October 31 2016
Sydney-based producer Arona Mane has spent the better part of 2016 making those in the know stand up and take notice of his constant stream of smooth, '80s-tinged, funked-out remixes, edits and originals. Kickstarting the year with his release 'Things You Do' being premiered on Triple J's Friday Night Shuffle, the track went on to make its way onto the HBO series Ballers. Arona's latest offering, 'Teardrops', is a stunning homage to Womack & Womack's classic that bleeds sophistication with its bubbling synths and swaying groove accompanied by a wondrous vocal performance from Quinn.
Arona Mane dropped his debut EP '2096: Retro/Future' in June of 2016, with the much-hyped collection already racking up over 700,000 plays on SoundCloud. '2096: Retro/Future' introduced Arona Mane's sound to the world, showcasing a variety of inspirations from hip-hop, funk, RnB and disco. "2096 refers to bringing the golden age of hip-hop into the future," explains Arona. "'96 is widely regarded as the best year in hip-hop, which saw the release of some of the now classic albums from Jay Z, The Fugees, Snoop, 2Pac, Nas, Outkast and The Roots ."
With the likes of Hypetrak, Dancing Astronaut, Earmilk, Stoney Roads, Nylon Mag and Pilerats (who dubbed him " Australia's answer to Kaytranada") amongst his most vocal supporters, plus the almighty Diplo himself enlisting Arona for a Radio 1 premiered Major Lazer remix, don't sleep on getting to know Arona Mane.