Stages of Life
Artists: 
Mendo
Cat: 
Cadenza 66
Released: 
11.07.11

After the huge success of Cadenza recent EPs from Argy, Lee Van Dowski and Mirko Loco versus Stacey Pullen, Lucianoʼs stand out label strikes again with a fresh cut from Cadenza artist Mendo.

Rewind back to 2009 and Mendoʼs Remember EP on the label is one that certainly hasn't been forgotten – the hugely successful beats and rhythms on Remember solidified Mendo as a Cadenza favourite. The time has come for another highly anticipated output from the Swiss based producer. The Stages Of Life EP is Cadenza's 66th release.

House music has no bounds when it comes to exposing tones, ambience and expressions via its multiple sound adventures. Leading us directly and eagerly to the dancefloor is one attribute that Mendo seems to have honed to perfection over the years though, and his signature sound of dancefloor hysteria with a mature and classy edge is what weʼve come to know him best through; The Stages Of Life Ep follows all that we know and love with its irresistibly deep basslines, upbeat character and summer vibe.

Inocencia opens this bright EP with crisp slices of sound cutting eagerly through and leading us into spell bounding metal drums and a round sensual bassline. Its power is unmistakeable as the beats wrap around, we transport immediately to balmy terraces and debaucherous sunset dancing. Simply screaming to be thrown down on floors and terraces worldwide, Inocencia plays vocal games with chanting children and their delightful
innocence.

Not quite as simple as it sounds though, Mendoʼs layers of swooning brass add sophistication and charm, belting into the skies and enveloping the dancefloor vibe that has so intricately been created. On the flip, Old School lives up to its name as classic and head strong techno kicks hold no prisoners. Spitting vocals, menacing sirens and a sexually charged edge stampede from beginning to end, all rounded off by a killer bassline that spits you through swirls with snarling pace. Old School showcases Mendoʼs talent for fiery and timeless house tech production whilst making this two track EP a summer 2011 must have for DJs and dancers alike.

Written & produced by Mendo.
Mastered by Simon Francis @ Wired Masters, London.
Artwork by Amélie Nicolet. (p) & (c) Cadenza Records 2011 - All rights reserved.
Publishing by Cadenza Publishing and EMI Publishing.

Cadenza 66