Mano Le Tough has released a little jam with “Aye Aye Mi Mi” from his forthcoming album, At The Moment. “Aye Aye Mi Mi” is guaranteed to get your toes tapping for all 4th of July festivities. Even if you’re not in the USA, you still might feel a tendon tentatively twerking along to the rhythm. Enjoy the tune below.
Irish producer and DJ Mano Le Tough releases a new single, “Aye Aye Mi Mi,” from his forthcoming album, At The Moment, out August 20th on DJ Koze’s Pampa Record, and announces new tour dates with more to come. Following lead single “No Road Without A Turn,” “Aye Aye Mi Mi” is an indie dance ear-worm that’s hard to shake, and is the only track on the record that survived his original batch of demos and sketches. Beat and bass heavy, it highlights Mano’s skills for melodies and compelling vocal inflections. Mesmerizing instrumental flourishes, like ascending keys, filter in and out. “It’s a kind of reflection on narcissism, social media saturation and the ego,” Mano says.
After more than a decade of releases and touring, Mano has spent the past year at home in Zurich, rearing his young family and focusing on the positives of 14 months without performing, amid the uncertainty of the pandemic. In the face of horror, Mano channelled inspiration. With At The Moment, the follow-up to 2015’s Trails, those struggles have produced a record which balances the ambivalence of the current moment, with wistful streaks of unguarded optimism.
At The Moment shows Mano’s modes of expression evolving too. The synths and rhythms common to earlier works are now complemented with less familiar sounds and influences. Jangling guitars and sun-bleached chords envelop his own tender, plaintive vocals in a dappled wash of summery pop. Another track grounds overlapping melodies and sci-fi soundtrack pads with hip hop beats, creating a hypnotic slice of slinky retro-futurism. Where there is reflection, there is also a sense of being unafraid.
Mano Le Tough Tour Dates
Sun. July 4 – Breda, NL @ Ploegendienst Festival
Fri. July 23 – Las Vegas, NV @ Art of the Wild
Sat. July 24 – New York, NY @ Teksupport
Sun. July 25 – Miami, FL @ Space
Thu July 29 – Athens, FR @ Island
Sun. Aug. 15 – Bloemendaal, NL @ Woodstock
Sun. Aug. 16 – Berlin, DE @ TBD
Mon. Aug. 17 – Verbier, CH @ Electroclette
Fri. Aug. 27 – Lincolnshire, UK @ Lost Village