Andrea Mancini alias Cleveland, born in Luxembourg into an Italian family, is a music producer, dj and artist behind the releases on Hivern Discs, label run by John Talabot and ESP Institute, from Los Angeles and most recently Kalahari Oyster Cult (June 2020 and September 2021).
The sound universe of Cleveland, although being versatile, is clearly recognisable. Built around warm “Left-field” tones and organic rhythms, Cleveland’s productions are subtle with a modern feel while keeping a dancefloor focus through strangely elegant grooves. Andrea makes dark electronic music full of suggestive atmosphere and contemplative having a surprising balance between carefully designed loops that help the listener to get lost by keeping a propulsive side.
Similar to his own creations, his dj & live sets captivate his audience, bringing influences of various references in one of unexpectedly dynamic, hypnotic, adventurous and personal journeys, gently lifting the listeners off the ground. In 2021 Andrea has also started to work closer with the art field, by doing two artist residencies, with Casino Luxembourg’s Contemporary Art Forum that lead to an multimedia exhibition at Casino Display in July 2021, and a forthcoming artist residency at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris in autumn 2021.
In September 2021 Cleveland has released his second EP on Kalahari Oyster Cult and has announced his first label named SUZI that is scheduled to release a first VA record on October 15th 2021.
Cleveland plays live and/or dj sets.
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