AMANDRA

  • Labels Ahrpe Records, AD 93, Nous'klaer Audio, Tikita
  • Based Toulouse, FR / Warsaw, PL
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Amandra, hidden master behind Ahrpe Records, goes for subtly evolving and droning atmospheres. The French producer exiled in Warsaw illustrates with coherence his own vision of acid and tribal rhythms that can be presented with either bright and soft feelings or through a darker, more disturbed path.

Complex patterns are woven through sustained tone clusters to foster an unlimited sense of energy and focus. Radiant synths glisten over live percussive loops whilst infinite pads wander the boundaries of light and dark. Amandra uses minimalist techniques to build tranquil sonic spaces that evolve on their own accord, making way for carefully mapped out rhythmic cycles. The result is an immersive listening experience replete with subtle details, but never cluttered. “Like much of what Amandra offers, there’s a sense of the mystical that’s sure to delight deep techno heads.” -Resident Advisor

With many experiences in worldwide renowned venues such as Brooklyn Mirage New York, Concrete Paris, Panorama Bar/Berghain Berlin, Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), Afterlife Ibiza, Shelter Amsterdam with Donato Dozzy or through his Asian Tours in South Korea with Vurt and Japan with Dommune and Contact Tokyo, Vietnam, Taiwan and Lantern Beijing, Amandra distils his always changing and unique live performance with machines only. The French producer adapts his music to where he plays by improvising mind-bending grooves. He creates an overall atmosphere that binds people’s minds together, Amandra makes the night be a whole experience for dancers and listeners : unique music for unique energy.

His initial EP, “Monkaunis” self-released on Ahrpe Records in 2014, has brought him a warm welcoming by his peers. Amandra followed with a series of acclaimed releases on his own imprint, such as his debut album “Drachme Tolosate”, including remixes by Swedish producers Evigt Mörker and Korridor from Northern Electronics.

Taking steps forward, Amandra demonstrates with ease his style through well-known record labels, both for the dancefloor and through some deep moods. His EP “Shota Mariachi” released on Svreca’s label Semantica Records illustrates his ability to create his own, very personal and yet unique universe. This EP has been best described as a concoction of “delicate and bewitching techno.” –Resident Advisor

Amandra released “Dame De Bahia LP”, a 10-tracks double-vinyl album out on Agents Of Time’s record label Obscura Music. LP rhymes with accomplishment, not many producers in the techno scene have released an album with such a worldwide recognition. Amandra lies in some in-between genre with it. Premiered on Groove, the German magazine’s review speaks for itself: “With his specific organic sound design, it’s particularly amazing when Amandra, in the title track “Dame De Bahia” or the feverish “Sidonie”, gives the album a new dynamic. Amandra’s strengths lie in the unexpected, this LP comes up full of surprises.” –Groove

Amandra works regularly with Mattheis, one of the classy Dutch imprint Nous’klaer Audio. They recently released together an EP on Ahrpe as well as a track on Nous’klaer. As a proof of quality, the most renowned and respected producer and music selector, Donato Dozzy, played both releases in his forward thinking sets at Terraforma Festival and Paral-lel Festival.

Upcoming for Amandra is a bunch of remixes on interesting labels followed by some EPs and collaborations. Soon to be announced!

05 Sep Up To Date Festival, Białystok
15 Feb elements at ://about blank, Berlin (Live)
18 Jan Sweat Lodge at About Blank, Berlin (DJ B2B w/Mattheis)

2019
28 Dec Live Fuse, Brussels
29 Nov Jasna 1, Warsaw
31 Oct Live Le Bikini, Toulouse
14 Sep Jasna 1, Warsaw
06 Aug Vurt, Seoul (Ambient Set)
03 Aug Vurt, Seoul
02 Aug Lantern, Beijing
20 Jul B1, Taipei
06 Jul The Observatory, Saigon
22 Jun Live Wata Cukrowa, Warsaw
19 Jun Live at Monticule Festival, Domaine de Gayfié
09 Jun Live w/Mattheis at Draaimolen x Nous’Klaer, Tilburg
30 May Nuits Sonores x Terminal Club, Lyon
09 Mar Live at Kwartz Club, Nice
02 Mar La Station – Gare des Mines, Paris
11 Jan Live at Institut Club, Montpellier

2018

08 Dec Live at Tama Club, Poznan
24 Nov Live for Afterlife x Printworks, London
09 Nov Live at Panorama Bar, Berlin
20 Oct Live for Afterlife x ADE, Amsterdam
23 Sep Live at Ai 2 Ghiottoni A Mare, Bari
22 Sep Live at Demode, Bari
08 Sep Brooklyn Mirage x Afterlife, New York
19 Jul Live at Hï Ibiza, Ibiza
07 Jul Live at Sala Siroco, Madrid
17 Jun Obscura x Wolf Club, Barcelona
06 Apr Live at The Grand Factory, Beirut
16 Mar Live at Le Cri De La Mouette, Toulouse
10 Mar Live at Lubar, Paris
02 Feb Live at Smolna, Warsaw
27 Jan Live at Alzar, Osaka
26 Jan Live at Contact, Tokyo
25 Jan Dommune, Tokyo
19 Jan Live at Vurt, Seoul
13 Jan Live at Klubd, Cyprus

2017

15 Dec Transbordeur, Lyon
13 Dec Smolna, Warsaw
25 Nov Closr, Beirut
24 Nov Shelter, Amsterdam
03 Nov Live at Dernier Cri Festival, Montpellier
19 Oct Live at Loveland ADE, Amsterdam
25 Aug My Life Festival, Sète
13 Jul Live at LC Club, Nantes
01 Jul Live at Concrete, Paris
29 Jun Live at Privilege, Ibiza
24 Jun Live at Baby Club, Marseille
16 Jun Live at Ohm, Berlin
27 Jan Live at Le Sucre, Lyon
06 Jan Live at Cargo Gallery, Prague

2016

02 Dec Klub Kegelbahn, Luzern
25 Nov Live at Mozg, Warsaw
18 Nov Live at Khidi, Tbilisi
11 Nov Live Znajomi Znajomych, Warsaw
02 Jul Live at Cruquiusgilde, Amsterdam
06 May Live at , Krakow
05 Feb Live at Mozg, Warsaw

2015

11 Dec Live Mozg, Warsaw
13 Jun Live at Radion, Amsterdam