“Aftertaste” is the explosive new single from LA producer Mahalo and Brooklyn-based artist Imanos. Accompanied by Irish singer Joe Cleere, the two dance music artists bring their fans a taste of what they have been working on during quarantine. This pop-leaning single showcases both of their individual styles.
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By blurring genre lines between mainstream pop and club music, Mahalo and Imanos–who is best known for his records with Diplo, Pusha T and Jessie J–continue to prove why they are two of the newest rising stars that make up the global dance music machine. By curating cutting edge material, they have set themselves apart from their peers, gaining support from some of the biggest names in dance. With over 100M streams between them it’s clear these two make up a power duo in the studio.
“Aftertaste” follows “Like Loving You” which paired Imanos with New Zealand’s newcomer c.wong for a vibrant late summer dance-pop cut and “Choices” (Big Beat), Imanos’ last collaboration with Norwegian electronic pop duo KREAM which has now surpassed four million streams on Spotify.
Originally from Vancouver, then juggling school and gigs while residing in New York Imanos (James Somani) has been around a variety of music scenes. The budding DJ started making music at a young age landing a prestigious remix gig for Jesse J, Ariana Grande and Niki Minaj’s “Bang Bang” with Gramercy and honed his craft holding residences at NYC nightclubs, becoming a tastemaker in the electronic world. He has worked on several tracks as an artist, most notably co-producing and featuring on Diplo’s “Revolution” with Faustix and Kai, and co-writing the title track off of Jessie J’s album Sweet Talker. From his productions he has gained support from the likes of Skrillex, Diplo, The Chainsmokers, DJ Snake, Pete Tong and A-Trak to name a few. His debut single “Gunshy” feat. Pusha T was featured on the soundtrack for the hit action film xXx: Return of Xander Cage as well as a national ad campaign for Simple Mobile. Look for the rising artist to continue to release new music poised for a global impact via his newly launched imprint Summer Somewhere.
Hailing from the shores of Hawai’i and setting up shop in Southern California, Mahalo has quickly made a name for himself as one of the newest rising stars of the global dance music machine. By blurring the lines sonically and creating cutting edge material branded as his signature sound “liquid house,” this young producer has managed to gain the support of an impressive amount of many of the world’s biggest DJs, producers and tastemakers while also performing at some of the most coveted festivals in North America such as Electric Daisy Carnival, Groove Cruise, Nocturnal Wonderland and Countdown.Mahalo’s 2019 breakout single “So Cold” set a benchmark for future success journeying 15 weeks on the Billboard Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart eventually rising to #1, while also taking the top spot on the Mediabase US Dance Radio chart. Mahalo’s newest single “This Town” has amassed over 1M streams since it’s 2020 release, and his 2019 single “So Cold” was #1 on the Billboard Dance/Mix Show Airplay Chart. With releases on labels like Tiesto’s AFTR:HRS Records, Mark Knight’s Toolroom Records, Armin van Buuren’s Armada Music and various other taste making labels such as Perfect Havoc, Enormous Tunes, Bunny Tiger and Insomniac Records, it’s no wonder why the world is starting to take notice of this promising talent whose future looks more than bright.