Though he loves the peaks of a dance floor experience, Mendel’s favourite moments both in and outside of the booth are the gentle, the sensual, the sweet ones. He strives for the dance floor to be a place of safe expression, particularly for those whom society usually pushes to the sidelines. Less fist-pumping, more care, more footwork, more smooching. That’s not to say that his sets are low in energy. Mendel understands and builds energy into his sets like no other, creating hugely danceable journeys that often result in unforgettable moments of euphoria. From boat parties in Brazil, to his all-nighters at Djoon and Giant Steps, to his own community-based Ciranda events. When it all comes together Mendel’s sensitivity makes for ecstatic dance floor magic.