Q&A: Philipp Jung of M.A.N.D.Y.
interviewed by Joshua P. Ferguson
Courtesy of Time Out Chicago, read full interview here:
When they’re not traveling the global DJ circuit, lifelong friends Philipp Jung and Patrick Bodmer—better known to the techno-loving cognoscenti as the world-class DJs M.A.N.D.Y.—keep themselves busy as the “heads of state” for Berlin-based Get Physical Records. In advance of their set at Spy Bar, we coaxed Jung out from behind the mixing board to talk about partying, yoga, being a hippie and why he’s in the studio in the first place.
Time Out Chicago: You and Patrick have come a long way since your childhood tennis matches in your hometown of Saarbrücken.
Philipp Jung: Nineteen eighty-five, that’s when we met. At that time, Patrick was into rock, like Led Zeppelin and stuff. I was the one into the electronic stuff. In ’89, we started going to the first acid parties. We got infected by it and started buying records. Then, in 2001, we united with Booka Shade and DJ T. to start Get Physical.
TOC: Sounds like a very organic, natural progression.
Philipp Jung: Absolutely it was. A bit hippie-like, but that’s what it was. We all knew each other for 15 years before we started the label. We’d worked for other record companies so we decided, Man, why not do it ourselves?
TOC: It’s been about 25 years since you guys started. Booka Shade has played Lollapalooza, M.A.N.D.Y. is fresh off a Fabric mix, and the label is more recognized than ever. What’s next?