Review: Juno Mamba – “G2G”

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Australian-Filipino producer Juno Mamba delights fans with the release of his captivating new single, “G2G,” launched on June 14th. This track serves as a precursor to his upcoming EP titled ‘Cold Rush,’ slated for release on August 23rd under Soothsayer / Mushroom Group. Alongside this announcement, Juno Mamba is set to embark on a national tour across Australia in August and September, featuring performances in Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne, as well as supporting North East House Party events nationwide.

Following a two-year hiatus, Juno Mamba returns with his first comprehensive project, ‘Cold Rush,’ which builds on his distinguished career. With nearly 8 million streams to date across his discography, Juno Mamba has garnered praise from industry stalwarts such as RÜFÜS DÜ SOL, Tchami, Bob Moses, and Lane 8, while earning accolades from publications like Mixmag, Mixmag Asia, Complex UK, The Ransom Note, and NME.

‘Cold Rush’ is hailed as the most dynamic offering of Juno Mamba yet, paying homage to his roots in Ballarat, Victoria. Influenced by the town’s icy winter ambiance, the EP explores poignant themes amidst club-ready beats, reflecting on formative experiences that shaped his artistic journey.

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The lead single, “G2G,” exemplifies Juno Mamba’s emotive prowess, blending nostalgic elements with contemporary electronic flair. Featuring evocative vocals by Mayari atop a compelling synth-driven melody, the track captures the essence of youthful relationships and personal growth. Juno Mamba describes it as a tribute to the nostalgic era of MSN and Limewire, where seemingly trivial moments held profound significance.

“‘G2G’ is all about relationships, young love, and navigating my teens. A time when MSN and Limewire ruled our lives, and the most insignificant things meant the world. I wanted to write a song that brought me back to that time and, for me, that started with the melodic mood of the lead synth,” Juno Mamba shared.

The global impact of Juno Mamba is underscored by previous successes such as ‘Siargao Dreams,’ ‘undercut,’ lauded as BBC Radio 1’s Chillest Record, and ‘Us,’ which amassed over 2.5 million streams and headlined Anjunadeep’s Open-Air Festival. His versatility extends to remixes for notable artists like Lastlings, Tibasko, Bob Moses, and Willaris. K, further solidifying his position in the electronic music scene.

With its atmospheric allure and emotional depth, “G2G” sets the stage for Juno Mamba’s forthcoming EP, promising listeners a transformative sonic journey through “Cold Rush.”

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