Rising talent Mandana is an electronic music artist from Brussels whose intricate sets brings a mix of minimal and house, with a hint of techno. Being part of the Desolat and TRYBE family at the moment, shows how motivated she is.
In 2017, she was offered by Fuse to play alongside Loco Dice and Cuartero to perform at their event “Trybe” and label party “Desolat Seran Bendecidos” in Belgium. She was subsequently invited to play at the Desolat terrace party in London on February 2018 and other desolat parties later on.
Born to a Russian father and an Iranian mother, Mandana was exposed from a very early age to music. Raised in a musical culture in which ballads were the spontaneous expression of the emotions of the common people, she found it natural to continue this living tradition and trained as a classical pianist.
She later on became interested in electronic music through her father, a House and techno fan and became heavily influenced by the Chicago House scene and the early Nineties dance music. Cajmere, Kerri Chandler or Jovonn are listed amongst her main influences. After attending rave parties for a few years, Mandana started to DJ at Belgian clubs Barrio, Club Vaag, and Café d’Anvers. Her performances led to her being noticed and offered a residency at TRYBE / Fuse.
In parallel, Mandana has founded her own underground regular event in Brussels, “Collective”, featuring promising local DJs, and is focusing on production at the time.