Mandré

Mandré

Real Name:
Michael Andre Lewis (M. André)
Profile:
Mandré was the alter ego of Andre Lewis.
When Maxayn disbanded, Lewis signed a contract with Motown Records and developed the persona of Mandré. While Maxayn had been playing gospel and soul, Mandré was Andre's project to add electronic elements and also shift the sound toward more spacey funk and disco.
In both his albums and live performances, Mandré was represented as the "mystery man from outer space". His face was always hidden behind a futuristic mask, which made him look like a robot.
Mandré was promoted by Motown as being "funkier than Parliament". However, after 3 albums which went largely unnoticed, Lewis ended his relationship with the label to pursue independent production. He retained the rights and title to the Mandré name and released a final album ("Mandré 4") by himself in 1980.
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Mandré Discography

Albums

Mandré Mandré (Album) Motown US 1977 Sell This Version
Mandré Mandré Two (Album) Motown US 1978 Sell This Version
Mandré M3000 (Album) Motown US 1979 Sell This Version
Mandré Mandré 4 (Album) FutureGroove US 1982 Sell This Version
URBSAMP07 Denise LaSalle / Mandré Denise LaSalle / Mandré - Disco Spectrum III (Sampler)(12", Smplr) Urban Theory URBSAMP07 UK 2002 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Mandre* Keep Tryin' Motown US 1977 Sell This Version
Mandré Solar Flight (Opus I) (Single) Motown UK 1977 Sell This Version
PSLP 233 Dynamic Superiors / Mandré Dynamic Superiors / Mandré - Nowhere To Run / Solar Flight (Opus 1)(12", Promo) Motown PSLP 233 UK 1977 Sell This Version
Mandré Light Years (Opus IV) / Fair Game (Single) Motown US 1978 Sell This Version
TMG 1116 Mandré Fair Game / Light Years (Opus IV)(7", Promo) Motown TMG 1116 UK 1978 Sell This Version
Mandré Swang Motown UK 1979 Sell This Version
Mandré Freakin's Fine (Maxi) Motown US 1979 Sell This Version
Mandré Spirit Groove (Single) Motown US 1979 Sell This Version
Mandré Solar Flight (Opus I) / M3000 (Opus VI) Rush Hour Recordings Netherlands 2010 Sell This Version

Compilations

PR-38 Mandré, Rare Earth & Platinum Hook Mandré, Rare Earth & Platinum Hook - Motown's Magical Spring Tour!(LP, Comp, Promo, Smplr) Motown PR-38 US 1978 Sell This Version

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Alain_Patrick

Alain_Patrick

December 25, 2012
Considering the level of achievement that reached Detroit Techno in history, it still astonishes me that very few know about the music from Mandré, the Man From Outter Space. Precursor of many things to come, Michael Andre Lewis settled through Motown (through where he released his three first solo LPs) the pillars of Deep Space kind of electronic music, and I believe you know very well what I'm talking about. His four solo albums are priceless and timeless accomplishments of future music, with the hottest approach of Soul, Funk & Tech you can possibly imagine.

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