipe of your success?
A: I think it’s because I always try to produce positive music, groovy & sexy as I like to say, to get people dancing when they hear it and especially girls, because this has always been the secret to have a dancefloor packed. On my label, I release music in the same spirit, which could be big tunes from confirmed producers such as the Curve Ball EP from Ross Evans to be released 6th of october or heartcrushes produced by newcomers who, we think, deserve to be highlighted on the scene and from DJs from our booking roster of course.
This year, I think we’ve done a really good A&R job because every released has been in the TOP100 TH for weeks such as Luca lento ‚Poema‘, ‚No more‘ I produced with Charles Ramirez or ‚Truesoul‘ with Danny Serrano and we even had 2 tracks : my remix of ‚Sheeta‘ produced by Hunzed & Harvey (IT) and Oxia’s remix of Kiko & Spencer K ‚Rondo‘ which stayed in the TOP10 during weeks this summer.
Q:You are also a fan of Ibiza and Ibiza seems to be a fan of Mendo too. How was your experience this summer on the Island?
A: Yes that’s true and I’m a lucky guy because this is my main annual destination and every year I have more and more gigs there. This year I started as soon as 3rd of may playing at the Terrazza, packed, at Space, for Lovin Ibiza Festival and after have playing sixth times for my residency at Blue Marlin Ibiza and at Vista Club at Privilege for the Reverse and to 3 pre parties. Ibiza is always one of the best destination to play for a DJ because the crowd is really here for the music and because you can enjoy all beautiful others things the island has to offer such as hidden beaches and amazing restaurants.
More over it’s always really pleasant to hear my tracks played in best clubs of the world there by most famous of my colleagues, such as when I’ve been to visit my bro Oxia who was playing at Music On at Amnesia 2 weeks ago and Marco Carola played ‚Truesoul‘ as you can see the effect on the video on Clarisse’s Youtube, but especially this summer as ‚Sheeta‘, we released on my label Clarisse, is sixth most shazamed track on the island.
Q: Also in Germany you have a big fan base! Two weeks ago you played at Tanzhaus West – Frankfurt. How was that gig at “Frankfurt’s club of the moment”?
A: It was really great, I really like the undergound atmosphere of the club, black painted, it reminds me the Sankeys in Ibiza or the Weetamix in Geneva. Audience was really cool, real undergroung music lovers and the soundsystem is huge.
Q: Where will you perform next? Which highlights do you have in the next tour weeks?
A: A lot in Germany, Austria and Switzerland of course, thanks to you. But also in Ibiza, Toffler Rotterdam, Autumn Steet London, Papagayo Tenerife, District Liverpool, Fusion Arena Bucharest, Dusk & Dawn Helsinki and Panama for ADE to Magnum Bookings & Blue Marlin Ibiza showcase. And, last but not least, I will play in Abu Dhabi for a private party for Formula 1 Grand Prix in November, can’t wait for this one too.
Q: Which releases can we expect next from you?
A: ‚Sheeta’s success was so big that Ultra Music has bought us the exclusive licence for 15 years and will release it on all platforms on the WEB on 21st of october and we signed a big agreement to have Clarisse’s back catalogue released on all other paltforms than Beatport too.
I have a lot of new things coming too but, just during next weeks, you can expect my remix of Damian Lazarus ‚Lovers‘ Eyes‘ to be released on Damian’s Crosstown Rebels on vinyl 6th of october and on digital a few weeks after. ‚Gelatine‘ EP I produced vs Impellizzeri & Stupia to be released on Yousef’s Circus Recordings and my remix of Joeski’s ‚Its All The Same‘ I made with my buddy Yvan Genkins to be released Kinetika Records.
I try not to play more than 8 gigs a month to have time to spend in my studio because this is something I really need & enjoy.
Pirupa – Lets Get it On (Original mix) [D-Floor Music]
Mendo & Danny Serrano – Truesoul (Original mix) [Clarisse Records]
Sweatshop Boys – Wanna Be More (Original mix) [Leftroom Records]
Christian Nielsen – Far from Lazy feat. Mr. V (Original mix) [8bit]
Damian Lazarus – Lovers‘ Eyes (Mendo remix) [Crosstown Rebels]
Mendo – Magic (Original mix) [Material Series]
Mendo & Danny Serrano – The Bassement (Original mix) [Clarisse Records]
Monika Kruse – Summer Drops (Mendo remix) [Terminal M]
Impellizzeri & Stupia – Gelatine (Mendo remix) [Circus Recordings]
Mendo & Danny Serrano – Frequency (Original mix) [8bit]
Hunzed & Harvey – Sheeta (Mendo remix) [Clarisse Records]
Mendo – Melody (Original mix) [Material Series]
Kiko & Spencer K – Rondo (Oxia remix) [Clarisse Records]