Today, the NYC based DJ & Producer Imanos has released “Shiver & Gold”, a new track which features guest vocals from Kitsuné Musique regular Uffie and rising pop artist Vera Hotsauce. Known most for blog house hits like “Pop The Glock” and her vocal contributions on the landmark Justice LP Cross, Uffie brings a monster hook to this slick production that is typical of her style, but with a production spin in the vein of house producers like Zhu. With a vocal topline that blissfully toes the line of soft and hard, “Shiver & Gold” is an anthem that should work just as well for at-home listening as it would in clubs around the world.
“Shiver & Gold” is the first new Imanos song of 2022, and the Dj / Producer’s first release for Kitsuné Musique as a part of their New Hot Fresh single series. Building on the success of his 2021 single “Warmer”, his most streamed track to date, this new song builds upon the producer’s knack for bridging the gap between club ready beats and radio ready pop hooks. In addition to featuring Uffie as the track’s main vocalist, a scene-stealing feature verse from Swedish pop artist Vera Hotsauce, who offers a smoother delivery to contrast Uffie’s heavily processed vocals on the hook. Vera has made a name for herself with her own music as well as several high profile electronic collaborations, including “Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love) by Twelve and the Dillon Francis track “Barely Breathing”, with both tracks racking up millions of streams on Spotify.
Hailed by tastemakers as one of the most exciting up-and-coming talents in electronic music, Canadian-born, NYC-based DJ, producer and A&R Imanos is rapidly making a name for himself as one of the most intriguing artists on the North American electronic music circuit. Originally from Vancouver, then juggling school and gigs while residing in Brooklyn – James Somani aka Imanos, has been around a variety of music scenes. The budding DJ started making music at a young age 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” and co-writing the title track off of Jessie J’s last album, “Sweet Talker”.
From his productions he has gained support from the likes of David Guetta, Diplo, DJ Snake, Pete Tong, and A-Trak, just 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. More recently Imanos has released the singles “Warmer”, “Lick That”, “Sober” and “Company” showcasing his versatility experimenting with pop, house, and big room dance sounds gaining support from Apple Music, Beats 1 and TIDAL flagship playlists as well as industry leaders such as Kitsuné Musique, Ultra Records, Astralwerks Records and Big Beat.