Mendo

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Biography

  • One of the underground’s most requested remixers and head of the Clarisse Records label, the ever-ready swiss-born Mendo has well over a 200 tracks to his name released over a 15 year period across some of the best electronic music labels.
    One of the underground’s most requested remixers and head of the Clarisse Records label, the ever-ready Mendo has well over a 200 tracks to his name released over an almost 20 years period and has stamped his style across some of the best electronic music labels going Clarisse Records, Desolat, Moon Harbour Recordings, VIVa MUSiC, Circus Recordings, Elrow Music, Saved Records, Knee Deep In Sound, Crosstown Rebels, Defected Records, Material, Rekids, Terminal M, 8bit, Toolroom Records, Tronic, Wow!, Cadenza Records, Classic Sneak, 100% Pure, bouq., DJ Sneak Classics, Get Physical Music, Suara, Ultra Records, ... , have all taken delivery of high points from the four-deck specialist . A spinner since the age of 15 and the holder of a quintessential ‘music is life’ philosophy – this after inauspicious childhood inspiration was provided by acid house, new beat and anthems such as Technotronic’s ‘Pump Up The Jam’ - Mendo’s career from this point forward has thrived on the excitement “to produce a song, then play it in front of thousands of people and make them hysterical.” Certified smashes ‘Everybody I Got Him’, ‘Gringo’, ‘Aventuras’ and ‘Inocencia’, which won the Vicious Music Award for Best Release in 2011, has meant plentiful praise ever since George Morel helped the Swiss high roller pick the lock to the studio. Peers such as Marco Carola, Loco Dice, Luciano and Carl Cox are part of the Mendo fanclub. His modifications for artists and label owners Steve Lawler, DJ Sneak, Nina Kraviz, Deadmau5, Yousef and Hot Since 82, mean his remix rating is unassailable. A mainstay when it comes to traversing international dancefloors, Mendo has lit up the twin titans of Pacha and Ushuaia in Ibiza, and descended on Tokyo’s Womb, Berlin’s Panoramabar, NYC’s Cielo and D-Edge in Sao Paulo to make major cross-continental impact. Normally fully booked for festival season as well, Mendo is up to his armpits in wristbands, having chalked up appearances at Spain’s Monegros Desert Festival, Hungary’s Balaton Sound and B My Lake, New York’s Electric Zoo, Budapest’s Cinematine, the Lovin Ibiza Festival at Space Ibiza, and Croatia’s Beachattack. He adds the not unreasonable train of thought that “the key to a successful party is to get girls dancing; once they dance, everybody does.” His Clarisse label has been dropping heat and upping antes since 2003, set up with right-hand man, previous remix target and Club Science co-member Chab. Flourishing into a sureshot imprint stocking club class from Solardo, Secondcity, Wade, Yvan Genkins, Oxia, Jay Lumen, Audiojack, Danny Serrano, Ross Evans, Vangelis Kostoxenakis to name a few and plenty of Mendo himself, the expansion into hosting Clarisse Nights across Europe now features a diamond dozen of in-house, in-demand DJs. 2013 was when Mendo’s ‘Avalon’ LP became the label’s centerpiece. After a careful period beforehand of revision and reconstruction, it received rapturous support, alluding to the album positioning clubbers “at a beach bar drinking cocktails at sunset.” 2014 saw Mendo up his game even further. While no stranger to success, a residency in Blue Marlin Ibiza, remixing Monika Kruse's 'Summer Drops' or Damian Lazarus 'Lovers Eyes' released on his own label Crosstown Rebels, July this year saw an unprecedented four Mendo tracks chart simultaneously in Beatport’s Top 100, with his remix of Hunzed & Harvey’s ‘Sheeta’, reaching #6 which earns him to be #35 all-time most charted artist on Resident Advisor. 2015 was a huge one regarding productions with not less than 18 releases including his name on major labels such as Chus & Ceballos Stereo, Hot Since 82's Knee Deep in Sound or Mark Knight’s Toolroom among others and collaborations with Rene Amesz, Danny Serrano and his partner in crime Yvan Genkins of course. Without forgetting his own one Clarisse Records of course remixing tracks from DJ Sneak, Simone Liberali or Toni Moreno from Ibiza Global Radio. Same year he mixed the Toolroom Live 03 & the Deeperfect’s Barcelona Off Week 2015 compilations. He also made his biggest Ibiza season with 13 gigs at Space, Sankeys, Blue Marlin, Hard Rock Hotel or on the Ibiza Global Radio boat and travelled the world, as usual, from Western to Eastern Europe, North to South America and Middle East to Asia. 2016, after several releases such as Don't Hold Back remixed by Chus & Ceballos on Toolroom, Casan EP on Coyu’s Suara with Yvan same as Side To Side EP on his own Clarisse Records, his rework of legendary Music Power remixed by Metodi Hristov on Stefano Noferini’s Deeperfect was a banger in TOP100. During that time he continued to travel the world from D! Club in Lausanne, to Cinema Hall in Budapest, Shibuya in Dubaï, Denver Music Showcase, asia and south america tours, Kremlin in Lisbon, several gigs at Off Sonar, Space and Pacha in Ibiza and Barcelona without forgetting the amazing Sziget Festival at Lake Balaton, Hungary. 2017 was also a really strong one with Mendo & Yvan’s - Breaks on Mihalis Safras Material #14 in TOP100, Bugsy EP on Luca Donzelli & Mar-T’s WOW! and Hey Boy / Liquid on Anthony Attalla’s Incorrect Music followed by his remix of Zoo Brazil – Sand on Hot Since 82’s Knee Deep in Sound & This Is Acid on Moon Harbour. Same year was his first one for an amazing tour in Australia & New Zealand. 2018 starts with fireworks : his track ‘Grush’ released with Danny Serrano on their EP ‘Ramon Ramon’ on Loco Dice’s Desolat, was in Beatport TOP100 TH for 2 months joined by his remix of Reelow’s ‘Fresh’ on Elrow Music and ‘Mooving’ on Toolroom’s 15th years anniversary compilation. Followed by his remix of Zoo Brazil’s ‘Careful’ and the one of 'The Boom Song' from George Smeddles & Will Taylor on Steve Lawler's Viva Music and a lot more to come, among them an EP on Elrow Music on September and an other one on Solardo’s Sola a bit later … The dictionary definition of ‘mendo’ is a type of mythological spirit or demon. When it comes to house music, Mendo only deals in actual fact.
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    Selected discography

    Mendo ‘Watermelon’ DJ Dep Rmx (Stereo Productions, ES) 2020 Mendo, Angel Heredia ‘No Scope EP’ (Mindshake Records, ES) 2020 DJ Chus, The Groove Foundation ‘That Feeling’ Mendo Rmx (Stereo Productions, ES) 2020 Mendo ‘Diva EP’ (Clarisse Records, CH) 2020 Mendo & Marco Lys ‘This One EP’ (Circus Recordings, UK) 2020 Fritz Kalkbrenner ‘Good Things‘ Mendo Remix (Nasua Music) 2020 Mendo ‘Comancha (Saved Records) 2020 Mendo ‘Here We Go’ (Elrow Music) 2020 Mendo ‘Give it To Me’ (Toolroom) 2020 Mendo ‘Sirena’ / ‘I Wanna Gain’ EP (Elrow) 2019 Ki Creighton Feat. Jem Cooke ‘Colorblind’ Mendo Rmx (Under No Illusion, UK) 2019 Mendo ‘Lemonade’ (Toolroom) 2019 Danny Tenaglia ‘Don't Turn Your Back’ Mendo Rmx (Hot Creations) 2019 Mendo ‘In Da Mouse EP’ (Incorrect Music, USA) 2019 Mendo ‘Shine A Light EP’ (Glasgow Underground, UK) 2019 Mendo ‘Get A Funk EP’ (Toolroom, UK) 2019 Mendo, Fancy Inc ‘That’s It (Solä, UK) 2019 Yolanda be Cool ‘Dance & Chant’ Mendo's Redmix) (Sweat It Out, AU) 2019 Yolanda be Cool ‘Dance & Chant’ Mendo's ViP Edit (Sweat It Out, AU) 2019 Ki Creighton Feat. Jem Cook ‘Colourblind’ Mendo Rmx (Under No Illusion, UK) 2019 Mendo, Fancy Inc ‘Who You Are’ (ABODE Records, UK) 2019 George Privatti & Guille Placencia ‘Yo Kids’ Mendo Rmx (La Pera Records, ES) 2018 Mendo & Danny Serrano ‘Bella EP’ (Solä, UK) 2018 Mendo ‘Turn Around’ (Rules Music, AR) 2018 Mendo ‘Red Card EP’ (Elrow Music, ES) 2018 George Smeddles & Will Taylor 'The Boom Song' Mendo Rmx (Viva Music, UK) 2018 Danny Serrano ‘Bassmore’ Mendo Rmx (Stereo productions, ES) 2018 Zoo Brazil ‘Careful’ Mendo Rmx (Magik Muzik, DK) 2018 Mendo ‘Mooving’ (Toolroom, UK) 2018 Reelow ‘Fresh’ Mendo Rmx (Elrow Music, ES) 2018 Danny Serrano & Mendo ‘Ramon Ramon EP' (Desolat, DE) 2018 Mendo & Danny Serrano 'This Is Acid' (Moon Harbour, DE) 2017 Mendo & Danny Serrano 'Technic EP' (Eat & Beat, ES) 2017 Russ Yallop 'Raptor' Mendo & Yvan Genkins Rmx (Happy Techno Music, ES) 2017 Zoo Brazil ‘Sand’ Mendo Rmx (Knee Deep In Sound, UK) 2017 Mendo & Yvan Genkins ‘Hey Boy / Liquid’ (Incorrect Music, USA) 2017 Mendo & Yvan Genkins ‘Buggsy EP’ (Wow! Recordings, ES) 2017 Mendo & Yvan Genkins ‘Breaks EP’ (Material, GR) 2017 Mendo & Yvan Genkins ‘Side to Side EP’ (Clarisse Records, CH) 2016 Mendo & Yvan Genkins ‘Casan EP’ (Suara, ES) 2016 Mendo ‘Music Power remixes EP’ (Deeperfect, IT) 2016 Mendo ‘Don’t Hold Back EP’ (Toolroom Trax, UK) 2016 DJ Boris ‘Where Is The Beat’ Mendo Rmx (Incorrect Music, USA) 2015 Toni Moreno ‘All Back Night’ Mendo Rmx (Clarisse Records, CH) 2015 Mendo & Rene Amesz ‘Tribeca’ (Toolroom, UK) 2015 Mendo & Danny Serrano 'Frequency' (8bit, DE) 2015 Toolroom Live 03 mixed by Mendo (Toolroom, IT) 2015 Simone Liberali 'Swan' Mendo & Yvan Genkins Dub Mix (Toolroom, UK) 2015 Mendo & Yvan Genkins ‘Somebody Say’ (Toolroom, UK) 2015 Mendo & Yvan Genkins ‘2600’ (Toolroom, UK) 2015 Mendo 'Melody' Russ Yallop Rmx (Material, NL) 2015 Barcelona Off Week 2015 mixed by Mendo (Deeperfect, IT) 2015 Mendo ‘Music Power’ (Deeperfect, IT) 2015 DJ Sneak ‘Seca De Loco’ Mendo Rmx (Clarisse Records, CH) 2015 Mendo 'Magic' Tapesh & Do Santos Rmx (Material, NL) 2015 Mendo 'Magic' Secondcity Rmx (Material, NL) 2015 Mendo 'Magic' Christian Nielsen Rmx (Material, NL) 2015 Mendo 'Melody' Waifs & Strays Rmx (Material, NL) 2015 The Scumfrog 'Sendwave' Mendo Rmx (Knee Deep in Sound, UK) 2015 Charles Ramirez & Baum ‘Fire Alarm’ Coyu Edit / Mendo Remix (Suara, ES) 2015 Mendo & Yvan Genkins ‘Crawfish’ (Knee Deep In Sound, UK) 2015 Simone Liberali 'Swan' Mendo & Yvan Genkins Rmx (Clarisse Records, CH) 2015 Chus & Ceballos 'They Say Nothing' Mendo Rmx (Stereo Productions, ES) 2015 Joeski 'Its All The Same' Mendo & Yvan Genkins rmx (Kinetika Records, US) 2014 Mendo & Yvan Genkins 'What You Say EP' incl. Jay Lumen rmx (Clarisse Records, CH) 2014 Damian Lazarus 'Lovers Eyes' Mendo Rmx (Crosstown Rebels, UK) 2014 Impellizzeri & Stupia vs Mendo 'Gelatine EP' (Circus Recordings, UK) 2014 Ross Evans 'Curve Ball' Mendo & Yvan Genkins rmx (Clarisse Records, CH) 2014 Dario D'Attis ft. Lisa Shaw 'All Over Again' Mendo & Yvan Genkins rmx (Lapsus Music, IT) 2014 ME & her 'Ginseng' Mendo rmx (OFF Recordings, DE) 2014 Monika Kruse 'Summerdrops' Mendo rmx (Terminal M, DE) 2014 Harvey & Hunzed IT 'Sheeta' Mendo rmx (Clarisse Records, CH) 2014 Mendo – 'Melody / Magic EP' (Material, NL) 2014 Mendo & Danny Serrano ' The Bassement / Truesoul EP' (Clarisse Records, CH) 2014 Mendo & Yvan Genkins 'Bodysoul' Danny Serrano Rmx (Younan Music, US) 2014 Mendo & Charles Ramirez 'No More' (Clarisse Records, CH) 2014 Eric Sneo 'Move On' Mendo rmx (Tronic, BR) 2014 Karretero 'Patron' Mendo rmx (Donkeyhead Recordings, SP) 2014 Luca Lento 'Poema' Mendo rmx (Clarisse Records, CH) 2014 Mendo 'Avalon - The Album' (Clarisse Records, CH) 2013 Mendo & Yvan Genkins 'Speech' EP : 'Chortle' / 'Monday Morning' / 'Fifth Ave' / 'I Like This Wife' (Amazing music, IT) 2013 Danny Serrano & Frankie Dep 'All We Need' Mendo rmx (Eat and beat, SP) 2013 Danny Serrano 'Mufasa' Mendo rmx (Material, NL) 2013 George Morel 'Keep It Rolling' Mendo rmx (Clarisse Records, CH) 2013 Joeski 'Hustles Revenge' Mendo rmx (Toolroom Records, US) 2013 Marcos Cruz ' Change Your Attitude Its Free' Mendo & Yvan Genkins rmx (Monza Ibiza Records, SP) 2013 Soliman & Patrick Kunkel 'I Can't Dance No More' Mendo rmx (Form Music, F) 2013 Mendo 'La Krika' (Clarisse Records, CH) 2013 Mendo & Yvan Genkins 'Sushi Time' EP : 'Miso' / 'Shoyu' / 'Temaki' (Saved Records, UK) 2012 Mendo & Yvan Genkins 'The Prayers' EP' : 'Gods On Hill' / 'Preacher' (Defected, UK) 2012 Paolo Mojo & Angelo Fracalanza & One & Raff 'All Night Long' Mendo rmx (Skint Records, UK) 2012 Cuartero ' Not To Miss' Mendo & Yvan Genkins rmx (Clarisse Records, CH) 2012 Mar-T 'El Creador' Mendo rmx (Wow! Recordings, SP) 2012 Toni Varga 'Celia' Mendo & Yvan Genkins rmx (ElRow Music, SP) 2012 Gary Beck ' Tammo Chanter' Mendo & Yvan Genkins rmx (Suara, SP) 2012 Yvan Genkins 'Tea Party Protest' Mendo rmx (Clarisse Records, CH) 2012 Deadmau5 & Melleefresh ' Hey Baby' Mendo dub mix (Play Digital, CA) 2012 Mendo & Yvan Genkins 'Capture' the 'Witness' EP' (Saved Records, UK) 2011 Mendo Feat. Andre Butano ‘Gringo EP’ : 'Gringo' / 'Cuate' (8bit Records, DE) 2011 Mendo ‘Stages Of Life EP’ : 'Inocencia' / 'Old School' (Cadenza Records, CH) 2011 Frivolous 'Red Tide' Mendo Remix (Cadenza Records, CH) 2011 Djordje 'Art Is In You' Mendo rmx (Clarisse Records, CH) 2011 Carlo Caldareri 'Bolly Touch' Mendo & Yvan Genkins rmx (Microtech Records, ROM) 2011 Mendo ‘El Apache’ (Underdog Music, SP) 2011 Mendo & Yvan Genkins ' It's All In Your Mind' (Bla Bla, NL) 2011 Mendo & Yvan Genkins 'The Beginning EP' : 'Lazy Boogaloo' / 'Infernal Dialogue' (Clarisse Records, CH) 2011 Mendo & Matteo Spedicati 'Jemand' und 'Spiegel' (Great Stuff Recordings, DE) 2010 Mendo 'Collab 1 EP' : 'I Like It' / 'Insert Coin' / 'I Like Coins' (Cray1 Labworks, SP) 2010 Mendo & Danny Serrano 'Poupea' (Tapas Recordings, DE) 2010 Mendo & Danny Serrano 'Atalaya' (Get Physical Music, DE) 2010 Mendo 'Encantos EP' : 'Aventuras' / 'Madrugada' (Cadenza Records, CH) 2010 Mendo & Danny Serrano 'Esperanza' (Viva Music, UK) 2010 Mendo & Danny Serrano 'Yanara & Berlina' (Saved Records, UK) 2010 Mendo & Nicolas Duvoisin 'Sambo Massimum & My dad come' (Underground Records, DE) 2010 Matt Star 'Leaving Home' Mendo rmx (Fantastic Friends Recordings, CH) 2010 Nina Kraviz 'I’m Gonna Get You' Mendo rmx (Rekids, UK) 2010 Emill De Moreu, Danito ‘ Painting You Away’ Mendo & Danny Serrano rmx (Sutil Records, SP) 2010 Steve Lawler 'Gimme Some More Feat. Roland Clark' Mendo rmx (VIVa MUSiC, UK) 2010 Nima Gorji 'Strangers' Mendo & Danny Serrano rmx (Natural Rhythm, DE) 2010 El Mundo & Satori, Kid Culture 'Gotta Help' Mendo rmx (Gruuv, UK) 2010 Dj Sneak 'Love' Mendo rmx (Dj Sneak Classics, USA) 2010 Nick Coden 'Fashion' Mendo rmx (Clarisse Records, CH) 2010 Sabb 'Ballkanika feat. Dark Beat' Mendo rmx (Noir Music, DK) 2010 Arara, Fog 'Palmaflava' Mendo rmx (Brise Records, DE) 2010 Nick & Danny Chatelain 'Rumba' Mendo rmx (Defected Records, UK) 2010 PhonoKemi 'Green Tea' Mendo rmx (Fantastic Friends Recordings, CH) 2010 Juan Rojas 'Turbaco' Mendo rmx (Suara, SP) 2010 Uner 'Love In The Rope' Mendo rmx (Khazuma Future, SP) 2010 Evans & Waterfall 'Cafe Loco' Mendo rmx (Clarisse Records, CH) 2010 Mendo & Franco Cazzola 'Arrakis' Mendo rmx (Carillon Records, IT), 2010 Mendo 'Morena' (Cr2 Records, UK) 2009 Mendo 'Remember EP' : 'Everybody I got him' 2009 mix / '1992' (Cadenza Records, CH) 2009 Mendo & Danny Serrano 'Kumbha' (Bouq. Records, DE) 2009 Mendo & Danny Serrano 'Tapis Rouge & Red City' (Suchtreflex Records, DE) 2009 Mendo & Nicolas Duvoisin 'Just on night & 4th Floor' (Underground Records, DE) 2009 Mendo - Deep House Summer - 'Only Gin Tonic & Caramel' (Clarisse Records, CH) 2009 Mendo & Danny Serrano 'Coconuts' (Clarisse Records, CH) 2009 Mendo 'Trompeta' (Clarisse Records, CH) 2009 Mendo 'Everybody I got him' 2009 mix (Clarisse Records, CH) 2009 Mendo, Luis Damora, Danny Serrano Feat. Alex Sumi 'The Time is Coming' (Clarisse Rec. CH) 2009 Noir, Fraser Owen '&U' Mendo & Danny Serrano rmx (Noir Music, DK) 2009 Charles Ramirez 'Working Hard' Mendo rmx (Cray1 LabWorks Records, SP) 2009 Katoline 'Una Pregunta' Mendo & Danny Serrano rmx (Waldliebe Musik, DE) 2009 Ismael Rivas, Luis Damora, Mendo, Danny Serrano 'Black State' Mendo & Danny Serrano rmx (Fatxl (Factomania, SP) 2009 Nikola Gala 'When I Listen 2 This Sound' Mendo & Chab Deeper mix (Escada Music, GRC) 2009 Luis Damora 'L A Sunrise' Mendo & Danny Serrano rmx (Bilingual Rec, SP) 2009 Mendo & Danny Serrano 'Sugar & The Body ' (Clarisse Records, CH) 2008 Mendo 'The Birds' (Clarisse Records, CH) 2008 Mendo 'Attraction' (Clarisse Records, CH) 2008 Mendo 'Cranberry' (Groove On, USA) 2008 Chab & JD Davis 'Lonely' Mendo rmx (Clarisse Records, CH) 2008 Chab & JD Davis 'Get High' The Club Science mix (Clarisse Records, CH) 2008 Di Paul 'The Darkness, The Music' Mendo rmx (Clarisse Records, CH) 2008 Mendo 'Goldstrike' (Clarisse Records, CH) 2007 Mendo & David Armada 'Desperate' (Clarisse Records, CH) 2007 Dj Paulo 'Clean it up' Mendo rmx (Pure Music Productions, USA) 2007 De Loren & Colors 'Zancozumbada' Mendo rmx (Magna Recordings, PT) 2007 Joubin & Nicola Torriero 'Pixels' Mendo rmx (I/O Recordings, CAN) 2007 The Vintage 'Something about music' Mendo rmx (Mochico Primo, USA) 2007 Dj Paulo 'Clean it up' Mendo rmx (Pure Music Productions, USA) 2007 De Loren & Colors 'Zancozumbada' Mendo rmx (Magna Recordings, PT) 2007 Joubin & Nicola Torriero 'Pixels' Mendo rmx (I/O Recordings, CAN) 2007 The Vintage 'Something about music' Mendo rmx (Mochico Primo, USA) 2007 Mendo 'I miss you' (Magna recordings, PT) 2006 Mendo & David Armada 'Taurus' (Plastic Fantastic, UK) 2006 Mendo 'Watermelon' (Stereo productions, SPA) 2005 Mendo vs David Armada 'Ghost' (Magnetica Recordings, PT) 2005 Mendo featuring Christie K. 'Hey you!' (Almibar recordings, SPA) 2005 The Vintage 'Wake up America' Mendo rmx (Sondos, USA) 2005 Mencha aka (Mendo & Chab) featuring Sumo 'Play me with your sound' (Clarisse Records, CH / Stealth Records UK) 2004 Mendo & Chab 'Afrofunfunk' (Stereo productions, SPA) 2003 Mendo featuring Christie K. 'Nevermind' (Groove On, USA) 2002 Mendo featuring Christie K. 'Move On' (Groove On, USA) 2002 Mendo 'Do it' (Groove On, USA) 2001 Mendo featuring Christie K. 'Tell me' (Groove On, USA / Audio rec. UK) 2001 Mendo 'Everybody I got him' (Groove On, USA) 2000 Mendo 'Any thoughts' DMO project (Imago Records, CH) 2000 Chab 'Get my love' Mendo rmx (Imago Records, CH) 2000 Leman West 'Parade' Mendo rmx (Muve Records, CH) 2000 Dollby (Mendo & Solo) 'Music' (Club Beat Records, CH) 1999 Dollby (Mendo & Solo) 'I need your' (Club Beat Records, CH) 1999 The Vintage 'Wake up America' Mendo rmx (Sondos, USA) Chab 'Get my love' Mendo rmx (Imago Records, CH) Leman West 'Parade' Mendo rmx (Muve Records, CH)