Real Name:
Michael Andre Lewis (M. André)
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.


MR 09/01 Mandré - 09 July 09 album art MC Rotzbua "Il Moccioso" I Like Your Freaky Ways MC Rotzbua "Il Moccioso" - 09 July 09(22xFile, MP3, Mixtape) Moccioso Records MR 09/01 Italy 2009
no number Mandré - This House is Condemned: part one: salvaging fragments of lost disco utopias album art DJ Bunnyhausen Solar Flight (Opus 1) DJ Bunnyhausen - This House is Condemned: part one: salvaging fragments of lost disco utopias(File, MP3, Mixtape) Pierogii-Disc no number 2015
LC CD 2002 Mandré - Loft Classics Volume 2 - Music For Those Who Know... album art Various Solar Flight Various - Loft Classics Volume 2 - Music For Those Who Know...(CD, Unofficial) Loft Classics LC CD 2002 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Mandré - Loft Classics Volume 6 album art Various Solar Flight (Opus 1) Interlude Various - Loft Classics Volume 6 Loft Classics US 1995 Sell This Version
OTL 22 Mandré - Split 10" Vol.1 album art Various Watusa Dub (as Mandre) Various - Split 10" Vol.1(10") Out To Lunch OTL 22 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
Mandré - DiskoFunk Breaks album art Various Freak Is Fine Various - DiskoFunk Breaks Studio 76 Unknown Sell This Version


Mandré - Mighty Motown album art Various Solar Flight (Opus I) Various - Mighty Motown (Comp) Natural Resources US 1979 Sell This Version
TT-200 Various Freakin's Fine Various - Sucessos do Ano(LP, Comp) Top Tape TT-200 Brazil 1979 Sell This Version
TT-183 Mandré - Cash Box Disco Funk album art Various Spirit Groove and 1 more… Various - Cash Box Disco Funk(LP, Comp) Top Tape TT-183 Brazil 1979 Sell This Version
A.C.-102 Mandré - Disco Flash album art Various Freak Is Fine Various - Disco Flash(LP, Comp) Sinyal A.C.-102 Turkey 1980 Sell This Version
CN 1036 Mandré - Amigo Formül album art Various Spirit Groove Various - Amigo Formül(LP, Comp) Amigo (3) CN 1036 Turkey 1981 Sell This Version
Mandré - Disco Spectrum 3 album art Various Solar Flight Various - Disco Spectrum 3 (Comp) Urban Theory, BBE UK 2002 Sell This Version
Mandré - Abstract Funk Theory album art Faze Action Light Years (Opus IV) Faze Action - Abstract Funk Theory (Comp) Obsessive UK 2001 Sell This Version
RH 2010 Mandré - Best Of Rush Hour Records 2010 album art Various M3000 (Opus VI) (Felix Dickinson & Nick The Record Edit) (as Mandre) Various - Best Of Rush Hour Records 2010(20xFile, MP3, WAV, Comp) Rush Hour Recordings RH 2010 Netherlands 2010


KBCD103 Mandré - Sonic Disco #3 album art DJ Harvey Galactic (as Mandre) DJ Harvey - Sonic Disco #3(CD, Comp, Mixed, Unofficial) King Biscuit Inc. KBCD103 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
none Mandré - Meteor Hits 2013 album art Sun Araw Third World Calling (Opus II) (as Mandre) Sun Araw - Meteor Hits 2013(File, MP3, Mixed, 320) Rose Quartz none USA & Canada 2010
none Mandré - Analogiques Volume 1 album art Fulgeance Light Years (Opus IV) (as Mandre) Fulgeance - Analogiques Volume 1(File, MP3, Mixed, 192) Musique Large none France 2010
White Light 40 Mandré - White Light 40 album art In Flagranti Isle De Joie In Flagranti - White Light 40(File, MP3, Mixed, 320) White Light Mixes White Light 40 2011
DM05 Mandré - Enigmatic Ocean 2 album art Damon Palermo Opus IV Damon Palermo - Enigmatic Ocean 2(CD, Mixed) Dark Matter (3) DM05 US 2011 Sell This Version


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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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