This is the debut album from heralded Irish producer Mano Le Tough, who is one of 2011’s international DJ shooting stars according to Resident Advisor’s top 100 list. The entire Innervisions gang including Âme and Dixon have become fervent supporters of Mano Le Tough’s warm and melodic, yet driving sound.
Niall Mannion, as Mano is known to his parents, is originally from Greystones, a seaside village near Dublin, Ireland. After an eclectic musical youth and a move to Berlin, Mannion first popped up on the electronic music radar in 2009 with an EP on legendary disco Viking Prins Thomas’ Internasjonal label. With his unique mixture of modern disco, atmospheric house and electronic, Niall quickly gained massive interest in his music. EPs on such acclaimed labels as Tensnake’s Mirau imprint, Dirt Crew Recordings and Ben Watt’s Buzzin’ Fly followed his remarkable debut. In no time, Mano also became a much sought-after remixer for the likes of Aloe Blacc, Midnight Magic, Flowers And Sea Creatures and Roisín Murphy.
With his ever-growing reputation, he soon got heavily booked worldwide and became a regular in some of the best clubs in the world including Panorama Bar, Trouw and Robert Johnson. All of his great experiences as a musician and artist culminate on this debut album. Fully aware that the album format is still the most important statement of a musician, Mano succeeds in this field with flying colors by not falling into the obvious traps of making a “dance” album with 11 songs that all seem to sound the same. Instead, he creates his own distinct sound and musical vision with bittersweet melodies and atmospheric moods that should appeal to ravers and more pop-trained ears alike. On the album, Mano perfects what he began to explore on his last few EPs, especially by using his own voice as a unique musical instrument and as a transmitter to communicate with his audience.
2. Everything You’ve Done Before
3. Changing Days
4. Dreaming Yout
5. A Thing From Above
6. Primative People
7. Nothing Good Gets Away
9. Moments Of Truth
10. The Sea Inside
Release Date: 17th May 2013