Mao have just completed their debut album, a mixture of sub bass, broken beats, R&B, shoegaze, lush strings & futuristic synths that expresses their ability to create beautiful & melancholic soul music that also thrives on the dancefloor. Vocals performances from Lulu James, 14th, Marin, Dems & Seasfire are the icing on the cake, injecting even more soul into their sound.
Mao recently collaborated with Lulu James on the song ‘Stuck’ released on Black Butter November 2012; a warm & emotional instrumental made even more heartwarming by Lulu’s amazing vocal. Dummy Mag premiered Stuck exclusively online, click here to listen.
Earlier in the year Mao remixed Zebra Katz huge 'Ima Read’ single for Mad Decent, which was hosted by Vice Magazine. i-D Magazine then picked up their track Remember from the ‘400 Blows’ EP for their i-D Online Mixtape. The EP, released on Southern Fried, highlighted a progression in sound from their debut EP released on Bad Life in March 2012, injecting even more soul into their music & leading the way to the sound of the album
Mao are also working on their live show with Creative Artists Agency to tour the album; whilst focussing on music & live performance the show will also be visually stunning & based on the strong imagery they have created in the past.