Established late 2019, the IMANU project follows an already impressive chapter in drum & bass. Breaking through at the age of just 16 with a highly distinctive and technical brutalist style, Jonathan Kievit made a remarkable impression in a very short space of time. However, this was only a hint at what was to come. Now in his early 20s, IMANU was named a Beatport NEXT artist in 2021 and has already been responsible for releases on significant labels such as VISION, Deadbeats and mau5trap. He’s remixed the likes of Noisia, Apashe, TOKiMONSTA and What So Not & Skrillex and already collaborated with fellow kindred, unclassifiable spirits like Sleepnet, Mefjus and Buunshin, and most recently with vocalist KUČKA on his newest single 'It's Out Destiny'.
It's Our Destiny explores melody and rhythm, melancholic melody and hopeful lyrics to combine into a concise and precise production. It was a blast working with one of my favourite singers KUCKA, I've been a fan of her work for years and feel honoured that she's featured on It's Our Destiny
'Incessant' is my favourite track of what is in my opinion the best D&B EP of all time, so I am honoured that I was allowed to remix this. The original stands out because of the continious lead that drives the track through all the switches and additions, and in that it is quite unique I think.
HYPRESSION has been one of my favourite house producers for a while, and when I moved to broadening my sound, it just made sense to work together. I think our sounds come together really nicely in Buried, and I'm stoked to release what is one of the most requested songs from my Secret Sky set.
Cheren EP shows a big contrast between pre and post COVID times. Nagow and Cheren are two synth-heavy dancefloor oriented Drum & Bass tracks, while Whatever It Takes and the aptly named Music To Stay In Your House To show a totally different sound, partially created on Twitch with random submitted samples, and spacious sounds to vibe to.
It was a great honour to do an official remix for two of my favourite artists. Walter (my manager) told me that I could choose a track from the album to remix, and I jokingly said "I want the one with Skrillex!". Well, here we are I put my own halftime vibe on it, with a techy D&B switch.
After hearing the original track premiered on RedBull, I immediately sent a message to Markus Krooked, begging him to let me remix it. I felt touched by the melodies and amazing vocals from Tasha Baxter, and really wanted to put my own touch on it. I'm quite happy with the end result!