Mandel Turner

DJ/Live

Biography

Born and Raised in Brooklyn, Mandel Turner’s roots can be traced to The First Church of God in Christ gospel choir where his rich baritone voice was first discovered and nurtured. Later on the influences of early 80's Club Culture and DJ's such as Larry Levan, Tee Scott, Tony Humphries, further expanded the range to which his “musical voice” could be put to use. And thus a DJ was born. Emerging forms such as Disco and New Wave in addition to the more established genres of Rock, R&B and Soul opened his ears to the richness that is MUSIC and forever cemented his desire to become apart of this art form. If as shakespeare said, “All the world’s a stage”, then be it behind a mic or two turntables Mandel Turner is a true musician.

After a number of musical collaborations in New York, that included recording with famed disco producer / songwriter Patrick Adams (Inner Life, Musique, Phreek) and performing live at clubs like Tracks NYC, Mandel was anxious to seek new experiences and traveled to Paris in 1987. It wasn’t long before he was working with the likes of Llorca (I Cry), Playin’ 4 the city (Deep Inside), Kalk (In the Spirit) & Franck Roger generating legendary tracks such as After All. But perhaps his most significant collaboration would be with the renowned producer impresario writer, drummer Cerrone. This 13 year collaboration has endured to present day with Turner MC’ing, singing and traveling the world with the likes of Barbara Tucker, James D-Train Williams, Nile Rodgers (Freak Out at the Montreux Jazz Festival). Little known fact as a result of this amazing experience it would lead to Mandel being Barbara Tucker’s House DJ (2011-2012).
Since 2008 Mandel Turner has been visiting Berlin and eventually in 2014 he decided to make Berlin his home. Since then he has worked with Berlin producers, Terranova which was to yield the 2015 hit Underverse. Subsequent collaboration/productions Tyree Cooper, Eric D. Clark (Whirlpool Productions). 2017 has been a successful year with DJ shows in Europe. In January 2018 will see Home Invasion offer up three fresh remixes from Seuil, Burnski and D’Julz of Franck Roger & Mandel Turner’s ‘After All’.

Discography

Mandel Turner & Franck Roger

After All Remixes
Home Invasion Records - 2016

Mandel Turner & Franck Roger

Walking Papers
Home Invasion Records - 2017

The Hinge Project & Mandel Turner

Brand New Day
ISM Records - 2015

Mandel Turner & Luca Aniston

Who Needs Love
Iside Music – 2014

Mandel Turner & Luca Aniston

Relax Your Dreams
Iside Music – 2014

Jack The Box & Mandel Turner

Heat
Moodmusic – 2013

Mandel Turner & Franck Roger

Sands Of Time
Circus Company – 2013

Mandel Turner & Franck Roger

Through The Motions
Real Tone Records - 2012

Mandel Turner & Fran´Z

Brand New Heights
BigBox Recordings - 2011

Mandel Turner & Fran´Z

Brand New Heights Remixes
BigBox Recordings - 2011

Mandel Turner & Franck Roger

Life Is Too Short EP
Real Tone Records - 2011

Mandel Turner & Franck Roger

After All EP
Real Tone Records - 2011

Art Supplies by Art Bleek

Friends
Loungin Records - 2010

Art Supplies by Art Bleek

Rise
Loungin Records - 2010

Catalan FC & Sven Love the Departure EP

Real Love
Kif Records - 2007

Mandel Turner, Greg Gaulthier & Tony L

Dance Culture
Kif Records - 2006

MC Mellow Dee aka Mandel Turner

And You Don't Stop
Defected Records - 2006

MC Mellow Dee aka Mandel Turner

And You Don't Stop
Elias Records - 2006

Mandel Turner & Franck Roger

Celebrate
BRS Records - 2005

Mandel Turner

Better Days
Manufacture - 2002

Mandel Turner

Pleasure
Captivating - 2001

Mandel Turner

Pleasure
Manufacture - 2001

Kamal Brown ft. Mandel Turner Remake of Frankie Beverly & Maze

Joy & Pain
BMG - 2000

Kamal Brown ft. Mandel Turner (Trouble Men Remix) - Remake of Frankie Beverly & Maze

Joy & Pain
BMG - 2000

Infinito ft. Mandel Turner Remake of The Beginning of the end

Funky Nassau
BMG - 2000

The DMF Project ft. Mandel Turner

My Everything
ULM/Universal - 2000

Common Nature

Can’t You See The Sunshine Through The Rain
Guidance Recordings - 1999

Catalan FC and Sven Love ft. Mandel Turner Remixes

Save Me
Enchante/Small/Sony - 1998

Kalk & Mandel Turner

In The Spirit & Inside The Melody
Brif Records - 1998

Playin 4 the City & Mandel Turner

Deep Inside/We Need
Straight Up Records - 1998

Next Evidence & Mandel Turner

Who Am I?
Straight Up Records - 1998

Integrated Society

We Lift Our Voices
Sweat Records - 1996

Featured album

Terranova & Mandel Turner

Underverse
Restless
Kompakt Records - 2015

Del Amore

Magic
Tome 1
BMG – 2003

Llorca

I Cry
NEWCOMER
F Communications - 2001

Mission Deluxe

Let The Music & Light Of The Sun
Monsieur Charles
UCMG - 2001

Whirlpool Productions

Hold Your Head Up
Lifechange
WEA - 2000

Compilations

Amnesia - Segunda Sesion Chill Out

Mandel Turner & Steph LB
Come Into My Life
SwingState (M.Turner & Steph LB)
Stepping Out
DJ Center Records - 2005

Smugglers Run - Mixed by Oscar G

Common Nature (M. Turner, A. Mauri)
Can’t You See The Sunshine
Guidance Recordings – 2000

Aline in Wonderland

Catalan FC, Sven Love & Mandel Turner
Save Me
Enchante/Small/Sony - 1999

I Love Aline

Kalk & Mandel Turner
For The Love Of You (Mateo & Matos Remix)
Enchante/Pias - 1999

Intimate Connection

Next Evidence & Mandel Turner
Who Am I?
Straight Up Records - 1999

Paradise Garage 2

Next Evidence & Mandel Turner
Who Am I?
Pschent/Universal - 1999

Deep House Volume 2

Kalk & Mandel Turner
Inside The Melody
Choice Productions - 1998

Off Limits

Next Evidence & Mandel Turner
Who Am I?
Sound Creative - 1998

Aline in Wonderland

Mandel Turner & Greg Gaultier
Holdin On
Enchante/Small/Sony - 1998

Deep House UK Volume 1

Mandel Turner
We Lift Our Voices
Integrated Society DM Records - 1996

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