"Prolific with the quality control on high"
Ray Mang is Raj Gupta. One of the premier disco producers since way back when and still clocking forwards in a future fashion with no sign of letting up.
He landed his first 12” Number One in ’96 on Noid Recordings gaining widespread support in the clubs and on compilations. He has taken that wonky party sound and kept it moving on ever since. He also runs the label Mangled and has released across too many labels to mention.
As a remixer his phone never stops ringing. He’s notched up credits for Lassigue Bendthaus, Banda Black Rio, Gorillaz, Shirley Bassey, Grand National, Beck, Roxy Music, Doves, The Phenomenal Handclap Band, Freddie Mercury, Bloc Party, Munk, Rob Garza, Friendly Fires, Classixx, S-Express, Daniel Grau & Los Amigos Invisibles with Dimitri From Paris to name just a few.
Here is a Ray Mang remix of the Bryan Ferry track '‘Loop Di Li’, serving up a pumping, groove driven effort that wraps Ferry’s unique vocals up in neo-Balearic cool.
Ray Mang launched his own label 'Mangled' in ’98 with a slew of killer 12-inches. Two albums followed: ‘Mangled’ (Eskimo) and ‘Mangled Again’ on his own imprint, as well as singles on R&S, Smash Hit and Bear Funk. Recent hits include ‘Bullet Proof’ on DFA featuring Lady Miss Kier, a disco-house reimagining of a P-funk classic; and the blissed-out Balearic gem ‘Look Into My Eyes’ which instantly became a firm favourite for many.
As a globe trotting DJ he plays at festivals, clubs, bars and on beaches in some of the most beautiful locations around the world. His incendiary sets blend house, disco, boogie, cosmic, balearic, latin, afro, along with anything that takes his fancy and sneak previews of his own forthcoming monsters.
Ray Mang has also worked with DJ and fellow friend of Gouranga, Bill Brewster. Together they work under the name 'Mang Dynasty.