This week, Juno Mamba (real name Vinci Andanar) dropped a jaw-droppingly good live performance of ‘Slow Light’ filmed in an old warehouse. The video was directed by ARIA-nominated director Sanjay De Silva who last year won the J Award for Australian Music Video of the Year (Sampa The Great’s ‘Final Form’).
2019 saw Juno Mamba explode onto the scene with debut single ‘Flicker’, followed by his emotionally charged track and video ‘Blossom’. These deeply moving compositions (and the recent addition of ‘Slow Light’) explore the depths of human emotion, while the Light Echoes EP serves to examine the world; past, present and future. Over the course of four delicious tracks and two remixes, Juno Mamba poses the questions; where do we fit in? And how can we contribute positively to this world in what we do, and inevitably leave behind?
Juno Mamba’s intrinsic ability to create compositions that bend the very edges of your mind is something that is as clear as day, with ‘Flicker’ and ‘Blossom’ achieving widespread acclaim from around the globe. Praise and support have flooded in from the likes of The Ransom Note, ADSR Collective, Our Culture Mag, Stereofox, KALTBLUT, with tracks getting airtime on BBC Radio 1 and US college radio. Both tracks were also added to a stack of streaming playlists including Spotify’s Top-Shelf Electronic, Apple Music’s Global Dance (US, UK, AUS, MX, FR) and Amazon Music’s global playlist Progressive House Now.
Juno Mamba’s releases have also seen DJ support from the likes of The Drifter, Jacques Renault, Maxxi Soundsystem, Tensnake, Dayne S, Just Kiddin, Lane 8 and Doctor Dru amongst others. The EP features official remixes from Canada-via-Berlin producer Nathan Micay (LuckyMe/Whities) and London based producer TSHA (Counter Records).
Juno Mamba recently wrapped two hugely successful headline shows, playing to full rooms in Sydney and Melbourne. He was set to announce larger shows for the coming months but has resigned to spending his self-isolation period working on new music and expanding his live show so that he can deliver an even bigger Juno Mamba experience when the time is right.
The ambiguity can seem vast or obscured, but the feeling is with the listener. If it’s new or old, the beginning or the end, let Light Echoes remind us to embrace life’s endless journey.
Stay tuned and stay safe.