German pals Philipp Jung and Patrick Bodmer have been in business as M.A.N.D.Y. for close to a decade and well, no one’s complaining. Besides delivering 2005’s ultimate EDM choon “Body Language” and some of the classiest mixes around (for Fabric, Renaissance et al), these bros in electro and disco also do hip deeds with their Get Physical label, while making sure the world’s dance floors be full. Before coming back to ours, Philipp talks us up about its new Body Language mix and um, micro sign language.
Text Min Chen
Interview + Image Courtesy of Avalon
What’s up in the world of M.A.N.D.Y?
The usual madness! Travelling the world and promoting our new Body Language CD, as well lots of work with the label, but luckily it all works well and we’re pretty happy people.
It’s been a while since you guys helmed a Body Language mix. What’s new on the 10th one?
We just thought now’s a good time to be back with a new one! For this compilation, we tried to make a mix of the best tracks that will still be interesting in the future and not just for that particular moment. It is a combination of different styles, which we also play at our DJ sets. It is always lots of work finding the right tracks out of all the new stuff and favourite releases, which can take months. But we always enjoy the good times we have with great music and working in the studio.
And we’re sure you enjoy each other’s company too. What do you reckon each of you bring to the table with M.A.N.D.Y?
That is a good question… and very difficult to answer! We have very different personalities, which add up quite nicely, most of the time. Patrick is more of somebody who decides with the head and I follow my gut feeling. So, there are lot of discussions and sometimes fights, but we always come to a conclusion.
So what happens with both of you behind the decks?
It’s a kind of magic! No seriously, it really depends how we prepare each other for the gigs. We’ve relied on each other for so many years and we can always count on each other. So even if one is not in the right mood, the other one can always catch him and bring him back into the game. It’s a lot of micro sign language that only us can realise and feel probably.
Anything we should look out for in your set for Singapore?
Singapore is always special and we always love to come back. We will play an energetic set with lots of our own productions and label stuff, along with some slower moments, so people can go to the bar and have a drink too.
Considerate! So after almost a decade of M.A.N.D.Y, what do you reckon the future holds for you?
I’m always only thinking ahead two months, so I’m curious what future holds myself! But we are very confident how things are going and will put even more effort in making the label grow. We just started to present our new video show which looks stunning and of course, we’ll find some time to do new songs and remixes. So we won’t get bored so easily.
Decipher M.A.N.D.Y.’s body language at www.myspace.com/getmandy.