It's not often that two people discover a friendship as special as the Berlin-based creative duo M.A.N.D.Y. (Patrick Bodmer and Philipp Jung). Two kindred souls drawn to one another at a young age, throughout their many harmonious years of acquaintance they've shared complementary callings in life. The first call rang when Patrick's family moved from Zurich to Saarbrücken at the age of 15; his friendship with Philipp was immediate and vibrant, and the inseparable pair immersed themselves in sports, compilation tapes, Tears For Fears and Janis Joplin records.
Individually, Philipp kept busy shirking his keyboard lessons and borrowing his friend's drum kit, while Patrick delved deeply into art and painting. When some older friends filled their stereos with Chicago mixtapes and the sounds of early acid house in the late 80's, their lifelong obsessive love with electronica began. It was only a short matter of time before their lives were overtaken: days spent in record shops revolved into bright nights in Frankfurt's glittery clubs and parties, weeks bled into months. University pulled them apart as the years flew by, both heading to different cities to pursue their studies (Patrick in Frankfurt studying economics, Philipp in Switzerland to study hotel and tourism), but they eventually came back around to each other in Frankfurt to pursue their passions, specifically their insatiable appetite for parties.
In 2002, forming the Get Physical imprint seemed only a natural progression, as the five pieces of the puzzle fit together so perfectly: Philipp's record label and A&R experience, Arno & Walter's production talents and fully-equipped studio, Patrick's creative head and artwork, T's envious contacts book (being founder/editor of the highly influential German music magazine Groove in 1989) and wealth of knowledge. With all bases covered, the formula has proven to be nothing short of a beautiful success - 5 years on and the label's releases and artists are stronger than ever.
With the release of the first Get Physical compilation in 2004, M.A.N.D.Y. set the bar high for house and techno lovers alike; similarly, still to this day, three years after its explosive release, M.A.N.D.Y. and Booka Shade's 'Body Language' lingers as a standard tool stashed and cherished in DJs' record boxes everywhere. It's no wonder that M.A.N.D.Y. remain two of the world's most desired DJs and, likewise, no great surprise that fabric 38 is such a dazzling, impeccable work of art. Throughout the 25 tracks, M.A.N.D.Y. tenderly tells a story that swells between moments of poetic ache and voracious hunger. Spanned on by deep, ethereal techno, glitchy staccato and bass-heavy machine funk, the tracks sparkle alongside eachother with brilliant elegance, breeding standout moments from Gui Boratto, Lucio Aquilina, Audion and the cream of the Get Physical crop. A thrilling portrayal of M.A.N.D.Y.'s sound, the effervescent mix moves in directions most unexpected, and grooves in ways previously unimagined.