After releases on some of the best underground labels such as Saved, Get Physical, Defected, Cadenza and many others, Mendo is now ready to release his debut album “Avalon” on his own label Clarisse Records! Close to 100 minutes long and in the works for more than 3 years, the release will be celebrated with a worldwide tour in some of the best clubs in the world. “La Krika“, the first single released on 1st of July, was immediately played by Marco Carola in all his sets and producers like Luciano, Joris Voorn and Erick Morillo have already named him one of the best newcomers.
The highly anticipated album features Mendo’s driving, deep and funky trademark house while still allowing the producer to discover new aspects: “You will be surprised to discover this album has half of its tracks in a down tempo style, that people aren’t used to hearing from me.”, he says. But due to his unique and cross-continental sound, you’ll be sure to have people dancing to this everywhere in the world, while telling daybreak to wait just a little longer. Grab it here!
Find out more about him and listen to some of his tracks!
My name is David but you might know me as Mendo. I was born in Geneva from Spanish parents and grew up in Geneva. When I was a child my idol was Hulk & Superman, because I always dreamed of being a superhero. When I was 16, I started to DJ. It was then when I realised that I would to made it my job and decided to start to produce electronic music. Since then I have been lucky enough to travel all over the world thanks to my job.
One of my best gigs I played was the Vagabundos party in Sala Polivalenta in Bucarest with something like 10000 people. It was so much fun when I went to the afterparty with all the team and I almost missed my flight as I went back only half an hour before.
One of the best gigs I have been to was Luciano at Timewarp in 2009. I loved to hear him playing my tracks live for the first time.
Now I live in Malaga with my family. In my house you can find always good wine and my refrigerator is usually full with beers for my guests. I enjoy watching soccer with my friends and going out to eat in good restaurants a lot. I can spend hours in my studio to bring a track to perfection. One of my favorite places to visit is Ibiza, because I met all my girlfriends there.
On weekdays I produce in my studio and on weekends I usually travel to play.
My favorite song at the moment is Bruno Mars – Locked Out Of Heaven. A film I watched lately and really liked was Man of Steel. The last series I watched and loved was The Good Wife.
I am very inspired by Jamie Oliver. My dream is to find the perfect girlfriend. My worst nightmare is to be back to my previous job.
I love the good food and hate gaining weight. I am addicted to jamon Serrano Pata Negra, I just cannot stop when I start.
I get totally fucked up, when I drink vodka. The next day I need to resurrect.
Local Suicide reminds me of good times.
Tomorrow I am happy to release my first album. Next month I hope to be billionaire thanks to it ;). Next year as I will be a billionaire I will open the best club in the world. In 10 years I hope I sell everything and I open a pizzeria.
If I wasn’t a superstar DJ ;), I would be a super pornstar :).
If my life was a Hollywood movie, Hugh Hefner would have the main role, because I love his bunny girls. If I could have sex with anyone, it would be with Nina in her bathtub.
If I was a car, I would be a Prius. If I was an animal, I would be a white rabbit. If I was a drug I would be LSD of course. If I was an invention, I would be teleportation. If I was an object, I would be a fork . If I could date myself, I would invite me to the restaurant.
If I could play with anyone it would be with Marco Carola again. I would like to collaborate with Guti.
If I had only one wish, it would be to always be happy.
I would never be sad, because life is beautiful.
My word of advice to the reader would be not to believe everything I wrote.
Preview “Avalon” on Mendo’s soundcloud:
Listen to “La Krika“: