Following the knockout success of a slew of singles and a fiery performance at the infamous U.S. venue Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Beatport’s NEXT artist 2021 IMANU finally drops his long-awaited album Unfold via Deadbeats label.
The project, a technically brutalist and melancholy electronic wonder follows on from extensive support from BBC Radio 1 for single It’s Our Destiny with SOPHIE and Flume collaborator KUČKA and support from Don Diablo and Alison Wonderland for single Temper feat. LIA. Single Somehow We Lost It All featured Pham and josh pan, whilst Pillow Talk alongside Wingtip & What So Not gained huge support from Radio Wonderland courtesy of Alison Wonderland.
Inspired by the emotive story-telling potential of music, IMANU AKA Jonathan Kievit generates ethereally genius bass music that has already seen releases on labels such as VISION, Sable Valley, Never Say Die, UKF, Mau5trap and Heaven Sent. In addition to landing six Top 10 Beatport tracks from the past year alone, IMANU has featured major Spotify editorial playlists such as creamy, Trap Mojito, Long Live DnB, Queer Spaces: Unorthodox, and sad beats.
First gaining critical acclaim before the age of 20 for remix EP Re:Imanu that featured remixes from Skantia, Buunshin, Herzeloyde, ATRIP, Bop, and Kimyan Law, IMANU has since been dubbed “One of electronic music’s most forward-thinking producers” by EDM.com and released remixes for the likes of Skrillex & What So Not, TOKiMONSTA, Apashe, and Camo & Krooked.
Now demonstrating colossal skill in Unfold, airy chaos master IMANU showcases a highly developed sense of range. Tracks such as the earnestly futuristic Shoyu ft. DROELOE expertly weave heavy bass flutters with atmospheric noise while Syrah, a new collaboration with The Caracal Project featuring Maria-Lea, features a heavyfisted bassline and delicate white noise glitches, and Huil with dance music sensation Zonderling sets a fast-paced orchestral mood as a melancholy soundtrack for the mind. IMANU’s debut album proves his ability to wrangle a diverse array of soundscapes and emotions to either get you on your feet or launch you into reflection, sometimes at the same time
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