We caught up with “Get Physical Music” and “Kindisch” label boss M.A.N.D.Y. for a quick-fire Q&A ahead of his music release later this week.
It just happened.
If you weren’t making music what would you be doing?
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
Follow your heart.
What inspires you?
Nature & people.
What’s the next big thing?
Hopefully having simple phones instead of smartphones.
Best club experience?
What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?
Working in finance at Deutsche Bank.
How do you know when a track’s finished?
When I can listen to it non-stop and when it does the job in the clubs.
What was your last day job and when did you realise you could give it up?
Up until 2001, I was working as a consultant with a multimedia company. I quit after experiencing burnout and took the risk to start our music business (Get Physical & M.A.N.D.Y.).
Which song do you wish you wrote?
I’ve never thought about that…
What’s the easiest way to make it in the music industry?
What’s the worst track you’ve ever released?
I honestly like them all.
Recommend us a film.
Into The Wild.
What or who is underrated?
What or who is overrated?
What are you addicted to?
Music and sugar.
What do you lust over?
What is your greatest regret?
To regret too much.
What one thing would most improve your life?
Having a great and well-paid residency in Berlin.
What’s the worst gig you’ve ever played?
Too many ö!!
Collaboration: rich creative experience or pain in the ass?
What’s the secret to a great mix?
If you could only listen to one more track, what would it be?
Janis Joplin “Summertime”.
How do you relax?
With Wim Hof breathwork & meditation 🧘♀️.
Art or money?
Ronaldo or Messi?
Strangest place you ever wrote a track?
In an igloo in Iceland.
Must-visit record store?
What’s your single biggest frustration in the music industry?
You don’t grow with age.
What’s your favourite label? Why?
Ninja Tune. It’s always been at the forefront of my favourite trends since becoming a DJ.
What’s the worst thing about making music?
If you can’t get into the zone, when you can’t catch the magic or if you try to sound like someone else.
What’s your motto?
Name something timeless
Tweet us a tip. What’s the best production advice you can give in 140 characters or less?
If someone saw one of your performances in 1,000 years’ time, what would it tell them about the year 2022?
It would tell them how great the simplicity of life was.
Can music change the world?
It can and does.
What are you listening to right now?
Jon Hopkins “Music For Psychedelic Therapy”.
What should you do before you die?
Live life with love, freedom and adventures.
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