After signing to the label in September with his nostalgic hit “Yesterday,” Filipino producer No Mana has returned to Monstercat today with a tech-driven new single, “Out of the Dark.”
The record takes listeners through an underground rave-fueled odyssey, backed by a thumping bassline and ominous waveforms running through distorted filters. Inspired by his idea of what angels would sound like in real life, the pixel-art aficionado crafted a mystical visual to complement the track’s celestial, dungeon feel. “Out of the Dark” is yet another example of No Mana’s multifaceted skillset bridging his earworm production and distinctive artwork.
No Mana shares, “When I was scrambling for visual assets for this song on my Gravity set, I ran into my GIFs of a skull, chains and biblically accurate angels, to which I thought for no necessary reason: if this track had an affinity for something it would be these animations. When making this track, I had only just imagined it to be something that just sounds cool on a big system, but I feel fulfilled being able to create visual art to music because it completes the sound’s context or meaning.”
A fitting soundscape for gameplay, “Out of the Dark” will launch into Rocket League later this month. For fans that want to experience his unique 8-bit universe on the road, No Mana will embark on a US tour this fall, with forthcoming stops at Bang Bang in San Diego, Sound-Bar in Chicago, and Elsewhere in Brooklyn.
About No Mana
Jordan Orcaz, professionally known as No Mana, is defined by the trifecta of pixel art, video game-chat sarcasm, and anything that has a repetitive beat with heavily synthetic instruments.
After just a year of launching the project with his independently-released “UP” series, Orcaz caught the ear of electro heavyweight deadmau5, who signed him to his label “mau5trap.” He ultimately went on to release over 25 songs with them, including “Tell Me,” “Bad Things,” and his debut album “Secret Level.”
Having already done 3 headline tours and a handful of large festival appearances by the end of 2022, Orcaz continues to stay loyal to experimentations of synthetic, four-on-the-floor beats, accompanied with visually-elevated live performances in his high-energy shows across North America.
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No Mana – ‘Out of the Dark’ is out now via Monstercat
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