Amandra, Chris Wolter, Steffen Sonnenschein, 1DAN, Huy Truong, VJ Erol
Amandra, hidden master behind Ahrpe Records, goes for subtly evolving and droning atmospheres... [more]
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 recent Asian Tour in South Korea and Japan with Dommune and Contact Tokyo, 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 techno 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 PVNV, one of the Taapion Records heads from Paris. They released together an EP under the alias Odes Of The Kabatians on Canadian imprint Silent Season.
Upcoming for Amandra is, among other, a remix for the duo Hunter/Game on Just This Records. An album is due to be released on Ahrpe Records beginning of 2019 together with Ovend (Ahrpe co-founder, Afterlife) as a new duo project called Ovandra ; followed by some EPs and collaborations.