Who: Florian “Flo” Mandet
What: Radio 1 Producer/Presenter
When: The One Breakfast, Sun-Thu 6-10am
Something about me:
I was born and raised in the suburbs of Paris, until 7 years ago, when my family moved UAE. I always had something for the music universe without really going deep into it. I never produced a song or even played a single instrument, but music has directed and supported my emotions since I was born. This is the reason I decided to take a step into the industry and went to a music production university in Dubai. I hadn’t even finished my first year when I got hired to be a technician on Radio 1. Before I even realized it, I was on air, contributing to the Breakfast Show with Danny Cee. Soon after, I got the most amusing, entertaining and enjoyable job ever: the Breakfast Show producer. It’s simply amazing to wake up every morning at 4am, feeling like you’ve been ran over, but you know your day is going to involve making people smile by having fun. How about that!!
What does music mean to you?
To me, music is what transports and carries your emotions. It’s so powerful that it can even affect your feelings, in good or bad ways. Music reaches places inside you that you don’t even know exist, and can emphasize your mood. We all have a particular song, the one we can listen again and again for ever. Each song has a meaning to someone, reminds us about something. Music is simply a beautiful part of Life, to me.
Do you have any hidden talents?
Being able to deal with Danny every morning for 4 straight hours. Try, and then come tell me it’s not a talent!
If you had to choose a title for your life story, what would it be?
The Good, the Cool and Shrek. Guess who’s Danny Cee in my life story…
If you could have any super power what would it be?
When I was a kid I wanted to be invisible in order to cheat at school and go to the girls changing room… Now I want to fly so I will be able to see all of the wonders in the world before I die.
Greatest invention?
It’s a struggle to decide between The Internet, because it allows the whole world to be in contact, and perfume. Thanks to the French, we smell good all day but unfortunately it is used often as excuses to not shower anymore. Yes we know what it means when you over use your bottle…