Reach the ‘Secret Level’ in No Mana’s Debut Album

18 February 2020 - - The DJ List


No Mana has become one of MAU5TRAP’s heavy hitters since his discovery in 2015 and after fourteen UP EPs and a slew of singles, his long-awaited debut album, 'Secret Level' is out now! The 11-track debut comes exactly one month after the release of its emotionally driven lead single "Strangers" with JANTINE.

‘Secret Level’ embodies everything there is to love about NO MANA’s unique production combining progressive, tech-house, and trance. The album opens with the title track in which No Mana and Chipzel team up for a progressive slow burn, unfurling into a wondrous "Strangers" with Jantine. "Only Noise" featuring VOICIANS follows, powerfully driven with an intoxicating vocal and a progressive backsound to drive it all home. The center run sees No Mana at his best: intricate and atmospheric, laced with tinges of impactful bass and brooding undertones in tracks like "Bottle Service" and "Special Move." The entirety of Secret Level evokes a sense of progressive bliss, with punches of No Mana's love for tech-house and trance.

After the pair teamed up for "Untitled Forever" featuring an all too relatable visualizer, No Mana and EDDIE are back for "Fragile Human." A rolling synth build crescendos into spell-like vocals and unleashes into a stunning concoction of both No Mana and EDDIE's signature sounds.

“Most of my favorite chord progressions I’ve written usually happen in the days after attending some crazy festival,” said No Mana. “Going to EDC Las Vegas last year, and making 'Strangers,' was one of those cases. I sent it to Jantine where she came up with these lyrics that make me think about that movie ‘Your Name’ - so that’s where the visuals are traced from.”

No Mana is currently on a headline tour across North America, which kicked off in January with remaining stops in California, Chicago, the Pacific Northwest, and Calgary. BENTLEY DEAN, SPEAKER HONEY, SIAN, and SYSDEMES all join as support on select dates. Tickets are on sale now and can be found on his official website.

Secret Something North American Tour Dates
February 14 - Avalon - Los Angeles, CA
February 15 - Halcyon - San Francisco, CA
February 21 - Sound-Bar - Chicago, IL
February 27 - 45 East - Portland, OR
February 29 - The Palace - Calgary, AB
March 6 - Q Nightclub - Seattle, WA
March 13 - Bang Bang - San Diego, CA

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